Records (1903-1954, undated) of the Leggett (NC) general store.
The correspondence deals exclusively with the years between 1940 and 1945. Letters of importance include one concerned with tax requirements on cigarettes and several concerned primarily with business transactions. Also included is a report on the major repairs needed for Leggett School in Edgecombe County (1941).
There are numerous mortgages which were written between 1904 and 1911. The majority of these mortgages are held by Fountain-Fountain against their tenant farmers. Such personal property as sows, ponies, cotton, horses, and Singer sewing machines are given as collateral for needed supplies.
The bulk of the financial papers include invoices and statements of account dealing with the years 1915 and 1918. Such things as clothes, fertilizers, tobacco twine, seed, fish, axle grease, oil, peanut bags, cooking utensils, furniture, and other items to be found in a general store constitute the bulk of these transactions.
There are several promissory notes held by W. S. Clark and Fountain-Fountain against their tenant farmers for small sums of money. There are numerous account sheets(1940-1941) taken from the store records of L. T. Lawrence giving the accounts of his tenants and other customers.
Other records include safe records or cash books (1951-1954), inventory books (undated), daybooks (1904-1934), ledgers (1902-1944), and charge records (1908-1920). Numerous memo pads and catalogues are also included.
Gift of Oscar G. Gulley III
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