John C. Carter account book

John C. Carter account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Carter, John C.
Title: John C. Carter account book
Dates: 1831-1836
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 volume housed with minor collections MS 152- MS 154)
Abstract:The collection consists of an account book for a general store, saw mill, and grist mill in Clinton and Macon, Georgia owned by John C. Carter from 1831-1836. Ledger entries include the customer's name, item purchased, and price pertaining to sales of food, household goods, furniture, and lumber. Additional entries relate to the hire of slaves for work, IOUs for cash or materials, Carter's practice of using peddlers to sell watches, and grist mill business. The ledger also contains lists of persons receiving meal, usually soldiers crippled for life, widows, or orphans of soldiers, or aged and infirm people.
Coll. Number: ms152(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

John C. Carter, merchant, miller, saw mill owner of Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Account books
Bibb County (Ga.)
Business records.
Clinton (Ga.)
Flour mills--Georgia.
General stores--Georgia.
Government purchasing of food--Georgia.
Jones County (Ga.)
Lumber trade--Georgia.
Macon (Ga.)
Slave labor--Georgia.
Stores, Retail--Georgia.

General Notes

Forms part of: Georgia mercantile records.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John C. Carter account book, MS 152. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxVolume
11Account book