Carhart and Roff business ledger

Carhart and Roff business ledger

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Carhart, Elijah H., 1827-1885
Creator: Roff, Aaron A., 1815-1880
Title: Carhart and Roff business ledger
Dates: 1839-1840, 1853-1858
Quantity: 1.0 item(s)
Coll. Number: ms3775

Biographical/Historical Note

Carhart & Roff was a merchant firm based in Macon, Ga., founded in 1841. The firm operated a wide-ranging general supply trade throughout Georgia. Carhart & Roff was named for its originators and principal investors, Elijah H. Carhart (1827-1885) and Aaron A. Roff (1815-1880), both of whom hailed from New Jersey. Elijah H. Carhart had several brothers who worked as grocers in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

One business ledger maintained by merchants Carhart and Roff which covers accounts from 1853 to 1858. Approximately the first half of the ledger, covering 1839-1840, was maintained by a businessman whose identity is unclear, but was likely James Dunham Carhart, an older relative of Elijah Carhart. Items listed are perishable goods, including coffee, tea, tobacco, and liquor, named along with prices, clients and locations that include Macon, Savannah, and New York.

Index Terms

Carhart, Elijah H., 1827-1885
Ledgers (account books)
Macon (Ga.)
Roff, Aaron A., 1815-1880

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Carhart and Roff business ledger, ms 3775, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository include the John Carter account book, ms 169 and the John C. Carter account book, ms 152.

Related collections in other repositories include Carhart & Roff Letterpress Copybook, 1854-1855, #5350-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Ledger, 1839-1840, 1853-1858 ( 1.0 item(s) )