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Guide to the C. S. Jones Mercantile ledger MSS.0248

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-29T13:55-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

November 2012
Collection Title:

C. S. Jones Mercantile ledger

Unit ID:

MSS.0248

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.3 Linear feet (1 ledger)

Dates:

1876-1881

Abstract:

Ledger of this Talladega County, Alabama, general store

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1992

Preferred Citation:

C. S. Jones Mercantile, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a ledger from the C.S. Jones Mercantile of Talladega, Alabama, from 1876 to 1881.

Biographical/Historical note

A mercantile store, also known as a general or general merchandise store, is generally a rural or small town store that carries a general line of merchandise. It carries a broad selection of merchandise, sometimes in a small space, where people from the town and surrounding rural areas come to purchase all their general goods.

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

C. S. Jones Mercantile. (local)

Alabama Business and Industry (Local)

Talladega County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Ledger Box 3590