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General stores

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Charles R. Williams, Collector, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2108
Overview An 1851 letter to Rebecca Coplin from Harriet Burdett of Pruntytown, West Virginia, on community health, family affairs and Methodist church matters. A merchandise account book, 1859-63, of an unidentified general store owner and inn keeper; steamboat bills of lading for the Kathryn and French of the Little Kanawha Packet Line (Creston-Parkersburg), 1899 and 1905. There are also mimeographed sketches on the history, topography, scenery, agriculture, geology, rural development and natural...
Dates: 1834, 1851-1905

Clarence Edwin Smith (1885-1959) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0258
Overview Correspondence, business and legal records, account books, news releases, clippings, and family papers and photographs of a U.S. marshal (1916-1922); editor of the Fairmont TIMES (1925-1959) and Wheeling REGISTER (1933-1935); Democratic politician; member of the National Bituminous Coal Commission (1935-1939); and businessman. Subjects include: Smith's student days at Virginia Military Institute; West Virginia National Guard; Monongah Mine Relief Committee; Associated Press; Association Against...
Dates: 1787-1957

Clarence Edwin Smith (1885-1959) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1606
Overview Correspondence, business and legal records, account books, news releases, clippings, and family papers and photographs of a U.S. Marshall (1916-1922); editor of the Fairmont TIMES (1925-1959) and Wheeling REGISTER (1933-1935); Democratic politician; member of the National Bituminous Coal Commission (1935-1939); and businessman. Subjects include: Smith's student days at Virginia Military Institute; West Virginia National Guard; Monongah Mine Relief Committee; Associated Press; Association...
Dates: 1787-1957

Cohn, Sampliner and Company (Wheeling, W.Va.), General Store Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0224
Overview Letters and receipts document the business of dry goods store Cohn, Sampliner and Company in Wheeling, West Virginia, from 1875 to 1878. Records include notes of account debts and settlements and letters regarding dry goods purchases and returns. Products sold and purchased by Cohn, Sampliner and Company chiefly include items of clothing and sewing supplies, such as jeans, ties, ruffles, pants, shirts, yarn, and flannel. Letters and receipts are from customers, manufacturers, and other dry...
Dates: 1875-1878; Majority of material found in 1875

Dana Brothers Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2063
Overview Partnership of George H. and Stephen F. Dana of Kanawha County, West Virginia, engaged in coal mining and general merchandise. The collection includes production records, inventory, shipping book, payroll sheets, a daybook, and a letter book. S.F. Dana was also one of the organizers of the Campbell's Creek Coal Co. There is also a letter book of George H. Dana created while he served as agent, 1871-1875, in England for Jos. Hall Manufacturing Company, holder of the English patent on James...
Dates: 1871-1889

Dickson Brothers Journals

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Collection Number: A&M.1570
Overview Journals of James and William Dickson, operators of a gristmill, fulling and carding mill, and a general merchandise store in Blooming Valley, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The journals contain entries for the account of John Brown for the years 1826-1833.
Dates: 1822-1854

Fayette County Archives

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Collection Number: A&M.0362
Overview Originals and copies of county and circuit court suit papers, mainly for the period after 1870. The volumes include a minute book of the Fayetteville town council, 1873-1877; county board of education minute book, 1866-1876; a land entry book, 1831-1837; land tax books, 1849, 1855-1860; personal property books, 1855-1858, 1860-1861, 1866; registers of voters, 1866, 1867; poll books, 1872, 1890; and private account books, including a G.P. Huddleston daybook for a general store, 1850-1858; and...
Dates: 1787-1869; 1870-1923

Fleming Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0638
Scope and Contents Business and personal papers, pamphlets, clippings, and photographs of Benjamin Fleming (1806-1891), and his son Thurston Worth (b.1846), relating to various business enterprises carried on by the family in Fairmont. These included a large trade in manufacturing, importing and selling hats and furs, general merchandising, fertilizer and hardwood sales.There are many letters and advertisements from eastern mercantile houses; bills of lading showing names of steamboats on the Ohio and...
Dates: 1810-1943

George W. Koonce Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0407
Overview Correspondence and business papers of the family of George Koonce of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County. Koonce was a prominent Unionist during the Civil War, a representative at the 1861 Wheeling Convention, and later a member of the West Virginia State Senate. The correspondence spans 1854 to 1920 (the bulk of which is from the period 1870 to 1900) and principally includes personal letters to and from family members spread out from Baltimore to Galveston, Texas. The topics, for the most part,...
Dates: 1835-1920

Gladys Link Hartzell, Collector, Account Books

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Collection Number: A&M.2326
Overview Account books of John Sheetz (1842-1882) with some pages used to record the words to Confederate songs; Doctor's (N.D. Pairan's) account book, 1836-1838; William Martin's account book for a general store, 1777-1783; and two ledger books used as scrapbooks, containing mainly notices of deaths and marriages.
Dates: 1777-1885