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Francis M. Tillman Collection, 1836-1844

Microfilm Collection #MF0001

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Title: Francis M. Tillman Collection
Creator: Tillman, Francis M.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.04 Cubic feet, 1 item, 1 reel of microfilm, ledgers.

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Accessions Information

December 17, 1970, 2 volumes; A. Burnett & Co. (1836-1839) and Steamer Oseola Ledger (1836-1843), both of Cheraw, S.C. Loaned for copying by Francis M. Tillman, Cheraw, S.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

Francis M. Tillman Collection (#MF0001), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Boccaccio, December 1990

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

The collection consists of microfilm copies of two ledgers. One is for the steamer OSEOLA (1836-1844), possibly based in Cheraw, S.C.; and the other is for the A. Burnett & Co. (1836-1839) of Cheraw, S.C.

The ledger for the steamer OSEOLA lists companies and/or commission merchants using the line from Charlotte, N.C., to Wiggins Landing, S.C., along the Pee Dee River, and then down the coast to Georgetown, S.C. Cotton appears to be the main item shipped, entries noting number of bales and cost. Entries for expenditures list labor, flats, brayboy, damage to cotton, city and town taxes, clothes, caulking, wood, nails, oars, and bacon purchased.

The A. Burnett & Company journal records purchase and sale of merchandise including such general store items as shoes, tobacco, sugar, and hats. Cotton accounts note the purchase and sale of cotton from individuals to merchants. The store also had regular dealings with the Morven store in Anson Co., N.C. In addition to the purchase and sale entries, state and town taxes are listed as are hauling expenses with team and wagon.

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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