Richard M. Rice store account book

Richard M. Rice store account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Rice, Richard M.
Title: Richard M. Rice store account book
Dates: circa 1850-1852
Quantity: 1.0 v.
Coll. Number: ms2954

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard M. Rice was born in October 1826 and lived in Elbert County, Georgia, much of his life. His parents, Richard Rice and Elizabeth White, had four other children and had lived in Elbert County since the 1700s. Richard M. Rice married Mary Elizabeth Harper (b. 1834) in July 1856. She died in 1896, and he died in 1912. He operated an antebellum-era store near Hart and Elbert Counties, Georgia, in the 1850s and 1860s. Rice sold alcohol, mainly brandy and whiskey, which he produced, among many other assorted items, such as corn, bacon, cotton, mutton, shoes, tobacco, coffee, pencils, and nails.


Scope and Content Note

One ledger from a general store operated by Richard M. Rice in Hart and Elbert Counties in Georgia during the 1850s and 1860s. It includes details of purchases and sales, including prices, of assorted items, including cotton, tobacco, alcohol, clothing, and hardware items.


Index Terms

Account books--Georgia--Elbert County.
Account books--Georgia--Hart County.
General stores--Georgia--Elbert County.
General stores--Georgia--Hart County.
Ledgers (account books)
Prices--Georgia--Elbert County--History--19th century.
Prices--Georgia--Hart County--History--19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard M. Rice store account book, ms 2954. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Richard M. Rice store ledger, ms 3318


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Ledger book, circa 1850-1852