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1 Title:   J.B & W.A. Ross invoice  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ross, J.B.  
  Dates:   1860 August 16  
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The J.B. and W.A. Ross invoice collection consists of a single invoice, written to Mr. W.S. Rackley on 16 August 1860, from the J.B. and W.A. Ross Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods and Grocery of Macon, Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms4024  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Timothy Edwards account letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Edwards, Timothy  
  Dates:   1827 October  
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A letter addressed to Messrs Davis and Matthews of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and dated October 1827. Timothy Edwards, merchant of Augusta, Georgia, lists the accounts of the North Carolina firm showing their balance due. The account is a full sheet with the address overleaf bearing an Augusta postmark.
 
  Identifier:   ms1269  
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3 Title:   John M. White shop book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   White, John M.  
  Dates:   1882-1885, 1898  
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The shop book contains accounts for customers (probably in DeKalb County, Georgia). It lists the customer name, date, cost, and services (such as sharpening a plow or repairing a wagon wheel or garden hoe). The accounts for 1884-1885 concern cotton sales. Also included are a few recipes from newspapers and an 1898 church program for the Mill District Sunday School Association Clifton Church. There are modern day notebook pages taped over some pages in the book. On these are handwritten transcripts of letters from an unidentified father to his son in Savannah, Georgia regarding the sale of enslaved people on a plantation.
 
  Identifier:   ms3698  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Carhart and Roff business ledger  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Roff, Aaron A., 1815-1880  
  Dates:   1839-1840, 1853-1858  
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One business ledger maintained by merchants Carhart and Roff which covers accounts from 1853 to 1858. Approximately the first half of the ledger, covering 1839-1840, was maintained by a businessman whose identity is unclear, but was likely James Dunham Carhart, an older relative of Elijah Carhart. Items listed are perishable goods, including coffee, tea, tobacco, and liquor, named along with prices, clients and locations that include Macon, Savannah, and New York.
 
  Identifier:   ms3775  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Carhart & Curd collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Carhart & Curd  
  Dates:   1853-1883  
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The collection consists of a bank book and cancelled checks from The Exhange Bank of Macon, invoices for the Central Railroad & Banking Co. of Macon, and Curd's ledger from 1856.
 
  Identifier:   ms3843  
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6 Title:   Bray, Carhart, and Co. account book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Bray, Carhart, and Co  
  Dates:   1853  
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The collection consists of one account book for the hardware dealer Bray, Carhart, and Co. of Macon, Georgia. Listed merchandise consists of plumbing and gas lighting supplies, among other items. One prominent customer listed is W. J. McElroy, the metalworker who produced Confederate bayonets, sabers, knives, pikes, and belts.
 
  Identifier:   ms3879  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   McGuire's Store ledger and Nixon family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Nixon, William C.  
  Dates:   1854-1904  
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This collection contains an account ledger from from McGuire's Store, Georgia from 1854. It also contains an 1880 ledger from Dr. William C. Nixon, a small assortment of family correspondence including several from his son Fariss P. Nixon, and photographs of the Nixon family.
 
  Identifier:   ms4144  
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8 Title:   Right Rogers account book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Rogers, Right  
  Dates:   1835-1837  
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The collection consists of an account book for shoemaker Right Rogers of Athens, Georgia from January, 1835 - July, 1837. Entries include the date, customer's name, service rendered or item purchased, and amount charged. Often the entries list who the shoes were for - a servant, child, or wife.
 
  Identifier:   ms114  
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9 Title:   Solon Z. Ruff letter to Joseph H. Ruff  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ruff, Solon Z., -1863  
  Dates:   1860 April 7  
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A letter of three full pages, written to Solon Z. Ruff's brother, Joseph H. Ruff. The letter is dated 7 April 1860, and it describes Marietta, its prospects on the eve of war, and the military organization of the town's young men, of which he was named captain. In describing the prospects for the town, he notes, "There are several houses in Atlanta that sell for very small profits for the cash and the consequence is the people from here whenever they had any money, run down there and do their trading. This has carried off the best part of the trade from Marietta and ruined some of our merchants."
 
  Identifier:   ms1404  
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10 Title:   Carhart and Roff letterpress copybook  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Carhart, Elijah H., 1827-1885  
  Dates:   1853-1886  
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This collection contains one letterpress copybook of the Carhart & Roff merchant company containing business correspondence between March 25th and September 1st, 1858, as well as two original letters dated March 8, 1853 and September 6, 1886. The letters discuss shipments, payments, and remittance of goods traded around Georgia and Savannah in particular. In addition a few letters to plantations mention enslaved people.
 
  Identifier:   ms4337  
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11 Title:   Athens Hardware Company records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Athens Hardware Company (Athens, Ga.)  
  Dates:   1876-1929  
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The collection consists of records of the Athens Hardware Company (Athens, Georgia), and its predecessors Childs & Co. and Childs, Nickerson, & Co. from 1876-1929. Includes account ledgers of the Athens Hardware Company, order book for Childs & Co., account ledger of Childs, Nickerson & Co., and letter book of Reuben Nickerson.
 
  Identifier:   ms1680  
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12 Title:   Carlton Hillyer diaries  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hillyer, Carlton  
  Dates:   1859-1895  
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The collection consists of diaries of Carlton Hillyer for 1859, 1861-1865, 1892-1895. The 1859 diary was kept by Hillyer while a student at the Union Academy (Washington, D.C.) and while the entries mainly document Hillyer's activities and lessons at school, he also discusses current events including the war in Europe, tensions in Mexico, local news of politics and court trials, and agriculture. The 1861-1865 diary contains writings of Hillyer including essays, poems, and translations of other's works. The 1892-1895 journal contains notes, probably used for newspapers columns, and clippings from the Augusta Chronicle of columns written by Issacher Marx.
 
  Identifier:   ms266  
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13 Title:   Fontaine family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Fontaine family  
  Dates:   1822-1947  
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The collection consists of correspondence, writings, business papers, and printed material. Most of the business correspondence concerns Stewart & Fontaine Co., merchants in Columbus, Georgia. The family and personal correspondence is from both the Shorter and Fontaine families. There is also some Civil war correspondence from Charles S. Shorter, George H. Shorter, and others who were probably their friends. The business paper include deeds, land grants and various accounts.
 
  Identifier:   ms3011  
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14 Title:   Cheek Brothers business records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cheek Brothers  
  Dates:   1895-1928  
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This collection contains business files including correspondence, receipts, invoices, mortgages, Fi Fas (levies), and some land documents, maintaining the original order (presumably alphabetic) of two accordian folders.
 
  Identifier:   ms4280  
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15 Title:   Colonel Richard Dennis and family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Dennis, Richard, Colonel, 1771-1845  
  Dates:   1804-1879  
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This collection contains the papers of Colonel Richard Dennis and his family. The majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence, but it also includes genealogical information, legal and land documents, and ephemera. Much of the correspondence involves Dennis' business and the settlement of his estate and property in Georgia following his death in 1845. Additional subjects covered include Savannah's economy during the War of 1812, gold mining in Georgia, and the sale of people he enslaved.
 
  Identifier:   ms4332  
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16 Title:   Booth, Richardson & Co. account book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Booth, Richardson & Co. (Watkinsville, Ga.)  
  Dates:   1855-1856  
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An account book for the general store Booth, Richardson & Co. in Watkinsville, Georgia, from December 27, 1855-August 4, 1856. Entries contain the customer's name, items purchased, and price. Items purchased include food staples, household items, and clothing. A few entries pertain to charges for hauling cotton or other services.
 
  Identifier:   ms100  
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17 Title:   Childs, Nickerson & Co. records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Childs, Nickerson & Company (Athens, Ga.)  
  Dates:   1861-1887  
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The collection consists of records of Childs, Nickerson & Co. and its predecessor, Nicholson, Reeves & Wynn (Athens, Ga.) from 1861-1887. Primarily composed of correspondence and invoices for Nicholson, Reeves & Wynn (1861) and Childs, Nickerson & Co. (1866-1877), relating to the buying and selling of hardware goods.
 
  Identifier:   ms83  
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18 Title:   Persons Brothers account books  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Persons Brothers (Talbotton, Ga.)  
  Dates:   1886-1933  
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The collection consists of account books of the Persons Brothers general store in Talbotton, Georgia from 1886-1933 (with some gaps). Includes account ledgers and cash books which document the sale of dry goods, clothing, hardware, and wagons. The collection also includes two account books of the Talbotton Railroad Company, owned and operated by the Persons family, which ran from Talbotton to Paschal. The account books document income and expenses of the railroad from 1881-1887 and 1909-1912.
 
  Identifier:   ms90  
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19 Title:   William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Coleman, William Lewis, 1853-1940  
  Dates:   1878-1911  
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The collection consists of papers of William Lewis Coleman, Jr. and the Coleman family of Devereux, Hancock County, Georgia from 1878-1911 and includes correspondence between various family members including William Lewis Coleman, his wife Katie Amoss Coleman, and their children Henry A. Coleman, Eliza T. Coleman, and Alma Coleman (while living in Atlanta, Ga.) mainly discussing family and business matters. The collection contains information regarding William Lewis Coleman's general merchandise business including bills, receipts, and some correspondence. The collection also contains school work, advertising brochures of merchandise goods, and leaflets.
 
  Identifier:   ms137  
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20 Title:   Robert S. Gilliam family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Durham, Lucy  
  Dates:   1870-1935, bulk 1881-1909  
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The collection consists of papers of Robert S. Gilliam and the Gilliam family of Maxeys, Oglethorpe County, Georgia from 1870-1935. The bulk of the collection (1881-1909) consists of correspondence, financial statements, receipts, and legal documents pertaining to Gilliam's mercantile business. Family correspondence (1882-1898) consists of letters to and from Gilliam's daughter, Sallie Myrt while living in Maxeys or while she was attending LaGrange Female College. Other correspondents include Lucy Durham writing from Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Ga.) or Athens (Ga.) and Maude Williams. The collection also contains photographs, programs, and invitations relating to the LaGrange Female College.
 
  Identifier:   ms1372  
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