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General stores

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Papers Regarding Early Settlers of Aurora

Collection Number: A&M.0728
Overview Account books, and legal, business, and personal papers of some early settlers at Aurora, Preston County, West Virginia. There are records of a tannery, blacksmith shop, a general merchandise store, and a sawmill, as well as deeds and subscription lists for the Lutheran and German Reformed churches. Included in the personal papers are wills, deeds, plats, school exercise books and other items.
Dates: 1788, 1802-1916, 1943

Peter Larew Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1603
Overview Papers of a pioneer Monroe County family, including a manuscript ciphering book, 1790, a diary of a journey to southwestern Ohio, 1810, a manuscript militia manual and company roster, and various business, church, and legal papers of county militia captain, Peter Larew. The papers of his son, John M., include a general merchandise account book, the estate papers, and various business and legal documents. The collection also contains a series of letters, 1876-1892, from John Larew's sons in...
Dates: 1790-1892

Preston County Court Records

Collection Number: A&M.2578
Overview The court record volumes of Preston County consisting of tax lists of both land and personal property, justice dockets, and circuit court records. There are alien declaration books and voting lists. There are also some private account books notably of a dry goods store, Parks & McGrew.
Dates: 1872-1935

Reed General Store (Taylor County, W.Va.) Ledgers

Collection Number: A&M.1550
Overview Twenty-four ledgers document the operations of the Reed General Store in Boothsville, Taylor County, West Virginia, from 1851 to 1893. These account books contain an inventory of items sold, mainly food products, to identified customers and a record of credit extended to those who were given loans to purchase at the store. The books reflect the organization of the store by Joseph Reed, who along with his uncle, Robert Reed, helped to found and develop this town, in which the family also owned...
Dates: 1851-1893

Robert T. Moore Records

Collection Number: A&M.0982
Overview A ledger, receipts, notes, and account statements for the general merchandise retail business of Robert T. Moore, Wellsburg, 1797-1826. Also, several account statements for the wholesale and retail meat business of George M. West, Wellsburg, 1909.
Dates: 1797-1826, 1909

Ruffner Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1744
Overview Letters and copies of eight letters, 1813-1841; pages 5-10 from Kanawha Salines general merchandise account book, 6-9 March 1827; three manuscript volumes by Henry Ruffner: "Notes on a Tour to the West" and "An Expedition to the North," 1815, and "An Account of Amounts Paid to Rev. Nath'l W. Calhoon," 1826-1834; and "Subscription for Church, 1836-1842," by David Ruffner. There is also a printed brief involving Ruffner-Donnally estates, 1875, and information on the Shackelford family.
Dates: 1813-1841, 1866

Salt Sulphur Springs Records

Collection Number: A&M.0512
Scope and Contents Daybooks, ledgers, journals, letter books and reports. Primarily concern the various business enterprises of the Salt Sulphur Springs Company including general store, hotel, stage line, telegraph company and farm. Also a letter book of the Oriental Powder Mills, Charleston, W.Va, of which John W.M. Appleton was agent; general store daybooks of E.D. Ballard; hotel and general store cash and daybooks of Erskine and Caruthers from Lexington and Salt Sulphur Springs. Records of the M.C.C.C. and O....
Dates: 1819-1932

Samuel W. Shingleton, Collector, Records

Collection Number: A&M.1158
Overview Ledger, 1849-1851, of Samuel D. Thorn, a purveyor of groceries, grain, and whiskey from Thorntown, Monongalia County, West Virginia; and a Sunday school minute book, Mt. Morris Methodist Episcopal Church, Barbour County, 1848-1863.
Dates: 1848-1863

Stuart Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2586
Overview Papers of John and Lewis Stuart, 1785-1823, and of Samuel Price, 1830-1879. Price's papers include mainly legal and business correspondence related to Price's law practice in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The Stuart papers concern settlement in Greenbrier County, land transactions, and family matters. The collection includes lawyer's fee books and account books for general merchandise, ca.1830-1880. There are also printed booklets of court briefs, pamphlets concerning the slavery question and...
Dates: 1785-1880

Talbott-Tolbert Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1026
Overview Mainly papers of Samuel T. Tolbert, a onetime constable of Lewis County and postmaster at Frenchton, who operated a general store and acted as agent and surveyor for out-of-state landowners. Included are the papers of Zadock Lanham, J.S. Wilson, John L. Jacob, and W.C. Tolbert. There are surveys, legal papers, correspondence, and lottery certificates from Ohio and Delaware, and Democratic state and county election tickets. Correspondents include Lewis Maxwell, J.M. Bennett, and F.H. Pierpont.
Dates: 1784-1914 1931