MEYER BROTHERS STORE RECORDS

Mss. 2909

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2012

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

10 linear feet and 257 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

Clinton, Louisiana; Galveston, Texas.

Inclusive dates.

1855-1909, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

German, Yiddish, and English

Summary.

Family papers and store records of general merchants from Clinton, in East Feliciana Parish.

Restrictions on access.

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

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Meyer Brothers Store Records, Mss. 2909, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

The Meyer brothers were German immigrants who owned a general merchandise store in the town of Clinton, in East Feliciana Parish.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Family papers, 1855-1870, consist of letters in German and Yiddish from family members in Germany to Emanuel Meyer, Heinrich (sometimes Henry) Meyer, and Caroline Meyer. Other personal letters, 1860-1870, consist of letters in English and German from family members in the U. S. and from various friends pertaining to business conditions and social life in Louisiana and in Galveston, Texas. The Jewish community in the Feliciana Parishes is reflected in a group of record books, 1877-1902, of the Feliciana Lodge No. 239 of the International Order of B’nai B’rith.

Business papers include correspondence, bills, receipts, and other items, 1866-1899. Manuscript volumes, 1866-1909, include ledgers, invoice books, letter books, journals, account books, cash books, cotton record books, and daybooks.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

General stores--Louisiana--Clinton.

1866-1909

Records of a firm of general merchants in Clinton, La., include correspondence, bills, receipts, ledgers, cotton record books, account books, and other materials.

Independent Order of B'nai B'rith. Feliciana Lodge No. 239.

1877-1902

Record books of Feliciana Lodge No. 239 include names of members, minutes of meetings, and financial records.

Jews, German--Louisiana.

1855-1909

Records of a firm of German-born general merchants in Clinton include letters in German and Yiddish from family members and immigrant friends living elsewhere in Louisiana.

Jews, German--Texas--Galveston.

1860-1870

Letters from Jewish merchants and their families in Galveston discuss business conditions and social life.

Jews--Louisiana--East Feliciana Parish.

1855-1902

Records of a firm of Jewish general merchants in Clinton include correspondence pertaining to social life and observation of Jewish religious holidays and records of Feliciana Lodge No. 239 of the International Order of B’nai B’rith.

CONTAINER LIST

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A-D

Family letters from Germany (in German and Yiddish). (1855-1870, undated)

E-F

Personal letters from family and friends in the United States (in English and German). (1860-1861, 1868-1870, undated)

G

B’nai B’rith items removed from volumes (1887-1897, undated)

H

Blank forms (undated)

1-20

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1866-1870)

2

21-37

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1870-1873)

3

38-58

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1873-1875)

4

59-78

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1876-1879)

5

79-116

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1879-1893)

6

117-144

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1892-1896)

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145-162

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1896-1899)

8

163-170

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (undated)

171

Printed volume (1870)

172

Printed items (1872-1899, undated)

173

Small volumes (1874, undated)

174-183

Loose pages from ledgers (1875-1898, undated)

184-191

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1876-1880, undated)

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192-199

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers (1887-1895, undated)

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200-204

Business correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers

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(1896-1898)

205

Letter (1902)

206

Envelopes (undated)

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Manuscript volumes:

1. 2 volumes: Ledgers (1868-1896), (1869-1870)

2. Ledger (1871-1872)

3. Ledger (1873-1874)

4. Ledger (1875)

5. Ledger (1877-1878)

6. Ledger (1881)

7. Ledger (1883)

8. Ledger (1886)

9. Ledger (1891-1892)

10. Ledger (1893)

11. Ledger (1895-1896)

12. 2 volumes: Ledgers (1897-1898), (1899-1900)

13. Ledger (1902)

14. Ledger (1903)

15. Invoice Book (1866-1867)

16. Invoice Book (1869-1870)

17. Invoice Book (1870-1871)

18. Invoice Book (1872-1874)

19. Invoice Book (1877-1879)

20. Invoice Book (1879-1881)

21. Invoice Book (1881-1885)

22. Invoice Book (1885-1888)

23. Invoice Book (1892-1894)

24. Invoice Book (1895-1897)

25. Invoice Book (1898-1899)

26. Invoice Book (1899-1900)

27. Invoice Book (1901-1905)

28. Invoice Book (1907-1909)

29. Letter Book (1867-1869)

31. Letter Book (1872-1873)

32. Letter Book (1873-1875)

33. Letter Book (1876-1877)

34. Letter Book (1877-1878)

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35. Letter Book (1879-1881)

36. Letter Book (1881-1886)

37. Letter Book (1887-1889)

38. Letter Book (1890-1892)

39. Letter Book (1892-1899)

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40. Letter Book. Journal (1767-1868)

41. Letter Book (1870-1871)

42. Letter Book (1871-1872)

43. Letter Book (1872)

44. Letter Book (1873)

45. Letter Book (1873-1874)

46. Letter Book (1874-1875)

47. Letter Book (1875-1876)

48. Letter Book (1876-1877)

49. Letter Book (1877-1878)

50. Letter Book (1878-1879)

51. Letter Book (1879-1880)

52. Letter Book (1880-1881)

53. Letter Book (1881-1882)

54. Letter Book (1882-1883)

55. Letter Book (1883-1885)

56. Letter Book (1885-1886)

57. Letter Book (1886-1887)

58. Letter Book (1887-1888)

59. Letter Book (1889)

60. Letter Book (1890)

61. Letter Book (1891)

62. Letter Book. Includes index (1892-1893)

63. Letter Book (1893-1894)

64. Letter Book(1895-1896)

65. Letter Book (1896-1897)

66. Letter Book (1897-1898)

68. Memorandum Book (1868)

69. Memorandum Book (1869)

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70. Memorandum Book (1869-1870)

71. Memorandum Book (1872)

72. Memorandum Book. Borrowed and loaned (1896-1873)

73. Memorandum Book. Monthly purchases (1873-1874)

74. Memorandum Book (1874)

75. Memorandum Book. Borrowed and loaned (1874)

76. Memorandum Book (1876)

77. Memorandum Book (1877)

78. Memorandum Book (1878)

79. Memorandum Book (1878-1880)

80. Individual Account Book, Coleman (1873)

81. Individual Account Book, S. H. Thompson (1871-1875)

82. Individual Account Book, I. L. Heyman (1873)

83. Individual Account Book, I. L. Heyman (1873)

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84. Individual Account Book, Polly (1869)

85. Individual Account Book, Leonard Thomas (1872)

86. Individual Account Book, J. S. Norwood (1873)

87. Individual Account Book, J. S. Norwood (1873)

88. Individual Account Book, Jacob Wolfe (1853)

89. Individual Account Book, Sadler (1896-1899)

91. Rough Ledger (1893-1897)

92. General Record Book (1863-1866)

93. Cotton Record Book (1869)

94. Cotton Record Book (1870-1876)

95. Cotton Record Book (1876-1885)

96. Cotton Record Book (1882-1886)

97. Inventory Books (1903-1904)

98. Inventory Books (1904-1905)

99. Inventory Books (1907)

100. Cash Book (1867)

101. Cash Book (1867-1868)

102. Cash Book (1868-1871)

103. Cash Book (1871)

104. Cash Book (1873)

105. 2 volumes: Cash Books (1875-1878)

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106. Cash Book (1886)

107. Cash Book (1887-1889)

108. Cash Book (1888)

109. Cash Book (1894-1898)

110. Cash Book (1896-1898)

112. Cash Book (1900-1902)

113. Cash Book (1902-1905

114. Daybook (1866-1867)

115. Daybook (1868)

116. Daybook (1868)

117. Daybook (1868-1869)

118. Daybook (1869)

119. Daybook (1869)

120. Daybook (1870)

121. Daybook (1870)

122. Daybook (1870)

123. Daybook (1871)

124. Daybook (1871-1872)

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125. Daybook (1872)

126. Daybook (1872)

127. 2 volumes: Daybooks (1873)

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128. Daybook (1873)

129. Daybook (1873-1874)

130. Daybook (1874)

131. Daybook (1874)

132. Daybook (1874)

133. Daybook (1874-1875)

134. Daybook (1875-1876)

135. Daybook (1875-1876)

136. Daybook (1876-1877)

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137. Daybook (1877)

138. Daybook (1877)

139. Daybook (1878)

140. Daybook (1878)

141. Daybook (1879)

142. Daybook (1879)

143. Daybook (1879-1880)

144. Daybook (1880)

145. Daybook (1880)

146. Daybook (1880)

147. Daybook (1881)

148. Daybook (1881)

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149-162. 14 volumes: Daybooks (1881-1885)

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163-178. 16 volumes: Daybooks (1885-1889)

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179-197. 21 volumes: Daybooks (1889-1895)

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198-233. 36 volumes: Daybooks (1895-1909)

234. Knights of Hibernia Dues and Assessment Book, E. M. White (1891-1895)

235. Knights of Hibernia Dues and Assessment Book, D. T. Weill (1888-1891)

236. Knights of Hibernia Dues and Assessment Book, E. Meyer (1887-1889)

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237. B’nai B’rith Records, Feliciana Lodge No. 239, I.O.B.B. (1896-1897)

238. Feliciana Lodge No. 239, I.O.B.B., Minute Book (Oct. 1, 1877-Aug. 25, 1887)

239. Feliciana Lodge No. 239 Membership record (undated)

240. Feliciana Lodge No. 239 Black Book (1878-1879) [record of members in bad standing]

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241. Feliciana Lodge No. 239 Cash Book (1878-1892)

242. Feliciana Lodge No. 239 Ledger (Dec. 31, 1879-July, 1888)

243. Feliciana Lodge No. 239, Cash Book (1879-1896)

244. Feliciana Lodge No. 239, Financial Reports (undated)

245. Feliciana Lodge No. 239, Endowment Record Book (undated)

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246-256. 11 volumes: Day Books (1898-1909)

258-264. 8 volumes: Ledgers (1893-1905)

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265-268. 4 volumes: Memo books (1871, 1873, undated)

269. Inventory and memo book (1887)

270-272. 3 volumes: Cotton book (1882-1885, 1890-1893, 1897-1899)

273. Cotton shipping book (1877-1882)

274-277. Inventory books (1880, 1895-1899, undated)

278. Record Book (1869-1875)

279-283. Record and inventory book (1877-1890, 1895-1896)

284. Cash sales (1866-1869)

285. Bills receivable/payable (1878-1887)

286. Check stubs book (1897-1898)

288. Journal (1868-1869)

289. Cash book (1871-1873)

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90. Promissory Notes Book (1871)

111. Cash Book (1899-1901)

257. Ledger (Jan.-March 1867)

262. Index to Accounts (undated)

287. Draft stubs book (1885-1887)

290-291 2 volumes: Ledgers (1867, 1889-1890)

292. Cotton accounts book (1876-1877)

293. Receipt stubs (1875-1876)

294. Journal and ledger (1897-1899)

295-296 Record Books (1891-1892, 1896-1898)

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30. Letter Book (1869-1872)

67. Letter Book (1902-1904)

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297-303. 7 volumes: Daybooks (1866-1870, 1895, 1907)

304. Account Book (1863-1866)

305. Ledger (1866-1868)

306. Record Book and Daybook (1867-1869)

307. Inventory (1870-1874)

308. Individual account book, J. S. Norwood (Aug. 18, 1873-Oct. 4, 1873)