Charles I. Horsman Papers

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Charles I. Horsman Papers

Description

Documents created between 1850 and 1890 by Charles I. Horsman. Mr. Horsman arrived in Rockford in 1837 (3 years after its founding) and spent decades as a banker and merchant. The documents include supply orders for construction projects in the heart of the town, receipts for club dues, subscriptions to local newspapers, and itemized receipts from local businesses.

Date

1840-1890

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Collection Items

The Sociable Club
An 1866 Membership Card for the Sociable Club, signed on the reverse by E.J. Underwood.

17th Annual Fair of the Winnebago County Agricultural Society
Complimentary ticket for C.I. Horsman to the 17th Annual Fair of the Winnebago County Agricultural Society

Winnebago County Agricultural Society
Certificate of four shares of the Winnebago County Agricultural Society, held by C.I. Horsman.

Seeds for Sale at George S. Haskell
Seed list grown and offered by George S. Haskell and Company, 112-114 Main Street.

Annual reunion of the Rockford Society of Early Settlers
A ticket for the Annual Reunion of the Rockford Society of Early Settlers, at the Holland House. C.I. Horsman, Committee of Arrangements

A Rockford Waltonian Club Excursion
Waltonian Club, Rockford Annual Excursion, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin , C.I. Horsman, President.

Rockford Waltonian Club, 4th Annual Reunion
Waltonian Club, Rockford 4th Annual Reunion, 1872, Holland House. C.I. Horsman, Committee of Arrangements.

A Knights Templar Banquet
Invitation to the Banquet and Festival of Crusader Commandery, No. 17, Knights Templar, Rockford.

S. Withrow Dry goods
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from S. Withrow, dealer in dry goods and carpets, 122 South Main Street.

Buying Greeting Cards
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from H.H. Waldo, books and stationery for birthday and valentine cards.

Thomas W. Carico, Dealer in Stone
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Thomas W. Carrico for gravel and rubble, 813 Pecatonica Street, West Side.

Manard and Brother, Plumbers
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Manard and Brother, plumbers, steam and gas fitters. A bill for lamp burners.

Ordering a Season of Ice
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from M.B. Rogers of the North Star Ice House, Dealer in Rock River Ice, for a season supply of ice.

Harry Smith, Harness maker
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Harry Smith, manufacturers of every variety of harness.

Bridle Repairs by Elka Smith
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Elka Smith, dealer in harness, bridles. Whips, collars, halters, etc., 505 West State Street. Bill for repair to bridles and straps.

A Bill from Cole and Day, Grocers
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Cole and Day, dealers in groceries, wooden and willow ware, crockery, glassware, etc. 307 West State Street. Bill for cocoa, corn, tomatoes, lemons, butter, coffee, tea and more.

Ford and Fellows, Carriage Manufacturers
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Ford and Fellows, side-bar gearing for wagons, 13-17 N. Main Street.

John R. Porter and Company, Druggists
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from John R. Porter and Company, druggist. Bill for Plaster of Paris, alcohol, bitters, cream of tartar and more.

J.B. Fitch, Meat Dealer Bill for Poultry and Tongue
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from J.B. Fitch, meats of every variety, 433 West State Street. Bill for Turkey, Tongue, Chicken, etc.

H.H. Waldo Bill for Ink and Paper
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from H.H. Waldo, books and stationery, 304 West State Street, for paper, ink and notebooks.

Repairing and Painting the Carriage
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Weldon Brothers, carriage manufacturing and repair, 301-303 South Main Street, for repairing and painting carriage.

A Bill from Cole and Day, Grocers
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Cole and Day, dealers in groceries, wooden and willow ware, crockery, glassware, etc. 307 West State Street. Bill for cod, sugar, lemons, eggs, coffee, tea and more.

J.B. Fitch, Meat Dealer
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from J.B. Fitch, meats of every variety, 433 West State Street.

Weldon Brothers Bill for Carriage Repair
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Weldon Brothers, carriage manufacturing and repair, 301-303 South Main Street, for new carriage springs.

Cole and Day, Grocers
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Cole and Day, dealers in groceries, wooden and willow ware, crockery, glassware, etc. 307 West State Street.

Woodruff and VanArnam, Hardware
Bill of Sale to Mrs. Frances A. Horsman from Woodruff and VanArnam, for hardware and fasteners

A Bill from Dr. James McDonald
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Dr. James McDonald, over 312 West State Street.

Drs. Stone and McDonald, Rockford
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Drs. Stone and McDonald, Condensed Air cure for self and daughter.

H.H. Waldo, Stationer
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from H.H. Waldo, books and stationery and window shades, 304 West State Street

J.B. Marsh and Company Furniture
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from J.B. Marsh and Company, Manufacturers and Dealers in Furniture, 404 East State Street

Carpeting from S. Withrow
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from S. Withrow, dealer in dry goods and carpets, 122 South Main Street.

Home Repairs by William Clarke
Bill of Sale to Mrs. F.A. Horsman from William Clarke, carpenter, builder and contractor, 902 North Court Street. Repairs to shelves, bookcases and the porch.

Manard and Brother, Plumbers
Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Manard and Brother, plumbers, steam and gas fitters, for repairs of pipes and gas lighting.

Groceries from William Lyons
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from William Lyons, grocer, 431 State Street, West Side.

Cole and Day, Grocers
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Cole and Day, dealers in groceries, wooden and willowware, crockery and glassware.

Bill from Hamlyn and Stocking, Meat Dealers
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Hamlyn and Stocking, dealers in meats, 306 State Street, West Rockford.

Bill from Hamlyn and Stocking, Meat Dealers
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Hamlyn and Stocking, dealers in meats, 306 State Street, West Rockford.

Fruit Purchased of I.A. Leonard, Grocer
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from I.A. Leonard, dealer in groceries, 329 West State Street. The invoice lists peaches, lemons, plums and pears.

John R. Porter and Company, Druggists
Bill of sale to Mrs. F.A. Horsman from John R. Porter and Company, druggists, for medications.

E.B. Childs Invoice for Carriage Repair
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from E.B. Childs, manufacturers of carriages, phaetons, road wagons and sleighs, 301-303 South Main Street.

A.C. Burpee Furniture
Receipt for payment by Mrs. C.I. Horsman to A.C. Burpee, furniture, upholstery, and undertaker. 110 West State Street.

A Bill for School Supplies
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from H.H. Waldo, books and stationery, 304 West State Street, for school books and supplies.

T.J. Derwent Home Repair Bill
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from T.J. Derwent, manufacturer of doors, sash, blinds, banisters. Bill for repairing a screen door.

A Bill for new Carpet
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from S. Withrow, dealer in dry goods, for new brussels carpeting.

Charles G. Smith, House and Sign Painter
Bill of sale to Mrs. Horsman from Charles G. Smith, house and sign painter, for gilding, painting and bronzing of walls and fixtures.

William Lyons, Grocer
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from William Lyons, grocer, 431 State Street, West Side.

William Lyons, Grocer
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from William Lyons, grocer, 431 State Street, West Side.

I.A. Leonard, Grocer
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from I.A. Leonard, groceries, 329 West State Street, for tea, lemons, pepper.

A Bill from William Clarke, Carpenter
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from William Clarke, Carpenter, Joiner, Builder, and Contractor.

I.A. Leonard, Grocer
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from I.A. Leonard, groceries, 329 West State Street, for berries, oranges, lemons, crackers.

A Bill for Roast Beef, Chicken and Steak.
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Hamlyn and Stocking, dealers in meats, poultry, etc., 306 State Street, West Rockford. Bill for steak, roast beef, and chicken.

I.A. Leonard, Grocer
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from I.A. Leonard, groceries, 329 West State Street. Bill for tomatoes, butter, almonds, cod fish.

A Bill From Dr. W.D. McAffee
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Dr. W.D. McAffee, 106 State Street, West Rockford.

A Subscription to the Rockford Daily Register
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from Wright, Miller and Company, for two months subscription of the Daily Register.

T. Derwent & Son, Flour and Mill Feed
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from T. Derwent and Son, Flour and Feed Mill, Mill at Foot of the Race, West Side.

William Clarke, Carpenter
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from William Clarke, Carpenter, Joiner, Builder, and Contractor.

William Lyons, Grocer
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from William Lyons, grocer, 431 State Street, West Side.

A Bill from H.H. Waldo
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from H.H. Waldo, books and stationery.

J.B. Marsh and Company Furniture
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from J.B. Marsh and Company, Dealer in Furniture.

William Lyons, Grocer
Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from William Lyons, grocer, 431 State Street, West Side.
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