|Creator:||Dearing, Thomas Hamilton, 1848-1890|
|Title:||T.H. Dearing Mercantile ledger|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 volume; MS 3282 to MS 3284 housed together in 1 document box|
Thomas Hamilton Dearing, son of Albin P. and Eugenia Hamilton Dearing, operated a general store in Athens, Georgia. Items sold included food, tobacco, clothing, and household goods. Prominent Athenians, such as Brumby, Dearing, Nicholson, Carlton, Lyndon, and Holman, purchased from his store.
The collection consists of a 481 page ledger of accounts for T. H. Dearing Mercantile from May 17, 1886 to October 1, 1889. In 1889 the store was located at 105 North Thomas Street in Athens, Georgia. Entries include the date, customer's name, items purchased, and amount charged. Items purchased include food, tobacco, clothing, and household goods. Names of prominent Athenians, such as Brumby, Dearing, Nicholson, Carlton, Lyndon, and Holman are listed.
T. H. Dearing Mercantile ledger. MS 3283. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.