Collection (1931–1938) of legal documents, bills, receipts, and ephemera relating to the personal and business activities of Farmville, N.C., farmer and jeweler.
W. D. Fields owned and operated Fields Jewelry Company in the town of Farmville, North Carolina, where he and his wife Bettie resided. Fields also grew tobacco and cotton, and was a member of the Farmville Masonic Lodge (No. 517).
The legal documents include a cotton acreage reduction contract for 1933–1934 between Fields and The United States Department of Agriculture. Also present are two mortgages in Fields's name. One is with Norma B. Bergenon concerning land and is in the amount of $1,200. The other, in the amount of $800, is with F. A. Burns concerning a store and inclusive property. Other documents consist of a business license and automobile registration card.
The receipts document the personal and business activities of Fields and his wife. Among these are receipts issued by such Farmville businesses as B and W Chevrolet Company, Farmville-Woodward Lumber Company, R. L. Davis and Brothers General Merchants Company, Farmville Furniture Company and North Carolina Insurance Company. Also included are several receipts for tobacco sold to Monk's Warehouse.
Gift of Richard Wolfe
Processed by Charles Boyette, May 3, 2005
Encoded by Mark Custer, January 7, 2008
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.