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Owen Cicero Farrar Papers, 1873-1892

Manuscript Collection #584

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Title: Owen Cicero Farrar Papers
Creator: Farrar, Owen Cicero
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1873-1892) of owner of cotton firm, Farrar, Gaskill and Co., Tarboro, N.C. and Eure, Farrar and Co., Norfolk, Va., and Farrar and Jones, of New York, N.Y., including correspondence, letterbooks, ledgers, financial records, publications, political, balance sheets, commentary
Extent: 24.72 Cubic feet, 1250 items , consisting of correspondence, letterbooks, ledgers, and financial records.

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

Accessions Information

November 15, 1989, 5 cubic feet and 110 volumes; Records (1877-1891) of Edgecombe County, N.C., cotton merchant, including correspondence, letterbooks, accounts, ledgers, and other records for Farrar, Gaskill and Co. of Tarboro; Eure, Farrar and Co. of Norfolk, Virginia; and Farrar and Jones Co. of New York, N.Y. Gift of Mrs. Mary M. Martin, Tarboro, 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

Owen Cicero Farrar Papers (#584), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Mary M. Martin

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Boccaccio, July 1990

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Owen Cicero Farrar (1835-1891) began his career as a tobacco peddler with a large trade from Person to Hyde counties, N. C. Farrar moved to Tarboro, N.C., in the 1870s and established a general store which burned in 1885. His Tarboro partnerships as a general store merchant were variously named Farrar & Pippin (1873-1884), Farrar & Wright (1885-1886), and Farrar, Gaskill & Co. (1885-1891). This last partnership included Farrar, G. B. Wright, J. A. Weddell, E. T. Bynum, and James R. Gaskill. After Farrar's death, Farrar, Gaskill & Co. was liquidated.

Besides running general stores, Farrar also grew cotton and engaged in its sale and manufacture. From the mid-1870s, he held a joint cotton account with commission merchants March, Price and Co. of New York, and from the late 1870s with Hymans and Dancy of Norfolk, Va. In 1881, Farrar entered into partnership with George F. Jones as New York commission merchants under the name of Farrar and Jones, a company which held a seat on the New York Cotton Exchange. He also entered into partnership in 1882 with M. L. Eure and Theo. H. Price in Norfolk as general commission merchants. In 1884, Price withdrew and the company became Eure, Farrar and Co. After Farrar's death, the Norfolk company became Eure, Gregory and Co. until M. L. Eure left and joined the former New York firm of Farrar and Jones which then became Jones, Eure and Co. In addition, Farrar was the principal subscriber and president of the six-thousand-spindleTarboro Cotton Factory, which was constructed in 1888; and in 1887 he built the Hotel Farrar, a three-story, fifty-five-room hotel containing an office and six stores, in Tarboro.

Mills Lee Eure, a graduate of the University of North Carolina (1859), a Superior Court judge (1874-1882), and member of the N.C. House of Representatives (1865) and the N.C. Senate (1860-1864), ran the Norfolk office of Eure, Farrar & Co.

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His many letters detail market conditions and fluctuations, cotton quality (1884-1891), the influence of the foreign markets of Liverpool and Bombay (1885-1886, 1890), bank failures and the establishment of new banks in Norfolk (1885), the problem of cotton pests (1885-1886), and the effect of weather on the cotton crop (1885-1891). Topics include the purchase of poor quality cotton (1886-1887), cotton prices (1884-1891), the effect of the declining silver market on cotton prices (1886), cotton exports from Bombay to Europe (1886), the destruction by fire of the cotton exchange warehouse in Norfolk, Va. (1889), a complaint about Farrar, Gaskill & Co.'s carelessness (1889), an admonishment to honesty in business (1889), and the general state of the economy (1884-1891). As general commission merchants, the Norfolk office also dealt in the purchase and sale of peanuts, which is discussed in the correspondence (1885, 1891).

George Jones writes from New York to Farrar about the situation of the New York cotton market (1884-1890), failures in the clothing business (1884), bank suspensions (1885), direct cotton sales to Liverpool (1886), and a fire in a commercial cotton press in New Orleans, La. (1887). He also notes a New York law making Saturday a half-day holiday (1887); moving of the Exchange to new quarters on Pearl St. (1885); and a snow storm that closed the Exchange for two days, leaving them without communication or transportation (1888). Relationships between Farrar's Norfolk and New York commission merchant companies are shown through consignment books and joint account books (1876-1889) as well as through correspondence. Documenting his partnerships with New York commission merchants are account books and consignment books (1876-1881) for March, Price & Co. and for Farrar and Jones (1881-1890). Records concerning his Norfolk commission merchant ventures include Hymans & Dancy account books (1879-1882); Eure, Farrar & Co. consignment books (1884-1891), account books (1886-1889), and memorandum of advances book (1887-1889); and Eure, Farrar & Price account books (1882-1883).

There also are many miscellaneous ledgers such as a volume of Owen Williams's financial records (1865-1871); a cashbook (1892-1893) for W. F. Hargrove; a guano ledger (1881) for Sharpe, Farrar & Baker; a volume of bills of lading (1891) for Hamilton Railroad & Lumber Co.; a volume (undated) concerning a Hodges & Powell auction; and unidentified cotton purchases and shipments ledgers (1877-1889).

Materials concerned with the general store activity include correspondence, letterbooks, financial records, orders, invoices, and ledgers for a wide variety of itemsfrom shoes and clothing to building materials, notions, cigars, and fertilizer. Farrar's Tarboro stores held joint accounts with his Norfolk and New York commission merchant companies and arranged for the purchase and shipment of local cotton to Norfolk. Shipments were sent by steamer from Washington, N.C., to Norfolk. A letter from M. L. Eure (1887) comments on the delays and damage to merchandise inherent in steamer transport and the expense of shipping due to wharfage, insurance claims, and other associated costs. He advised shipping cotton by railroad (1887), insisted on transportation other than steamer (1888), and complained of slow routes and delayed shipments from Tarboro (1889-1890). The effect of weather changes, storms, and droughts (1885-1886, 1890) are noted in relation to the cotton crop.

Numerous daybooks (1885-1891) for Farrar, Gaskill & Co. contain general store accounts often with journal notations. Guano books (1887-1891) reflect the purchase of fertilizer. Other ledgers contain invoices (1887-1891), notes and bills payable (1886-1887), an inventory (1889), daily listing of drafts (1887-1889), accounts (1885-1890), and cash sales (1887, 1889-1890). There are also letterbooks (1885-1892) and financial records files (1889-1891) concerning the operation of the company.

The Farrar & Pippin general merchant partnership is represented by financial records (1882-1887); ledgers, daybooks, cashbooks (1873-1884); an account book (1873-1880); an inventory ledger (1884); a lien ledger (1881); and invoice ledgers (1882-1883). There are financial records (1886-1888) and a letterbook (1885-1887) for the firm of Farrar, Wright & Co.; as well as a ledger, cashbook and daybooks (1886-1887); a ledger listing drafts (1885-1887); an inventory ledger (1885); a ledger for notes and bills payable (1886); and invoice ledgers (1885-1886).

There also are ten ledgers in O. C. Farrar's name covering the years 1884-1889 as well as two ledgers for O. C. Farrar & Co. (1875-1881) concerning mainly general merchandise accounts and some cotton purchases and sales.

The collection also contains a large number of cashbooks, daybooks, and other ledgers from the late 1870s through the early 1890s as well as fertilizer account books (1885-1890) that are not identified as to company but are presumably related to Farrar.

A tenant ledger (1880-1882) for J. W. and Wm. Pippin contains a payroll and lists the amount of cotton picked and tenant supplies purchased. An unidentified tenant ledger (1891) lists meal and board expenses and tenant laborer absences in addition to laborers' pay.

Letterbooks and correspondence of the Tarboro Cotton Factory (1888-1889) indicate equipment needs and specifications; out-of-state subscriptions; contracts for building, wiring, and steam power; and employment of a manager (1888).Correspondence with other mills (1889) gathered advice on equipment and operations. Drawings of bricks, sashes and various pieces of equipment are included in correspondence and a letterbook (1888-1889). The factory was in operation by mid-1889 and the letterbook reflects the numbers of workers by job type and salary (1889), shipments of yarn and bolts produced and sold (1890), and shipments of waste (1890). The factory's financial records include a payroll (1889) giving workers' names, time, pay rate, and amount of pay, and is grouped by function, i.e. cording, spinning and spooling. Ledgers (1888-1889) reflect cotton purchases and receipts. Lumber purchases for the factory and tenant housing are also noted in the material.

Farrar built the Hotel Farrar in Tarboro which opened in 1887. A letterbook shows that lumber and bricks were under contract in 1885. A laborers account book for a brickyard (1886), which could be associated with the construction of Hotel Farrar, gives laborers' names, work dates, number of bricks produced, and method of payment. Correspondence (1886-1887) contains a builder's proposal for a hotel; applications for hotel positions; the purchase of furniture for the hotel and stores; and the search for a manager.

Correspondence files document the activities of Farrar and Alex Walker, of Durham, N.C., in a project to drain a swamp, build a canal, and develop land near Dover, N.C., close to Tracy and Gum swamps (1885-1890). Letters from Walker to Farrar give detailed accounts of the progress and cost of draining the swamp, the plan to irrigate the land with a canal, and the need to get the Board of Education to act for the state on the incorporation of the canal (1886). Also discussed are cutting the canal, clearing the land, a contract (1888) for building what was apparently a sawmill, an offer on the timber and the sawmill, the leasing of forty-five acres, labor costs to clear the land (1889), Walker's desire to switch from growing corn and rice to raising cattle, and Farrar's desire to sell his interest (1890).

Farrar's letterbook (1890-1891) details his efforts to build and furnish a Baptist church in Tarboro. Letters document the purchase of building materials, selection of stained glass windows and pews, hiring of carpenters, the dimensions of the sanctuary and schoolroom, and choice of a Bible for the pulpit.

Other topics discussed in the correspondence and covered in the letterbooks concern education, county government, and politics. A letter from Farrar's nephew at the Davis School in La Grange, N.C. (1884-1885), reports on a prospective trip to the state Exposition, his need of Sunday shoes, and his study habits. School expenses for Farrar's daughter in Lynchburg, Va., also are noted (1886). Letterbooks for Farrar, Gaskill & Co. contain statements (1885-1887) for the white and colored school funds expenditures in Edgecombe County. Figures are listed by township, district, amounts received and apportioned, total funds, and amounts disbursed and on hand. Purchase of textbooks forthe graded schools also is noted (1888). Other county involvements documented in the letterbooks include reports of the treasurer of the Edgecombe County General Fund (1889-1890), which also included mention of the Fence Fund.

Political commentary concerns the possible creation of a new county from portions of Nash, Edgecombe, and Halifax counties (Feb. 1887), efforts to get political support for a postmaster's appointment (1885), the election of Grover Cleveland to the Presidency (1884) and the giving of a celebratory banquet (Dec. 1884) for Cleveland's campaign manager, Arthur Pue Gorman.

Publications include an 1892 Merchants Retail Commercial Agency of Chicago volume, which lists unsettled accounts and migratory debtors by state. A separate volume on cotton movements and fluctuations (1885-1890) written by Latham, Alexander & Co., New York bankers and commission merchants, gives statistics on the highs and lows of futures; movement of the crop in New York, other U.S. ports, Bombay, and Liverpool; receipts and exports from U.S. ports; and weekly movement of cotton at interior U.S. towns as well as other statistics.

An oversize file contains general store balance sheets (1884-1886).

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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 Entries :

  • New York, New York
  • North Carolina, Edgecombe County
  • Virginia, Norfolk

Autograph Entries :

  • Eure, M[iles] L[ee] (802) 1884-1891
  • Taylor, R. S. 1887

Subject Entries :

  • AGRICULTURE--Cotton--Diseases and Pests
  • AGRICULTURE--Craven Co., N.C.
  • AGRICULTURE--Farm Tenancy--Edgecombe Co., N.C.
  • AGRICULTURE--Lumber Trade--Craven Co., N.C.
  • BUILDING AND ARCHITECTURE--Churches--Tarboro, N.C.
  • BUILDING AND ARCHITECTURE--Factories--Tarboro, N.C.
  • BUILDING AND ARCHITECTURE--Hotels, Inns, and Taverns--Tarboro, N.C.
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Commission Merchants--19th Century
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Commission Merchants--19th Century
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Commodity Exchanges
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Cotton--Marketing--19th Century
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Cotton--Prices--19th Century
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Debtor and Creditor--1892
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Ethics--Edgecombe Co., N.C.
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Fertilizer--Tarboro, N.C.
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Financial Papers--Edgecombe Co., N.C.
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--General Stores--Tarboro, N.C.
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Manufacturing--Brickmaking--1886
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Manufacturing--Cotton--Tarboro, N.C.
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Marketing--Cotton
  • DISASTERS--Fires--Louisiana
  • DISASTERS--Fires--Virginia
  • ECONOMY--19th Century
  • EDGECOMBE CO., N.C.--Financial Records
  • INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS--Canals--Craven Co., N.C.
  • LABOR--Building and Architecture
  • LABOR--Canals--Craven Co., N.C.
  • LABOR--Lumber Trade--Craven Co., N.C.
  • LABOR--New York
  • LABOR--Wages--Edgecombe Co., N.C.
  • MONEY AND BANKING--Silver Question--1886
  • NEGROES--Education--Edgecombe Co., N.C.
  • N.C.--GENERAL ASSEMBLY--Law and Legislation
  • RELIGION--Churches--Tarboro, N.C.
  • TARBORO, N.C.--General Description and History
  • TARBORO, N.C.--Politics
  • TRANSPORTATION--Steamboats
  • U.S.--PRESIDENT--Cleveland, Stephen Grover
  • WEATHER--Blizzards--New York
  • WEATHER--Southern States
  • WELFARE RELIEF--Edgecombe Co., N.C.

Genealogy Entries :

  • JAMES FAMILY--Pitt Co., N.C.

Date Entries :

  • 1873-1879
  • 1880-1889
  • 1890-1892

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

Box 1#0584.1
Correspondence, 1876-March 1885
Box 2#0584.2
Correspondence, April-December 1885
Box 3#0584.3
Correspondence, January-July 1886
Box 4#0584.4
Correspondence, August 1886-April 1887
Box 5#0584.5
Correspondence, May-December 1887
Box 6#0584.6
Correspondence, January-September 1888
Box 7#0584.7
Correspondence, October 1888-February 1889
Box 8#0584.8
Correspondence, March-December 1889
Box 9#0584.9
Correspondence, January 1890-January 1891
Box 10#0584.10
Correspondence, February-March 1891
Box 10#0584.10
Letterbooks, O. C. Farrar, 1884-1885
Box 10#0584.10
Farrar, Gaskill & Co., 1885-1887
Box 11#0584.11
Letterbooks: Farrar, Gaskill & Co., February 1887-May 1888
Box 12#0584.12
Letterbooks: Farrar, Gaskill & Co., May 1888-April 1890
Box 13#0584.13
Letterbooks: Farrar, Gaskill & Co., April 1890-February 1892
Box 13#0584.13
Tarboro Cotton Factory, March 1889-April 1891
Box 14#0584.14
Letterbooks: Farrar, Wright & Co., April 1885-February 1887
Box 15#0584.15
Eure, Farrar & Price: Account Sales, 1882-1883.Eure, Farrar & Co.: Account Sales 1884
Box 16#0584.16
Eure, Farrar & Co.: Account Sales, 1885-1887
Box 17#0584.17
Eure, Farrar & Co.: Account Sales, 1887-1888
Box 18#0584.18
Eure, Farrar & Co.: Account Sales, 1888-1891
Box 19#0584.19
Farrar & Jones: Account Sales, 1882-1891
Box 20#0584.20
Farrar & Pippin: Financial Records, 1882-1887.Farrar, Wright & Co.: Financial Records, 1886-1888.Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Financial Records, 1889-1891.O. C. Farrar: Financial Records, 1877-1890.March, Price & Co.: Financial Records, 1889.Tarboro Cotton Factory: Financial Records, 1888-1890.Fertilizer Accounts, 1886
Box 20#0584.20
Miscellaneous Accounts, 1881-1890
Box 20#0584.20
Legal Documents, 1888-1890
Box 20#0584.20
Printed Material
Box 21#0584.21
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, January-May 1885
Box 22#0584.22
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, May-September 1885
Box 23#0584.23
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, October-December 1886
Box 24#0584.24
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, January-April 1887
Box 25#0584.25
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, April-July 1887
Box 26#0584.26
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, July-October 1887
Box 27#0584.27
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, October 1887-January 1888
Box 28#0584.28
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, January-April 1888
Box 29#0584.29
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, April-July 1888
Box 30#0584.30
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, October 1888-February 1889
Box 31#0584.31
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, February-May 1889
Box 32#0584.32
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, May-August 1889
Box 33#0584.33
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, August-December 1889
Box 34#0584.34
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, December 1889-February 1890
Box 35#0584.35
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, February-May 1890
Box 36#0584.36
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, May-August 1890
Box 37#0584.37
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, August-November 1890
Box 38#0584.38
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Daybook, November 1890-April 1891
Box 39#0584.39
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Guano Book, 1887
Box 40#0584.40
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Guano Book, 1888
Box 41#0584.41
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Guano Book, 1889
Box 42#0584.42
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Guano Book, 1891
Box 43#0584.43
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Cashbook, 1887
Box 44#0584.44
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Cashbook, 1889-1890
Box 45#0584.45
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Account Book, 1885-1890
Box 46#0584.46
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Cotton & Drafts, 1887-1889
Box 47#0584.47
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Inventory, 1889
Box 48#0584.48
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Notes & Bills Payable, December 1886-1887
Box 49#0584.49
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Invoices, 1887
Box 50#0584.50
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Invoices, 1888-1889
Box 51#0584.51
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Invoices, 1890
Box 52#0584.52
Farrar, Gaskill & Co.: Invoices, 1890-1891
Box 53#0584.53
Farrar & Pippin: Ledger, 1882-1883
Box 54#0584.54
Farrar & Pippin: Ledger, 1883
Box 55#0584.55
Farrar & Pippin: Merchandise Ledger, 1882-1884
Box 56#0584.56
Farrar & Pippin: Daybook, January-May 1882
Box 57#0584.57
Farrar & Pippin: Daybook, May-September 1882
Box 58#0584.58
Farrar & Pippin: Daybook, September 1882-January 1883
Box 59#0584.59
Farrar & Pippin: Daybook, January-May 1883
Box 60#0584.60
Farrar & Pippin: Daybook, May-September 1883
Box 61#0584.61
Farrar & Pippin: Daybook, September-November 1883
Box 62#0584.62
Farrar & Pippin: Petty Cashbook, 1873
Box 63#0584.63
Farrar & Pippin: Cashbook, 1882
Box 64#0584.64
Farrar & Pippin: Cashbook, 1882-March 1883
Box 65#0584.65
Farrar & Pippin: Account Book, December 1873-1880
Box 66#0584.66
Farrar & Pippin: Inventory, 1884
Box 67#0584.67
O. C. Farrar & W. M. Pippin: Lien Ledger, 1881
Box 67#0584.67
Account, 1882
Box 68#0584.68
Farrar & Pippin: Invoices, 1882-1883
Box 69#0584.69
Farrar & Pippin: Invoices, September-November 1883
Box 70#0584.70
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Ledger, 1886
Box 71#0584.71
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Cashbook, 1886-March 1887
Box 72#0584.72
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Daybook, January- April 1886
Box 73#0584.73
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Daybook, September-October 1886
Box 74#0584.74
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Daybook, April-June 1886
Box 75#0584.75
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Daybook, June-September 1886
Box 76#0584.76
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Draft Accounts, April 1885-February 1887
Box 77#0584.77
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Inventory, 1885
Box 78#0584.78
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Notes & Bills Payable, 1886
Box 79#0584.79
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Invoices, 1885-1886
Box 80#0584.80
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Invoices, 1885-1886
Box 81#0584.81
Farrar, Wright & Co.: Invoices, 1885-1886
Box 82#0584.82
O. C. Farrar: Ledger, 1885-1886
Box 83#0584.83
O. C. Farrar & Co.: Ledger, 1875-1876
Box 84#0584.84
O. C. Farrar & Co.: Ledger, 1878-1882
Box 85#0584.85
O. C. Farrar: Cashbook, June 1885-October 1886
Box 86#0584.86
O. C. Farrar: Daybook, August 1881-March 1882
Box 87#0584.87
O. C. Farrar: Daybook, March 1882-July 1883
Box 88#0584.88
O. C. Farrar: Daybook, May-September 1884
Box 89#0584.89
O. C. Farrar: Daybook, September 1884-January 1885
Box 90#0584.90
O. C. Farrar: Daybook, September-December 1885
Box 91#0584.91
O. C. Farrar: Daybook, December 1885-June 1887
Box 92#0584.92
O. C. Farrar: Daybook, June 1887-January 1889
Box 93#0584.93
Hodges & Powell auction, undatedand Farrar Inventory of General Merchandise, undated
Box 93#0584.93
Eure, Farrar & Co.: Joint Accounts, 1886-1889
Box 93#0584.93
Consignment Books, September 1884-1886
Box 94#0584.94
Eure, Farrar & Co.: Consignment Books, October 1889-1891
Box 94#0584.94
Memorandum of Advances, 1887-1889.Eure, Farrar & Price: Joint Accounts, 1882-1883
Box 95#0584.95
Eure, Farrar & Price: Joint Accounts, October-December 1883.Ledger titled Cotton Shipped to Baltimore & Norfolk 1879.Farrar & Jones: Consignments, 1881-1890
Box 95#0584.95
Joint Accounts, 1881-1883
Box 96#0584.96
Ledger, 1884-1885
Box 96#0584.96
March, Price & Co.: Joint Accounts, 1876-1877
Box 97#0584.97
March, Price & Co.: Joint Accounts, 1876-1880
Box 97#0584.97
Consignments, 1879-1880
Box 98#0584.98
March, Price & Co.: Joint Accounts, 1880-1881
Box 98#0584.98
Consignments, 1881.Hymans & Dancy: Joint Accounts, 1879-1881
Box 99#0584.99
Hymans & Dancy: Joint Accounts, November 1881-January 1882.Tarboro Cotton Factory: Cotton Purchased, 1888-1889
Box 99#0584.99
Cotton Received, 1889.W. F. Hargrove: Cashbook, December 1892-May 1893.Sharpe, Farrar & Baker: Guano Ledger, 1881.J. W. & Wm. Pippin: Tenant Ledger, 1880-1882
Box 100#0584.100
Owen Williams Financial Records, 1865-1871
Box 100#0584.100
Tenant Ledger, 1891
Box 100#0584.100
Fertilizer Ledger, 1885
Box 101#0584.101
Fertilizer Books, 1886-1887, 1890
Box 101#0584.101
Hands accounts at Brickyard Ledger, 1886
Box 102#0584.102
Liens and Collateral Ledger, 1891
Box 102#0584.102
Consignment Book, 1878-1879
Box 102#0584.102
Cotton Bought Ledger, September 1888-March 1889
Box 102#0584.102
Cotton Shipped Ledger, 1877-1878
Box 103#0584.103
Hamilton Railroad & Lumber Co.: Bills of Lading, 1891
Box 104#0584.104
Inventory, 1881-1882, 1886, 1888-1889, undated
Box 105#0584.105
Inventory, 1888-1890
Box 105#0584.105
Payroll, 1888, 1891
Box 106#0584.106
Notes Ledger, 1888
Box 106#0584.106
Orderbook, 1886, undated
Box 106#0584.106
Index, undated
Box 107#0584.107
Cashbook, June 1878-October 1879
Box 108#0584.108
Cashbook, 1879-1880
Box 109#0584.109
Cashbook, October 1880-November 1881
Box 110#0584.110
Cashbook, 1883-1884
Box 111#0584.111
Cashbook, 1884-January 1885
Box 112#0584.112
Cashbook, December 1887-July 1889
Box 113#0584.113
Cashbook, 1890-November 1892
Box 114#0584.114
Cashbook, 1891
Box 115#0584.115
Account Book, March-January, undated
Box 116#0584.116
Account Book, August 1889-September 1890
Box 117#0584.117
Account Book, 1886
Box 118#0584.118
Daybook, June-November 1879
Box 119#0584.119
Daybook, November 1879-March 1880
Box 120#0584.120
Daybook, February-June 1879
Box 121#0584.121
Daybook, November 1880-March 1881
Box 122#0584.122
Daybook, April-August 1881
Box 123#0584.123
Daybook, August-December 1883
Box 124#0584.124
Daybook, April-October 1881
Box 125#0584.125
Ledger, 1874-1875
Box 126#0584.126
Ledger, 1877-1878
Box 127#0584.127
Ledger, 1877-1881
Box 128#0584.128
Ledger, 1879-1880
Box 129#0584.129
Ledgers, 1882-1884
Box 130#0584.130
Ledger, 1887-1889
Box 130#0584.130
Merchants Retail Commercial Agency of Chicago migratory debtors list, 1892
Box 130#0584.130
Cotton Movement and Fluctuations, 1885-1890
Oversize Folder os1#0584.os1
Balance Sheets, 1884-1886

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