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Charles A. Manning Business Ledger

Identifier: B-0124

Scope and Contents

Ledger lists customers' names, purchases and cost of those purchases. There is customer index at beginning of ledger.


  • 1916-1935


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Charles A. Manning (1/17/1878 - 10/31/1946) was the oldest child of Addie Hughes and Dr. James M. Manning. He moved with his parents and siblings to Shelby County, Texas about 1896. By 1930, he had a wife, four children, and a successful farming operation in the area. Letterhead found in the ledger shows that Manning was a “Manufacturer and Dealer in Yellow Pine Lumber, Center Texas, “as well as a cotton “ginner and dealer in General Merchandise.”

Sources 1900 United States Federal Census (database online). Proquest, 2011. (Accessed 1/28/2011).

_______. 1930 United States Federal Census (database online). Proquest, 2011.  (Accessed 1/28/2011).

Irish, Leonard and Ray Jackson. Fairview Cemetery: Letter M Through O. (Accessed 1/28/2011).

Moore, Sue Ellen Burns. James Church of Christ, Shelby County, Texas (1901-1911) (Accessed 1/28/2011).


0.25 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of a single ledger book housed in a small clamshell box.

Guide to the Charles A. Manning Business Ledger, Shelby County, Texas
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository