Fisher Collection. Scrapbook, 1910-16 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Fisher (first name unknown) was a "progressive farmer" in the vicinity of Roanoke, Ind., during the early twentieth century. Fisher subscribed to a number of farming publications, saving useful articles in this scrapbook. In addition to clippings, Fisher also used the book to record farming expenses.
The scrapbook itself is notable as pages that are not pasted over reveal that the book was the ledger of a cooper and lumber dealer during the 1840s. The location of the enterprise is not discernible, but the surnames of some of the customers suggest California or Texas.
Gail Fisher, of Champaign, Ill., donated the scrapbook to the Library in 1957.