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Guide to the Charles Deleval Receipt Book MS 278
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Receipt book (part 1), 1878 September 3-1879 May 1

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Receipts for groceries, building materials, and wholesale purchases of beers, wines, and liquors. Repeat business includes general grocers Hamilton & Co., H. Koster, and G. Ginocchio & Co.; alcohol wholesalers Vache Freres, S. Marks, and Prosper May; and construction supplies from A.H. Gilbert & Bro., and William S. Jewell.
Invoice covering six months of purchases from Charles A. Chase, Dispensing Druggist, March 6, 1879
Receipt from Constable Russell for “Costs in the Case of Chas. Deleval plff vs A. Deutler Deft $9.60,” circa 1879
Receipt of a financial settlement per James Russell: Deleval to pay John A. Green $20.75 on behalf of H.M. Lovett in order to cancel his own debt with Lovett, January 7, 1879
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Receipt book (part 2) (some in Spanish), 1876 December 11-1878 August 22

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Receipts for groceries, building materials, illuminating and lubricating oils, and wholesale purchases of beers, wines, and liquors. Repeat business includes general grocers G. Ginnochio & Co. and Gordon & Hazzard; oil importers F.B. Taylor & Co.; and alcohol wholesalers Vache Freres, P. Sainsevain, Prosper May, and Lips, Craigue & Co; and construction supplies from A.H. Gilbert & Bro. Several receipts are in Spanish.
Receipt for Charles Deleval’s Third Class Liquor License, issued to sellers with monthly sales under $5,000, January 12, 1877
City Tax Receipt for $4.24, paid by C. Deleval on personal property: a sewing machine, furniture, piano, and stock of wine and liquor, September 8, 1877
Receipt from Sanders & Co. Practical Coppersmiths for the purchase of a one-hundred gallon still, October 27, 1877
Receipt from C.F. Miller for payment of ten gold dollars for “rent of Store on 5 Street,” April 20, 1878
City Tax Receipt for $61.65, paid by Prosper May on several lots in Horton’s Addition and New San Diego, May 2, 1878
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Receipt book (part 3) (some in French), 1875 October 6-1877 January 1

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Receipts for a variety of individual clothing and furniture purchases, as well as groceries and wholesale purchases of beers, wines, and liquors. Repeat business includes grocers Steiner, Klauber & Co., Jean, Coop & Selwyn (dealers in salted meat), and V. Llucia (French bakery); ); supplies and furnishings from A.H. Gilbert & Bro., Joseph Morel, San Diego Foundry and Machine Works, and A.H. Julian; and alcohol wholesalers Prosper May and T. Vache. Several receipts from T. Vache are in French.
Receipt from Drouilhat & Cavan for the manufacture of a billiard table, October 9, 1875
Receipt from Constable James Russell for Justice Court expenses in the case of Chas. Deleval vs. Henry Von Poser, May 26, 1876
Receipts for Charles Deleval’s Third Class Liquor License payments, June 9, August 14, November 3, and December 4, 1876
Invoice from D. Cave for two months of dental work, November 1, 1876
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Receipt book (part 4) (some in French), 1874 October 31-1875 October 4

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Receipts for groceries, building supplies, freight delivery, and wholesale purchases of beers, wines, and liquors. Repeat business includes grocers G. Ginnochio, Steiner & Klauber, Hamilton & Marston, A.O. Wallace (meats), and W.W. Stewart & Co. (flour and grains); supplies from A.H. Julian, Joseph Morel, San Diego Foundry and Machine Works, A.H. Gilbert & Bro, and T. Larson; deliveries by Wells, Fargo & Co., and Larson & Wescott teamsters; and alcohol wholesalers Prosper May, T. Vache, S.W. Craigue, and G.W. Chesler & Co.; and furniture from John N. Young. Several receipts are in French.
Receipt for a subscription to “The Golden Era,” a weekly literary journal, March 11, 1875