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Jones, Mason & Co. financial records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 389

Scope and Contents

The Jones, Mason & Co. financial records consist of four ledgers plus several loose enclosures. The ledgers includes a day book, a cash book, a double entry ledger, and a record of bills payable. The enclosures include additional financial data. Among the enclosures are several pages of what appear to be class notes.

Dates

  • 1879-1897

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

Jones, Mason & Co. began as a general store as early as 1879. This iteration of the firm is not identified by name in the records. In 1897, the company's day book notes a partnership between William Jones and Thomas Mason to form a new firm, Jones and Mason, and the company began to sell furniture and cabinetry. Later that year, Jones and Mason brought in Henry P. Smith as an investor and changed the firm's name to Jones, Mason & Co. The location of the firm is unknown.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Jones, Mason & Co. began as a general store as early as 1879. The Jones, Mason & Co. financial records consist of four ledgers plus several loose enclosures.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Custodial History

Separated from MSS 385 Augustana College Special Collections local history collection, November 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Samantha Crisp, February 2015.

Creator

Title
Jones, Mason & Co. financial records, 1879-1897.
Status
Completed
Author
Samantha Crisp
Date
August 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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