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General stores

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas B. Frye Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1805
Overview Letters, receipts, and business papers of a resident of Keyser who was an agent for Hartford Fire Insurance Company and the Phoenix Insurance Company of Hartford. Frye was later a traveling agent for Green and Laing, Hardware and Cutlery, Wheeling, and others, and a dealer in general merchandise.
Dates: 1875-1903

Thomas Creigh, Lewisburg General Store Ledger

Collection Number: A&M.3078
Overview Thomas Creigh, a Greenbrier County pioneer and land speculator, was a long-time Lewisburg merchant. Born 1766 in Ireland, he emigrated to Greenbrier Co. in the 1790s and became a relative through marriage of Col. John Stuart, a local prominent citizen. This ledger documents the trading activity of his general store and it is especially reflective of the bartering system which characterized much of the nineteenth century rural economy. Included in the front of the volume is an index of customers...
Dates: 1833-1841

Thomas W. Dixon, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1989
Scope and Contents Account book for general store, covering a six month period, with accounts listed from July 3, 1868. In addition to dates for each day of transactions, are names, merchandise purchased, and prices. Store was relocated to Peterstown, W. Va.
Dates: 1868

Tucker County Post Office and Business Records

Collection Number: A&M.0675
Overview Records of the post office at Jenningston, 1909-1922, Frank G. Rice and John H. Babb, postmasters; and bound volumes of business records from Red Creek of the Elkins Lumber Company, J.C. Myers Lumber Company, and J.C. Myers Mercantile Company.
Dates: 1909-1922

Vida Bailey, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1847
Overview Indentures, deeds, court papers, land grants, letters, church notices, tax and other receipts, bills, notes and other materials concerning the Bluestone River area in Summers County, West Virginia, especially the Josiah Meadows and Robert Lilly families. Includes a Church of Christ minute book kept by Thomas Lilly, 1802-1817; a land grant to Jesiah Meador signed by Governor James P. Preston, 1809; and a letter from William Sellergrit Lilly from upper Louisiana Territory telling of earth...
Dates: 1790-1882

William E. Cupp Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0656
Overview Business records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers of the Cupp family, including Will E. Cupp, Mary J. Cupp, and Marie Cupp Nestor, of St. George, Tucker County, West Virginia. Included are Tucker County court fee books, 1856-1898, and personal and general store account books, 1897-1933.
Dates: 1839-1948

William H. Newcomb, (b.1870), Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1282
Overview Papers of a Huntington dry goods merchant, W.H. Newcomb, include a domestic diary, 1865, kept by his mother, Emily Cox of Guyandotte, and a clipping scrapbook pertaining to the Newcomb family and the Anderson-Newcomb Department Store. The scrapbook contains obituary notices, society notes, local history items, and an autographed letter from Theodore Roosevelt to W. Barkla, dated 20 October 1900.
Dates: 1865-1931

William Hamilton, General Store Account Ledger

Collection Number: A&M.3447
Scope and Contents One ledger for general store in Evansville, Preston County, owned by William Hamilton, containing over 440 pages (8 in. x 13 in. x 2 in.). Includes accounting records arranged alphabetically by last name listing items purchased including cost.
Dates: 1860-1866

William Lantz Store, Business Records

Collection Number: A&M.3471
Overview Business records of the William Lantz Store in Blacksville, West Virginia. Includes correspondence and financial records documenting dealings with vendors in primarily Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Waynesburg (PA), and Wheeling (WV); these records are extensive and may actually represent an almost complete record of Lantz's vendor transactions. Vendor letterheads often feature decorative graphics as well as information about the suppliers. There are some records of customer transactions...
Dates: 1829-1926; Majority of material found in 1840-1900

Woodbridge-Blennerhassett Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1459
Overview Correspondence and financial records of the firm of Dudley Woodbridge and Company of Marietta, Ohio, pertaining to Woodbridge's partnership with Harman Blennerhassett. Subjects include early Ohio River trade, transportation, and markets; Blennerhassett's financial misfortunes; the Burr conspiracy; and family and social affairs. Included in the collection are extracts from the Silas Brown letters in the Library of Congress relating to the Burr Conspiracy; and an unpublished manuscript by...
Dates: 1797-1818, 1935