A Guide to Long’s Store Records, Mt. Clinton, VA, 1877-1929.
SC# 4032

  Processed by:  Gillian Schulz and Chris Bolgiano, March, 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.

Descriptive Summary
           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.

Organization: 
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.

Related Material:

Long's Store Account Books, 1869 -1921, SC# 4056

http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/4056LSBooks.aspx

Mt. Clinton Post Office Records, 1879 -1893, SC# 4057

http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/4057MtClPO.aspx