1890 - 1891. Hardcover. Expense ledger of a British mining engineer, Edward Liveing, who represented the Exploration Company in Australia, with headquarters established in Melbourne.
The first part of the ledger records Liveing's expenses and reimbursements. It begins on April 20, 1890 and records his passage to Australia (1st class on "Onzaba"), his travel to Melbourne and on to Myrtleford and Bright, map purchases, equipment purchases, travel to "Shouldn't Wonder" gold mine, to Warragut, and more.
Liveing's records conclude on 5 July 1891. The remainder of the ledger contains his monthly professional income and investment income records, for the period May 1919 right through to April 1932. Liveing owned stock for mining companies around the world; he came through the 1929 crash without losing his fortune.
A loosely inserted manuscript letter addressed to Eddy, is loosely inserted, signed G. D. Liveing, Cambridge, 31 December 1901. It concerns treatments for grape vines (refers to "my Frontignan vine") and the author sitting for a bronze portrait bust.
Small 8vo, gilt stamped black leather, titled "Cash Book" on front cover. Very good condition. Item #25601