Persons Brothers account books

Persons Brothers account books

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Persons Brothers (Talbotton, Ga.).
Creator: Persons, Augustus Pou, 1858-1927
Creator: Persons, Thomas Henry, 1860-1930
Creator: Talbotton Railroad Company (Ga.)
Title: Persons Brothers account books
Dates: 1886-1933
Quantity: 5.2 Linear feet (14 volumes in 4 document boxes, 3 oversized boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of account books of the Persons Brothers general store in Talbotton, Georgia from 1886-1933 (with some gaps). Includes account ledgers and cash books which document the sale of dry goods, clothing, hardware, and wagons. The collection also includes two account books of the Talbotton Railroad Company, owned and operated by the Persons family, which ran from Talbotton to Paschal. The account books document income and expenses of the railroad from 1881-1887 and 1909-1912.
Coll. Number: ms90

Biographical/Historical Note

Persons Brothers, general store owned by Thomas Henry and Augustus Pou Persons, Talbotton County, Georgia.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Account books
Business records.
General stores--Georgia.
Merchants--Georgia.
Railroads--Georgia.
Stores, Retail--Georgia.
Talbot County (Ga.)
Talbotton (Ga.)

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Persons Brothers account books. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Cash book, 1897
 
Cash book, 1933
 
Records, 1906-1907
 
Box
2Cash book, 1925
 
Cash book, 1939
 
Cash book, 1919-1920
 
Box
3Cash book, 1886-1889
 
Railroad accounts, 1909-1912
 
Box
4Cash book, 1912
 
BoxItem
51Cash Book, 1914 - 1915
 
2Railroad Accounts, 1881 - 1887
 
BoxItem
61Cash Book, 1923
 
2Cash Book, 1895 - 1896
 
BoxItem
71Cash Book, 1913