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W. C. Perry Account Book, 1922-1927; 1933-1937; 1940


William Calvin Perry (1870-1942) was a farmer, auctioneer, and antique dealer. He served as superintendent of the Iredell County Home for about 25 years.This single-volume account book contains some of the farming and antique business transactions of William Calvin Perry of Troutman, in Iredell County, North Carolina. The book includes a record of cantaloupes raised by Troutman and sold in cities and towns in western and piedmont regions, 1922-1924 and 1926-1927. Accounts of the sale of antiques from Perry's shop in his home from 1933-1937 and 1940 are listed also.

Title

W. C. Perry Account Book, 1922-1927; 1933-1937; 1940

Collection Number

PC.AB.533

Date(s)

1922-1927; 1933-1937; 1940

Language

English

Physical Description
1 ledger, bound
Physical Description
Items
1.00
Abstract

William Calvin Perry (1870-1942) was a farmer, auctioneer, and antique dealer. He served as superintendent of the Iredell County Home for about 25 years.

This single-volume account book contains some of the farming and antique business transactions of William Calvin Perry of Troutman, in Iredell County, North Carolina. The book includes a record of cantaloupes raised by Troutman and sold in cities and towns in western and piedmont regions, 1922-1924 and 1926-1927. Accounts of the sale of antiques from Perry's shop in his home from 1933-1937 and 1940 are listed also.

Creator

Perry, William Calvin, 1870-1942

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research


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Processed by George Stevenson, 2001

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


William Calvin Perry (1870-1942), farmer, auctioneer, antique dealer, and superintendent of the Iredell County Home for about 25 years, lived most of his life in the vicinity of Troutman. The 1940 Census record shows that Perry's wife, Mary Emma Morrison Perry (1870-1956) worked in the antiques business with him.


[Identification of item], PC.AB.533, W. C. Perry Account Book, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Gift, William S. Powell, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2001


Perry was a farmer who raised cantaloupes and sold them to various businesses in western and piedmont towns of North Carolina. His later business involved selling antiques from his shop, located in his home.


North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976 for Mary Emma Perry; 1940 United States Federal Census


  • Antique dealers--North Carolina--Iredell County--Troutman
  • Businessmen--North Carolina--Iredell County--Troutman
  • Fruit--Marketing
  • Muskmelon industry--North Carolina--Iredell County
  • Iredell County (N.C.)
  • Troutman (N.C.)

This account book contains on pages 4-58 a record of cantaloupes raised by Perry and sold during the summers of 1922-1924 and 1926-1927 to various hotels, groceries, city markets, cafeterias, and so forth, in cities and towns of several western and piedmont counties of North Carolina. Pages 67-189 and pages 624, 639, and 640 contain accounts of sale of antiques from Perry's shop in his home during the years from 1933 to 1937 and 1940. Items sold include crockery, glassware, brassware, lamps and light fixtures, chests, tables, desks, chairs, bedsteads, cupboards, sideboards, secretaries, frames, and a grandfather clock. Cash sales and sales on account are entered in the volume.