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Box 6


Contains 2 Collections and/or Records:

Volume 1: B. Thistle and Friend Cox, General Store, Tyler County, WV. Ledger., 1835-1837

 Item — Box: 6
Scope and Contents Thistle and Cox formed a partnership in Tyler County, [West] Virginia in March of 1835. This is the partnership's first ledger, which spans the years 1835-1837, but reference is made to the transfer of accounts to at least one subsequent ledger. The business appears to have been located near the Ohio River (probably in Sistersville), since customers included Ohio as well as Tyler County citizens. Although the debit side for each customer only lists the term "merchandise" for purchases, the...
Dates: 1835-1837

Volume 5: Unidentified General Store, Tyler County, WV., 1877

 Item — Box: 6
Scope and Contents Inventory and Book Accounts. This volume contains a 66-page inventory of goods on hand and their prices in a Tyler County general store in January 1877. The inventory is divided into the following categories: fancy groceries, groceries, men's shoes, ladies' shoes, children's shoes, overshoes, dress goods, wall paper, housewares, and other. Starting on page 71 is a four-page list of the book accounts of the store's customers, presumably on that same date.
Dates: 1877