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Ledger - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Accounts, circa 1935-1940 Document Reg. No: SH 912896

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Account Book

Accounts Ledger made by Norman Bros. (Stationers) Pty. Ltd, circa 1934-1935 and used by Adolph Bruhn & Son circa 1935-1940. It was taken from Area C at Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, 283 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. The business was established by Adolph Bruhn circa 1893 in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Upon his death in 1919 it was then operated by Adolph's son Sophus Christopher Bruhn. Upon Sophus's death in 1959 his son Sophus Walter Bruhn took over the business. In 1970 Sophus reduced the scale of the business and relocated to South Melbourne. The business closed upon Sophus's death in January 1990.

Adolph Bruhn migrated to Australia from Germany in 1884, at the age of 29. He arrived in Adelaide where he lived for 10 months before moving to Victoria, where he settled, established his business, married and had five children.
Description:
Brown leather bound ledger with alphabetically divided pages at front and 550 other pages. Most pages have black and red handwriting on them.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34.00 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 22.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, commerce, stationery
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: business records
Inscriptions: Printed external spine: LEDGER. Inside front cover: A CONQUEST ACCOUNT BOOK/ACCOUNT BOOKS/ SPECIALISTS IN/OF/EVERY/DESCRIPTION.
Manufacturer: Norman Bros. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1934-1935
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935-1940
User: Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935-1940

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