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Collection Number: 05342

Collection Title: Flowe's Store Day Books, Journals, and Ledgers, 1878-1886

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 21 items)
Abstract Flowe's Store, located in Cabarrus County, N.C., was named for Daniel W. Flowe, who opened the store in 1881. Though it closed in 1925, as of 2007, the store's building was still standing. The collection consists of day books, journals, and ledgers from Flowe's Store in Cabarrus County, N.C. The day books date from 1881 to 1888 and document the daily sales of Flowe's Store, noting buyer's name, purchases, and cost of each item. There are also journals, 1881-1886, that record specific customers' purchases over time; a ledger that presents a consolidated version of the material from the journals, 1882-1886; and three small ledgers, 1878-1880.
Creator Flowe's Store (Cabarrus County, N.C.)
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 Flowe's Store Day Books, Journals, and Ledgers #5342, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Presbyterian Historical Society of Montreat, N.C., in June 2007 (Acc. 100704).
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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Flowe's Store, located in Cabarrus County, N.C., was named for Daniel W. Flowe, who opened the store in 1881. Though it closed in 1925, as of 2007 the store's building is still standing.

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The collection consists of day books, journals, and ledgers from Flowe's Store in Cabarrus County, N.C. The day books date from 1881 to 1888 and document the daily sales of Flowe's Store, noting buyer's name, purchases, and cost of each item. There are also journals, 1881-1886, that record specific customers' purchases over time; a ledger that presents a consolidated version of the material from the journals, 1882-1886; and three small ledgers, 1878-1880.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Joyce Chapman, September 2007

Encoded by: Joyce Chapman, September 2007

The Presbyterian Historical Society in Montreat, N.C., owned the Flowe's Store materials until 2007; the three small ledgers were labeled by the Society as "cotton ledgers," but their connection to cotton is unclear.

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