Accession consists of a ledger book from Henry Sadowski's General Store in Massey, Ontario. The book features entries that document various purchases during 1889 and 1890. Half of the book is written in Yiddish and the other half is in English. The store appears to have operated on credit, allowing purchasers to buy goods and then pay their balance all at once.
There is also one photograph of an unknown soldier of the First World War. The photograph was tucked between the pages of the book. There is Yiddish writing on the reverse side.
Henry Sadowski was married to Rose Sadowski. He was the mayor of Massey, Ontario in 1914 and ran the General Store. Henry and Rose also owned a lumber camp in the area.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Entries in English are written phonetically. For example, the word "pad" refers to "paid", and the words "to goods" refers to "two goods."
Accession consists of a copy of a letter written by David M. Sadowski, addressed to the Editor of Espanola Standard in Espanola, Ontario, wherein he is referring to an article entitled "Massey Matters" written by Bryna Steinke. This article contains a section concering his grandmother Mrs. Belle Sadowski. He is requesting copies for the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Sadowski family archives. Also included is a handwritten note dated July 10, 1973 from David to his grandmother, indicating that he had sent a request to the Espanola Standard.