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Rudolph's Store Ledgers 1893-1925
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rudolph's Store Ledgers 1893-1925
    Dates: 1893-1895; 1912-1925
    Collection Number: ARC 637
    Extent: 5 account books; 23 x 31 cm. in box 27 x 38 cm. 2 flat boxes; 6 x 32 x 39 cm; 10 x 30 x 47 cm. 2 linear ft.
    Repository: Monterey Public Library
    Monterey, California 93940
    Abstract: Account registers include customer names and sundry purchases.
    Language of Material: English


    Access by appointment only; contact Local History Librarian or designated staff.

    Publication Rights

    Reproduction by Local History Librarian or other designated staff; may be restricted due to condition of the materials.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Rudolph's Store Ledgers 1893-1925. Collection Number: ARC 637. Monterey Public Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from Louis R. Rudolph in 2007.

    Biography/Administrative History

    In 1906, Louis Rudolph (1873-1926) purchased the furniture store of Owen W. Palmer in Mariposa Hall, New Monterey. Rudolph's became a well-known establishment supplying furnishings, including stoves, to residences and businesses throughout the Monterey Peninsula. With the death of Louis Rudolph, his son Raymond took over the business. Raymond Rudolph recalled accompanying his father "on a weekly horse and wagon trip over Carmel Hill to deliver furniture." (Monterey Peninsula Herald, July 17, 1982.)

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Register 1 contains account entries from 1893-1895 (Owen Palmer), and 1912 to 1920 (Rudolph). Registers 3-5 contain entries from 1910 to 1925.