Carter-Ivy Hardware Company Records:
The Carter-Ivy Hardware Company opened at 120 North Main Street, Weatherford, Texas in 1902. It was located on the premises of the former J. R. Lewis Company which was destroyed by fire in May 1901. Mr. Ivy, an early partner, sold his share of the business to T. S. Carter and left the area. Carter-Ivy Hardware Company was operated by succeeding generations of T. S. Carter’s family – Robert Grady Carter (1889-1968), Robert Samuel Carter (1926-1989) and Robert Randall Carter (1955-2004) – serving Weatherford’s hardware needs for over one hundred years. Carter-Ivy Hardware Company was known as the place in Weatherford to go for items that could not be found elsewhere. The store retained its original character until June 2007 when its contents were auctioned to the public.
This collection is comprised of financial records dated 1907 to 1911 which document the very early days of the Carter-Ivy Hardware Company of Weatherford, Texas. The two daily sales journals (1907-1911), list the daily sales, including customer names and items purchased. Three ledgers (1907-1909), detail customer accounts, bills payable and receivable, merchandise, taxes, insurance, discounts, freight, expenses and interest. Deposits made to Weatherford Bank and Trust Company are also recorded.
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The Carter-Ivy Hardware Company Records were purchased for University of Texas at Arlington Library Special Collections at a public auction conducted onsite by Texas Auctions and Productions on June 30, 2007. The acquisition of the materials was negotiated and accessioned by Brenda McClurkin, Special Collections Historical Manuscripts Archivist; 2007.
Carter-Ivy Hardware Company Records, AR517, Box Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library
Purchase. Accessioned as 2008-18, 2007.
The Carter-Ivy Hardware Company Records were processed and finding aid prepared by Margaret Knox-Kruschke.
Leather bindings are dry and brittle. Please exercise care when handling ledgers.