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Lawrence-Gulley General Store Records, 1903-1954

Manuscript Collection #5

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Lawrence-Gulley General Store Records
Creator: Lawrence-Gulley General Store
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Records (1903-1954, undated) of the Leggett (NC) general store.
Extent: 17.35 Cubic feet, 1,200 items, 120 volumes, consisting of correspondence, mortgages, bank notes, promissory notes, invoices, statements of account, checks, ledgers, daybooks, stock inventory books, cash books, and catalogues.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

September 20, 1967, ca. 1,200 items and 120 volumes; Store records of the firm owned successively by C. L. Fountain and L. E. Fountain (1903-1908), C. L. Fountain and J. Tommie Lawrence (1909-1915), C.L. Fountain (1915-1918), and J. Tommie Lawrence (1919-1945), consisting of correspondence (1940-1945), mortgages, bank notes, promissory notes, invoices, statements of account, checks, ledger, daybooks, stock inventory books, cash books, and catalogues. Gift of Oscar G. Gulley III, Leggett, North Carolina.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Lawrence-Gulley General Store Records (#5), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Oscar G. Gulley III

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The correspondence deals exclusively with the years between 1940 and 1945. Letters of importance include one concerned with tax requirements on cigarettes and several concerned primarily with business transactions. Also included is a report on the major repairs needed for Leggett School in Edgecombe County (1941).

There are numerous mortgages which were written between 1904 and 1911. The majority of these mortgages are held by Fountain-Fountain against their tenant farmers. Such personal property as sows, ponies, cotton, horses, and Singer sewing machines are given as collateral for needed supplies.

The bulk of the financial papers include invoices and statements of account dealing with the years 1915 and 1918. Such things as clothes, fertilizers, tobacco twine, seed, fish, axle grease, oil, peanut bags, cooking utensils, furniture, and other items to be found in a general store constitute the bulk of these transactions.

There are several promissory notes held by W. S. Clark and Fountain-Fountain against their tenant farmers for small sums of money. There are numerous account sheets(1940-1941) taken from the store records of L. T. Lawrence giving the accounts of his tenants and other customers.

Other records include safe records or cash books (1951-1954), inventory books (undated), daybooks (1904-1934), ledgers (1902-1944), and charge records (1908-1920). Numerous memo pads and catalogues are also included.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entry :

  • North Carolina, Edgecombe County

Autograph Entries :

  • Bundy, Sam[uel] D[avid] 1941

Subject Entries :

  • AGRICULTURE- -Cotton- -Gins and Ginning- -1926-1927
  • AGRICULTURE- -Labor and Laboring Classes- -Debts
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE- -General Stores- -20th Century
  • COMMUNICATION- -Letterheads
  • EDUCATION- -PUBLIC SCHOOLS- -Edgecombe Co., N.C.
  • PUBLICATIONS- -Catalogs- -Commercial
  • TAXATION- -Cigarette Tax

Date Entry :

  • 1910-1919

Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Box 1#0005.1
Correspondence, Mortgages, Financial Papers
Box 2#0005.2
Financial Papers
Box 3#0005.3
Financial Papers
Box 4#0005.4
Financial Papers
Box 5#0005.5
Inventories, 1905-1918
Box 6#0005.6
Inventories, 1919-1928
Box 7#0005.7
Inventories, 1945 & undated
Box 8#0005.8
Safe Books, 1949-1955
Box 9#0005.9
Day Books, 1904
Box 10#0005.10
Day Books, 1904-1905
Box 11#0005.11
Day Books, 1905
Box 12#0005.12
Day Books, 1905
Box 13#0005.13
Day Books, 1907-1909
Box 14#0005.14
Day Book, 1910
Box 15#0005.15
Day Book, 1911
Box 16#0005.16
Day Book, 1910
Box 17#0005.17
Day Book, 1913-1914
Box 18#0005.18
Day Book, 1913 July - December
Box 19#0005.19
Day Book, 1914 August - December
Box 20#0005.20
Day Book, 1915 March - September
Box 21#0005.21
Day Book, 1916 January - February
Box 22#0005.22
Day Book, 1917 January - September
Box 23#0005.23
Day Book, 1917 February - October
Box 24#0005.24
Day Book, 1917 September - 1918 March
Box 25#0005.25
Day Book, 1918 July
Box 26#0005.26
Day Book, 1919-1921
Box 27#0005.27
Day Book, March - July, 1920
Box 28#0005.28
Day Book, August 1920 - February 1921
Box 29#0005.29
Day Book, July 1923 - March 1924
Box 30#0005.30
Day Book, April 1924 - August 1924
Box 31#0005.31
Day Book, September 1924 - February 1925
Box 32#0005.32
Day Book, March 1925 - August 1925
Box 33#0005.33
Day Book, September 1925 - January 1926
Box 34#0005.34
Day Book, January - July 1926
Box 35#0005.35
Day Book, July 1926 - July 1927
Box 36#0005.36
Day Book, August 1927 - September 1928
Box 37#0005.37
Day Book, 1926-1929
Box 38#0005.38
Day Book, 1931-1934
Box 39#0005.39
Day Book, September 1930 - June 1931
Box 40#0005.40
Day Book, undated
Box 41#0005.41
Day Book, undated
Box 42#0005.42
Day Book, undated
Box 43#0005.43
Day Book, undated
Box 44#0005.44
Day Book, undated
Box 45#0005.45
Day Book, undated
Box 46#0005.46
Day Book, undated
Box 47#0005.47
Day Book, undated
Box 48#0005.48
Day Book, undated
Box 49#0005.49
Day Book, undated
Box 50#0005.50
Ledger, 1898-1903
Box 51#0005.51
Ledger, 1902
Box 52#0005.52
Ledger, 1902
Box 53#0005.53
Ledger, 1904
Box 54#0005.54
Ledger, 1905
Box 55#0005.55
Ledger, 1905-1906
Box 56#0005.56
Ledger, 1906
Box 57#0005.57
Ledger, 1907
Box 58#0005.58
Ledger, January 1906 - February 1908
Box 59#0005.59
Ledger, March 1907 - August 1908
Box 60#0005.60
Ledger, 1907-1909
Box 61#0005.61
Ledger, March - October 1908
Box 62#0005.62
Ledger, 1908-1909
Box 63#0005.63
Ledger, September 1908 - August 1909
Box 64#0005.64
Journal, October 1908 - March 1909
Box 65#0005.65
Ledger, 1909
Box 66#0005.66
Ledger, October - May 1909
Box 67#0005.67
Ledger, 1909
Box 68#0005.68
Ledger, 1911
Box 69#0005.69
Ledger, 1911
Box 70#0005.70
Ledger, October 1911 - June 1912
Box 71#0005.71
Ledger, July - December 1912
Box 72#0005.72
Ledger, January 1911 - November 1912
Box 73#0005.73
Ledger, 1912-1913
Box 74#0005.74
Ledger, 1914
Box 75#0005.75
Ledger, 1914
Box 76#0005.76
Ledger, 1915
Box 77#0005.77
Ledger, 1915
Box 78#0005.78
Ledger, 1916
Box 79#0005.79
Ledger, 1916
Box 80#0005.80
Ledger, 1917
Box 81#0005.81
Ledger, 1918
Box 82#0005.82
Ledger, 1918
Box 83#0005.83
Ledger, 1918
Box 84#0005.84
Ledger, 1918
Box 85#0005.85
Ledger, 1919
Box 86#0005.86
Cash Book, 1919
Box 87#0005.87
Cash Book, 1919
Box 88#0005.88
Ledger, 1920
Box 89#0005.89
Ledger, 1920
Box 90#0005.90
Ledger, 1920
Box 91#0005.91
Ledger, 1920
Box 92#0005.92
Cash Book, 1920
Box 93#0005.93
Ledger, 1920-1922
Box 94#0005.94
Ledger, 1912
Box 95#0005.95
Ledger, 1913-1914
Box 96#0005.96
Ledger, 1920-1948
Box 97#0005.97
Cash Book, 1924
Box 98#0005.98
Cash Book, 1925
Box 99#0005.99
Day Book, 1925
Box 100#0005.100
Ledger, 1925
Box 101#0005.101
Ledger, 1931
Box 102#0005.102
Ledger, 1933
Box 103#0005.103
Sales Book, 1933-1934
Box 104#0005.104
Journal, 1934
Box 105#0005.105
Ledger, 1938
Box 106#0005.106
Ledger, 1944
Box 107#0005.107
Ledger, undated
Box 108#0005.108
Ledger, undated
Box 109#0005.109
Ledger, undated
Box 110#0005.110
Ledger, undated
Box 111#0005.111
Ledger, undated
Box 112#0005.112
Ledger, undated
Box 113#0005.113
Ledger, undated
Box 114#0005.114
Charge Record, 1908-1919
Box 115#0005.115
Charge Record, 1920
Box 116#0005.116
Cotton Book, 1925
Box 117#0005.117
Account Book, undated
Box 119#0005.119
Coffin and Casket Hardware Sales Catalogue
Box 120#0005.120
Hardware Catalogue (1905)
Box 121#0005.121
Credit Ratings for N.C. persons (1917)
Box 122#0005.122
Ledger, (letterhead bills and receipts)
Box 123#0005.123
Ledger, (letterhead bills and receipts)
Box 124#0005.124
Ledger (1916)
Box 125#0005.125
Memo and Ledger Books (1908, 1909)
Box 126#0005.126
Memo Books (1908), Catalogue of Ladies Shirtwaists (1909)
Box 127#0005.127
General Merchandise Catalogues (1909-1913)
Box 128#0005.128
Order Books and Catalogues (1907-1914)

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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