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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

University of Texas Arlington

Cameron Automobile Company Ledger:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cameron Automobile Company.
Title: Cameron Automobile Company Ledger
Inclusive Dates: 1923-1925
Bulk Dates: 1924-1925
Abstract: The Cameron Automobile Company was a Cadillac dealership located at 2620-22 Main Street in Dallas, Texas. The Cameron family started the business for $28,000. Officers were: Russell L. Cameron, president; R. C. Rochelle, vice-president; and P. T. Peques, secretary-treasurer. The company was also a dealer for Durant, King, Columbia, and Allen automobiles. The accounts ledger records expenses and income related to car repairs and inventories of new and used cars, sometimes including serial and motor numbers.
Identification: AR456, OS399
Extent: 1 oversize box (0.3 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Cameron Automobile Company was a Cadillac dealership located at 2620-22 Main Street in Dallas, Texas. The Cameron family started the business for $28,000. Officers were: Russell L. Cameron, president; R. C. Rochelle, vice-president; and P. T. Peques, secretary-treasurer. The company was also a dealer for Durant, King, Star, Columbia, and Allen automobiles.

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Scope and Contents

The ledger book contains 600 pages, approximately 126 of which are filled with company accounting records. The first 78 pages record income and expenses related to car repairs. Scattered through the remainder of the ledger are January 1924 inventories of Durant, King, and Star coupes, touring cars, and sedans, and assorted used automobiles, sometimes including serial and motor numbers.

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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
Cameron Automobile Company--(Dallas, Tex.)--Accounting.
Subjects
Automobile dealers--Texas--Dallas.
Formats
Account books--Texas--Dallas.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The ledger was found on the Gill property at Collins and Abram, Arlington, Texas, in the mid-1950s. Jesse Rau donated the ledger on October 4, 1996. The acquisition was negotiated by Gerald Saxon and accessioned by Historical Manuscripts Archivist Shirley Rodnitzky,1996.

Citation

Cameron Automobile Company Ledger, AR456, OS399, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1996.

Accessioned as number 97-3.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Tara Kirk.

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