Papers (1870-1923) consisting business ledgers of a general store, a treasurer's report, a map and eight essays.
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.
Gift of Mr. Charles Duffy, Jr.
Processed by G. Stinagle, March 1972
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