Finding Aid of the Long, Woody and Co. Account Book, 1900-1904, PC.AB.540

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Finding Aid of the Long, Woody and Co. Account Book, 1900-1904, PC.AB.540

Abstract

At least as early as the late 1860s, various members of the Long families and Woody families of Person County were active as merchants in several towns and communities. It appears that the men who were principals in the Long, Woody and Company were J. A. Long of Roxboro and possibly William A. Woody of Bethel Hill. The ownership of the concern, however, remains uncertain. This volume represents transactions of a store dealing with hardware, tinware, and some general merchandise. It lists purchases by individual customers or by business customers. Items purchased included axe handles, axel grease, rope, buckets, shoes, boxes of hooks and springs, paint, windows, shells, saw teeth, sheets of tin, oil, buggy rings, knives, shoes and nails (horses), shovels, sashes, bed casters, bolts, lamps, steak dishes, etc.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Long, Woody and Co. Account Book
Call Number
PC.AB.540
Creator
Long, A. B.
Date
1900-1904
Extent
1.00 items
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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Available for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.AB.540, Long, Woody and Co. Account Book, 1900-1904, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Collection Overview

This volume represents transactions of a store dealing with hardware, tinware, and some general merchandise. Located in Person County, probably in the town of Roxboro, it is identified as Long, Woody, and Company. The book records purchases by individual customers or by business customers. Items purchased included axe handles, axel grease, rope, buckets, shoes, boxes of hooks and springs, paint, windows, shells, saw teeth, sheets of tin, oil, buggy rings, knives, shoes and nails (horses), shovels, sashes, bed casters, bolts, lamps, steak dishes, etc.

Arrangement Note

Bound volume is arranged by date.

Biographical/Historical Note

At least as early as the late 1860s, various members of the Long families and Woody families of Person County were active as merchants in several area towns and communities. It appears that the men who were principals in the Long, Woody and Company may have been J. A. Long of Roxboro and possibly William A. Woody of Bethel Hill. Mr. Long was active in a variety of businesses, including the Peoples Bank, established in the early 1890s and the Roxboro Cotton Mills, founded toward the end of the decade.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Long, Woody and Co. Account Book, 1900-1904
PC.AB.540.1

Exact dates of transactions recorded are August 23, 1900 - March 11, 1904. The size of this volume is 13 x 18 1/4 x 6 inches. Note that the spine of the volume, now broken off, was engraved with the name Long, Wood and Co., but the latter name appears to be a misprint.

Subject Headings

  • Long, J. A.
  • Woody, William A.
  • Long, Woody, and Company
  • General Store
  • Hardware Stores
  • Tinware
  • Business records
  • Hardware--North Carolina
  • Retail trade--North Carolina
  • Tinware--North Carolina
  • Person County (N.C.)
  • Person County (N.C.)
  • Roxboro (N.C.)
  • Long, J. A.
  • Woody, William A.
  • Acquisitions Information

    Gift, Received as a gift from Stephen E. Massengill, Cary, NC, March 2009.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Fran Tracy-Walls, 2011
  • Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, May 2011; additional encoding by Lea Walker, October 2016