Lawrence-Gulley General Store Records, 1903-1954

Manuscript Collection #5

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Lawrence-Gulley General Store Records
    Creator: Lawrence-Gulley General Store
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Records (1903-1954, undated) of the Leggett (NC) general store.
    Extent: 17.35 Cubic feet, 1,200 items, 120 volumes, consisting of correspondence, mortgages, bank notes, promissory notes, invoices, statements of account, checks, ledgers, daybooks, stock inventory books, cash books, and catalogues.
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    September 20, 1967, ca. 1,200 items and 120 volumes; Store records of the firm owned successively by C. L. Fountain and L. E. Fountain (1903-1908), C. L. Fountain and J. Tommie Lawrence (1909-1915), C.L. Fountain (1915-1918), and J. Tommie Lawrence (1919-1945), consisting of correspondence (1940-1945), mortgages, bank notes, promissory notes, invoices, statements of account, checks, ledger, daybooks, stock inventory books, cash books, and catalogues. Gift of Oscar G. Gulley III, Leggett, North Carolina.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Oscar G. Gulley III

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Lawrence-Gulley General Store Records (#5), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

Correspondence, Mortgages, Financial Papers
Financial Papers
Financial Papers
Financial Papers
Inventories, 1905-1918
Inventories, 1919-1928
Inventories, 1945 & undated
Safe Books, 1949-1955
Day Books, 1904
Day Books, 1904-1905
Day Books, 1905
Day Books, 1905
Day Books, 1907-1909
Day Book, 1910
Day Book, 1911
Day Book, 1910
Day Book, 1913-1914
Day Book, 1913 July - December
Day Book, 1914 August - December
Day Book, 1915 March - September
Day Book, 1916 January - February
Day Book, 1917 January - September
Day Book, 1917 February - October
Day Book, 1917 September - 1918 March
Day Book, 1918 July
Day Book, 1919-1921
Day Book, March - July, 1920
Day Book, August 1920 - February 1921
Day Book, July 1923 - March 1924
Day Book, April 1924 - August 1924
Day Book, September 1924 - February 1925
Day Book, March 1925 - August 1925
Day Book, September 1925 - January 1926
Day Book, January - July 1926
Day Book, July 1926 - July 1927
Day Book, August 1927 - September 1928
Day Book, 1926-1929
Day Book, 1931-1934
Day Book, September 1930 - June 1931
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Ledger, 1898-1903
Ledger, 1902
Ledger, 1902
Ledger, 1904
Ledger, 1905
Ledger, 1905-1906
Ledger, 1906
Ledger, 1907
Ledger, January 1906 - February 1908
Ledger, March 1907 - August 1908
Ledger, 1907-1909
Ledger, March - October 1908
Ledger, 1908-1909
Ledger, September 1908 - August 1909
Journal, October 1908 - March 1909
Ledger, 1909
Ledger, October - May 1909
Ledger, 1909
Ledger, 1911
Ledger, 1911
Ledger, October 1911 - June 1912
Ledger, July - December 1912
Ledger, January 1911 - November 1912
Ledger, 1912-1913
Ledger, 1914
Ledger, 1914
Ledger, 1915
Ledger, 1915
Ledger, 1916
Ledger, 1916
Ledger, 1917
Ledger, 1918
Ledger, 1918
Ledger, 1918
Ledger, 1918
Ledger, 1919
Cash Book, 1919
Cash Book, 1919
Ledger, 1920
Ledger, 1920
Ledger, 1920
Ledger, 1920
Cash Book, 1920
Ledger, 1920-1922
Ledger, 1912
Ledger, 1913-1914
Ledger, 1920-1948
Cash Book, 1924
Cash Book, 1925
Day Book, 1925
Ledger, 1925
Ledger, 1931
Ledger, 1933
Sales Book, 1933-1934
Journal, 1934
Ledger, 1938
Ledger, 1944
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Charge Record, 1908-1919
Charge Record, 1920
Cotton Book, 1925
Account Book, undated
Coffin and Casket Hardware Sales Catalogue
Hardware Catalogue (1905)
Credit Ratings for N.C. persons (1917)
Ledger, (letterhead bills and receipts)
Ledger, (letterhead bills and receipts)
Ledger (1916)
Memo and Ledger Books (1908, 1909)
Memo Books (1908), Catalogue of Ladies Shirtwaists (1909)
General Merchandise Catalogues (1909-1913)
Order Books and Catalogues (1907-1914)

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Container List

Correspondence, Mortgages, Financial Papers
Financial Papers
Financial Papers
Financial Papers
Inventories, 1905-1918
Inventories, 1919-1928
Inventories, 1945 & undated
Safe Books, 1949-1955
Day Books, 1904
Day Books, 1904-1905
Day Books, 1905
Day Books, 1905
Day Books, 1907-1909
Day Book, 1910
Day Book, 1911
Day Book, 1910
Day Book, 1913-1914
Day Book, 1913 July - December
Day Book, 1914 August - December
Day Book, 1915 March - September
Day Book, 1916 January - February
Day Book, 1917 January - September
Day Book, 1917 February - October
Day Book, 1917 September - 1918 March
Day Book, 1918 July
Day Book, 1919-1921
Day Book, March - July, 1920
Day Book, August 1920 - February 1921
Day Book, July 1923 - March 1924
Day Book, April 1924 - August 1924
Day Book, September 1924 - February 1925
Day Book, March 1925 - August 1925
Day Book, September 1925 - January 1926
Day Book, January - July 1926
Day Book, July 1926 - July 1927
Day Book, August 1927 - September 1928
Day Book, 1926-1929
Day Book, 1931-1934
Day Book, September 1930 - June 1931
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Day Book, undated
Ledger, 1898-1903
Ledger, 1902
Ledger, 1902
Ledger, 1904
Ledger, 1905
Ledger, 1905-1906
Ledger, 1906
Ledger, 1907
Ledger, January 1906 - February 1908
Ledger, March 1907 - August 1908
Ledger, 1907-1909
Ledger, March - October 1908
Ledger, 1908-1909
Ledger, September 1908 - August 1909
Journal, October 1908 - March 1909
Ledger, 1909
Ledger, October - May 1909
Ledger, 1909
Ledger, 1911
Ledger, 1911
Ledger, October 1911 - June 1912
Ledger, July - December 1912
Ledger, January 1911 - November 1912
Ledger, 1912-1913
Ledger, 1914
Ledger, 1914
Ledger, 1915
Ledger, 1915
Ledger, 1916
Ledger, 1916
Ledger, 1917
Ledger, 1918
Ledger, 1918
Ledger, 1918
Ledger, 1918
Ledger, 1919
Cash Book, 1919
Cash Book, 1919
Ledger, 1920
Ledger, 1920
Ledger, 1920
Ledger, 1920
Cash Book, 1920
Ledger, 1920-1922
Ledger, 1912
Ledger, 1913-1914
Ledger, 1920-1948
Cash Book, 1924
Cash Book, 1925
Day Book, 1925
Ledger, 1925
Ledger, 1931
Ledger, 1933
Sales Book, 1933-1934
Journal, 1934
Ledger, 1938
Ledger, 1944
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Ledger, undated
Charge Record, 1908-1919
Charge Record, 1920
Cotton Book, 1925
Account Book, undated
Coffin and Casket Hardware Sales Catalogue
Hardware Catalogue (1905)
Credit Ratings for N.C. persons (1917)
Ledger, (letterhead bills and receipts)
Ledger, (letterhead bills and receipts)
Ledger (1916)
Memo and Ledger Books (1908, 1909)
Memo Books (1908), Catalogue of Ladies Shirtwaists (1909)
General Merchandise Catalogues (1909-1913)
Order Books and Catalogues (1907-1914)


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