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John M. White shop book

John M. White shop book

Descriptive Summary

Title: John M. White shop book
Creator: White, John M.
Inclusive Dates: 1882-1885, 1898
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3698
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John M. White shop book, ms3698, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books
Business records -- Georgia.
Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Merchants -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Shop book, 1882-1885, 1898