Thomas Vannatta general store records

Abstract

The Thomas Vannatta general store records (dated 1873-1876; 0.23 cubic feet; 3 items) consist of two ledgers and one daybook documenting the operation of Thomas Vannatta's general store in Shelby County, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas Vannatta general store records
Date
1873-1876
Creator
Vannatta, Thomas, 1844-1908
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
African Americans--Kentucky--History--1863-1877.
Business records--Kentucky--Shelby County
General stores--Kentucky--Shelby County
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Kentucky
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2013ms0072 : [identification of item], Thomas Vannatta general store records, 1873-1876, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thomas Vannatta (1844-1908) was a farmer and merchant in Clays Village and Christianburg in Shelby County, Kentucky. Vannatta married Sallie E. Newton in 1870.
Scope and Content
The Thomas Vannatta general store records (dated 1873-1876; 0.23 cubic feet; 3 items) consist of two ledgers and one daybook documenting the operation of Thomas Vannatta's general store in Shelby County, Kentucky. The two ledgers are organized by customer name and record the transaction date, settlement, and items purchased. Vannatta noted African-American customers by writing (Col.) or col. after their names. These customers include George Brown, Joshua Chambers, Henry Clay, Daniel Ford, George Lawson, Bill Lawson, Bob Keton, Squire Watson, and a Shang Long who may have been Asian.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Ledger, 1873-1874

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Ledger, 1874-1875

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Daybook, 1875-1876

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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