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Collection Number: 05492

Collection Title: Herman Cone Account Book, 1857-1860

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Abstract Herman Cone (originally Herman Kahn) was born in 1828. He was a Jewish-German immigrant who left Bavaria, Germany, for the United States in 1845. Cone eventually settled in Jonesborough, Tenn., where he successfully ran a dry goods store. Two of Cone's sons were founders of the Cone Mills Corporation, a textile manufacturing company in Greensboro, N.C. Cone died in 1897. The collection consists of an account book of approximately 160 pages, with the first 13 pages missing. It contains receipts, September 1857-December 1860, documenting purchases by Herman Cone of a variety of dry goods in New York City, Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia, and other locations.
Creator Cone, Herman, 1828-1897.
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 Herman Cone Account Book #5492, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Lisa Scheer Cone in April 2011 (Acc. 101416).
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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Herman Cone (originally Herman Kahn) was born in 1828. He was a Jewish-German immigrant who left Bavaria, Germany, for the United States in 1845. While in the United States, he met his wife, Helen Guggenheimer, and they settled in Jonesborough, Tenn., where he successfully ran a dry goods store. In the early 1870s, Herman and his family moved to Baltimore, Md., where in 1876, he opened H. Cone & Sons, a wholesale grocery firm. He and his wife had 13 children, including the eldest sons, Moses Herman Cone and Ceasar Cone, founders of Cone Mills Corporation (originally Proximity Manufacturing Company), a textile manufacturing company in Greensboro, N.C.

Herman Cone died in 1897.

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The collection consists of an account book of approximately 160 pages, with the first 13 pages missing. It contains receipts, September 1857-December 1860, documenting purchases by Herman Cone of a variety of dry goods in New York City, Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia, and other locations.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Armando Suarez, August 2011

Encoded by: Armando Suarez, August 2011

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