Jesse L. Everett account book

Jesse L. Everett account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Everett, Jesse L.
Title: Jesse L. Everett account book
Dates: 1848-1851
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (1 oversized volume)
Abstract:The collection consists of an account book for Jesse L. Everett's general store in Thomasville, Georgia from 1848-1851. Each entry contains the customer's name, item purchased, and price. The store carried food staples, dry goods, farm implements, clothing, and liquor.
Coll. Number: ms188

Biographical/Historical Note

Jesse L. Everett was a merchant, of Thomasville in Thomas County, Georgia. He ran his store in the mid-1800s. This general store provided a wide variety of items to locals, including shoes, clothing, food, boxes, baskets, and even gave cash loans. During the 1830 to 1860, the population exploded in Thomasville, from approximately 3,000 to 10,000, meaning Everett's general store likely saw a significant amount of clientele.

Index Terms

Account books
Business records.
General stores--Georgia.
Stores, Retail--Georgia.
Thomas County (Ga.)
Thomasville (Ga.)

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

Jesse L. Everett account book. MS 188. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Account book, 1848-1851