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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Note to Researcher

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Carter-Ivy Hardware Company Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carter-Ivy Hardware Company (Weatherford, Tex.)
Title: Carter-Ivy Hardware Company Records
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1911
Abstract: Carter-Ivy Hardware Company operated at 120 North Main Street, Weatherford, Texas, serving Weatherford’s hardware needs from 1902 to circa 2004. It closed soon after the death of the last owner, Robert Randall Carter (1955-2004). The store was known in Weatherford for items that could not be found elsewhere. The collection is comprised of financial records dated 1907 to 1911, which document the very early days of the Carter-Ivy Hardware Company.
Identification: AR517
Extent: 5 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Language: Materials are inEnglish.
Repository: Special Collections,The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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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Organization

The collection is arranged alphabetically and thereunder chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Carter-Ivy Hardware Company (Weatherford, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Places
Parker County (Tex.)--History.
Weatherford (Tex.)--History.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

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.

Citation

Carter-Ivy Hardware Company Records, AR517, Box Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Acquisition

Purchase. Accessioned as 2008-18, 2007.

Processing Information

The Carter-Ivy Hardware Company Records were processed and finding aid prepared by Margaret Knox-Kruschke.

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 Note to Researcher 

Leather bindings are dry and brittle. Please exercise care when handling ledgers.

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Container List

 

Box
OS508 Daily sales journal, January 1, 1907-December 18, 1908
Box
OS509 Daily sales journal, December 19, 1908-March 4, 1911
Box
OS510 Ledger, 1907
Box
OS511 Ledger, 1908
Box
OS512 Ledger, 1909

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