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General stores

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Jacob L. Gissy, Financial Records of General Store in Lewis County, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.0673
Overview Account books and loose papers relating to the general store business operated by Jacob L. Gissy in Camden, West Virginia, in the early twentieth century. Chiefly consists of invoices and receipts for dry goods and food, such as grains and feed, household goods, clothing, and food, from various wholesalers and dry goods companies from 1918 to 1947 with the majority from 1930 to 1947. Also includes advertising material from several grocery merchants, price lists, and blank order forms. The last...
Dates: 1917-1947; Majority of material found within 1930-1947

Jacob Skiles, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Merchant Daybook

Collection Number: A&M.3188
Overview This daybook chronicles the barter and cash dealings of Lewisburg merchant Jacob Skiles in the years of early settlement in Greenbrier County. Skiles, a land speculator, notes some of his land dealings as well as his business contacts in the Shenandoah Valley and Pennsylvania. Some of the most prominent settlers of the Greenbrier Valley are mentioned.
Dates: 1793-1796

J.E. Poling Mercantile Company Records

Collection Number: A&M.0823
Overview Account books, ledgers, cash books, receipt books and the business papers of a large general store in Hendricks.
Dates: 1897-1927

Jefferson County Archives

Collection Number: A&M.0382
Overview Court case papers, 1802-1913, and county record books, 1830-1905; included are records for retail merchandising, 1884-1894, in Jefferson County. A partial name and subject index to the case papers and a checklist of the bound volumes are available.
Dates: 1802-1913

Jim Comstock, Newspaper Editor and Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2600
Overview Papers of James ("Jim") Franklin Comstock of Richwood, West Virginia, whose position as editor of the West Virginia Hillbilly and avocation as collector and advocate of all things West Virginia led to the preservation of much of the state's physical, visual, and textual history. The collection includes materials Comstock collected about West Virginia history as well as his own personal and professional papers. Materials include: general series of...
Dates: 1650-1671, 1717-2003, undated; Majority of material found within ca. 1850-1995

Joshua & William Russell, Sistersville General Store, Daybooks and Ledgers

Collection Number: A&M.3071
Overview Partners in a Sistersville general store, Joshua and William Russell were merchants who conducted business along either side of the Ohio River between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The daybooks and ledgers document the trade of their Sistersville store. The daybooks record daily transactions with many examples of barter payment in labor or agricultural goods. These transactions were then transferred to ledgers which contained running accounts for each customer. The ledgers include a name...
Dates: 1822-1857

Kanawha County Archives

Collection Number: A&M.0145
Overview Court case papers, 1779-1933, and county record books, 1806-1927. The bound volumes include private account and minute books of the Coal River and Kanawha Mining and Manufacturing Company (1852-1858) the Winifrede Mining and Manufacturing Company, (1850-1858), the steamboat CROCKETT (1836); a sawmill (1879); and general merchandise and salt accounts, 1822-1823, 1864-1865. A name and subject index to the case papers and a checklist of the bound volumes are available.
Dates: 1779-1933

Kodol, West Virginia Post Office Records

Collection Number: A&M.2999
Overview The ledgers of a rural Wetzel County post office containing receipts and combined registers of money orders issued and cash books recording the sale of postage stamps and domestic money orders. There is also an account book of the Charles S. Phillips General Store containing along with the ledger receipts, business papers and personal letters.
Dates: 1909-53

L. Henry Smith Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0019
Overview L. Henry Smith (b. circa 1805) was an attorney in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia, in the mid-nineteenth century. He and his wife, Martha, had nine children, including Lucian H. Smith (b. circa 1830) and William W. Smith (b. circa 1848). Papers of the L. Henry Smith family chiefly include receipts, bills, notes, and letters from 1823 to 1878 and primarily concern Henry Smith, Lucian Smith, and William Smith, though materials from other family members are included. Box 1 contains...
Dates: 1823-1878; Majority of material found within 1850-1874

Lantz Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3095
Scope and Contents Papers of William Lantz (b. 1810), a Blacksville, WV farmer, constable, postmaster, and general store owner, and his descendants, particularly Remembrance Lantz. Included are family and business correspondence; bills, invoices, and ledger sheets relating principally to the Lantz family's general store; and militia documents and legal papers documenting William Lantz's activities as constable, justice of the peace, and commissioner of revenue for Blacksville.
Dates: 1814-1921