Letter book

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LETTER BOOK, commerce. A book containing the copies of letters written by a merchant or trader to his correspondents.
     2. After notice to the plaintiff to produce a letter which he admitted to have received from the defendant, it was held that an entry by a deceased clerk, in a letter book professing to be a copy of a letter from the defendant to the plaintiff of the same date, was admissible evidence of the contents, proof having been given, that according to the course of business, letters of business written by the plaintiff were copied by this clerk and then sent off by the post. 3 Campb. R. 305. Vide 1 Stark Ev. 356; Bouv. Inst. n. 3139.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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An oil sheet is placed on the back of the last used leaf of the letter book, and the leaf following on which the letter is to be copied, is turned on to the oil sheet.
Like the diary, these letter books were compiled toward the end of Evelyn's life as a self-portrait for posterity.
(26) SS to Richard Dowling, 16 May 1887, Letter Book 7, fol.
Editor McKenna, who has written many articles on Birmingham history and archaeology, explains the history of the letter book, which is now in the collection of the Birmingham Public Libraries.
The letter book does not provide full details, but from the size and number of shipments mentioned in the correspondence some idea of the scale of the business can be formed.
(48) NLI, Kelly letter book, Ms 827, to Archdeacon, 8 February 1745.
Campbell--letters sent from Bundabareena, Letter Book 1, pp 1-39; Newman, Biography, Chapter 2.
For other examples of paupers' sense of their rights, see Ennistymon, Union Letter Book, Dublin, National Library of Ireland, Manuscript Dept., Ms.
The State Department's letter book copy of the letter is featured in this article.
Spragge, ed., The John Strachan Letter Book: 1812-1834.
Private Letter Book One contains letters written by Joseph Seligman between October 1868 and September 1873.