R. VIENER AND COMPANY ACCOUNT BOOKS

(Mss. 518)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................... 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 9
CONTAINER LIST ...................................................................................................................... 10

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SUMMARY

Size.

494 manuscript volumes and 9 printed volumes

Geographic locations.

Natchez, Mississippi

Inclusive dates.

1880-1936

Bulk dates.

1893-1930

Language.

English

Summary.

Business records for a wholesale grocery, feed, flour, and paper firm of Natchez, Mississippi.

Organization.

Volumes arranged by type, then chronologically.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

R. Viener and Company Account Books, Mss. 518, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

K:1-33

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

R. Viener and Company was a wholesale grocery, feed, flour, and paper firm of Natchez, Mississippi. The company was succeeded by F. R. Blankenstein. R. Viener was also the treasurer of the B'nai Israel Congregation of Natchez.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

R. Viener and Company account books include cashbooks (1893-1936); daybooks (1893-1935); journals (1894-1926); invoice books (1898-1933); ledgers (1893-1929); letter books (1895-1905); a railroad claim book (1912-1913); record books (1903-1933); stock books (1901-1917); and trial balance books (1909-1911). Two cashbooks (1902-1934) record accounts of the B'nai Israel Congregation of Natchez. Printed volumes include commercial and mercantile reference books, books related to cotton buying, and a telegraphic code book. See collection description for full volume listing.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Vol. #

Dates

Contents

1-30

1894-1930

30 volumes:

Cashbooks containing cash sales, accounts payable and receivable (entries copied from penciled entries of work books).

31-108

1896-1936

78 volumes:

Cashbooks and work books (penciled entries).

109-110

1893-1936

2 volumes:

Cashbooks concerning Scott and Gunning.

111-112

1907-1909, undated

2 volumes:

Cashbooks concerning the Hamilton Store.

113

1922

1 volume:

Cashbook containing cash sales.

114

1924-1925

1 volume:

Checkbook concerning New Orleans Bank and Trust Co.

115-231

1893-1910

117 volumes:

Daybooks containing sales.

232-276

1896-1936

45 volumes:

Receiving books

277-280

1899-1907

4 volumes:

Daybook containing cotton sold.

281

1918-1920

1 volume:

Daybook containing cotton sold.

282-287

1904-1912,

1916-1919

6 volumes:

Daybook containing cotton received.

288-293

1905-1932

6 volumes:

Daybooks containing cotton received.

294-302

1913-1931

9 volumes:

Daybooks containing orders.

Vol. #

Dates

Contents

303

1897-1899

1 volume:

Daybook concerning A. B. Flood.

305-349

1904-1935

45 volumes:

Daybooks containing transfer sheets.

350-399

1898-1933

50 volumes:

Invoice books.

400-405

1894-1918

6 volumes:

Journals concerning merchandise.

406

1912-1926

1 volume:

Journal containing purchases.

407-415

1893-1903

9 volumes:

Ledgers containing accounts receivable and 1 index.

416-418

1917-1923

3 volumes:

Ledgers containing accounts receivable.

419-423

1894-1908

5 volumes:

Ledgers containing merchandise.

424-434

1898-1929

11 volumes:

Ledgers containing yearly expenditures.

435-441

1902, 1917-1923, 1926

7 volumes:

Ledgers containing warehouse stock listed under product.

442

1898

1 volume:

Ledger concerning Scott & Gunning.

443-448

1889-1906

6 volumes:

Anonymous ledgers.

449

1907-1909

1 volume:

Ledger concerning Hamilton Store.

450

1902-1903

1 volume:

Ledger concerning Clover Mound Store

451

1903

1 volume:

Ledger containing sales and purchases of cotton.

Vol. #

Dates

Contents

452-456

1923, undated

5 volumes:

Anonymous ledgers

457-465

1906-1928

9 volumes:

Transfer books

466-468

1895-1905

3 volumes:

Letter books

469

1912-1913

1 volume:

Railroad claim book

470-476

1907-1933

7 volumes:

Record books concerning outstanding city and country accounts.

477

1903-1904

1 volume:

Record book containing cotton sold.

478

1907-1909

1 volume:

Record book of cotton ginned.

479

1919-1920

1 volume:

Record book of cotton sold.

480

1932-1933

1 volume:

Record book containing tobacco stamps.

481-483

1901-1919

3 volumes:

Stock books containing yearly inventory.

484-488

1906-1922

5 volumes:

Stock books concerning warehouse stores.

489-490

1916-1917

2 volumes:

Stock books concerning lower warehouse stores.

491-492

1909-1911

2 volumes:

Trial balance books

493-494

1902-1917,

1929-1934

Miscellaneous: Congregation B'nai Israel, R. Viener, treasurer

2 Cashbooks

Vol. #

Dates

Contents

Printed Materials

495

1909

Bradstreet, The Book of Commercial Ratings. 1909

496

1913

Dun, R. G., The Mercantile Agency Reference Book. 1913.

497

1917

Dun, R. G., The Mercantile Agency Reference Book. January 1917.

498

1917

Dun, R. G., The Mercantile Agency Reference Book. July 1917.

499

1897

Hall, M. G., The Cotton Buyers' Lightening Calculator. 1897.

500

1880

Lehman Brothers, Telegraphic Cipher Code. 1880.

501

undated

Marshall, B. F., Jr., Marshall's Grain Tables. Undated.

502

undated

Murray, Wilbur H. Manufacturing Co., Catalog No. 30. Undated.

503

1908

Schilling, A., Our Local Partner. 1908.

INDEX TERMS

Account books.

Blankenstein, F. R.

B'nai Israel Congregation (Natchez, Miss.)

Cashbooks.

Feed industry--Mississippi.

Flour industry--Mississippi.

Grocers--Mississippi.

Grocery trade--Mississippi.

Journals (accounts)

Ledgers (account books)

Merchants--Mississippi.

Natchez (Miss.)--History.

Paper industry--Mississippi.

R. Viener and Company.

Viener, R.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Contents (with dates)

K:1-5

114 volumes: Cashbooks (1893-1936, n.d.)

K:5-22

135 volumes: Daybooks (1893-1936)

K:22-28

50 volumes: Invoice Books (1898-1933)

K:28

7 volumes: Journals (1894-1926)

K:28-32

59 volumes: Ledgers (1893-1928)

K:32

3 volumes: Letter Books (1895-1905)

K:32

1 volume: Railroad Claim Book (1912-1913)

K:33

11 volumes: Record Books (1903-1933)

10 volumes: Stock Books (1901-1922)

2 volumes: Trial Balance Books (1909-1911)

2 volumes: Congregation B'nai Israel Cashbooks (1902-1917, 1929-1934)

9 printed volumes