Rudolph's Store Ledgers 1893-1925

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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


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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.