Guide to the Foscoe, North Carolina General Store Accounts Ledger, 1928-1934

Summary Information

Title: Foscoe, North Carolina General Store Accounts Ledger, 1928-1934
Collection: AC.794
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

This collection is a ledger of accounts from an unnamed general store in the Foscoe community of Watauga County, North Carolina, dating 1928-1934.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The only name as to ownership of the ledger is a nametag in front cover that refers to Mrs. Cassie Deal of Hickory, North Carolina. Surnames mentioned in the account ledger are Aldridge, Coffee (Coffey), Fox, Gragg, McLean, Moody, Shook, Townsend, Yarber, and others.

Scope and Contents

The content of this collection is a 1928-1934 accounts ledger to a general store in Foscoe, North Carolina. Each person had his/her page of accounts, with items purchased and their cost listed, with the few account credits also listed. Some accounts were paid by working for the proprietors.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The provenance of this collection may have been Mrs. Cassie Deal. Accession number AC.2001.013

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Eliott, February 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.794: General Store Accounts Ledger, Foscoe, North Carolina, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Ledger, 1928-1934 Box 1