A.E. Rankin & Company account books, 1833-1888 (bulk 1880s).

Creator: A.E. Rankin & Company.
Collection number: 3168
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Abstract: Ledgers and daybooks of a large Fayetteville, N.C., mercantile firm, chiefly in the 1880s, but also 1833-1835 and 1870s; and accounts of the firm with a black man who did hauling and errands, 1885-1888.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Volume 1 records accounts with an African American, believed to be “Uncle Billie Williams,” who ran a dray- for-hire business (1885-1888). See Folder 1.