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I am putting together a historical presentation about a late-19th / early 20th-century U. S. ruralite who was involved in many things including operating a general store. I have seen the abbreviation "Dr." on an invoice after the name of a business which sold Kodak film to him April 3, 1945. Then I see "Dr." after the fellow's name on invoices that were to be issued by the fellow himself. In these cases, what is the meaning of "Dr."?

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    It's best if you can include the link, or photo, or a transcript of the documents you're referring to. – Semaphore Jan 24 '19 at 8:38
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    Dr in this context means debit; there will be a corresponding entry labeled CR, which means credit. The merchant was using a double entry bookkeeping system, which was very common. – Peter Diehr Jan 24 '19 at 12:28
  • VTC: off topic. – John Dee Jan 24 '19 at 15:50
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I think it was the abbreviation for drayer and meant the commercial provider of goods or services in the second half of the 19th century .

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    Hi and welcome to History SE. Can you back this up with a source? – Lars Bosteen Nov 4 at 10:56
  • Potentially good answer, but would be much stronger if supported by a source. Can you find an example? I wonder if google ngram could confirm or deny (I don't have a lot of experience with ngram) – Mark C. Wallace Nov 4 at 11:25

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