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Collection Number: 04813

Collection Title: Beeson Hardware Company Records, 1907-1931

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Size 10.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 75 items)
Abstract Business records of Beeson Hardware and Lumber Company of High Point, N.C., dating from 1917 to 1931. The store was founded in 1893 by Newell Beeson and purchased by Amos Ragan in 1896. Robert R. Ragan took over store management duties in 1908. The business records document store inventory from 1917 to 1931 with equipment, merchandise, and prices listed. Also present are store account ledgers for 1907 to 1922. Undated indices by customer are present for some ledgers.
Creator Beeson Hardware Company.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Beeson Hardware Company Records #4813, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ed Spivey, President, Beeson Hardware and Lumber Company, High Point, N.C., May 1996 (Acc. 96072).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Business records of Beeson Hardware and Lumber Company of High Point, N.C., dating from 1917 to 1931. The store was founded in 1893 by Newell Beeson and purchased by Amos Ragan in 1896. Robert R. Ragan took over store management duties in 1908. The business records document store inventory from 1917 to 1931 with equipment, merchandise, and prices listed. Also present are store account ledgers for 1907 to 1922. Undated indices by customer are present for some ledgers.

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Contents list

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Folder 3-5

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

1917, vol. 2, 3-5 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 3-5

Folder 6-8

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

1918, vol. 1-3 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 6-8

Folder 9-12

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

1919, vol. 2-5 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 9-12

Folder 13-17

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

1920, vol. 1-5 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 13-17

Folder 18-21

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

1921, vol. 1-4 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 18-21

Folder 22-27

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

1922, vol. 1-6 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 22-27

Folder 28-33

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

1923, vol. 1-6 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 28-33

Folder 34-39

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

January 1924, vol. 1-6 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 34-39

Folder 40-45

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

December 1924, vol. 1-6 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 40-45

Folder 46-47

Folder 46

Folder 47

1925, vol. 3,7 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 46-47

Folder 48-52

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

1926, vol. 1-2, 4-6 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 48-52

Folder 53

1927 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 53

Folder 54

1928 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 54

Folder 55-58

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

1930, vol. ?, 3-5 #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 55-58

Folder 59-64

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

1931, vol. 1, 3-6, 6 [sic] #04813, Series: "2. Warehouse Inventory Ledgers." Folder 59-64

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