S. R. Fowle & Son Company Records

Manuscript Collection #460
S. R. Fowle & Son Company
Physical description
37.7 Cubic Feet, 5250 items , consisting of correspondence, ledgers, financial records, legal records, clippings, photographs, and publications.
Preferred Citation
S. R. Fowle & Son Company Records (#460), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Records (1797-1956) including correspondence, ledgers, financial records, legal records, clippings, photographs, publications.

Biographical/historical information

Samuel Richardson Fowle moved to Washington, N.C., with his wife Martha in 1815. The Fowle family operated a general store, later becoming involved in naval stores, timber, and shipping in Beaufort County. S. R. Fowle II (b. 1856), grandson of the company founder, married Mary Payne of Norfolk, Va., in 1881. He took over the family business and expanded it, operating a fleet of sailing ships in commerce to the West Indies.

Scope and arrangement

While there is some correspondence and a number of ledgers from the era of the elder S. R. Fowle, the major portion of the collection focuses on the business activities and family of S. R. Fowle II.

The major portion of the collection is concerned with the Fowle family business interests. An early ledger (1797-1801) for an antecedent firm indicates the beginning of a long-time interest in general merchandise and timber. Flour, clothing, farm supplies, tobacco, pork, rails, material, and tools were regularly bought and sold through the general store (1797-1942). Business correspondence from the 1900s through the 1930s indicates a continuing expansion and development of the inventory. By the 1920s, the Fowle logo advertised "sash, doors, blinds, and building materials." Fowle and Son Company served as a comprehensive retail outlet in that they marketed their own timber and farm products through the store and at the same time sold food, clothing, equipment, and other merchandise purchased from various companies.

Timber was a major concern throughout the Fowle business activities. Timber deeds exist for the period 1886-1920. An early daybook records timber inspections (1850-1854) and notes tree type, sizes, amounts, number of stocks, price, and seller. A shipping invoice book shows that logs were transported during 1880. Prices are given in both invoice books and ledgers as well as rate sheets from a number of lumber companies. The family also owned a sawmill in the county. Mill and timber ledgers (1878-1915) provide the name of the schooner, destination, date, load, cost, and the name of the purchaser. Some ledgers include mill accounts with the Fowle store while others note contracts with an estimate of standing timber, payroll, supplies, log sizes, amount rafted, stump size, and summaries (1896-1898) of expenses for cutting, hauling, and rafting. One ledger (1900) notes logs and planks bought for the Blounts Creek Road and another (1910-1917) lists activity involving the Bear Creek Road. A considerable amount of the business correspondence is concerned with all aspects of the lumber trade. Mill equipment and engines (1914), rights of way (1914), loading of barges with lumber from the mill, a claim of illegal cutting (1909), prices and market conditions, the difficulty of securing barges (1916), the use of locomotives at the mill (1911-1913), a reciprocity treaty with Canada (1911), the purchase of land for timber rights, and timber disputes are all areas of concern. The production and marketing of naval stores, i.e., tar and turpentine, are noted in financial records from 1840 through 1901.

From the mid 1830s through the end of the century, the Fowle businesses in Beaufort County were engaged in a shipping enterprise with the major market areas along the East Coast and in the West Indies. Schooners were the main vessel used in the early period and ledgers reflect their provisioning between 1835 and 1887. A logbook (1849-1850) for the brig EDWARD TILLETT gives weather, latitude and longitude, remarks, and destination for trips between Washington, N.C., and the West Indies, New York, Barbados, Martinique, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, Boston, and Guadeloupe. Towards the end of the century, steamers and barges are noted much more frequently.

Most of the timber coming from the mill at the end of the century was shipped by tug, barge, or steamer. Towing records for 1915-1916 provide the name of the tug and the amount towed. The location of Washington, N.C., and the relationship of water transportation to the development of commerce there led to an interest in the creation and improvement of canals. Monthly statistics are given for 1910 and 1911 for the Lake Drummond Canal (Dismal Swamp), which connects the Albemarle Sound and the Chesapeake Bay, noting the number of vessels through the canal and the time they took to make the trip. Destinations north and south are also indicated. Maps on the verso side of the correspondence from the canal and water company show the progress on the development of this route.

Agriculture was also a major focus for the Fowles who owned farmland in Beaufort County and rented land to tenants. Land records exist for 1783 through 1947.Cotton and tobacco were the primary crops. Correspondence with commission merchants (1912-1920) discusses the cotton situation. Tobacco warehouse sales are included from the early 1930s through the 1940s. Warehouses were discussed in 1913 and tobacco is a regular daybook entry. Agriculture financial records detail the basic expenses and the operation of Clifton Farm (1935-1939), Wildwood Farm (1920-1925), and Morgan Farm (1924-1925). Other farm records note tenant purchases, crop allowances (1946), insurance for tenant dwellings (1940), soil conservation (1937), miscellaneous tenant expenses (1920s), and acres per crop (undated drawing). Farm ledgers provide information from 1830 through 1947.

Economic conditions in Beaufort County (1913-1934) were discussed in correspondence and are inferred through price lists and sales records of the Fowle store. Among the economic issues discussed are the decline in timber prices (1914-1915), bank failures (1934), family finances (1934), and family rental properties.

W. M. Orr, son-in-law of S. R. Fowle II, was a distributor for the Indian Refining Company during 1920-1922. Records reflect his marketing of petroleum products in the eastern part of the state, distribution of these products to mills, and the sale of gas, kerosene, lubricating oil, and grease. The records also indicate a difficult relationship between Orr and the parent company due to wide differences in accounting practices and discrepancies in the accounts at both ends.

Storms and fires were a fairly regular problem for the farms and the mill (1913, 1914, 1916). References in the collection concern storm damage (1913) including uprooted trees, an overturned windmill, houses blown apart, flattened crops, a flooded store, substantial damage to merchandise in the warehouse, and lost lumber at the mill. Other disasters reported in the records include the sinking of the Orion (1914) with a full cargo, and the burning of standing timber (1913). A damage estimate by L. E. Everett and correspondence with Ward and Grimes indicate the cause of the fire was connected to railroad cars in the mill area. Correspondence with the locomotive companies discusses anthracite as a safer engine fuel than wood or soft coal. Crops were not immune from damage either and it was noted that a worm damaged an alfalfa crop in 1920.

Land was central to the Fowle farming and timber interests. The firm of Ward and Grimes conducted much of the family's legal business and materials in the collection pertain to the preparation of timber deeds, negotiation of rights of way to clear timber, and the problems of illegal or wrongful cutting (1909).

James L. Fowle, son of S. R. Fowle II, attended Randolph Macon Academy in 1911 and then Davidson College. Robert Fowle and S. R. Fowle III also attended Davidson. Correspondence from college concerns the Glee Club, Kappa Alpha Fraternitypledges, the YMCA (1914-1918), the Student Friendship War Fund (1917-1918), race relations in the South (1918), and missionary preparation at Vanderbilt University (1918). A notebook on Y activities includes mention of the Y's purpose, an article on prisoners of war, information on war fund campaigns, and a portion of a debate on internment of German nationals (1917). Davidson material also includes a church census with map for an area near Cornelius, N.C., and a list of KA alumnae in World War I and a history of the Sigma chapter.

After graduation, James attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond and writes home about his participation in church activities in Huntington, West Virginia (1920), and Sinks Grove and Milton, West Virginia (1922). As pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri (1923-1932), and later the First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee (1933-), he describes his life and pastoral duties in letters to his family. He also discusses the reasons for changing churches in terms of religious growth and awareness to issues.

World War I is discussed in the letters of S. R. Fowle III to his family. At an Army base in South Carolina (1918) he describes epidemics of measles and scarlet fever, joining the Military Police, the battle readiness of the camp, and studying for a commission.

Both of the sons (Mac, Jr., and Lewis) of W. M. and Ethel Fowle Orr were in the Navy during World War II. Mac Orr, Jr., was in Washington, D.C., in an administrative capacity in 1942 and assigned in 1943 to the USS Raven. Letters from both brothers comment on the Canal Zone, the American settlement on the west side of the canal, and the possibility of a prisoner of war labor camp to help farmers in Fairfax, Virginia.

Other family papers contain a variety of references to business, crime, politics, and education. Mining for feldspar in Lexington, N.C., is discussed (1916), as is the election for mayor in Washington (1909, 1911). Letters written in 1916 request support of the Wilson-Marshall presidential campaign and seek subscriptions for the construction of a three-room graded school in the county. A second school-related request (1920) seeks a subscription for playground equipment.

Commentary on crime in the area concerns timber theft and/or illegal removal (1909), gun duels involving and the eventual death of one Baxter Shemwell (1922), a murder/suicide in Washington, and the sentence of young men for stealing tires (1922).

A variety of papers belonging to Mary Payne Fowle, S. R. Fowle II's wife, reflects the life style and activities of an affluent wife and mother during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A ledger volume converted into a journal (1892-1918) recordsthe impressions of a young mother in dealing with her children and the horror and emotional turmoil resulting from the drowning (1896) of her thirteen-year old son. Also recorded is the family's birth and death information. Correspondence (1904) documents her travels in western North Carolina seeking a healthier climate and hot springs treatment for another son. In 1921 she undertook a cruise to the Holy Land and her letters home describe her visits to Jerusalem, Calvary, Beirut, and Cairo. In addition, there are longer diary notes about the places on her tour and a number of photographs of the trip. Mrs. Fowle's activities in the Washington community are also documented. Speeches, writings, and correspondence document her leadership in women's clubs, the Presbyterian church, and various civic organizations. Her notebook (1881-1904) for the Ladies Benevolent Society details money paid to help the needy with rent, wood, provisions, and medicine. Also, materials on the United Daughters of the Confederacy document their support of needy veterans of the Civil War.

An undated list of slaves owned by the Payne family in Virginia is included as is a description of a colored baptism (1909). A receipt and indenture for a black Missionary Baptist church (1894-1895) and correspondence with an AME church (1906-1908) concerning their balance of payments toward the Capehart Chapel in Washington reflect activities within the black community.

Family and genealogical information is provided for both the Paine-Payne family of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, and the Fowle family. A clipping notes important people and events in the history of the Paine-Payne family. Estate records (1913-1919) for W. T. Payne of Lexington, N.C., reflect property owned by the family and its eventual disposal. Membership records for the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy contain genealogical information for the Fowle family. Correspondence notes more recent portions of family history. Family correspondence (1902-1910) reflects family illnesses, medical expenses, trips to resorts and hot springs for treatment, and a visit to the mountain community around Turnpike, N.C. (Buncombe County). Family photographs also are included.

An undated mimeographed letter describes opportunities in Sanford, N.C., and gives a street plan of the town on the verso side of the letter. Publications include a pamphlet on Washington, N.C., with photographs and city statistics (1941) and a Preliminary Report on Land Use in Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula (1938). Other publications include a booklet on the Jamestown Exposition (1907), a booklet on camping in the Rockies and Yellowstone Park (1911), an issue of Confederate Veteran (1909), and a report on Adult Illiteracy in North Carolina and Plans for Its Elimination (1915).

Oversize items include land plats, a photograph, blueprints of a single saw edger and a saw slab slasher (1904), deeds, and issues of The Davidsonian (1916-1918).

For related material see Fowle Family Papers, Collection #MF. 29.

Administrative information
Custodial History

November 15, 1982, 10 cu. ft. and 240 volumes; Records (1797-1939) of Washington, N.C., merchant and shipper (along with ledgers of prior firms), including correspondence, ledgers, daybooks, letterpress books, accounts, and other business records. Gift of Mr. S. R. Fowle and Mrs. Elizabeth Fowle Carter, Washington, N.C.

June 11, 2003 (unprocessed addition 1.0), 148 items; Letter book (12/19/1846 - 7/28/1849) containing copies of business letters sent by S. R. [Samuel Richardson] Fowle, owner of a Washington, NC general store, with Naval stores, timber, and shipping interests, to his customers, suppliers and other business associates. Donor: Phillips, Robert L., M.D.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. S. R. Fowle and Mrs. Elizabeth Fowle Carter

Gift of Phillips, Robert L., M.D.

Processing information

Processed by M. Boccaccio, May 1989

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Fowle, James L.
Fowle, Mary Payne
Fowle, S. R. (Samuel Richardson), 1856-
Family Names
Fowle family
Paine family
Payne family
Corporate Names
Davidson College--Students
Kappa Alpha Order
S. R. Fowle & Son Company
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia--Students
Cotton trade--North Carolina--Beaufort County
Farm tenancy--North Carolina--Beaufort County
General stores--North Carolina--Washington
Lumber trade--North Carolina--Beaufort County
Petroleum industry and trade--North Carolina--Beaufort County
Shipping--North Carolina--Beaufort County
Timber--North Carolina--Beaufort County
Tobacco industry--North Carolina--Beaufort County
Women--North Carolina--Washington--Social life and customs--19th century
Women--North Carolina--Washington--Social life and customs--20th century
Dismal Swamp Canal (N.C. and Va.)
North Carolina--Genealogy

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Correspondence - A 1907-1911
Box 1 Folder b Correspondence - A 1912-1916
Box 1 Folder c Correspondence - A 1917-1946
Box 1 Folder d Correspondence - B 1908-1912
Box 1 Folder e Correspondence - B 1921-1931
Box 1 Folder f Correspondence - B 1913-1920
Box 1 Folder g Correspondence - C 1907-1909
Box 2 Folder a Correspondence - C 1910-1911
Box 2 Folder b Correspondence - C 1912-1913
Box 2 Folder c Correspondence - C 1914
Box 2 Folder d Correspondence - C 1915
Box 2 Folder e Correspondence - C 1916
Box 2 Folder f Correspondence - C 1917-1931
Box 2 Folder g Correspondence - D 1908-1930
Box 3 Folder a Correspondence - E 1882-1929
Box 3 Folder b Correspondence - F 1908-1912
Box 3 Folder c Correspondence - F 1913-1935
Box 3 Folder d Correspondence - G 1908-1930
Box 3 Folder e Correspondence - H 1901-1911
Box 3 Folder f Correspondence - H 1912-1914
Box 4 Folder a Correspondence - H 1915-1919
Box 4 Folder b Correspondence - H 1920
Box 4 Folder c Correspondence - H 1921-1931
Box 4 Folder d Correspondence - I 1908-1925
Box 4 Folder e Correspondence - J 1896-1915
Box 4 Folder f Correspondence - J 1916-1926
Box 4 Folder g Correspondence - K 1906-1930
Box 4 Folder h Correspondence - L 1908-1914
Box 5 Folder a Correspondence - L 1915-1925
Box 5 Folder b Correspondence - M 1890-1912
Box 5 Folder c Correspondence - M 1913-1915
Box 5 Folder d Correspondence - M 1916-1934
Box 5 Folder e Correspondence - N 1903-1912
Box 5 Folder f Correspondence - N 1913-1930
Box 6 Folder a Correspondence - O 1908-1925
Box 6 Folder b Correspondence - P 1902-1913
Box 6 Folder c Correspondence - P 1914-1930
Box 6 Folder d Correspondence - R 1907-1912
Box 6 Folder e Correspondence - R 1913-1941
Box 6 Folder f Correspondence - S 1904-1911
Box 6 Folder g Correspondence - S 1912-1914
Box 7 Folder a Correspondence - S 1915-1916
Box 7 Folder b Correspondence - S 1917-1920
Box 7 Folder c Correspondence - S 1921-1929
Box 7 Folder d Correspondence - T 1907-1913
Box 7 Folder e Correspondence - T 1914-1925
Box 7 Folder f Correspondence - T 1908-1923
Box 7 Folder g Correspondence - V 1911-1924
Box 7 Folder h Correspondence - W 1907-1911
Box 8 Folder a Correspondence - W 1912-1913
Box 8 Folder b Correspondence - W 1914-1915
Box 8 Folder c Correspondence - W 1916-1935
Box 8 Folder d Correspondence - Y 1911-1930
Box 8 Folder e Correspondence - Z 1911-1923
Box 8 Folder f Indian Refining Co. Correspondence, 1920-1921
Box 8 Folder g Indian Refining Co. Correspondence, Jan.-April 1922
Box 9 Folder a Indian Refining Co. Correspondence, May-Aug. 1922
Box 9 Folder b Indian Refining Co. Correspondence, Sept, 1922-1923
Box 9 Folder c Indian Refining Co. Commission Statements, 1922
Box 9 Folder d Indian Refining Co. New Accounts, 1922
Box 9 Folder e Indian Refining Co. Stock Statements, 1922
Box 9 Folder f Indian Refining Co. Station Record, 1922
Box 9 Folder g Indian Refining Co. Ads
Box 9 Folder h Personal Correspondence, 1908-1956
Box 10 Folder a Family Correspondence, 1856-1915
Box 10 Folder b Family Correspondence, 1916-1925
Box 10 Folder c Family Correspondence, 1927-1938
Box 10 Folder d Family Correspondence, 1939-1946, n.d
Box 10 Folder e James L. Fowle Correspondence, 1893-1915
Box 11 Folder a James L. Fowle Correspondence, Jan.-Aug. 1917
Box 11 Folder b James L. Fowle Correspondence, Sept.-Dec. 1917
Box 11 Folder c James L. Fowle Correspondence, 1918-1939
Box 11 Folder e James L. Fowle Davidson College Material, 1915-1918
Box 11 Folder f James L. Fowle Davidson College Speeches and Class Notes
Box 12 Folder a James L. Fowle Davidson College Speeches and Class Notes
Box 12 Folder b James L. Fowle Davidson College Misc. Items
Box 12 Folder c James L. Fowle Notebooks
Box 12 Folder d James L. Fowle YMCA
Box 12 Folder e James L. Fowle Kappa Alpha Fraternity Material
Box 12 Folder f James L. Fowle Union Theological Seminary Grade Reports
Box 12 Folder g James L. Fowle Church Bulletins
Box 12 Folder h Mary Payne Fowle Addison Book Club Programs, 1920-1938
Box 12 Folder i Mary Payne Fowle Art Club Materials
Box 13a Mary Payne Fowle Journal, 1893-1918
Box 13b Folder a Mary Payne Fowle DAR Material
Box 13b Folder b Mary Payne Fowle UDC Material
Box 13b Folder c Mary Payne Fowle Ladie's Benevolent Society Records, 1881-1904
Box 13b Folder d Mary Payne Fowle Club Yearbooks
Box 13b Folder e Mary Payne Fowle Women's Club Material
Box 13b Folder f Mary Payne Fowle Speeches
Box 13b Folder g Mary Payne Fowle European Trip Material, 1921
Box 13b Folder h Mary Payne Fowle European Trip Material, 1921
Box 13b Folder i Eastman College Practice Bookkeeping Ledgers,1873
Box 14 Folder a Eastman College Practice Bookkeeping Ledgers, 1873
Box 14 Folder b Speeches
Box 14 Folder c Rental Property Records, 1920-1938
Box 14 Folder d Financial Papers, 1884, 1888, 1941-1943, n.d
Box 14 Folder e Advertising Literature
Box 14 Folder f Store Inventory
Box 14 Folder g Shipping Records, 1891-1909
Box 14 Folder h Notebooks
Box 14 Folder i Presbyterian Church Society Material
Box 14 Folder j Payroll Records
Box 14 Folder k Publications
Box 15 Folder a Miscellaneous Items
Box 15 Folder b Miscellaneous Items
Box 15 Folder c Clippings
Box 15 Folder d Land Records, 1783-1879
Box 15 Folder e Land Records, 1880-1893
Box 15 Folder f Land Records, 1894-1899
Box 15 Folder g Land Records, 1900-1902
Box 15 Folder h Photographs
Box 15 Folder i Photographs
Box 15 Folder j Negatives
Box 16 Folder a Land Records, 1903-1905
Box 16 Folder b Land Records, 1906-1908
Box 16 Folder c Land Records, 1909-1910
Box 16 Folder d Land Records, 1911-1919
Box 17 Folder a Land Records, 1920-1947
Box 17 Folder b Land Division Records
Box 17 Folder c Land Correspondence, 1880-1949
Box 17 Folder d Land Surveys
Box 17 Folder e Land Abstracts and Misc. Items
Box 17 Folder f Land Abstracts and Misc. Items
Box 17 Folder g Timber Deeds, 1886-1891
Box 17 Folder h Timber Deeds, 1892-1897
Box 18 Folder a Timber Deeds, 1898-1903
Box 18 Folder b Timber Deeds, 1904-1908
Box 18 Folder c Timber Deeds, 1909-1910
Box 18 Folder d Timber Deeds, 1911-1912
Box 18 Folder e Timber Deeds, 1913-1920
Box 19 Folder a Timber Correspondence, 1837-1936
Box 19 Folder b Timber Financial Papers
Box 19 Folder c Timber Miscellaneous Items
Box 19 Folder d Timber Towing Records, 1915
Box 19 Folder e Timber Towing Records, 1916
Box 19 Folder f Farm Correspondence, 1897-1916
Box 19 Folder g Clifton Farm Records, 1935-1939
Box 19 Folder h Clifton Farm Operation Ledger
Box 20 Folder a Farm Cashbooks
Box 20 Folder b Farm Cashbooks
Box 20 Folder c Farm Tenant Contracts & Finances, 1908-1924
Box 20 Folder d Farm Miscellaneous Items
Box 20 Folder e Farm Tobacco Sales Records, 1930
Box 20 Folder f Farm Tobacco Sales Records, 1935
Box 20 Folder g Farm Tobacco Sales Records, 1938
Box 21 Folder a Farm Tobacco Sales, 1941-1943
Box 21 Folder b Legal Records, 1898-1922
Box 21 Folder c Mrs. W. T. Payne Estate Papers, 1913-1919
Box 21 Folder d Mutual Machine Co. Accounts, 1909
Box 21 Folder e Medical Expenses
Box 21 Folder f Misc. Financial Records
Box 22 Letterpress Book, March , September 1888
Box 23 Store Records: Daybook, 1797-1801
Box 24 Folder a Store Records
Box 24 Folder b Store Records
Box 24 Folder c Store Records: Ledger, 1827-1829
Box 24 Folder d Store Records: Daybook, 1829-1831
Box 24 Folder e Store Records
Box 24 Folder f Store Records
Box 24 Folder g Store Records
Box 25 Folder a Store Records: Daybook, 1832-1833
Box 25 Folder b Store Records: Daybook, 1833
Box 26 Folder a Store Records: Daybook, 1833-1834
Box 26 Folder b Store Records: Daybook, 1833
Box 27 Store Records: Daybook, 1834-1835
Box 28 Store Records: Daybook, 1836-1837
Box 29 Store Records: Daybook, 1838-1839
Box 30 Store Records: Daybook, 1839-1840
Box 31 Store Records: Ledger, 1833-1835
Box 32 Store Records: Ledger, 1835-1839
Box 33 Store Records: Ledger, 1839-1843
Box 34 Folder a Store Records: Daybook, 1840-1841
Box 34 Folder b Store Records: Cashbook, 1841-1842
Box 35 Store Records: Daybook, 1841-1842
Box 36 Store Records: Daybook, 1841-1843
Box 37 Store Records: Daybook, 1842-1844
Box 38 Store Records: Daybook, 1844-1847
Box 39 Folder a Store Records: Ledger, 1847-1853
Box 39 Folder b Store Records: Daybook, 1847
Box 40 Store Records: Daybook, 1847 , January 1850
Box 41 Folder a Store Records: Daybook, 1847-1853
Box 41 Folder b Store Records: Cashbook, 1851
Box 42 Folder a Store Records: Daybook, 1853-1854
Box 42 Folder b Store Records: Daybook, 1856
Box 42 Folder c Store Records: Daybook, 1855-1858
Box 43 Store Records: Daybook, 1856-1858
Box 44 Store Records: Journal, 1858-1867
Box 45 Store Records: Ledger, 1865-1873
Box 46 Store Records: Daybook, 1870-1872
Box 47 Folder a Accounts: 1870-1871
Box 47 Folder b Store Records: Daybooks, 1874-1877
Box 47 Folder c Ledger, 1878
Box 47 Folder d Store Records: Daybook, 1876
Box 48 Store Records: Ledger, 1874-1876
Box 49 Store Records: Daybook, 1876-1878
Box 50 Folder a Store Records: Ledger, 1877-1884
Box 50 Folder b Daybook, 1879-1880
Box 51 Store Records: Ledger, 1880-1888
Box 52 Store Records: Cashbook, 1880-1882
Box 53 Store Records: Ledger, 1881
Box 54 Store Records: Ledger, 1882-1883
Box 55 Store Records: Daybook, 1880-1881
Box 56 Store Records: Daybook, 1882-1883
Box 57 Store Records: Ledger, 1882-1884
Box 58 Store Records: Cashbook, 1883-1884
Box 59 Store Records: Ledger, 1883
Box 60 Store Records: Ledger, 1883-1885
Box 61 Store Records: Daybook, 1884-1886
Box 62 Store Records: Daybook, 1885-1886
Box 63 Store Records: Ledger, 1885-1888
Box 64 Store Records: Daybook, 1886-1887
Box 65 Store Records: Cashbook, 1887-1889
Box 66 Store Records: Orderbook, 1888
Box 67 Store Records: Daybook, 1887-1888
Box 68 Store Records: Ledger, 1888-1889
Box 69 Store Records: Daybook, 1888-1889
Box 70 Store Records: Daybook, 1889-1890
Box 71 Store Records: Daybook, 1889-1890
Box 72 Store Records: Ledger, 1890
Box 73 Store Records: Orderbook, 1890-1891
Box 74 Store Records: Ledger, 1891
Box 75 Store Records: Daybook, 1890-1891
Box 76 Store Records: Ledger, 1890-1891
Box 77 Store Records: Daybook, 1891-1892
Box 78 Store Records: Ledger, 1892
Box 79 Store Records: Orderbook, 1892-1893
Box 80 Store Records: Ledger, 1893
Box 81 Store Records: Daybook, 1894
Box 82 Store Records: Ledger, 1894
Box 83 Store Records: Orderbook, 1895
Box 84 Store Records: Orderbook, 1893
Box 85 Store Records: Ledger, 1893-1894
Box 86 Store Records: Daybook, 1894
Box 87 Store Records: Orderbook, 1894-1896
Box 88 Store Records: Orderbook, 1895
Box 89 Store Records: Ledger, 1895
Box 90 Store Records: Ledger, 1895-1898
Box 91 Store Records: Daybook, 1895
Box 92 Store Records: Ledger, 1896
Box 93 Store Records: Ledger, 1897
Box 94 Store Records: Orderbook, 1898
Box 95 Store Records: Ledger, 1898
Box 96 Store Records: Orderbook, 1899-1900
Box 97 Store Records: Daybook, 1899-1900
Box 98 Store Records: Ledger, 1899-1900
Box 99 Store Records: Ledger, 1899-1902
Box 100 Store Records: Orderbook, 1901
Box 101 Store Records: Ledger, 1901
Box 102 Store Records: Inventory, 1900-1902
Box 103a Store Records: Ledger, 1902
Box 103b Store Records: Ledger, 1902-1903
Box 104 Store Records: Orderbook, 1903
Box 105 Store Records: Orderbook, 1903
Box 106 Store Records: Cash/Bills Receivable, 1901-1902
Box 107 Store Records: Orderbook, 1902-1905
Box 108 Store Records: Bankbook, 1903-1907
Box 109 Store Records: Cashbook, 1903-1904
Box 110 Store Records: Cashbook, 1906
Box 111 Store Records: Daybook, 1907
Box 112 Store Records: Orderbook, 1907
Box 113 Store Records: Daily Statement, 1907-1908
Box 114 Store Records: Cashbook, 1908
Box 115 Folder a Store Records: Cashbook, 1907-1911
Box 115 Folder b Ledger, 1912
Box 116 Store Records: Daybook, 1908
Box 117 Store Records: Cashbook, 1908-1909
Box 118 Store Records: Cashbook, 1909-1911
Box 119 Store Records: Daybook, 1909
Box 120 Store Records: Daybook, 1909-1910
Box 121 Store Records: Daily Statements, 1909-1910
Box 122 Store Records: Daily Statements, 1912
Box 123 Store Records: Ledger, 1912
Box 124 Store Records: Ledger, 1912-1914
Box 125 Store Records: Cashbook, 1911-1913
Box 126 Store Records: Cashbook, 1913
Box 127 Store Records: Cashbook, 1913
Box 128 Store Records: Daybook, 1914-1915
Box 129 Store Records: Ledger, 1913-1917
Box 130 Store Records: Ledger, 1913-1916
Box 131 Store Records: Cashbook, 1920
Box 132 Store Records: Cashbook, 1921-1922
Box 133 Store Records: Cashbook, 1922-1923
Box 134 Store Records: Daybook, 1921-1925
Box 135 Store Records: Cashbook, 1923
Box 136 Store Records: Cashbook, 1923-1924
Box 137 Store Records: Cashbook, 1924-1925
Box 138 Store Records: Cashbook, 1925
Box 139 Store Records: Cashbook, 1925-1926
Box 140 Store Records: Cashbook, 1926
Box 141 Store Records: Cashbook, 1926-1927
Box 142 Store Records: Cashbook, 1928
Box 143 Store Records: Cashbook, 1928-1929
Box 144 Store Records: Cashbook, 1929-1930
Box 145 Store Records: Cashbook, 1933-1934
Box 146 Store Records: Cashbook, 1934-1935
Box 147 Store Records: Cashbook, 1934-1936
Box 148 Store Records: Daybook, 1934
Box 149 Store Records: Daybook, 1934-1936
Box 150 Store Records: Cashbook, 1935-1937
Box 151 Store Records: Daybook, 1936-1938
Box 152 Store Records: Cashbook, 1937-1938
Box 153 Store Records: Cashbook, 1938-1939
Box 154 Store Records: Daybook, 1938-1939
Box 155 Store Records: Letterbook, 1900
Box 156 Store Records: Letterbook, 1905
Box 157 Store Records: Ledger, 1902-1904
Box 158 Store Records: Cashbook, 1905
Box 159 Store Records: Daybook, 1910-1912
Box 160 Store Records: Orderbook, 1913-1914
Box 161 Store Records: Daybook, 1914-1917
Box 162 Store Records: Orderbook, 1917-1919
Box 163 Store Records: Savings and Trust, 1918
Box 164 Store Records: Cashbook, 1939-1941
Box 165 Store Records: Cashbook, 1941-1942
Box 166 Store Records: Inventory, 1860-1882
Box 167 Store Records: Inventory, 1885
Box 168 Indian Refining Co.: Cashbook, 1912-1913
Box 169 Indian Refining Co.: Ledger, 1920-1921
Box 170 Indian Refining Co.: Ledger, 1922
Box 171 Indian Refining Co.: Daybook, 1922
Box 172 Indian Refining Co.: Daybook, 1930-1934
Box 173 Folder a Shipping Records: Invoices, 1860-1877
Box 173 Folder b Log Records, 1880-1883
Box 174 Folder a Shipping Records: Cashbook, 1876-1877
Box 174 Folder b Cargo Lists, 1879-1887
Box 175 Shipping Records: Invoices, 1835-1850
Box 177 Farm Records: Ledger, 1890-1891
Box 178 Farm Records: Farm/Mill/Order Ledger, 1893-1895
Box 179 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1901-1902
Box 180 Farm Records: Orderbook, 1902
Box 181 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1902-1903
Box 182 Farm Records: Orderbook, 1903
Box 183 Farm Records: Farm/Mill/Store Shipments Ledger, 1903-1909
Box 184 Farm Records: Orderbook, 1905
Box 185 Farm Records: Orderbook, 1905
Box 186 Farm Records: Ledger, 1908-1910
Box 187 Farm Records: Ledger, 1911
Box 188 Farm Records: Ledger, 1911
Box 189 Farm Records: Ledger, 1910-1911
Box 190 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1914-1915
Box 191 Farm Records: Ledger, 1914-1917
Box 192 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1915-1917
Box 193 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1917-1918
Box 194 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1918
Box 195 Farm Records: Ledger, 1926-1927
Box 196 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1929-1930
Box 197 Farm Records: Tobacco Sales, 1928-1930
Box 198 Farm Records: Daybook/Cashbook, 1931-1933
Box 199 Farm Records: Daybook/Cashbook, 1933
Box 200 Farm Records: Ledger, 1931-1938
Box 201 Farm Records: Ledger, 1935-1941
Box 202 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1936-1937
Box 203 Farm Records: Daybook, 1939-1942
Box 204 Farm Records: Ledger, 1940-1943
Box 205 Farm Records: Tobacco Book, 1946
Box 206 Farm Records: Cashbook, 1946-1947
Box 207 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1878-1883
Box 208 Mill/Timber Records: Timber/Schooner Ledger, 1878-1913
Box 209 Mill/Timber Records: Timberland Contracts, 1889-1911
Box 210 Mill/Timber Records: Timberland Contracts, 1890-1903
Box 211 Mill/Timber Records: Timberbook, 1893-1895
Box 212 Mill/Timber Records: Mill Ledger/Log Accounts, 1892-1895
Box 213 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1892-1897
Box 214 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1892-1895
Box 215 Mill/Timber Records: Mill/Logbook, 1895
Box 216 Mill/Timber Records: Mill/Log Daybook, 1895-1897
Box 217 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1896
Box 218 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1897-1898
Box 219 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1897-1898
Box 220a Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1896-1899
Box 220b Mill/Timber Records: Timberbook, 1898-1899
Box 221 Mill/Timber Records: Logbook, 1899
Box 222 Mill/Timber Records: Timberbook, 1898-1899
Box 223 Mill/Timber Records: Orderbook, 1899-1900
Box 224 Mill/Timber Records: Rental Book, 1884-1914
Box 225 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1900-1902
Box 226 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1900-1901
Box 227 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1901-1902
Box 228 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1901
Box 229 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1902
Box 230 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1902-1905
Box 231 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1902-1910
Box 232 Mill/Timber Records: Timberbook, 1902-1904
Box 233 Mill/Timber Records: Timberbook, 1904-1906
Box 234 Mill/Timber Records: Timberbook, 1907-1908
Box 235 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1907
Box 236 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1906-1910
Box 237 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1909
Box 238 Mill/Timber Records: Timberbook, 1910
Box 239 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1910
Box 240 Mill/Timber Records: Timberbook, 1910-1917
Box 241 Mill/Timber Records: Logbook, 1912-1915
Box 242 Mill/Timber Records: Woodbook, 1913-1914
Box 243 Mill/Timber Records: Daybook, 1914-1915
Box 244 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1915
Box 245 Mill/Timber Records: Ledger, 1917-1919
Box 246 Miscellaneous: Naval Stores Daybook, 1842-1848
Box 247 Miscellaneous: Naval Stores Cashbook, 1878-1879
Box 248 Miscellaneous: Naval Stores, 1894-1901
Box 249 Miscellaneous: Coal, 1885
Box 250 Miscellaneous: Coal, 1903-1907
Box 251 Miscellaneous: Store Construction Ledger, 1915
Box 252 Miscellaneous: Collections, 1917-1918
Box 253 Miscellaneous: Suppliers
Box 254a The Credit Experience Guide from The Merchants Mercantile Agency, 1913
Box 254b Miscellaneous: Tickets, 1898-1901
Box 255 Miscellaneous: Tickets, 1907-1909
Box 256 Payroll: Timber, 1890
Box 257 Payroll: Mill, 1892-1897
Box 258 Payroll: Mill, 1896-1898
Box 259 Payroll: Mill, 1897-1899
Box 260 Payroll: Mill, 1901-1903
Box 261 Payroll: Mill, 1904
Box 262 Payroll: Mill, 1905-1906
Box 263 Payroll: Mill Ledger and Payroll, 1907-1908
Box 264 Payroll: Mill, 1907-1908
Box 265 Payroll: Mill, 1908-1909
Box 266 Payroll: Mill, 1909-1910
Box 267 Payroll: 1909-1910
Box 268 Payroll: Mill, 1910-1911
Box 269 Payroll: Mill, 1913-1915
Box 270 Payroll: 1915
Box 271 Payroll: 1915-1916
Box 272 Payroll: Farm, 1917-1918
Folder os1 Land Plats; Photographs; Blueprints; Deeds; and Issues of The Davidsonian,1916-1918