B and H Sales Book January 1, 1887-April 1, 1887

Creator
Breitkopf & Hartel
Size
0.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00302

This account book covers the period from January through March, 1887. It contains a record of transactions made in a drygoods store in Wilson, North Carolina. The store was owned by Thomas Jefferson Hadley and Alpheus Branch, founder of the BB and T bank.

Biographical/historical note

Alpheus Branch was the founder of the Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB and T). He was born in Hallifax County, North Carolina, and relocated to Wilson to attend Deems Military Academy. He married Nannie Barnes, the daughter of General Joshua Barnes, one of Wilson's founders.

Upon settling in Wilson after the Civil War, Branch entered into a partnership with Thomas Jefferson Hadley, thereby establishing a mercantile business known as B and H. Branch and Hadley also ventured into the banking business in the 1870s, and continued their association until Branch purchased Hadley's shares in 1887.

Branch died on January 3, 1893.

Scope/content

The B and H Company was owned by Alpheus Branch and Thomas J. Hadley of Wilson, North Carolina. This 720-page sales book covers the period from January 1 - April 1, 1887. Each entry includes the name of the customer, names of the items purchased and their quantities, their cost, and the date purchased. Products sold ranged from livestock to household goods to foodstuff.

Custodial history

Book plate from the Library of Hugh Buckner Johnston, dated 1985.

Physical description

1 v., 720 p., 24 centimeters

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], B and H Sales Book, MC 00302, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Purchased from Chapel Hill Rare Books in 11/2000.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], B and H Sales Book, MC 00302, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.