Bills of Sale


Title
Bills of Sale
Description
Bills of sale written up by each auction warehouse were important paper documents recording not only how many pounds of tobacco a farmer sold per auction but also the price per pound that was obtained and the total amount of sales for that farmer for the day. These documents often not only stated the warehouses name and address but many also contained warehouse employees names, slogans, and pictures of the warehouse. Bills of sale are one type of the few written records that can tell the story of tobacco farming in Eastern North Carolina. These particular bills of sale come from farmers Warehouse in Smithfield, N.C. for farmer R.D. Davis and from Parham Warehouse of Kinston, N.C. for farmer W.B. Hurst.
Date
1915-1927
Original Format
financial records
Extent
Local Identifier
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Rights
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