Semmes Hardware Company papers, Savannah, Georgia

Semmes Hardware Company papers, Savannah, Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
Title: Semmes Hardware Company papers, Savannah, Georgia
Dates: 1915-1929, 1968-1973
Quantity: 15.0 Linear feet 8 cartons, 1 document box, 1 oversized box, 8 volumes
Coll. Number: ms2197

Biographical/Historical Note

Raphael Thomas Semmes, the nephew of the Confederate Admiral Raphael Semmes, was born and raised in Canton, Mississippi. He worked in the hardware business for Tommey, Gregg & Beck, later Beck & Gregg, and most recently Genuine Hardware Co. Mr. Semmes then moved to Savannah, and set up his own business, R.T. Semmes and Company in 1896, later incorporated in 1901 as Semmes Hardware Company. In 1983 the business was sold to a firm based in North Carolina.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of four oversized cash receipt books, 1968-1973 and four freight receipt and stock record books, dating from ca. 1915-1920s from the Semmes Hardware Company in Savannah, Georgia.


Arrangement

This collection is unarranged, but a container listing has been provided to facilitate access.


Index Terms

Account books.
Accounts receivable.
Business records.
Correspondence.
Hardware stores--Georgia--Savannah--Records and correspondence.
Hardware stores.
Receipts (financial records)
Semmes Hardware Company (Savannah, Ga.). -- Inventory control
Semmes, Raphael Thomas, 1857-1916

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Semmes Hardware Company papers, Savannah, Georgia, ms2197, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Carton
1Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Carton
2Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Carton
3Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Carton
4Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Carton
5Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Carton
6Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Carton
7Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Box
9Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
OS Box
10Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Box
12Miscellaneous Unsorted Records
 
Volume
2Record Books
 
Volume
3Record Books
 
Volume
4Journal
 
Volume
5Cashbooks, 1967-1968
 
Volume
6Cashbooks, 1968-1970
 
Volume
7Cashbooks, 1970-1971
 
Volume
8Cashbooks, 1971-1973
 
Volume
9General Ledger