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S.B. Taylor Papers, 1870-1923

(Manuscript Collection #178)

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Title: S.B. Taylor Papers
Creator: Taylor, S. B.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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Accessions Information

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

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Charles Duffy, Jr.

Processing Information

  • Processed by G. Stinagle, March 1972

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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.

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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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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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