S.B. Taylor Papers

1870-1923
Manuscript Collection #178
Creator(s)
Taylor, S. B.
Physical description
0.87 Cubic Feet, 10 iems , business ledgers of a general store, a treasurer's report, a map and eighty essays.
Preferred Citation
S.B. Taylor Papers (#178), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
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Papers (1870-1923) consisting business ledgers of a general store, a treasurer's report, a map and eight essays.


Scope and arrangement

The S. B. Taylor Papers (1870-1923) consist of nine volumes of business ledgers (1870-1923) pertaining to the operation of a general store in the Catherine Lake area of Onslow County, North Carolina; a treasurer's report for the Christian Woman's Board of Missions (1912-1915); a platted map of Williams Land, Onslow County, North Carolina; and eight short essays apparently written by school children.

The business ledgers are of particular interest as they include the names of customers and the various types, quantities and prices of merchandise sold. The ledgers demonstrate the activities of a general store owner during this period such as the renting of farm land, loaning seed to farmers and extending credit to customers. One ledger deals exclusively with the business transactions of naval stores (1870-1872), involving the buying, selling and shipping of turpentine and rosin.

The treasurer's report for the Christian Woman's Board of Missions (Disciples of Christ) is a record kept for Union Chapel of Catherine Lake, North Carolina. The report includes a list of the local members, their contributions and remittances to the national and state organizations.


Administrative information
Custodial History

August 19, 1971, 10 volumes; Ledgers (1870-1923). Gift of Mr. Charles Duffy, Jr., New Bern, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Charles Duffy, Jr.

Processing information

Processed by G. Stinagle, March 1972

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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


Key terms
Personal Names
Taylor, S. B.
Corporate Names
Christian Woman's Board of Missions
Topical
General stores--North Carolina--Onslow County
Naval stores industry--North Carolina--Onslow County
Places
Onslow County (N.C.)--Maps