Farmer's Hardware Co. records

Farmer's Hardware Co. records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Carbine Hardware Co. (Madison, Ga.).
Creator: Farmer's Hardware Co. (Madison, Ga.).
Title: Farmer's Hardware Co. records
Dates: 1876-1962
Quantity: 5.2 Linear feet (10 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Abstract:Correspondence, receipts, orders, ledgers, printed material, and other records of the Farmer's Hardware Company in Madison, Georgia, mainly from the turn of the 20th century.
Coll. Number: ms2460

Biographical/Historical Note

The Farmer's Hardware Store in Madison, Georgia was opened sometime in the mid 1850's. It is the oldest hardware store in the United States. When it was first started, it was called the Carbine Hardware Store, named for the man who owned and operated it, Mr. P.V. Carbine. The earliest records in this collection are from 1876 although the majority of records start in 1889.

In 1903, W.L. Carbine took over ownership of the Carbine Hardware Co. from P.V. Carbine, retaining the same name. He operated it for four years until 1907 when he was forced to close it.

In December of 1907, Jno L. Moore called a meeting of all stock holders and bought the Carbine Hardware Co. renaming it the Farmer's Hardware Co.


Scope and Content Note

Records are very complete from 1889 to 1917, but after 1917 are very sketchy. There are some from the mid 1930s, the mid 40s, and the mid 60s. Apparently there was a fire that destroyed a great deal of the records from about 1930 to 1960. The hardware company has been in business for over a century and is now owned by Ace Hardware.

This collection includes correspondence from 1889-1937, receipts from 1889-1917, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1930, 1936, 1946-1948, 1962-1963, orders from 1889-1908, printed material from 1889-1960, ledgers, and miscelleaneous papers from 1889-1940.


Index Terms

Carbine, P. V.
Carbine, W. L.
Hardware industry--Georgia
Hardware stores--Geeorgia--Madison
Hardware stores--Georgia.
Moore, Jno. L.

Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Neta P. Peppers, Peppers & Assc., Madison, Ga., 1986.

Preferred Citation note

Farmer's Hardware Co. records. MS 2460. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence, 1889-1937

BoxFolder
11Correspondence, 1889 January-December
2Correspondence, 1890 January-December
3Correspondence, 1891 January-April 1891 September
4Correspondence, 1892-1893
5Correspondence, 1894 January-September
6Correspondence, 1894 October-1896
7Correspondence, 1890s
8Correspondence, 1903 January-December
9Correspondence, 1904 January-June
10Correspondence, 1904 July-August
11Correspondence, 1904 September
12Correspondence, 1904 October
13Correspondence, 1904 November
14Correspondence, 1904 December
15Correspondence, 1905 January-March
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, 1905 April-June
2Correspondence, 1905 July-September
3Correspondence, 1905 October-December
4Correspondence, 1906 January-May
5Correspondence, 1906 June-December
6Correspondence, 1907 January
7Correspondence, 1907 February
8Correspondence, 1907 March
9Correspondence, 1907 April
10Correspondence, 1907 May
BoxFolder
31Correspondence, 1907 June 1907 August 1907 December
2Correspondence, 1908 January-December
3Correspondence, 1909 January-December
4Correspondence, 1910 January-May
5Correspondence, 1910 June-August
6Correspondence, 1910 September-December
7Correspondence, 1911-1912
8Correspondence, 1913 January
9Correspondence, 1913 February
10Correspondence, 1913 March 1-11
BoxFolder
41Correspondence, 1913 March 12-31
2Correspondence, 1913 April-May
3Correspondence, 1913 June-December
4Correspondence, 1914 January-March
5Correspondence, 1914 April-June 1914 September
6Correspondence, 1915 February-October
7Correspondence, 1916 January 1916 June 1916 July
8Correspondence, 1917 April 1917 May
9Correspondence, 1921 October 1926 July
10Correspondence, 1928 January-December
11Correspondence, 1929 January-April
12Correspondence, 1929 May-July
13Correspondence, 1929 August-December
14Correspondence, 1936-1937
15Correspondence, 1900s
16Correspondence, 1900s
17Correspondence Fragments, Undated
 

Series 2: Receipts, 1876-1962

BoxFolder
51Receipts, 1876 October 1889 August 1889 September
2Receipts, 1889 October 1889 December
3Receipts, 1890 January-June
4Receipts, 1890 July-August
5Receipts, 1890 September-December
6Receipts, 1891 January-March
7Receipts, 1891 April-December
8Receipts, 1892-1898
9Receipts, 1900-1904
10Receipts, 1904 June-December
11Receipts, 1904 January-June
12Receipts, 1905 July-December
BoxFolder
61Receipts, 1906-1907
2Receipts, 1908 January-December
3Receipts, 1909-1910
4Receipts, 1911 1912 January-April
5Receipts, 1912 June-December 1913-1914
6Receipts, 1915 January-December
7Receipts, 1916 January-December
8Receipts, 1917 1918 1922 1923 1925-1927
9Receipts, 1930 1936 1946-1948 1962
10Receipts, Undated
 

Series 3: Personal Files and Miscellaneous

Box
7Account Books
BoxFolder
81Blank Stationary and Envelopes
2Capital Stock, 1908
3Confederate Money
4Contracts, 1982 1906
5Family Tree, Undated
6Indictment, 1912
7Insurance Policies--Southern Mutual, 1894 192
8Knighs of Pythias--Circulars, 1904
9Knights of Pythias--Phoenix Lodge--Application for Rank of Knighthood, 1901-1904
10Knights of Pythias--Phoenix Lodge--Arrearage Notice, 1906
11Knights of Pythias--Phoenix Lodge--Dispensation, 1894 1903
12Knights of Pythias--Phoenix Lodge--Envelope
13Knights of Pythias--Phoenix Lodge--Receipts, 1901-1904
14Knights of Pythias--Phoenix Lodge--Semi-Annual Reports, 1901-1903
15Knights of Pythias--Phoenix Lodge--Transfer Cards, 1902-1903
16Knights of Pythias--Phoenix Lodge--Pythian Convention, 1904
17Licenses--Business, 1910 1915-1917
18Licenses--Tax, 1910 1916
19List of Legal Tax Payers, 1904
20Madison Buggy Co. Records, 1908
21Madison City--Town Papers, 1931
22Military Records, 1901-1903
23Orders, 1889
24Orders, 1890-1895
25Orders, 1896
BoxFolder
91Orders, 1896
2Orders, 1905 1906 1908 dates unknown
3Newspaper Clippings, 1963
4Petitions, 1922 1925
5Printed Material
6Printed Material
7Printed Material
8Printed Material
BoxFolder
101Printed Material
2Printed Material
3Summons, 1913
Box
11Account Books