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Poplar Grove Account Book, 1820-1821


The small store identified as Poplar Grove was located in northwestern Nash County, presumably near a place known by the same name.The 108 pages remaining of the account book reflect the store's stock of goods, including piece goods, notions, shoes, salt, sugar, brandy, tobacco, nails, papter, medicines, powder, and shot. The dates entered on the pages range from 1820 to 1821.

Title

Poplar Grove Account Book, 1820-1821

Collection Number

PC.AB.531

Date(s)

1820-1821

Language

English

Physical Description
Scattered loose original manuscripts pages (some silked) have been mounted on folio leaves in a cloth post-binder as a volume
Physical Description
Items
1.00
Abstract

The small store identified as Poplar Grove was located in northwestern Nash County, presumably near a place known by the same name.

The 108 pages remaining of the account book reflect the store's stock of goods, including piece goods, notions, shoes, salt, sugar, brandy, tobacco, nails, papter, medicines, powder, and shot. The dates entered on the pages range from 1820 to 1821.

Creator

Poplar Grove Store

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research


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Processed by George Stevenson, 1996

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, September 24, 2003; additional encoding by Lea Walker, November 2016


This nineteenth-century account book was used by a small store in northwestern Nash County. It was located presumably near a place, plantation, school, or church known as Poplar Grove (a name inscribed on one of the pages). The store sold dry goods and other items commonly sold in mercantile or general stores during the time range of 1820-1821.


[Identification of item], PC.AB.531, Poplar Grove Account Book, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Received from the Clerk of Nash County Superior Court in 1929 and treated as a Nash County record (CR.069.916.1), but transferred to Private Collections: Account Books on 7 November 1995.


This broken volume was an account book used by a small store in northwestern Nash County. Piece goods, notions, shoes, salt, sugar, brandy, tobacco, nails, paper, medicines, powder and shot typify the stock of goods available at the store referred to as Poplar Grove.


  • Account books--North Carolina--History--19th century
  • General stores--North Carolina--History--19th century
  • General stores--North Carolina--Nash County
  • Nash County (N.C.)

These 108 scattered pages from a broken volume that originally contained at least 258 pages were used by a small store in northwestern Nash County. The name Poplar Grove is inscribed on one of the pages.