Historical information

This note book contains a list of items bought from Swinton and Sons, Warrnambool from April to October 1895 . The buyer is Mrs. Brass of South Warrnambool. A perusal of the items bought suggest they were not just for a house hold but possibly for a small general store. The Brass family is a well known one in South Warrnambool. John Brass, a pioneer settler, was a lighterman and boatman at the harbour. He was accidentally drowned in 1895. The firm of William Swinton and Sons was a prominent one in Warrnambool established in 1865.


This item is of some interest but needs further research

Physical description

This is a small notebook with a navy cloth cover and a hand written label on the front. The pages contain printed red lines and hand written entries in black ink. The pages are detached from the cover and there are many blank pages and one torn page.