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Identifier

Accession 220

Inclusive Dates

1906-1978

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces .25 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

The Rock Hill Hardware Company was organized on June 4, 1893 by A.R. Smith and John Gelzer, A.A. Barron and his sons R.E. and W.L. bought Smith out in 1896 and by 1907 had acquired the whole firm. The Barron family owned and operated it until it closed in 1978.

Scope and Content Note

The Rock Hill Hardware Company was organized on June 4, 1893 by A.R. Smith and John Gelzer, A.A. Barron and his sons R.E. and W.L. bought Smith out in 1896 and by 1907 had acquired the whole firm. The Barron family owned and operated it until it closed in 1978. The collection consists of a 1906 ledger, financial records, a photograph, a seed license, World War II ration booklets, and newspaper clippings.

Provenance

The Rock Hill Hardware Company records were deposited with the Archives on November 13, 1978 by Mrs. W.A. Barron.

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Rock Hill Hardware Company Records - Accession 220

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