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Receipts for consumer goods, 1836 - 1919

 File — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Early records include bills paid by William T. Alexander I, money paid to William T. Alexander I, records of household purchases, primarily food and clothing, and many pairs of shoes. [NOTE: this may be significant because accounts of the children of former captives attest to Alexanders’ generosity in buying his captives shoes, a very uncommon practice amongst enslavers.] Records from the 1900s include the purchase of a phonograph, a piano, and an automobile engine.


  • 1836 - 1919

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated