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Register of the Madison (Harry N.) General Merchandise Ledger & Receipts, 1906-1907
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Madison (Harry N.) General Merchandise Ledger & Receipts,
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1907
    Collection number: Ms16
    Creator:
    Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Madison (Harry N.) General Merchandise Ledger & Receipts, Ms16, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Madison, Harry N.

    subject

    Merchants - California - Lodi
    Account books - California - Lodi
    Business records - California - Lodi
    Business enterprises - California - Lodi
    Receipts - California - Lodi

    geographic name

    Lodi (Calif.) - History - Sources

    Biography

    Harry N. Madison, early 20th c. Lodi capitalist and merchant, owned and operated at various times: a general merchandise store on S. Sacramento St. (c1900-1932); a three story concrete business block; the Attwood Building; the first Woolworth store in town (1923); and, the first home of Lodi Printing and Publishing. The Kennedy Library holds Madison's account book for 1906-1907 and scattered receipts for items purchased for the store from local wholesalers. Madison's 300 page ledger contains 218 names including those of Dr. Wilton M. Mason, founder of Lodi's first hospital, the Beckmans, the Durstons and other citizens prominent in the history of Lodi. Local concerns doing business with Madison's store include: the Gravem Inglis Bakery, the Sperry Flour Co. and the Stockton Creamery Co. of Stockton, as well as Valley Fruit Co. and the Hotel Lodi of Lodi.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of a general merchandise account book and sixteen receipts for items purchased for the store from local wholesalers (1906-1907).