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Persons Brothers account books

Persons Brothers account books

Descriptive Summary

Title: Persons Brothers account books
Creator: Persons Brothers (Talbotton, Ga.)
Creator: Talbotton Railroad Company (Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1886-1933
Language(s): English
Extent: 5.2 Linear Feet (14 volumes in 4 document boxes, 3 oversized boxes)
Collection Number: ms90
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Persons Brothers, general store owned by Thomas Henry and Augustus Pou Persons, Talbotton County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

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.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Persons Brothers account book, ms90, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Gus Persons in 1966.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Business records.
General stores -- Georgia.
Merchants -- Georgia.
Persons, Augustus Pou, 1858-1927
Persons, Thomas Henry, 1860-1930
Railroads -- Georgia.
Stores, Retail -- Georgia.
Talbot County (Ga.)
Talbotton (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Cash book, 1897
1Cash book, 1933
1Records, 1906-1907
2Cash book, 1925
2Cash book, 1939
2Cash book, 1919-1920
3Cash book, 1886-1889
3Railroad accounts, 1909-1912
4Cash book, 1912
51Cash Book, 1914 - 1915
52Railroad Accounts, 1881 - 1887
61Cash Book, 1923
62Cash Book, 1895 - 1896
71Cash Book, 1913