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This Asheville Citizen-Times article featuring Leo Finkelstein reports on the life of a pawnbroker, including bizarre items (such as a stuffed bear), rich clients who pay interest just to keep their winter coats safe over the summer, con artists, and a minister who scraped by pawning his Bible every Monday and retrieving it every Saturday evening.

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A record of Leo Finkelstein's financial statements, what he held in his pawnshop, the interest he charged, and the worth of the items.

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This short letter to Luke Eller from a son tells of his stay with an uncle on account of bad weather. He also warns his father about the serious financial condition of the East Tennessee and Knoxville banks.

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