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C.M. Harrell Ledgers


The business associated with the ledgers in this collection was founded by Charlie Manning Harrell (1876-1948) sometime around 1899 in Hertford, North Carolina. Harrell's company appears to have originally been founded as a dry goods business, but by the 1910s, the company's ledgers only list wood sales. Eventually, Harrell also began to sell coal, and the business continued to operate solely as a wood and coal dealer until Harrell's death. The C.M. Harrell Ledgers, 1899-1948, primarily consists of financial records associated with Charlie Manning Harrell's wood and coal business. The ledgers include account books, cash books, day books, and financial statements. Also included in the collect ... (more below)

Title

C.M. Harrell Ledgers

Collection Number

PC.5281

Date(s)

1899-1948

Box 1
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
0.50
Abstract

The business associated with the ledgers in this collection was founded by Charlie Manning Harrell (1876-1948) sometime around 1899 in Hertford, North Carolina. Harrell's company appears to have originally been founded as a dry goods business, but by the 1910s, the company's ledgers only list wood sales. Eventually, Harrell also began to sell coal, and the business continued to operate solely as a wood and coal dealer until Harrell's death. The C.M. Harrell Ledgers, 1899-1948, primarily consists of financial records associated with Charlie Manning Harrell's wood and coal business. The ledgers include account books, cash books, day books, and financial statements. Also included in the collection are two photographs of the C.M. Harrell wood yard.

Physical Location

7B6

Creator

Harrell, Charlie Manning, 1876-1948

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


Chronological


Chronological


Available for research.


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Processed by Samantha Crisp, July 2018.


Charlie Manning Harrell was born in Perquimans County, North Carolina, 27 May 1876. His parents were Trim Skinner Harrell and Cornelia Manning Harrell. He had two siblings: Cornelia Harrell Chapman and Willie Mcquire Harrell (1879-1957). The family lived on Elwood Plantation in Perquimans County. Harrell married Joyce Brattain (1891-1951) from Davidson, North Carolina and had two children: Joyce Harrell (Gray) (1918-2012) and Charlie Manning Harrell, Jr. (1921-1974). Harrell died 20 March 1948.

The business associated with the ledgers in this collection was founded by Charlie Manning Harrell (1876-1948) sometime around 1899 in Hertford, North Carolina. Harrell's venture was apparently assisted by his father, T.S. Harrell, whose name appears in some of the company's financial statements. Harrell's company appears to have originally been founded as a dry goods business, but by the 1910s, the company's ledgers only list wood sales. Eventually, Harrell alsobegan to sell coal, and the business continued to operate solely as a wood and coal dealer until Harrell's death. When Harrell's son, Charles Harrell, took over the business in the late 1940s, he ceased celling wood and instead sold Pyrofax natural gas. At that time, the business was renamed Harrell Gas and Coal Company. Eventually, the company replaced its coal offerings with Culligan water softeners. The joint Pyrofax/Culligan business was renamed Harrell's, Inc.


[Identification of item], PC.5281, C.M. Harrell Ledgers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.


Donated by Charlie Harrell, January 2018.


The C.M. Harrell Ledgers, 1899-1948, primarily consists of financial records associated with Charlie Manning Harrell's wood and coal business. The ledgers include account books, cash books, day books, and financial statements. Also included in the collection are two photographs of the C.M. Harrell wood yard.


  • Coal Trade--North Carolina
  • Fuelwood industry--North Carolina
  • Hertford (N.C.)--History
  • Perquimans County (N.C.)--History