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Collection Number: 05248

Collection Title: Smith and Watkins Store Daybook, 1865-1866

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Abstract The Smith and Watkins Store in Norwood, N.C., was founded by William Henry Watkins and presumably Charles E. Smith. The general store operated at least from 1865 to 1866. Watkins was a merchant and manufacturer in Stanly, Montgomery, and Randolph counties, N.C., from the 1860s to 1920. He went into business with Smith after serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In 1876, Watkins was elected sheriff of Montgomery County and served two terms as a North Carolina state senator. Watkins was president of the Bank of Ramseur, N.C., and served as secretary, treasurer, and general manager of Columbia Manufacturing Company. Watkins married Louisa Eunice Smitherman, 17 March 1868. The collection is a daybook for the Smith and Watkins Store with entries from 2 October 1865 to 31 December 1866, showing the general store's transactions. Included are names of customers, items and amounts purchased, and prices.
Creator Smith and Watkins Store (Norwood, 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 Smith and Watkins Store #5248-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Edward Ramsey Burt III of Holly Springs, N.C., in December 2005 (Acc. 100280).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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The Smith and Watkins Store in Norwood, N.C., was founded by William Henry Watkins and presumably Charles E. Smith. The general store operated at least from 1865 to 1866. Watkins was a merchant and manufacturer in Stanly, Montgomery, and Randolph counties, N.C., from the 1860s to 1920. He went into business with Smith after serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In 1876, Watkins was elected sheriff of Montgomery County and served two terms as a North Carolina state senator. Watkins was president of the Bank of Ramseur, N.C., and served as secretary, treasurer, and general manager of Columbia Manufacturing Company. Watkins married Louisa Eunice Smitherman, 17 March 1868.

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The collection is a daybook for the Smith and Watkins Store, founded by William Henry Watkins and possibly Charles E. Smith, in Norwood, N.C., with entries from 2 October 1865 to 31 December 1866, showing the general store's transactions. Included are names of customers, items and amounts purchased, and prices.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nathalie Wheaton, June 2006

Encoded by: Nathalie Wheaton, June 2006

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