John Carter account book

John Carter account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Carter, John, fl. 1829-1836
Creator: Merchants' and Planters' (Firm : Macon, Ga.).
Creator: Swiftcreek Sawmill (Macon, Ga.).
Title: John Carter account book
Dates: 1829-1836
Quantity: 0.3 Linear feet (1 volume housed with minor collections MS 168 - MS 172)
Coll. Number: ms169(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

John Carter owner of the Merchants' and Planters' supply house and cotton shipping firm and the Swiftcreek Sawmill located in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. The firm owned a boat which was used to carry cotton to Darien and Savannah, Georgia and bring back merchandise stock.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an account book of John Carter for Merchants' and Planters' (1829-1836) and the Swiftcreek Sawmill (1836-1837) both located in Macon, Georgia. The ledger's entries contain the date, customer name, item purchased, and price describing trade with planters in middle and southern Georgia. Additional entries pertain to the recovery of runaway slaves and the hire and management of boathands, mill hands, and farm hands.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Account books
Bibb County (Ga.)
Business records.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
Fugitive slaves--Georgia.
General stores--Georgia.
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.

Georgia mercantile records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Carter account book, MS 169. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxVolume
11Account book