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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Coleman and Coleman mercantile records W.0051

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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

October 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T16:05-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Coleman and Coleman mercantile records

Unit ID:

W.0051

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1861-1862

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Two ledgers documenting sales made at the Coleman, Hearst, and Company mercantile, also named Coleman and Coleman, located in Richmond, Alabama, in the 1860s.

creator

Coleman, A. M.

creator

Coleman, A. W.

creator

Hearst, Joseph Z.

creator

Joseph Zeb Hearst and Company.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Coleman and Coleman mercantile records, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Related Archival Materials note

The W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library also contains a daybook documenting sales at Joseph Hearst and Company. See Joseph Zeb Hearst and Company Daybook, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Coleman, Hearst, and Company was a mercantile store located in Richmond, Alabama, in the 1860s. The store was owned and managed by A. W. Coleman, A. M. Coleman, and Joseph Zeb Hearst. In January 1862, the store was renamed Coleman and Coleman.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

General note

Title on phase box spine: Coleman, Hearst & Company - Merchantile Records 1861-1862 Richmond, Alabama

Scope and Contents note

These two ledgers document sales made at the Coleman, Hearst, and Company Mercantile, located in Richmond, Alabama, in the 1860s. In January 1862, the store was renamed Coleman and Coleman. The first ledger contains entries dated between December 1861 to January 1862, and the second ledger contains entries from December 1861 to May 1862. Both ledgers contain descriptions of purchases made by customers.

Source(s)

Coleman and Coleman Company. (local)

Coleman, Hearst and Company. (local)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Business (lcsh)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Business records (lcsh)

Dallas County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Ledgers (account books) (aat)

Merchants (lcsh)

Sales book, December 1861-May 1862 Item 1 Box W0051.01

Sales book, December 1861-August 1862 Item 2 Box W0051.01