Shelby County General Store Ledger, 1890-1893 | East Texas Research Center

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Title: Shelby County General Store Ledger, 1890-1893Add to your cart.

ID: B/121

Extent: 1.0 Volumes

Subjects: Business records -- Texas, East, General stores -- Texas, East, Shelby County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Business ledger of an unknown general store likely located in Shelby County, Texas. The ledger lists customers' names, their purchases, the price of those purchases, and also has a customer index in the front.

Collection Historical Note

The first Anglo-American settlers came to the land that would become Shelby County, Texas in the 1820s and early 1830s. Originally organized as the Tenehaw District within the Municipality of Nacogdoches, Shelby County became the Municipality of Tenehaw in 1835 and assumed its present name the next year in 1836. The county gets its name from Isaac Shelby, who was a decorate soldier and prominent politician of the Revolution and Early Republic.

Sources

“Isaac Shelby.” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Shelby (Accessed 2/3/2011).

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Shelby County Courthouse Grounds. http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=historical_center (Accessed 2/3/2011).

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas, East
General stores -- Texas, East
Shelby County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources


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