acumen 3.0ɑ
W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Huntsville, Alabama Receipts, 1916-1917 MSS.3700

ASSET VIEWER
Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

February 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-02-01T11:56-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Huntsville, Alabama Receipts, 1916-1917

Unit ID:

MSS.3700

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1916-1917

Abstract:

Two receipts from Huntsville, Alabama, for groceries in 1916 and 1917

Biographical/Historical note

A grocer is a bulk seller of food. Beginning as early as the 14th century, a grocer (or "purveyor") was a dealer in comestible dry goods such as spices, peppers, sugar, and (later) cocoa, tea and coffee. These items were bought in bulk, hence the term grocer from the French "grossier" meaning wholesaler, this term derived from Medieval Latin "grossarius" [1] from which we also derive the word gross (meaning a quantity of twelve dozen, or 144).

Preferred Citation:

Huntsville, Alabama Receipts, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

Anne Bourne (CCIS), 2013

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains two receipts from Huntsville, Alabama, for groceries in 1916 and 1917. The receipts are possibly for the same person, but because the receipt from W.L. Wall Grocery Co. is made out to J.W. Smith (dated 17 February 1916) and the receipt from F.& O. Gudenrath Wholesale Groceries and Produce is made out to John Smith (dated 13 June 1917), it would be impossible to verify.

Source(s)

Agriculture--Alabama (lcsh)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Huntsville (Ala.) (lcsh)

Receipts Box SC0087 Folder 3700.01