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Catalog Number 1968.254.038
Object Name Book, Account
Scope & Content Small ledger book, bound in a dark brown leather, used by Martin Cooney, the Superintendent of Horses for the Detroit Fire Department to record the purchase of horses, spanning November 23, 1882 to January 23, 1914. The book was manufactured by the Gregory, Mayer and Thom Company of Detroit, and it contains the pre-printed column headers, "date," "color," "sex," "age," "weight," "price," "bought of," and "how disposed of." A small scrap of paper was found inside the book, printed with:

President McGraw has announced the following Committees:
Men..............McGraw Katz
Finance.........Bosquett Chittenden
Horses..........Chittenden Bosquett
Telegraph......Bosquett Katz
Supplies........Chittenden McGraw
Buildings.......Katz Chittenden
Apparatus......McGraw Bosquett
Water............Katz McGraw

supply and consumption of hay and oats by the department's horses, spanning January 1, 1907 to January 6, 1917. "Chief Martin Cooney, Supt. of Horses," is handwritten on the front free endpaper.


1 account book. used by Martin Cooney, superintendent of horses for Detroit Fire dept., to record horse transactions, black cover, 8" x 4"
Date 1914
Year Range from 1882.0
Year Range to 1914.0
People Cooney, Martin
Extent of Description 7.74" x 4" x 0.375"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
Horses
Fire Apparatuses