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Collection Number: 05393

Collection Title: Bernhardt-Seagle Company Records, 1831-1989

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 900 items)
Abstract The Bernhardt-Seagle Company was a family-owned store that operated under the ownership of members of either the Harper or Bernhardt families from 1829 to 2008 in Lenoir, N.C. It sold general merchandise, furniture, household appliances, and hardware. The collection chiefly contains records, 1831-1989, of the operation of the Bernhardt-Seagle Company. Included are day books with information about the store's daily transactions, cash books recording cash on hand and cash paid out each day, and ledgers containing lists of transactions organized under individual accounts. There are also records of store inventory, banking materials, certificates for stock both owned and sold by the Bernhardt-Seagle Company, and deeds and leases related to the various locations the store occupied and to the personal real estate of Harper and Bernhardt family members. Also included are letter press books with letters from James and George Harper to various individuals and companies; personal and business correspondence for the Bernhardt family; invoices for personal purchases made by the Bernhardt family; and photographs of the exterior, 1900s-1990 and undated, and interior, 1929-1962 and undated, of the buildings occupied by the Bernhardt-Seagle Company. There are also photographs, 1882-1961 and undated, of unidentified places and persons, some of whom may have been employees of the company; journals, 1875-1882, kept by George L. Bernhardt recording his life from ages 16 to 23, with entries that discuss school, chores, the weather, and life in Lenoir, N.C.; and a ledger from the Caldwell County Bible Society, 1865-1888. Ledgers, 1911-1950, from an unidentified church, with entries about church income from the offering plate and various church activities, are also included; the connection of these ledgers to the Bernhardt-Seagle Company is unclear.
Creator Bernhardt-Seagle Company.
Language English
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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 Bernhardt-Seagle Company Records #5393, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from George Bernhardt, Jr., in May 2008 (Acc. 100948).
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The Bernhardt-Seagle Company was a family-owned store in Lenoir, N.C. The store opened in 1829 and closed in 2008. During its 179-year history, the store operated under the ownership of a member of either the Harper or Bernhardt families and sold general merchandise, furniture, household applicances, and hardware. The store's founding predates the actual settlement of Lenoir.

The business started by James Harper and John Waugh in a log cabin as Harper and Waugh sold general merchandise. Waugh left the partnership several years after its founding, and the store operated under the sole ownership of James Harper as the Harper Store. In the mid 1840s, James Harper's son George (also known as "Major") joined the business, and the two ran the store together until James Harper's death in 1879.

The Bernhardt family added its name to the business in 1884 when George L. Bernhardt and John M. Bernhardt bought shares from George Harper. The store operated as Harper and Bernhardt until 1893 when George Harper left the business. The business was renamed Bernhardt Hardware and Furniture Company. The name change reflected a growing trade in furniture and household appliances.

In 1905, J.C. Seagle joined the business, and the store became known as the Bernhardt-Seagle Hardware Company. The name was later shortened to the Bernhardt-Seagle Company; it was operated by various members of the Bernhardt family for the next 103 years. During the 1900s, the Bernhardt family also began investing in rental property and commercial real estate.

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The collection chiefly contains records, 1831-1989, of the operation of the Bernhardt-Seagle Company of Lenoir, Calwell County, N.C. Included are day books with information about the store's daily transactions, cash books recording cash on hand and cash paid out each day, and ledgers containing lists of transactions organized under individual accounts. There are also records of store inventory, banking materials, certificates for stock both owned and sold by the Bernhardt-Seagle Company, and deeds and leases related to the various locations the store occupied and to the personal real estate of Harper and Bernhardt family members. Also included are letter press books with letters from James and George Harper to various individuals and companies; personal and business correspondence for the Bernhardt family; invoices for personal purchases made by the Bernhardt family; and photographs of the exterior, 1900s-1990 and undated, and interior, 1929-1962 and undated, of the buildings occupied by the Bernhardt-Seagle Company. There are also photographs, 1882-1961 and undated, of unidentified places and persons, some of whom may have been employees of the company; journals, 1875-1882, kept by George L. Bernhardt recording his life from ages 16 to 23, with entries that discuss school, chores, the weather, and life in Lenoir, N.C.; and a ledger from the Caldwell County Bible Society, 1865-1888. Ledgers, 1911-1950, from an unidentified church, with entries about church income from the offering plate and various church activities, are also included; the connection of these ledgers to the Bernhardt-Seagle Company is unclear.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Day Books, 1831-1913.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Day books listing daily transactions in chronological order.

Note that, for the most part, original volume titles have been retained.

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Day Book, 1 July 1831-23 January 1832 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/1

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Day Book, 30 June 1833-3 December 1833 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/2

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Day Book, 19 January 1846-13 November 1846 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/3

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Day Book, 1 March 1848-24 October 1848 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/4

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Day Book, 19 October 1849-15 February 1850 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/5

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Day Book, 16 February 1850-23 July 1850 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/6

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Day Book, 24 January 1852-24 July 1852 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/7

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Day Book, 1 January 1853-31 July 1853 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/8

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Day Book, 30 January 1854-5 August 1854 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/9

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Day Book, 19 January 1855-29 June 1855 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/10

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Day Book, 22 April 1856-30 September 1856 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/11

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Day Book, 5 September 1859-23 April 1860 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/12

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Day Book, 24 April 1860-20 October 1860 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/13

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Day Book, 11 August 1866-28 May 1867 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/14

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Day Book, 28 May 1867-20 December 1867 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/15

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Day Book, 9 June 1869-17 August 1869 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/16

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Day Book, 17 October 1871-22 April 1872 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/17

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Day Book, 19 July 1873-18 April 1874 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/18

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Day Book, Number 14, 18 April-10 December 1874 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/19

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Day Book, 10 December 1874-7 May 1875 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/20

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Day Book, 18 December 1875-21 October 1876 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/21

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Day Book, 21 October 1876-14 August 1877 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/22

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Day Book, 1 November 1878-15 July 1879 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/23

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Shipping Book, 9 June 1879-21 August 1882 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/23b

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Day Book, 16 July 1879-10 December 1879 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/24

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Day Book, 12 December 1879-22 May 1880 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/25

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Day Book, 23 December 1880-18 June 1881 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." Folder 1

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Day Book, 1 April 1882-7 November 1882 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/26

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Day Book, 7 November 1882-29 March 1883 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/27

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Day Book, 20 April 1883-14 September 1883 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/28

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Day Book, 5 January 1884-9 June 1884 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/29

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Day Book, 11 June 1884-11 October 1884 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/30

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Day Book, 16 July 1886-15 January 1887 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/31

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Day Book, 11 October 1887-21 March 1888 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/32

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Day Book, 30 May 1887-11 October 1887 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/33

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Day Book, 25 October 1888-9 February 1889 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/34

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Day Book, 11 February 1889-18 November 1889 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/35

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Day Book, 12 November 1889-30 December 1890 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/36

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Shipping Book, 17 October 1890-3 December 1891 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/37

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Day Book, 1 January 1891-15 April 1891 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/38

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Day Book, 29 January 1892-6 October 1892 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/39

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Day Book, 28 May 1892-26 November 1894 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/40

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Day Book, 30 July 1896-11 February 1897 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/41

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Day Book, 12 February 1897-20 August 1897 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/42

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Day Book, 20 August 1897-5 November 1897 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/43

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Day Book, 1 January 1898-2 December 1898 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/45

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Day Book, 1 January 1909-23 July 1909 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/46

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Day Book, 1 June 1912-23 May 1913 #05393, Series: "1. Day Books, 1831-1913." SV-5393/47

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About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Cash books recording daily cash on hand and cash paid out.

Note that, for the most part, original volume titles have been retained.

Folder 2

Cash Received, April 1857-July 1857 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." Folder 2

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Cash Book, October 1854-March 1860 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." Folder 3

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Cash Received, 1857-1862 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/48

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Cash Book, 10 August 1879-29 March 1883 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." Folder 4

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Petty Ledger, 1886-1888 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/49

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Petty Cash, 1887-1889 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/50

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Cash Book, 15 December 1888-15 June 1889 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." Folder 5

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Cash Book, 12 December 1893-7 November 1894 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/51

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Cash Book, 1 July 1895-20 December 1895 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/52

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Cash Book, 2 January 1899-31 October 1899 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/53

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Cash Book, 1 November 1899-31 July 1900 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/54

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Cash Book, 3 July 1902-31 December 1902 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/55

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Cash Book, 20 July 1903-31 December 1903 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/56

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Cash Book, 2 January 1904-18 June 1904 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/57

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Cash Book, 20 June 1904-10 December 1904 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/58

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Shell's Cash Book, 6 November 1905-12 January 1907 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/59

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Cash Book, 19 March 1914-9 March 1915 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." SV-5393/60

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Cash Book, 17 March 1917-14 December 1920 #05393, Series: "2. Cash Books, 1854-1920." Folder 6

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Ledgers, 1854-1923.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Ledgers containing lists of transactions organized under individual accounts. There is often an index of customers at the beginning of the ledger. Ledgers correspond to day books, but cover a greater length of time for specific customers.

Note that, for the most part, original volume titles have been retained.

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Ledger, 13 May 1853-25 February 1867 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." SV-5393/61

Because of mold damage, the original volume was photocopied and destroyed.

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Ledger, 16 October 1854-12 May 1860 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." SV-5393/62

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Ledger, 1857-1858 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." SV-5393/63

Folder 7

Barter-Produce Book, August 1869-September 1870 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 7

Folder 8

Produce Book, 26 July 1871-12 October 1871 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 8

Folder 9

Produce Book, 16 September 1871-3 July 1872 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 9

Folder 10

Ledger, 1876-1877 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 10

Folder 11

Ledger, 1878-1883 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 11

Folder 12

Produce Book, 27 November 1882-31 October 1883 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 12

Folder 13

Produce Ledger, 1883-1884 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 13

Folder 14

Ledger, 5 April 1883-11 November 1885 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 14

Folder 15

Ledger, 1 October 1886-11 November 1886 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 15

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Ledger, 1 January 1886-16 July 1886 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." SV-5393/64

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Ledger, 30 April 1887-20 May 1887 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 16

Folder 17

Ledger, 24 October 1888-5 January 1889 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 17

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Ledger, 20 March 1889-25 June 1892 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 18

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Ledger, 1908 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." SV-5393/67

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Ledger, 1908: Enclosures #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 19

Folder 20

Transfer Ledger, 1910-1914 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 20

Folder 21

Transfer Ledger, 1910-1914 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 21

Folder 22

Transfer Ledger, 1910-1914 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." Folder 22

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Ledger, 1905-1923 #05393, Series: "3. Ledgers, 1854-1923." SV-5393/76

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989.

About 220 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Materials relating to services provided by the Bernhardt-Seagle Company, such as hauling, shipping, and barter trading. Also included are records of store inventory, banking materials, certificates for stocks both owned and sold, deeds and leases related to the various locations the store occupied, and the personal real estate of Harper and Bernhardt family members.

Note that, for the most part, original titles have been retained.

Folder 23

Inventory, 1837-1845 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 23

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Inventory Book, 12 October 1853-1 February 1867 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/68

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Hauling Book, 12 November 1866-29 December 1868 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393-69

Folder 24

J. Harper and Son Inventory, 18 December 1869-1 January 1874 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 24

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Invoices, 1870 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/94a-b

Folder 25

Produce Book, 2 October 1871-6 September 1873 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 25

Folder 59

Invoices, 1872-1878 and undated #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 59

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Hauling Book, 11 September 1883-26 May 1884 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/70

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Invoices, 1885 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/71

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Shipping Book, 2 December 1886-11 October 1887 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/72

Folder 26

Order Book, 15 Nov 1887-19 May 1888 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 26

Folder 26B

Shipping Book, 9 September 1887-1 November 1888 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 26B

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Shipping Book or Produce Day Book, 25 January 1888-23 October 1888 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/73

Folder 27

Orders and Wants, 22 August 1888-13 May 1889 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 27

Folder 28

Roots and Herbs, 24 June 1889-6 May 1891 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 28

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Shipping Book, 27 August 1890-27 May 1892 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/74

Folder 29

Order Book, 28 July 1892-20 December 1893 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 29

Folder 30

Baggage Forwarded, May 1895-September 1896 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 30

Folder 31

Passenger Rates and Correspondence, 1896-1898 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 31

Folder 32

Treasurer's Book, 1882-1891 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 32

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Account Book, 1902-1904 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/75

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Order Book, 11 May 1906-13 February 1907 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/77

Folder 33

Inventory of Saws on Hand, 1 February 1921-1 February 1929 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 33

Folder 34

Check Register, 7 November 1869-24 January 1871 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 34

Folder 35

Check Register, New York Bank, 1887 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 35

Folder 36

Check Register, New York Bank, 1888 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 36

Folder 44-45

Folder 44

Folder 45

Product supplier catalogs, 1893, 1909, 1930-1932 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 44-45

Folder 37

Bank of Lenoir, 1894, Caldwell Land and Lumber #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 37

Folder 38

Bank of Lenoir Account Book, 1895 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 38

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Draft Register, 2 December 1895-19 March 1898 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/78

Folder 47-49

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Advertisements, 1897-1969 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 47-49

Newspaper clippings.

Folder 39

Check Stub Book, 2 July 1904-15 October 1904 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 39

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Check Stub Book, 27 October 1905-15 December 1906 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/79

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Bank Ledger, 1908-1911 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/80

Folder 40-41

Folder 40

Folder 41

Tax Returns, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940-1946 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 40-41

Folder 42

Receipt Books, 1936-1948 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 42

Folder 43

Stock Certificates, 1939-1945 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 43

Stocks for the Bernhardt-Seagle Company owned by others.

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Bank Ledger, November 1951-January 1958 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/81

Folder 50-51

Folder 50

Folder 51

Real Estate Materials, 1928-1955 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 50-51

Folder 52

Stock Certificates and Real Estate, 1936-1958 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 52

Folder 46

Newspaper Inserts, 1980s #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 46

Inserts from the Bernhardt-Seagle Company and other hardware stores.

Folder 60

Awards and Certificates, 1987-1989 #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 60

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R.G. Dunn and Company Reference Book #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." SV-5393/82

Folder 61

"Monthly Bulletin of the Bureau of the American Republics" #05393, Series: "4. Other Bernhardt-Seagle Company Materials, 1837-1989." Folder 61

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1870-1989.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letter press books with letters from James and George Harper to various individuals and companies, personal and business correspondence and invoices of Bernhardt family members, and other items.

Folder 53

Letter Press Book, 27 August 1870-2 October 1871 #05393, Series: "5. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1870-1989." Folder 53

Business letters from James and George Harper to various individuals and companies.

Folder 54

Letter Press Book, 26 April 1873-8 August 1874 #05393, Series: "5. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1870-1989." Folder 54

Business letters from James and George Harper to various individuals and companies.

Folder 55-57

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Correspondence and Invoices, 1898-1944 #05393, Series: "5. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1870-1989." Folder 55-57

Personal and business correspondence of Bernhardt family members and invoices for personal purchases.

Folder 58

Other Materials #05393, Series: "5. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1870-1989." Folder 58

Church bulletins, pamphlets from organizational meetings, event flyers, receipts, and other items.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Photographs, 1882-1962 and undated.

About 30 items.

Photographs of the exterior and interior of buildings occupied by the Bernhardt-Seagle Company; photographs of unidentified persons, possibly employees of the company; and photographs of other unidentified people and places.

Image Folder PF-5393/1

Bernhardt-Seagle Company interiors, 1929-1962 and undated #05393, Series: "6. Photographs, 1882-1962 and undated." PF-5393/1

Image Folder PF-5393/2-3

PF-5393/2

PF-5393/3

Bernhardt-Seagle Company exteriors, 1903-1990 and undated #05393, Series: "6. Photographs, 1882-1962 and undated." PF-5393/2-3

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Bernhardt-Seagle Company exteriors, 1900s #05393, Series: "6. Photographs, 1882-1962 and undated." OP-PF-4393/1

Image Folder PF-5393/4

Unidentified persons, possibly employees of Bernhardt-Seagle Company, and others, 1882-1961 and undated #05393, Series: "6. Photographs, 1882-1962 and undated." PF-5393/4

Image Folder PF-5393/5

Unidentified places and people, undated #05393, Series: "6. Photographs, 1882-1962 and undated." PF-5393/5

The connection to the hardware store is unclear.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. George L. Bernhardt Journals, 1875-1882.

3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Journals with almost daily entries from George L. Bernhardt's life from the ages of 16 to 23. Entries docment school, chores, the weather, and life in general in Lenoir, N.C. The 1 January 1875 to 31 December 1876 journal contains entries that are more narrative than the others and includes greater description of local life.

Folder 62

George L. Bernhardt Journal, 1 January 1875-31 December 1876 #05393, Series: "7. George L. Bernhardt Journals, 1875-1882." Folder 62

Folder 63

George L. Bernhardt Journal, 1 January 1877-12 February 1879, #05393, Series: "7. George L. Bernhardt Journals, 1875-1882." Folder 63

Folder 64

George L. Bernhardt Journal, 13 March 1879-1 January 1882 #05393, Series: "7. George L. Bernhardt Journals, 1875-1882." Folder 64

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950.

12 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

One Caldwell county Bible Society ledger, 1865-1888, and eleven ledgers, 1906-1950, from an unidentified church. The treasurer of that church is identified as C.D. Rabb, and the ledgers contain records of church income from the offering plate and document various church activities, such as home and foreign mission projects. The connection to the Bernhardt-Seagle Company is unclear.

Folder 65

Caldwell County Bible Society Ledger, 1865-1888 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." Folder 65

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Collection Register, 27 August 1906-28 February 1911 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/83

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 5 January 1913-31 December 1915 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/84

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 1916-1918 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/85

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 5 January 1919-25 December 1921 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/86

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 1 January 1922-31 December 1930 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/87

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 6 January 1924-31 December 1925 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/88

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 3 January 1926-30 December 1928 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/89

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 6 January 1929-31 December 1930 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/90

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 1 January 1933-30 December 1935 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/91

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 3 January 1943-29 December 1946 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/92

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Church Treasurer's Ledger, 5 January 1947-1950 #05393, Series: "8. Church Ledgers, 1906-1950." SV-5393/93

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Processing Information

Processed by: John Blythe and Megan Bricker, November 2009

Encoded by: Megan Bricker, February 2009

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