County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections
Chamberlain Ledger Book, 1872-1873
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Description
Creator
Chamberlain, Aaron H., Author
Media Type
Text
Item Types
Documents
Ledger Book
Description
This item is a ledger book that belonged to Dr. Aaron H. Chamberlain (b. 7th October, 1829, d. 11th November, 1916). As a doctor and physician, he practiced his job out of his home in Scotland, Ontario. Encased in a green cover, this ledger was used to keep record of his patients, some of his daily activities and the financial transactions he engaged in between May 1872 and November 1873. For example, on 15th August 1872, Dr. Chamberlain recorded a transaction of $1.00 from Mr. Allen Matthew while visiting his child, while on September 5th 1873, he recorded medicine purchased at .50 cents from Mrs. Mary Beckham for herself. Most transactions recorded are between 50 cents and several dollars in value, which is noted to total $516 in the beginning of the text. Chamberlain also noted on this same page that his office hours ranged from 4 AM to 10 PM. On page 4 is a list of 26 names, presumably some of Dr. Chamberlain's regular patients during the time recorded in this ledger.
Notes
Dr. Aaron Chamberlain was born in East Oakland, near Oxford County, Ontario to Joel and Elvira Main Chamberlain in 1829. Aaron attended the Michigan Medical College at the University of Michigan between 1864 and 1865, and the Victoria Royal Medical School in 1867. He would marry Melinda Clark Chamberlain on 10th November, 1869, the same year he obtained his medical licence in Ontario. He would practice allopathic medicine near his home for over forty years. Aaron died in Kelvin, Ontario in 1916. He was the father of Charles Hedgers Chamberlain.
Date of Original
1872-1873
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Chamberlain, Aaron H.
Local identifier
2000.6.1.002
Collection
Brant Museum and Archives Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.49968
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0168 Longitude: -80.36637
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Chamberlain, Dr. Aaron H. "Chamberlain Ledger Book, 1872-1873." Brant Museum and Archives Collection. Item No. 2000.6.1.002.
Contact
Brant Museum and Archives Collection
Email
WWW address
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57 Charlotte St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
(519)752-2483
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Chamberlain Ledger Book, 1872-1873


This item is a ledger book that belonged to Dr. Aaron H. Chamberlain (b. 7th October, 1829, d. 11th November, 1916). As a doctor and physician, he practiced his job out of his home in Scotland, Ontario. Encased in a green cover, this ledger was used to keep record of his patients, some of his daily activities and the financial transactions he engaged in between May 1872 and November 1873. For example, on 15th August 1872, Dr. Chamberlain recorded a transaction of $1.00 from Mr. Allen Matthew while visiting his child, while on September 5th 1873, he recorded medicine purchased at .50 cents from Mrs. Mary Beckham for herself. Most transactions recorded are between 50 cents and several dollars in value, which is noted to total $516 in the beginning of the text. Chamberlain also noted on this same page that his office hours ranged from 4 AM to 10 PM. On page 4 is a list of 26 names, presumably some of Dr. Chamberlain's regular patients during the time recorded in this ledger.