Alice Morgan Person Collection

1874-1943, 2004-2008, undated
Manuscript Collection #1116
Creator(s)
Person, Alice Morgan, 1840-1943
Physical description
6.80 Cubic Feet, 3 document cases, 15 flat boxes, and 1 oversize folder
Preferred Citation
Alice Morgan Person Collection (#1116), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
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The Alice Morgan Person collection (1874-1943, 2004-2008) contains ledgers, testimonials, advertisements, correspondence, and news clippings related to the Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company. The Remedy was developed by Alice M. Person (Mrs. Joe Person) of Franklinton, Charlotte, and Kittrell, North Carolina, and marketed by her and later her son Rufus M. Person. Other material pertains to the sale of her arrangements of popular songs, and to family life.


Biographical/historical information

Mrs. Alice Morgan Person "Mrs. Joe Person" was born July 28, 1840, in Petersburg, VA, to Samuel and Esther Morgan. In December 1857, she moved to Franklin County near Franklinton, North Carolina, to farm with her husband Joseph Arrington Person after marrying him on December 17, 1857, in Petersburg. She and her husband had eight children--Alice Gibson ("Gib"), Esther Morgan, Wiley Mangum, Josephine Arrington ("Josie"), Robert Lee, Rufus Morgan, Henry Harris, Levin King, and William Montgomery ("Willie")--and made most of their income by farming, until 1863. In 1863, Joseph Person had a stroke which caused Alice Person to find another form of income for the family. She was able to support her family by selling a proprietary medicine, named Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy. This medicine was advertised as being effective against scrofula, catarrh, rheumatism, cancer, heart disease, colic, and indigestion as well as many other illnesses. She claimed that her mother gave her the recipe after an old Indian gave it to her. She has also claimed that the recipe was given to her by her neighbor. The recipe is supposedly made up of plants that grew in the woods around her house.

After her husband's death in 1883, Alice Person decided to expand her business and travel around North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia selling her remedy. At each county she came by, she visited every country store. When not selling her remedy, she was playing music on the piano or organ usually in someone's home or at county fairs. In 1889, she started to sell music books of popular songs that were arranged by her. She even made a recording of her music at Victor Records in New Jersey in 1912.

After losing the Franklin Co. farm and having experienced several failed partnerships to market her remedy, she moved to Kittrell, North Carolina, in 1886. The next year her son Rufus joined the business. In 1904, Alice Person and the company moved to Charlotte and she and Rufus established a plant there. This increase in manufacturing led to the remedy being sold up and down the eastern seaboard and as far west as Texas. Although there was no need, she still traveled for business. On June 12, 1913, Alice Morgan Person died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, while traveling to the west coast with her sister Lucy.

Sources:

Hill, Michael. "Person, Alice Morgan." Accessed 2021. https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/person-alice-morgan

Long, Timothy. "Alice Morgan Person Papers, 1872-1972." Accessed 2021. https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/03987/

Hursh, David, and Chris Goertzen. Good Medicine and Good Music: A Biography of Mrs. Joe Person, Patent Remedy Entrepreneur and Musician, Including the Complete Text of Her 1903 Autobiography. McFarland and Company, 2009.


Scope and arrangement

Most of this collection is ledgers, testimonials, advertisements, correspondence, and news clippings relative to Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company (also later called Person Remedy Company). Other materials include photographs, and correspondence between Alice Person and her family; and materials related to the finances of Rufus Morgan Person, Mrs. Alice Person's son, his involvement in the Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company, and his position as executor for the estate of Lucy J. Morgan Beard (Mrs. James B. Beard), Alice Morgan Person's sister. Mrs. Beard ran a school and many of the accounts relate to tuition payments. Her 1915 will with 1916 codicils is here, too.

The news clippings usually relate to Person Remedy Company but some of the clippings are of just daily news articles. Other clippings document Alice Person's death in New Mexico while traveling with her sister Lucy and her funeral in Charlotte. Most of the clippings come from the Charlotte News and Charlotte Daily Observer. Besides the testimonials found within the news clippings, there are testimonials found within correspondence sent to Mrs. Joe Person and in sales promotional booklets. The booklets in the collection are titled Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy and Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy: All Blood Diseases. There are a couple of advertisement cards for Decker Brothers Grand Upright and Square Piano, and the Blood Balm Company.

Other documents not connected to the ledgers are postcards, photographs, receipts related to expenses of the Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company and to the finances of Rufus M. Person, correspondence (1930s) between him and prospective buyers of the Person Remedy Company, and 1917-1918 minutes of the Person Remedy Company stockholders.

Photographs which contain identified images include Alice Person and her sons Rufus and William. The other photographs are of unidentified people and landscapes. One photograph is of a female Native American interpreter that she met during her 1908 travels in New Mexico.

Rufus M. Person was a Mason and membership receipts, meeting programs, and other documents reflect his membership in Phalanx Lodge No. 31, Oasis Temple, the Masonic Fellowship Club, and the Red Fez Club, all in Charlotte, N.C. The receipts reference membership payments and the papers are usually letters from the clubs or invitations to banquets.

The collection also has a manuscript draft (ca. 1900-1910) of the preface of Alice Person's autobiography "The Chivalry of Man as Exemplified in the Life of Mrs. Joe Person," and the first chapter (titled "Notes by the Wayside") of the second part of the autobiography. In the parts that are present, Alice Person discusses her travels, her music, and her musings about life and humanity. Pages 9 and 10 are missing from this manuscript draft of the chapter.

The ledgers mostly contain information about Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company. The information is about their client's accounts, expenses, Mrs. Alice Person's and Rufus Person's personal expenses, testimonials, orders sent, letters of inquiry, list of places they advertised at, music sales, and the "whereabouts" of Alice Person. The "whereabouts" of Alice Person represents journals of her travels to promote the remedy. The ledgers are dated between 1895 and 1942. With these ledgers, loose papers were found. The papers found are mostly news clippings, receipts, postcards and letters. The news clippings range from testimonials to not having any related content to the collection. Some items of interest that have been found within the ledgers are, an Easter card, Christmas cards, a 1913 calendar by Kirschbaum Clothes, closing exercises for Mrs. J. B. Beard's School, and a double-sided poster (placed in the oversize folder) advertising lots for sale in the Westleigh Subdivision in Birmingham, Alabama, ca. 1910.

Besides the ledgers related to the Person Remedy Company, there are four other volumes in the collection. One is a scrapbook (1892-1929) that contains various news clippings about the Person Remedy Company, Alice Person's personal life including her travels, and marriages and deaths among her children and other relatives. Found with the scrapbook is correspondence (1921-1935), receipts (1922-1929), the aforementioned will of Lucy Morgan Beard, and an unused receipt from Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company in Kittrell, N.C., showing prices for medications the company sold. Another is a notebook bought from Sutton and Alderman, Druggist in Chapel Hill, NC. This notebook is for schoolwork and belonged to Joe A. Person for use in "Mrs. T. J. Wilson's" [class?] in September 1925. Another volume is a Day Book (1927-1941) presumedly belonging to Rufus M. Person containing records of the types of plants sold and planted and contains accounts for foodstuff sales. The last volume titled Game Day Book (n.d.) contains handwritten descriptions and rules for several card games.

Three music books in the collection contain collections of popular airs arranged by Alice Person. Two of the books are titled A Collection of Popular Airs and were published in 1889 by Hume, Minor and Company in Richmond, VA. The songs the books contain are the "Italian Waltz," the "Weird Waltz and Polka," "Polka," "Carolina Racket," "'Liza Jane," "Nelly Bly," "Shoo Fly," "Dance," the "Boatman Dance," "I Bet My Money," "I'm Gwine Down Town," "Dixie," "De Year of Jubilo," "Billy in the Low Grounds," "Oh! Carry Me Back," and "Walk Around." The other music book is titled A Transcription of the Beautiful Song The Blue Alsatian Mountains! Also "Down-Town Girls" and "Boatman Dance" which was published by Mrs. Joe Person in 1889. The songs the book contains are "The Blue Alsatian Mountains," "Down Town Girls," and the "Boatman Dance."


Administrative information
Custodial History

October 19, 2007, 6 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Collection (1913, 2007, undated) related to Alice Morgan Person, the noted pioneer North Carolina woman inventor, manufacturer and saleswoman of "Joe Person's Remedy" a patent medicine including an obituary clipping, a funeral clipping and digital reproductions of the items. Donor: Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.

February 26, 2008, 686 items, 4.99 cubic feet; Collection (1881-1943, undated) of bills, receipts, ledgers, correspondence, papers, clippings, & printed materials, etc. related to Alice Morgan Person (Mrs. Joseph Arrington Person) the noted pioneer North Carolina woman inventor, manufacturer and saleswoman of "Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy" a patent medicine; also related to her son Rufus M. Person, who continued to produce the medicine following his mother's death in 1913. Donor: Mr. Michael Boyce

March 7, 2008, 1 item, 0.002 cubic feet; A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Weird Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around. Printed. Sheet Music. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor & Co. & Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889.) Donor: Ms. Peggy Brinkley & Susan J. Joyner

June 3, 2008, 2 items, 0.012 cubic feet; A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Weird Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around. Printed. Sheet Music. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor & Co. & Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889.) See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Ms. Alice Ritter

June 9, 2009, 2 items, 0.002 cubic feet; Letters (11/15/1878; 3/22/1880) from Mrs. Alice Morgan Person. Holograph letters. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.

August 31, 2009, 7 items, 0.002 cubic feet; Digital photographs (2004-2008) including Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy shipping crate and bottles, front view; Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy shipping crate and bottles, side view; McGhee-Person house; McGhee-Person house, corner view; Graves of Alice Person's husband and son; Graves of Alice Person and her daughter; & Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy bottles taken by the donor, near the Tar River, Franklinton, Franklin County; & Charlotte, North Carolina; also printed copies of digital images. See inventory attached. Donor: David Hursh

July 17, 2011, 8 items, 0.156 cubic feet; 1 scrapbook (ca. 1899-1929), containing newspaper clippings about Alice Person and other family members, and 7 letters (1898-1913, undated) written by or to Alice Person. Donor is the great granddaughter of Alice Person through Alice's daughter Alice Gibson Harris and her daughter Fate. Donor: Virginia W. Brewer

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.

Gift of Michael Boyce

Gift of Peggy Brinkley & Susan J. Joyner

Gift of David Hursh

Gift of Alice Ritter

Gift of Virginia W. Brewer

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, February 26, 2008

Processing completed 2019 by Corinne Taylor and revised 2021 by Martha Elmore.

Copyright notice

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


Related material

Alice Morgan Person Papers (#3987) at the Southern Historical Collection, Manuscripts Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Key terms
Personal Names
Person, Alice Morgan, 1840-1913
Topical
Businesswomen--North Carolina
Dwellings--North Carolina--Franklin County
Patent medicines
Women inventors--North Carolina

Container list
Box 1 Folder a-4 Digital reproductions (2007) of clippings and photographic print.
Box 1 Folder b Abernethy Lumber Company, North Charlotte, NC. receipts (1940) detailing purchases of R. M. Person. 5 items. 5 p
Box 1 Folder c Correspondence (1939-1940) between Mrs. Blanch Boyten (?), Boydton, VA., and R. M. Person about acquiring Mrs. Joe Person's remedy and wash. 17 items.
Box 1 Folder d Correspondence (1940) between Thomas C. Bowie, West Jefferson, NC, and R. M. Person about rental property near Sugar Creek. 3 items.
Box 1 Folder e Charlotte, NC. Collector of Revenue. Letters (1939) 2 items.
Box 1 Folder f Testimonials (1874-1882) and clippings (undated).
Box 1 Folder g Commercial Printing Services, Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1940) 3 items.
Box 1 Folder h Dayton Pump & Manufacturing Co., Dayton, OH. Order & receipt. (1937) 3 items.
Box 1 Folder i Biographical sketch (1939) of Charlotte N.C. Mayor Ben E. Douglas and the firm of Douglas and Sing. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder j Dixie Tag and Envelope Co., Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1941) 2 items.
Box 1 Folder k Ephemera (undated) including advertisements for Decker Brothers Grand Upright and Square Piano, and Blood Balm Co. 3 items.
Box 1 Folder l Payment and letter to Rufe Person from Burke W. Fox, DDS, Charlotte, NC. Notes (1941) 2 items.
Box 1 Folder m Receipts from Lee A. Folger, Inc. Buick Sales Service, Charlotte, NC, fro R. M. Person (1940-1941) 13 items.
Box 1 Folder n Letter (1940) between P. B. Finch, General Merchant, Kittrell, NC, and Rufus. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder o Broome's Garage, Charlotte, NC. Bills & Receipts for R. M. Person. (1926-1932) 3 items.
Box 1 Folder p Birthday card from Mrs. Annie May Gordon to Rufus. (undated) 1 item.
Box 1 Folder q Correspondence (1941) between F. H. Glenn, Shelby, NC, and R. M. Person related to land in Bennett. 3 items.
Box 1 Folder r Industrial Loan and Investment Bank, Charlotte, NC. Loans & Receipts (1941-1943) 40 items.
Box 1 Folder s Johnston Brothers Grain, Flour, Feed . . . , Charlotte, NC. Statements & receipts for R. M. Person (1938-1941) 7 items.
Box 1 Folder t Kistler Hardware Company, Charlotte, NC. Receipt for R. M. Person. (1938) 1 item.
Box 1 Folder u J. Van Lindley Nursery Company, Pomona, NC. Brochure for Apple Trees (undated) 1 item.
Box 1 Folder v Masons, Phalanx Lodge No. 31, Oasis Temple, and the Red Fez Club memberships, receipts, meetings programs and information. Charlotte, NC. (1935-1942) 45 items.
Box 1 Folder w Mecklenburg County, NC. Collector of Revenue. Bill (1938) 1 item.
Box 1 Folder x Mecklenburg Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Charlotte, NC. Receipts for R. M. Person. (1929-1938) 16 items.
Box 1 Folder y Mecklenburg Times, Charlotte, NC. Bill (1939) 1 item.
Box 1 Folder z C. C. Montgomery Tubular Well Drilling, Charlotte, NC. Receipt R. M. Person (1937) 1 item.
Box 1 Folder za Letter (1940) from Ralph Morgan, Penland, NC. 1 item. Note: "Dear Cousins"
Box 1 Folder zb Old Dominion Box Co., Charlotte, NC. Correspondence, Bills, Receipts for R. M. Person (1940-1941) 10 items.
Box 1 Folder zc News & Observer, Charlotte, NC. Letter (1940) related to cost of ad. 1 item.
Box 1 Folder zf Person, Boots. Birthday card to father (ca. 1940) 1 item. Note: R. M. Person's son
Box 1 Folder zg Correspondence (1940) between Mary Person, Raleigh, NC, and Rufus Person. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder zh Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company, Charlotte, NC. Bills and receipts. (1913-1914) 26 items.
Box 1 Folder zi Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company, Charlotte, NC. Bills and receipts. (1913)
Box 1 Folder zj Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company, Charlotte, NC. Bills and receipts. (1913-1914)
Box 2 Folder g Person Remedy Company, Charlotte, NC. Bills, receipts, etc. (1903-1941, undated) 13 items.
Box 2 Folder h Photographic prints of Alice Person with a Native American guide she met while traveling out west, and Josie A. Person (1889).
Box 2 Folder i Postcards of Shelby and Charlotte, North Carolina, a Valentine postcard, and a photographic postcard of a cabin with the caption "De Little Cabins all am Empty Now." (1910, undated). 4 items.
Box 2 Folder j W. E. Price & Son Insurance, Charlotte, NC. Receipts for Rufus M. Person (1939, 1941) 2 items.
Box 2 Folder k Pump and Lighting Company, Inc., Charlotte, NC. Receipts, etc. for R. M. Person (1941) 3 items.
Box 2 Folder l Stewart Radiator Co., Auto Glass, Charlotte, NC. Receipts for R. M. Person (1940-1941) 3 items.
Box 2 Folder m Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. Correspondence and programs (1941-1942) 29 items.
Box 2 Folder b Loose items found in alphabetical file (1917-1918, 1936-1943, undated) including correspondence between R. M. Person and prospective buyers of the Person Remedy Co., meeting minutes (1917-1918) of the Person Remedy Company stockholders, and the 1943 Annual Franchise Tax Report.
Box 2 Folder d Loose items found in alphabetical file (1897-1912, 1938, undated) including receipts and lists of remedy sales.
Box 2 Folder e Loose items found in alphabetical file (1909-1913, undated) including receipts, postcards, and an undated response from Alice Person to a claim brought against her.
Box 2 Folder f Loose items found in alphabetical file (1902-1911, undated) including clippings (photocopies) related to Mrs. Joe Person and relatives, name cards, and advertising card for Hamilton Brown Shoe Store (San Diego, CA), and 1902 article about Cathcart and Force Drug Co. and Carthcart and Clarks Co. in New York.
Box 5 Folder a Scrapbook (1892-1929) documenting the history of Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company including advertisements, Alice Person's personal life including her travels, and marriages and deaths among her children and other relatives.
Box 5 Folder b A booklet titled "The Jamestown Exposition and Hampton Institute" published by Hampton Institute Press in 1907 that was found with the scrapbook.
Box 5 Folder c Loose news clippings (1892-1912) from the Scrapbook.
Box 5 Folder d Photocopies of loose news clippings (1908-1926) found in the scrapbook.
Box 5 Folder e Photocopies of loose news clippings (1902-1912) found in the scrapbook.
Box 5 Folder f Loose papers (1915-1929) found in the scrapbook including correspondence (1921-1935), receipts (1922-1929),1915 (with 1916 codicils) will of Lucy M. Beard, and unused receipt from Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company in Kittrell, N.C., showing prices for medications for sale.
Box 6 Folder a Joe A. Person's School Notebook from Mrs. T. J. Wilson's [Class ?] (Sept. 1925).
Box 6 Folder b Daybook including records (1927-1941) of types of plants sold and planted and accounts for foodstuff sales.
Box 6 Folder c Game Day Book (undated) containing rules for various card games.
Box 6 Folder d Loose receipts, business card, and clippings found with Day Book (1116.6.b). ca. 1927-1941
Box 6 Folder e Loose page from Game Day Book (1116.6.c).
Box 7 Folder a A collection of popular tunes with arrangements done by Mrs. Joe Person (Alice) and published by Hume, Minor and Co. in Richmond, VA in 1889 titled "A Collection of Popular Airs."
Box 7 Folder c A Transcription of the Beautiful Song The Blue Alsatian Mountains! Also "Down-Town Girls" and "Boatman Dance," As Arranged and Played by Mrs. Joe Person, Kittrell, N. C.(Published by Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889) Sheet Music. Printed. 1889
Box 7 Folder d A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Wierd Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around.Sheet Music. Printed. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor and Co. and Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889). 1 item. 8 p. 1889
Box 2 Folder n Victor Shaw Company Tire Rebuilders, Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1939-1941) 10 items.
Box 2 Folder o Letters (11/15/1878; 3/22/1880) from Mrs. Alice Morgan Person to "Bro" wishing him to come before Christmas, and discussing a situation in which she feels she has been treated badly and verso is a typed form letter from Mrs. Joe Person describing how her Remedy will get rid of small cancerous sores; second letter is to Mary and she asks her how Bro is doing and says that she doesn't write to anyone unless it concerns medicine and that money is scarce.
Box 2 Folder p Digital Photography, 2004-2008 (printouts for 7 photos total) of Person family gravestones in Charlotte and in Franklin Co. NC, Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy shipping crates and bottles, and the house that Mrs. Joe Person lived in in Franklin Co., NC.
Box 2 Folder q Correspondence (1898, 1904, 1910-1913, undated) mostly between Alice Person and her daughter Alice "Gibson" Person Harris. One undated letter from an unknown correspondent (probably a doctor) in Hickory NC goes into great detail about how to treat diphtheria.
Box 8 Folder a Account Book (1893-1896).
Box 8 Folder c Day Book which included records of sales of Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy based on particular newspaper ads, and R. M. Person's accounts. 1898-1905
Box 8 Folder d Correspondence (undated) found loose in Account Book (1116.8.a).
Box 8 Folder e Loose papers (1895, 1912, undated) from Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1116.8.b) including clipping and closing exercises from Mrs. J. B. Beard's School. Mrs. J. B. Beard is Lucy J. Morgan Beard, Alice Morgan Person's sister.
Box 8 Folder f Loose pages (undated) from Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1116.8.b) including correspondence.
Box 8 Folder g Loose pages and receipt from Day Book (1116.8.c). ca. 1898-1899.
Box 9 Folder a Single-Entry (S-E) Ledger for the Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company detailing orders and expenses. 1899-1900
Box 9 Folder b Single-Entry (S-E) Ledger including orders for Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company, Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (Whereabouts), and testimonials in newspaper clippings and handwritten. 1899-1900
Box 9 Folder c Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1901-1902): Cash Paid Out; Orders Sent In; Cash On Hand & Received; Rufus' Reports; Notes of Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry. Also includes sales of Alice Person's musical arrangements.
Box 9 Folder d Loose pages from S-E ledger that did not come from that ledger (1116.9.a). 1912, undated.
Box 9 Folder e Loose items from S-E Ledger (1116.9.b) including newspaper clippings and other items. 1898, 1900, undated
Box 9 Folder f Loose pages from Mrs. Joe Person's Journal Ledger (1116.9.c), 1901-1902.
Box 10 Folder a Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1901-1904): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand; and Shipments from Laboratory. Folder titled: Mrs. Joe Person 1903.
Box 10 Folder b Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1902-1906): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; and Cash On Hand. Ledger titled: Mrs. Joe Person, 1905, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Box 10 Folder c Loose cover page from Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1116.10.b), New Moon dates, and newspaper clipping. 1906
Box 11 Folder a Ledger, Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company (1904-1910, 1913). Ledger titled: R. M. Person.
Box 11 Folder b Loose papers found within R. M. Ledger (1116.11.a) including receipts, correspondence, and an advertising calendar (1913) for Kirschbaum Clothes. 1904-1913
Box 12 Folder a Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1905-1908): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; and Cash On Hand. Ledger is titled: Mrs. Joe Person 1907 Charlotte, N.C.
Box 12 Folder b Mrs. Joe Person's Account Book (1907-1909)--Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company Sales.
Box 12 Folder c Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1907-1910) detailing operations for Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company: Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; Rufus' Salary; Report of Shipments. Ledger is titled: Mrs. Joe Person 1909-1910 Charlotte, North Carolina.
Box 12 Folder d Loose pages from Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1116.12.a). 1905-1907
Box 12 Folder e Loose papers from Mrs. Joe Person's Account Book (1116.12.b) including correspondence and receipt. 1907
Box 12 Folder f Loose pages from Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1116.12.c). 1909-1910
Box 13 Folder a Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1909-1910) detailing operations of the Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company. Ledger titled "Mrs. Joe Person Charlotte, N.C. Oct. 1909."
Box 13 Folder b Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1909-1913) detailing operations of the Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company including: Orders Sent in, Notes of Whereabouts, Letters of Enquiry. Ledger titled "Mrs. Joe Person 1910-1911-1912 Charlotte, North Carolina."
Box 13 Folder c Merchants and Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC Account Book (1910-1916). Titled: "R. M. Person."
Box 13 Folder d Mrs. Joe Person's Journal (1911-1913) detailing operations of the Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company including: Orders Sent in, Notes of Whereabouts, Letters of Enquiry. Ledger titled "Mrs. Joe Person 1911-1912-1913-1914 Charlotte, North Carolina."
Box 13 Folder e Loose pages from Mrs. Joe Person's Journal 1909-1910 (1116.13.a); however, the pages do not appear to belong to this journal.
Box 13 Folder f Loose page from Mrs. Joe Person's Journal 1909-1913 (1116.13.b).
Box 13 Folder g Loose pages from R. M. Person Accounts Book (1116.13.c) including receipts from Charlotte Hardware Co. and Globe Electric Co., postcard, Easter card, correspondence with Hening and Laird Banking, an order sheet from Virginia Can Co., and news clippings. A double-sided poster advertising lots for sale in the Westleigh subdivision in Birmingham, AL, ca. 1910 was removed to an oversize folder.
Box 14 Folder a R. M. Person's Account Book (1912-1916) that mostly deals with his position as executor for the estate of Mrs. James B. Beard (Lucy J. Morgan Beard) who was a sister of R. M. Person's mother Alice Morgan Person. She apparently ran a school which would account for all the tuition costs in the accounts book. Other accounts concern rent and store claims.
Box 14 Folder b Reports of Salesmen, Mrs. Joe Person Remedy Company (1914)
Box 14 Folder c Loose pages and papers from R. M. Person's Account Book (1116.14.a) including correspondence and postcards. 1915-1917
Box 15 Folder a Merchants and Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC. Ledger, R. M. Person's Account (1917-1921).
Box 15 Folder b Cash Journal, Titled: "Person Remedy Company Cash Journal Jan. 1, 1917" 1917.
Box 16 Folder a Expense Ledger titled: "R. M Person 1916" Ledger
Box 16 Folder b Day Book title: Person Remedy Company Charlotte, North Carolina." 1915-1925
Box 16 Folder c Loose papers from R. M. Person 1916 Ledger (1116.16.a) including receipts, news clippings, and Christmas cards. 1912-1916, undated
Box 16 Folder d Loose papers from Person Remedy Company Ledger (1116.16.b) including receipts and correspondence. 1918-1923, undated
Box 17 Person Remedy Company Cash Book for 1916.
Box 18 Folder a Payable / Receivable Accounts Book (1914-1916)
Box 18 Folder b Merchants and Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC. Ledger, R. M. Person's Account (1916-1917). Titled: "R. M. Person, M and F 1916."
Box 18 Folder c Advertising Ledger, Person Remedy Company (1916-1917).
Box 18 Folder d Loose papers from R. M. Person, M and F 1916 (1116-b18-fb) including letter from Woman's Missionary Society, M.E. Church, South, North Carolina Conference, news clippings, and receipts. 1915-1917
Box 18 Folder e Loose news clipping from Person Remedy Company Advertising Ledger (1116.18.c). Undated
Box 19 Account Book for Person Remedy Company (1919-1942).
Box 20 Account Book for Person Remedy Company (1916-1920).
Oversize Folder os1 Oversize folder containing Double-Sided poster advertising lots for sale in Westleigh Subdivision in Birmingham, Alabama ca. 1910.