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Los Angeles General Store Ledger
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Scope and Contents

  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Los Angeles General Store Ledger
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2023.028
    Physical Description: 1 box (1 oversized bound ledger book)
    Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): September 10, 1897-August 3, 1898
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains one ledger presumably from a general store that operated in the Los Angeles, California area in the late 1800s. There are detailed listings of the names of customers and their purchases. Items include groceries such as sugar, eggs, molasses, salt, beef, pork, spices, crackers, cheese, and oil; as well as household items such as lamp chimneys, lanterns, matches, nails; and clothing such as overalls, mittens, boots, and pants.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles (Calif.)
    General stores
    Account books