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Sanford and Son General Store, Caledonia, Texas Records

Identifier: B-0018

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 33 ledger books, a poetry scrapbook, and a Beaumont High School yearbook, "Spindletop" (1925). The ledger books include daybooks, general ledgers, and farm account books pertaining to the clientele and operations of the general merchandise and grocery store.


  • Creation: 1920-1935


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Gary B. Sanford's father was C. E. Sanford. His mother was T. S. Garrison's daughter, Adele. Mrs. Gary B. Sanford's sister was the late Miss Pearl Barron of Nacogdoches. The C. E. Sanford and Son business was general merchandise, groceries, and a sawmill. Business extended around Timpson and the vicinity, and in Caledonia


3.75 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



The bulk of this collection is described in 26 folders housed in two banker's boxes. There are also nine items in two oversize boxes.

Guide to the Sanford and Son General Store, Caledonia, Texas Records
Mildred Wyatt, 1968
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 6/28/2023: Moved smaller ledger books into boxes and folders and made oversize boxes for larger ledger books. Kyle Ainsworth, Special Collections Librarian

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository