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Watters District ledgers

Watters District ledgers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Watters District ledgers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1859-1943
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 Linear Feet 2 boxes, 1 Hollinger, 1 oversize box
Collection Number: ms4241
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Watters District is a voting district in Floyd County, Georgia, named after Joseph Watters, a pioneer settler. It includes the community of Shannon, formerly called Ridge Valley and Hermitage. Ridge Valley Iron Company and Republic Mining and Manufacturing had operations in the area.

Dr. William C. Nixon (1850-1898) was a physician who practiced in Nannie, Floyd County, Georgia in the late 19th century. Doctor Nixon married Emma Pinson (1854-1929) and had four children, Robert, William T., Maggie, and Fariss Nixon.

Scope and Content

This collection contains several different types of ledgers from the Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company, some are from associated company shops, departments, and a geological survey note book. Also included are general store ledgers and doctor's record books from Dr. William C. Nixon. There are also samples of company scrip from the Ridge Valley Iron Company from the 1870s.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Watters District ledgers, ms4241, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Company scrip
Floyd County (Ga.)
General stores -- Georgia.
Geological surveys -- Georgia.
Ledgers (account books)
Mining corporations -- Georgia.
Nixon, Fariss Pinson
Nixon, William C.
Physicians -- Georgia -- Records and correspondence.
Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: William C. Nixon medical account book, ms 3894; McGuire's Store ledger and Nixon family papers, ms 4144.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Doctor's daily ledgers (3) - William C. Nixon, 1891-1894
12Doctor's monthly ledgers (2) - William C. Nixon, 1883-1899
13Items from Dr. Nixon's monthly record book
14Daily ledger - McGuire's Store , 1856
11Store account book, 1892-1893
15Store account book - Fariss P. Nixon, 1887-1890
16Store daily ledger - Fariss P. Nixon, 1898
12Store account book, 1897-1898
17Store account book, 1899-1900
13-4Store account books (2), 1904-1908
15-8Store account books (4), 1913, 1914, 1817, 1918
21-3Store account books (3), 1923-1933
21Store account book, 1929
22Checkbook - Rome Oil and Fertilizer Company
23Postmaster's account and record book, fourth class - Hermitage, Georgia, 1907-1910
24Carpentry shop ledger, 1878-1882
25Charcoal received ledgers (2), 1882-1883
26Wood ledgers (2), 1873-1904
27Mine inventory ledger, 1898-1905
28Purchases - Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company, 1916-1918
29Mine inventories and rents ledger, 1917-1943
24Receipt book - Ridge Valley Iron Company - fragile
210Company scrip - Ridge Valley Iron Company
26Stock and ore delivery ledger - Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company, 1886-1890
31Survey note book - Republic Mining Company - Jack McWilliams
32-3Cash books (2) - partial, 1887-1890
34Time book - monthly, 1887-1889
1Payroll ledger - Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company, 1899-1905