Letter from F. S. Royster to Clarence A. Johnson
Date: Jan. 27 1921 |
Letter from the F. S. Royster Guano Company, Norfolk, Va., to Clarence A. Johnson, secretary and treasurer of the F. S. Royster Mercantile Company, Tarboro, N.C., discussing various business matters. Established in 1885 in Tarboro, N.C., by F. S. Royster, the Royster Mercantile Company began as a general store, buying and selling produce, seed, farm implements, machinery, and other items, as well as fertilizer. In 1897 Royster moved his headquarters to Norfolk, Va., and expanded to become the Royster Guano Company with subsidiary and affiliated companies like the mercantile company. Clarence A. Johnson succeeded Royster as manager of the Tarboro company. more...