Guide to the William Morehead papers, 1834-1898 and undated
William Morehead was a merchant from Cumberland, Maryland. This collection contains correspondence, account books, bills, receipts, and advertisements, dealing with Morehead's household goods store. Collection also contains letters from firms in Maryland, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, pertaining to the sale, purchase, and shipment of goods, borrowing of money, payment of notes, and other matters.
- Collection Number
- William Morehead papers
- 1834-1898 and undated
- Morehead, William
- 3 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
This collection contains correspondence to William Morehead from various business establishments in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The letters pertain to all phases of Morehead’s business transactions including sale and purchase of goods, particularly stoves and water pumps, shipment of goods, borrowing of money, payment of promissory notes, and other matters. The collection also contains numerous advertisements, bills and receipts, and eighteen account books recording the sales and expenses of Morehead's store during the 1860's and 1870's.
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[Identification of item], William Morehead papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
William Morehead was the operator of a household furnishing goods store in Cumberland, Maryland.
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The William Morehead papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1955.
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