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|Size||1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5 items)|
|Abstract||Ledgers and daybooks of a large Fayetteville, N.C., mercantile firm, chiefly in the 1880s, but also 1833-1835 and 1870s; and accounts of the firm with a black man who did hauling and errands, 1885-1888.|
|Creator||A. E. Rankin & Company.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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According to the donor, A. E. Rankin and Company later became A. E. Rankin Co., Inc. The building at 116 Person Street in Fayetteville, N.C., was occupied and owned by them from 1880 to 1954. "The firm catered to farmers and merchants and at one time was one of the largest mercantile establishments in the Cape Fear section." Volume 1, listed below, was found in the store of A. E. Rankin Company in Fayetteville when the firm went out of business in 1955, and the donor believes that the accounts in the back are those of "Uncle Billie Williams," an African-American man who ran a dray for hire business.Back to Top
Ledgers and daybooks of a large Fayetteville, N.C., mercantile firm, chiefly in the 1880s, but also 1833-1835 and 1870s; and accounts of the firm with a black man who did hauling and errands, 1885-1888.Back to Top
Daybook, accounts for merchandise and sundries of a dry goods store in Fayetteville, managed by a black gentleman known as "Uncle Billie Williams." Other miscellaneous accounts, 1875, 1877, and other dates. 1885-1888. Accounts for drayage-hauling shingles, lumber, etc., and miscellaneous errands and carrying, charged against A. E. Rankin, A. H. Slocumb, and others.
Ledger, itemized accounts of individuals for small purchases. Also contains a statement of capital stock put in by A. H. Slocumb and A. E. Rankin, 1877. 700 pages.
|Oversize Volume SV-3168/3||
Mostly 1883. Total amounts transferred from daybooks, not itemized. About one-third of the 524 pages are used.
Daybook, accounts for general merchandise, staples, produce, and cash. 718 pages.
Daybook, as above. 384 pages.