A Guide to Long’s Store Records, Mt. Clinton, VA, 1877-1929.
Processed by: Gillian Schulz and Chris Bolgiano, Mar ch, 2002
with additions by Julia Merkel February, 2006
Preferred Citation: Long’s Store Records, Mt. Clinton, VA, 1877-1929. SC# 4032. Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.
Physical Characteristics: Consists of ½ Hollinger box of documents.
Abstract: Contains mostly bills, receipts and cancelled checks, with a few advertisements, the occasional letter, and one folder of commodity price lists.
Scope and Content:
Receipts in this collection document the business between small town merchant W. E. Long and commission merchants such as Miller & Roller, Washington, D.C.; Acker & Long Produce, Philadelphia; Standard Oil Company; Brand Shoe Co., Roanoke; and J. J. Underhill Fruit & Vegetables, Baltimore which he supplied with butter, chickens, and eggs. Among the local merchants are: Snell Grocery, Harrisonburg; Hoge & Hutchison, Staunton; Merchants Grocery and Hardware, Harrisonburg; L.W. Gaines, Inc., Harrisonburg; Worthington Hardware, Staunton; and National Biscuit Company, Staunton. Bills document the variety of merchandise including shoes, fabric, sugar and coffee that Long purchased to supply his own customers. 15 Cancelled checks from the First National Bank Harrisonburg date to 1920.
Series 1: Bills and Receipts
Folder 1: 1877-1894
Folder 2: 1895
Folder 3: 1896-1899
Folder 4: 1900-1922
Folder 5: 1923
Folder 6: 1924-1929
Series 2: Price lists
Folder 7: 1880-1924
Acquisition Information: Donated by Scott Suter in September, 2001.
Long's Store Account Books, 1869 -1921, SC# 4056
Mt. Clinton Post Office Records, 1879 -1893, SC# 4057