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Richard M. Rice store account book

Richard M. Rice store account book

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard M. Rice store account book
Creator: Rice, Richard M.
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1852
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 volume(s)
Collection Number: ms2954
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Richard M. Rice was born in October 1826 and lived in Elbert County, Georgia. His parents, Richard Rice and Elizabeth White, had four other children and had lived in Elbert County since the 1700s. Richard M. Rice married Mary Elizabeth Harper (b. 1834) in July 1856. She died in 1896, and he died in 1912. He operated an antebellum-era store near Hart and Elbert Counties, Georgia, in the 1850s and 1860s. Rice sold alcohol, mainly brandy and whiskey, which he produced, among many other assorted items, such as corn, bacon, cotton, mutton, shoes, tobacco, coffee, pencils, and nails.

Scope and Content

One ledger from a general store operated by Richard M. Rice in Hart and Elbert Counties in Georgia during the 1850s and 1860s. It includes details of purchases and sales, including prices, of assorted items, including cotton, tobacco, alcohol, clothing, and hardware items.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard M. Rice store account book, ms2954, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
General stores -- Georgia.
Ledgers (account books)
Prices -- Georgia -- Elbert County -- History -- 19th century.
Prices -- Georgia -- Hart County -- History -- 19th century.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Richard M. Rice store ledger, ms3318.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Ledger book, 1850-1852