Louisville: 1849-1859. 78 pieces, ranging from folio to smaller slips. Most printed forms completed in manuscripts, primarily a single page. Some wear and soiling. Very good. Item #81
Archive of merchants Joseph, Eli, and W. Perry, documenting the life of a general goods store in the Louisville area. All the receipts present here are from wholesalers in Louisville Kentucky around 1850. Though there are a few later pieces, the bulk of the receipts are from 1849-1852, providing a nice documentation of the store’s business needs. Over a dozen vendors are represented, including those providing shoes, boots, dishes, pitchers, tea, salt, indigo, cloth of various kinds, coats, hats, umbrellas, pencils, ribbon, and more. The Perrys also have several receipts from Todd’s Tobacco Warehouse. Delivery address is noted in several places, variously as Clover Hill and East Fork. Likewise the firm’s name seems to shift, with receipts being addressed to J & E Perry, E & W Perry, Joseph Perry, and Eli Perry. It was, presumably, a family concern which may have changed forms at various phases of its life.