1877 Fishers Island Expense Account for James H. Lyles Trustee

March 1877 – Sept 1889

This ledger book records land sales on Fishers Island beginning with the first sales in December 1876 and continuing until the sale of approximately 9/10ths of Fishers Island to the Fergusons in June 1889. It also contains a wealth of information documenting the expenses and receivables of Fishers Island in the first decade of development after centuries of single-family private ownership.

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