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A.S. Kleppe Papers, 1885-2006

Collection Overview

Title: A.S. Kleppe Papers, 1885-2006

Predominant Dates:1894-1913

ID: OGLMC/1512

Creator: Kleppe, A.S. (Amund) (1857-1913)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 11/14/2006

Languages: English [eng]


Ledger book for Kleppe’s watch repair business in Traill and Williams counties, North Dakota

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The A.S. Kleppe Papers mainly consists of the ledger book for Kleppe's watch repair business, dating 1894-1907. The book measures 9.5 by 11.5 inches, and has the words "A.S. Kleppe Northwood, N.D." printed on the front cover. A hand written note on the free endpaper reads "Received Feb 27-94 A.S. Kleppe." The ledger lists over 1,2000 repairs; each entry typically includes the date, watch case, movements, customer name, item repair and the cost of repair. An index is included at the beginning of the book which lists each customer's name.

Also included is one folder of biographical material, as well as one folder containing documents related to the purchase of the ledger book by the Department of Special Collections, as well as material regarding the book's provenance.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Don Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, Maine

Acquisition Method: Purchase; Acc.#2006-2868

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). A.S. Kleppe Papers.  OGLMC 1512, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in January 2014.

Box and Folder Listing

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Folder 3: Documents Regarding the Purchase of the Ledger Book and its Provenance: 2006Add to your cart.