John Carter account book

John Carter account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Carter, John, fl. 1829-1836
Title: John Carter account book
Dates: 1829-1838
Quantity: 0.3 Linear feet (1 account book)
Coll. Number: ms169

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.

Index Terms

Account books.
Business records.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
Lumber trade--Georgia.
Merchants' and Planters' (Firm : Macon, Ga.).
Swiftcreek Sawmill (Macon, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

John Carter account book, ms169, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxVolume
11Account book