Warehouse checks

Warehouse checks
Upon completion of the sale of a farmer’s tobacco, the warehouse would issue the farmer a check like the ones seen here. These checks state the name of the warehouse giving the check, the date, to whom the check is issued, and how much is to be paid. Along with these pieces of information is the name of the bank that issued the check, the signature of a warehouse employee, and the check number. Little holes are punched out of the check and spell out the word “paid” along with the date, and another number. One of the checks is made out to Lester [Sigh?] and the other is made out to Charlie Ruffin. Both were given after the sale of tobacco at Banner Warehouse, Wilson, N.C.
Original Format
financial records
Local Identifier
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Location of Original
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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