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Harrison Brothers Hardware Company customer account ledger 2, 1889-1896.

Item

Dublin Core

Identifier

loc_hbhc_account_ledger2_00024

Title

Harrison Brothers Hardware Company customer account ledger 2, 1889-1896.

Description

This Customer Account Ledger contains the credit account information for Harrison Brothers customer transactions from 1889-1896. The index at the front of the ledger is organized alphabetically by the customer's last name. Each index page is dived into two columns. The left column lists the name of the customer and the right column lists the customer's city of residence and the page number of the customer's account. The page numbers reference pages in the ledger where one or multiple accounts are listed. Each customer account page is divided into a debit "D" and credit "C" column separated by a blue line. The customer's name and city of residence are written at the top of each account. In the debit column, the year is written at the top left and months and days of transactions are listed below in the first two columns. The next column references a customer's transactions in a particular daybook listed as "B B #" and the page number in the referenced book is listed in the following column. This ledger references transactions in daybooks 1 and 2. These daybooks, not included in the collection of account books at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections, likely recorded tobacco sales from the Harrison Brothers store on Jefferson Street prior to their move to Southside Square in 1897. In the credit column, the month and day of a customer's payments are listed in the first two columns. The next two columns list the daybook and the page number that the customer's payment is recorded on. The payment amount is listed in the rightmost column of the page. The debit and credit columns are either balanced at the bottom of the page or the Harrison Brothers indicated that the customer account was carried to a new page in the ledger. Many pages in this ledger are empty and customer accounts begin on page 214.

Date

1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896

Temporal Coverage

Source

Harrison Brothers Hardware Collection
Customer Accounts Ledger, No. 2
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, Huntsville, Alabama

Language

Rights

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Relation

HBH_account_books

Citation

Harrison Brothers Hardware (Huntsville, Ala.), “Harrison Brothers Hardware Company customer account ledger 2, 1889-1896.,” UAH Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, accessed July 16, 2024, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/14192.

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  1. loc_hbhc_ledger2_000224.pdf