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Hardeman & Barret General Merchandise Store Account Book, Melrose, Texas

 Collection
Identifier: B-0038

Dates

  • 1870-1873

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

0.50 Cubic Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

In 1847, Blackstone Hardeman, Jr. opened a general merchandise store in Melrose, Texas. Just prior to the Civil War in 1861 Lyne T. Barret became Hardeman's junior business partner. The Hardeman and Barret General Merchandise Store was well-stocked with a variety of goods including groceries, materials by the yard, hats, shoes, linens, tableware, kitchenware, and other hardware goods. Stock for the store came from New Orleans from whence it was brought overland by wagons.

Arrangement

this collection consists of one account book housed in a clamshell box.

Related Materials

L. T. Barret Collection. ETRC Personal and Family Collection. A/0274
Title
Guide to the Hardeman & Barret General Merchandise Store Account Book, Melrose, Texas

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository

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