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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Rosenstihl Jewelry store records W.0053

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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 2013-11-15T16:07-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Rosenstihl Jewelry store records

Unit ID:

W.0053

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1888-1904

Location:

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

Abstract:

Ledger recording sales between 1888 and 1904 at the Rosenstihl Jewelry Store in Union Springs, Alabama.

creator

Rosenstihl, Henry Joseph

creator

Rosenstihl, William

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Rosenstihl Jewelry store records, The A .S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Related Archival Materials note

The Alabama Department of Archives and History contains several collections related to the Rosenstihl family. See Rosenstihl Family Papers, 1858-1974; Henry J. Rosenstihl Scrapbooks, 1906-1958; and Henry J. Rosenstihl Family Photographs circa 1850s - circa 1930s. These collections are located at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

General note

Title on phase box spine: Rosenstihl Jewelry - Union Springs, Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Biographical/Historical note

Located in Union Springs, Alabama, Rosenstihl's Jewelry Store was owned by father and son William Rosenstihl and Henry Joseph Rosenstihl. William Rosenstihl was born on March 20, 1831, in Baden, Germany. Census records list Rosenstihl as a watchmaker. Rosensthil died on September 4, 1915. After his father's death, Henry Joseph Rosenstihl continued to operate the jewelry store, graduating from the Horology School at the Bradley Institute of Technology and working as a jeweler for seventy years. Joseph Rosenstihl died in 1959.

Source: Rosensthil Family Papers Finding Aid, Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a 350-page ledger recording sales at the Rosenstihl Jewelry Store located in Union Springs, Alabama. Entries are dated between 1888 and 1899 and are listed by customer name. The ledger also includes a store merchandise account and expense account.

Source(s)

Rosenstihl's Jewelry Store. (local)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Bullock County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Jewelry stores (lcsh)

Ledgers (account books) (aat)

Stores, Retail (lcsh)

Ledger Box W005.01