They had memo pads
during the Civil War. The Sutler Sales Pack lists "Vest Pocket
Memorandum" among the items included. What did they look like? I
haven't seen any. So these Vest Pocket Memorandum pads pictured below
are NOT based on an historical example I've seen. Understand
that before you buy them.
Why did I make them up? I found myself always
needing something to jot a note or a name and address in when at a
reenactment. So I made myself up a few. Then a Sutler friend saw
them and wanted a few for sale. High gas prices forced them out of
business. So I have more than I will use. These pads are
spectator friendly. They look OK. They are sized for a vest
pocket (3" x 4 1/4"). They have a cardstock cover glued unto the blank
pages inside which are sewn together (giving 24 pages to write on). So
I've made them in the style of period booklets. They are imprinted
with patriotic designs from the covers I have. I had fun making them
up, pretending I was a printer trying to get people of the time to buy them.
I even did a few "advertizing ones, using adds from period newspapers.
PLEASE understand these are NOT based on an original that I have. But
if you would enjoy having something that is period looking to jot notes in,
then buy them for the fun of it.
Ordering: use the Item
number to order the patriotic design you want. The card stock cover
color may vary (eg tan or brown, gray or tan,
ivory or green, etc).
IF that is going to bother you, email me and I'll give you the options.
Some designs are in limited supply.
US or CS Memo Pad Prices
5 for $5.00
When ordering 5, please make it clear
which designs and how many of each you want
eg. 2 - CSMP1 / 1 - CSMP2 / 2 - CSMP3
Late war, paper printed on one side was
often used. This memo pad has paper with printing on one side
giving you only half as many blank pages to write on.
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