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Johnson General Merchandise Store Records

Identifier: B-0022

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 79 ledger books documenting store business. There are 34 account books (1912-1949), 22 day books (1915-1942), 9 cash books (1916-1951), 6 commercial accounts books (1931-1947), 3 order books (1929-1940), 3 check receipts books (1933-1944), a cotton purchasing account book (1928-1931), and a daily record of cash receipts book (1929, 1940).


  • Creation: 1912-1951
  • Event: Donated 2/25/1980
  • Event: Addendum donated 6/2/1980

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


20.50 Cubic Feet

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This collection was originally organized by the type of ledger book and the year and put on the shelf in the closed stacks. The spines of the ledgers did not have identifying information, however, so the collection was reorganized in 2022 to make it easier to find materials. Bankers boxes 1 to 4 are described at the folder-level and contain the smallest ledgers. Custom boxes 5 to 9 are described at the item-level and have medium-size ledgers. Custome boxes 10 to 17 are oversize, described at the item-level and contain the largest ledger books.

Guide to the Johnson General Merchandise Store Records
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Revision Statements

  • 7/20/2022: Moved all the ledgers into boxes.

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository