Persons Brothers account books

Persons Brothers account books

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Persons Brothers (Talbotton, Ga.).
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)
Coll. Number: ms90

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Account books.
Business records.
General stores--Georgia.
Persons, Augustus Pou, 1858-1927
Persons, Thomas Henry, 1860-1930
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 book, ms90, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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