University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the J. J. Person Mercantile Business Records, 1871-1876

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Person, J. J.
Title: Person, J. J., Mercantile Business Records
Dates: 1871-1876
Abstract: Business records of Padelford in Edwards, Hinds County, Mississippi, consist of four ledgers.
Accession No.: 85-311
OCLC No.: 940575590
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Account book and day book of J. J. Person and his son James W. Person contains records of a mercantile store in Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi. The account book contains itemized lists of purchases for 1875 and 1876 under the name of the account. The day book records expenditures for lumber, freight, insurance, flatboats, and other items. Person may have been a business partner of F. F. Myles, also of Port Gibson. “P.M. & co.” is written on the fly leaf, and page 234 in the day book has an entry for “Person Myles and company.”


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Person, J. J. -- Archives
Myles, F. F. -- Archives
Merchants and Stores
Natchez Trace Collection
Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi

Related Material

Forms part of the Natchez Trace Small Manuscripts Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Person (J. J.) Mercantile Business Records, 1871-1876, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers



2E611 Account book, 1875-1876
2E614 Day book, 1871-1875