Monticello Account Books
Scope and Contents
The collection includes forty-nine day-books, or ledgers of daily transactions with customers of the Monticello mercantile store: L. R. Rainey Dry Goods Store between the years 1915 and 1943. Information about each transaction, such as date, name of customer and amount paid or received is recorded. Transactions include a wide array of general merchandise sold and bought by the store. Arrangement is chronological.
- created: 1915-1943
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Biographical or Historical Information
The day books of the L. R. Rainey Dry Goods Store in Monticello, FL in the early 1900's. As a result of Monticello's agrarian economy, much of the business of the mercantile store involved providing tools, implements, supplies to farms, other agricultural businesses, and buying the goods produced by those same farms. More general goods, such as ladies dresses and housing supplies, were also sold.
69.40 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Day books detailing transactions, mostly sales, to and with customers
Materials collected by the Florida State University Southern Business History Center from donors, were then processed and accessed at the Library.
Method of Acquisition
L. R. Rainey donated this collection to the Southern Business History Center.
Existence and Location of Originals
Portions of collection available online?: No
Processed September 2008 by Carlos Pearman
Genre / Form
- Business enterprises--Florida--Monticello
- Depression and the New Deal Years in Florida, 1930-1941
- The Florida Boom and Bust, 1919-1929
- World War I, 1914-1918--Florida
- Monticello Account Books
- Carlos Pearman and Ruth Ziegler
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