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Guide to the Alex Gunn ledgers MSS.0603

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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

June 1987

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-25T11:12-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

November 2009; April 2013
Collection Title:

Alex Gunn ledgers

Unit ID:

MSS.0603

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

3.0 Linear feet 5 ledgers (3 linear feet)

Dates:

1909-1914

Abstract:

Account and invoice ledgers of Alex Gunn's Thomasville, Clarke County, Alabama store from 1909 to 1914.

creator

Gunn, Alex

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains four account ledgers (1909 – 1914) and an invoice ledger (1909 – 1911) of Alex Gunn who owned a store in Thomasville, Alabama. These ledgers show the day-to-day finances of the store, including who bought what items and the price paid. The invoice ledger contains receipts that the store obtained through these three years of the business. These were glued into a ledger that now has very brittle paper.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of James Doris by Harold Corry, June 18, 1987

Biographical/Historical note

Alex Gunn was the owner of a general merchandise store in Thomasville, Alabama between 1909 and 1914.

Processing Information:

Processed by

John Scruggs, 1987; updated bt Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Alex Gunn ledgers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Commerical products--Prices (lcsh)

Community and Place (localbroad)

General stores (lcsh)

Ledgers (account books) (aat)

Thomasville (Ala.) (lcsh)

Invoice ledger, 1909-1911 Box 2835

Journal, June 18, 1909 – January 11, 1910 Box 2836

Journal, July 2, 1912 – December 28, 1912 Box 2837

Journal, December 30, 1912 – July 26, 1913 Box 2838

Journal, October 21, 1913 – August 07, 1914 Box 2839