S.B. Taylor Papers, 1870-1923

Manuscript Collection #178

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: S.B. Taylor Papers
    Creator: Taylor, S. B.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1870-1923) consisting business ledgers of a general store, a treasurer's report, a map and eight essays.
    Extent: 0.87 Cubic feet, 10 iems , business ledgers of a general store, a treasurer's report, a map and eighty essays.
  • Description

    The S. B. Taylor Papers (1870-1923) consist of nine volumes of business ledgers (1870-1923) pertaining to the operation of a general store in the Catherine Lake area of Onslow County, North Carolina; a treasurer's report for the Christian Woman's Board of Missions (1912-1915); a platted map of Williams Land, Onslow County, North Carolina; and eight short essays apparently written by school children.

    The business ledgers are of particular interest as they include the names of customers and the various types, quantities and prices of merchandise sold. The ledgers demonstrate the activities of a general store owner during this period such as the renting of farm land, loaning seed to farmers and extending credit to customers. One ledger deals exclusively with the business transactions of naval stores (1870-1872), involving the buying, selling and shipping of turpentine and rosin.

    The treasurer's report for the Christian Woman's Board of Missions (Disciples of Christ) is a record kept for Union Chapel of Catherine Lake, North Carolina. The report includes a list of the local members, their contributions and remittances to the national and state organizations.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    August 19, 1971, 10 volumes; Ledgers (1870-1923). Gift of Mr. Charles Duffy, Jr., New Bern, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Charles Duffy, Jr.

    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

    S.B. Taylor Papers (#178), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by G. Stinagle, March 1972

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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