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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the T. B. Rush general store daybook W.0107

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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 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-09T14:57-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

T. B. Rush general store daybook

Unit ID:

W.0107

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1835-1836

Abstract:

Contains almost daily entries written between April 1835 and July 1836, recording daily sales at a general store in Mount Willing, Alabama.

Location:

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

creator

Rush, T. B.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Scope and Contents note

The daybook of T. B. Rush contains almost daily entries written between April 1835 and July 1836, recording daily sales at a general store in Mount Willing, Alabama. Entries list the names of buyers, a description of their purchases of food and household goods, and total expenses accrued.

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron, 2013

Biographical/Historical note

T. B. Rush managed a general store located in Mount Willing, Lowndes County, Alabama. Records show that Rush was appointed to serve as a postmaster for the town in 1834.

Preferred Citation:

T. B. Rush general store daybook, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

General note

Title on phase box spine: Day Book of T. B. Rush ~ Mt. Willing, Alabama ~ 1835

Related Archival Materials note

T. B. Rush account book, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Daybooks (aat)

Financial records (aat)

General stores (lcsh)

Lowndes County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Merchants (lcsh)

Daybook Box W0107.01