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Coleman and Coleman mercantile records

 Collection
Identifier: W-0051

Scope and Contents

These two ledgers document sales made at the Coleman, Hearst, and Company Mercantile, located in Richmond, Alabama, in the 1860s. In January 1862, the store was renamed Coleman and Coleman. The first ledger contains entries dated between December 1861 to January 1862, and the second ledger contains entries from December 1861 to May 1862. Both ledgers contain descriptions of purchases made by customers.

Dates

  • 1861-1862

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

Coleman, Hearst, and Company was a mercantile store located in Richmond, Alabama, in the 1860s. The store was owned and managed by A. W. Coleman, A. M. Coleman, and Joseph Zeb Hearst. In January 1862, the store was renamed Coleman and Coleman.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Two ledgers documenting sales made at the Coleman, Hearst, and Company mercantile, also named Coleman and Coleman, located in Richmond, Alabama, in the 1860s.

Physical Location

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Provenance

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Related Materials

The W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library also contains a daybook documenting sales at Joseph Hearst and Company. See Joseph Zeb Hearst and Company Daybook, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

General

Title on phase box spine: Coleman, Hearst & Company - Merchantile Records 1861-1862 Richmond, Alabama

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Coleman and Coleman mercantile records
Status
Completed
Date
October 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500