In its Truckee boarding house section [pp. 1-106] the Kennedy Account Book records date,
name of roomer [there were 32 altogether], length of rental period and fee (1878-1881).
In the Stockton ranch section [pp. 114-116] the account book records date, name of
employee [T. Ferguson and Gus Workings], type of work done and hours spent. There is an
alphabetical index to names in the Truckee portion of the account book. Two receipts
found in the account book, both dating from 1915, name a "J.A. Workings" in the
transactions they record.
Mrs. F.C. Kennedy was the proprietress of a boarding house in Truckee, Calif.
(1878-1881). She may have later operated a ranch near Stockton, Calif. (c1891-1892),
although evidence on two receipts (1915) found in the account book suggest that Gus
Workings may have operated the Stockton farm. In both situations this slender account
book holds daily records of individuals and expenses involved in the two commercial