McBee Sons & Company Store Ledger Book, 1846 – 1861


The bulk of the entries in this handwritten ledger book date from 1846 and 1847 and are arranged chronologically, offering a day-by-day account of the individuals who transacted business with McBee Sons & Co. The items purchased were mainly household goods such as fabric and sewing supplies or paper, food items such as salt and molasses, and items of clothing such as shoes and hats; charges for services such as ‘drayage,’ or fees for shipping goods to other cities, were also recorded. A significant portion of the transactions were for yarn, sold by the bunch, presumably manufactured by the McBee Mill. This ledger book is held in the archive of the Greenville County Library System’s South Carolina Room.


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