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Rhodes Furniture Company records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Rhodes Furniture Company (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Rhodes Furniture Company records
Dates: 1900-1965, undated
Quantity: 75.79 linear ft. (thirteen record center boxes, two document cases, and thirty-eight oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS430

Biographical/Historical Note

A.G. Rhodes came to Atlanta, Georgia, shortly after the Civil War. About 1882 he began to sell moderately priced furniture. In 1889, Rhodes formed a partnership with J.J. Haverty and opened the Rhodes-Haverty Furniture Company. Rhodes and Haverty divided the company in 1909, each taking ten stores. Rhodes was joined in the business by his son, Joseph D. Rhodes, and his nephew, Rhodes L. Perdue. A.G. Rhodes died in 1928 and was continued by his descendants. In 1968, the Rhodes Furniture Company was sold to Unicapitol Corporation. Additional historical information about the Rhodes Furniture Company has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of the business records for the Rhodes Furniture Company. Included in the collection are financial records, acquisition papers, correspondence, ledgers, and cash books. There are also pension plan and tax return records.


Index Terms

Account books--Georgia--Atlanta
Business records--Georgia
Business records--Georgia--Atlanta
Capital stock--Georgia--Atlanta
Haverty Furniture Companies.
Haverty, James Joseph
Perdue, Rhodes L.
Retail trade--Georgia--Atlanta
Rhodes Furniture Company (Atlanta, Ga.)--Correspondence.
Rhodes family
Rhodes, A. G., (Amos Giles), 1859-1928
Scrapbooks--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rhodes Furniture Company records, MSS 430, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1979


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

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11Installment worksheets, 1965
 
2Balance sheets, 1965
 
3Operating statements, 1965
 
4Installment worksheets, 1965
 
5Balance sheets, 1964
 
6Operating statements, 1964
 
7Branch papers, undated
 
8Bonus computation, 1962
 
9Operating statements, 1962
 
10Aging analysis, 1962
 
11Accounts receivable, inventories, and cash operating position balance, 1963
 
12Bonus computation, 1962
 
13Aging analysis, 1962
 
14Bonus computation, 1960
 
15Aging analysis, 1960
 
16Correspondence, undated
 
17Correspondence, undated
 
18Presentation - NRFA R.E. Wilgus, undated
 

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21Purchase of accounts - Richard, Alabama, undated
 
2Furniture Distributors and Allied Finance - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, undated
 
3Purchase of accounts - Laurel, Mississippi, undated
 
4Sale of accounts - West Palm Beach, Florida, undated
 
5Sale of accounts - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
6Purchase of store - Meridian, Mississippi, undated
 
7Purchase of West Union Furniture Company - Walhalla, South Carolina, undated
 
8Purchase of Brownsville Furniture - Pensacola, Florida, undated
 
9Purchase of Dixie Furniture - Seneca, South Carolina and Chandler Furniture - Piedmont, South Carolina, undated
 
Purchase of store from V.V. Flowers - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
11Purchase of Hawthorne Brothers Incorporated - Abbeville, Alabama
 
12Purchase of accounts - Anniston, Alabama, undated
 
13Purchase of Star Furniture Company - Seneca, South Carolina, undated
 
14Purchase of Town and Country Furniture Company - Hattiesburg-Laurel, Mississippi, undated
 
15Wardlaw pension statements, undated
 
16Wardlaw pension statements, undated
 
17Purchase of K&S Furniture Company - Martinsville, Virginia, undated
 
18Pension fund correspondence, undated
 
19Pension fund investments, undated
 
20Assignment of lease, undated
 
21Purchase of Brown Furniture Company, undated
 
22Purchase of Lewis Plaza Furniture, undated
 
23Purchase of Ellenton Furniture - Augusta, Georgia, undated
 
24Hart Furniture Company - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
25McNeal Furniture - Pensacola, Florida, undated
 
26Pearl Furniture - Mickler Company Incorporated - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
27Accounts purchased - Russell Furniture Company - Manchester, Georgia, undated
 
28Cochran - Lee R. Perdue, undated
 
29Gulfport accounts (Carter Furniture Company), undated
 
30Correspondence, undated
 
31Nashville - sold account, undated
 
32Greenville Furniture Company - Greenville, South Carolina, undated
 
33Legrand Furniture Company - Laurel, Mississippi, undated
 
34Sale of accounts - Jacksonville Furniture Company - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
35Correspondence, undated
 
36Purchased accounts - Spartanburg, South Carolina, undated
 

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31Perdue - Collins Realty Company, undated
 
2Tatum & Servients, undated
 
3Rhodes development, undated
 
4Rhodes L. Perdue, undated
 
5Moncreif Realty Company - financial statements etc., undated
 
6Moncreif Realty Company - tax returns, undated
 
7Rhodes Incorporated stock transfer, undated
 
8Personal and other Rhodes companies, undated
 
9Stockholders file, undated
 
10National statements, undated
 
11Price control, undated
 
12Inventory control, 1951
 
13Regulation W, 1951
 
14Collection reports, undated
 
15Statistics, undated
 
16Adjustment of carrying charges, 1951
 
17Six year statements, 1942-1948
 
18Tax law changes, 1954
 
19Estate - Rhodes Perdue, undated
 
20Work papers - estate, undated
 
21Last in first out, undated
 
22Perpetual record study, undated
 
23Open to buy records, undated
 
24Booz, Allen & Hamilton, undated
 
25Sterchi & Haverty statements, undated
 

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41Rhodes Perdue Company - Roger B. Jones notes - Gadsen, Alabama, undated
 
2Rhodes - Collins Furniture Company Incorporated - West Palm Beach, Florida, undated
 
3Rhodes - Perdue Furniture Company Income - Mobile, Alabama, undated
 
4Rhodes - Perdue - Collins - Greenwood, South Carolina, undated
 
5Rhodes - Perdue Furniture Company - Thomaston, Georgia, undated
 
6Rhodes - Perdue - Collins Furniture Company - Montgomery, Alabama, undated
 
7Rhodes - Collins Furniture Company - Raleigh, North Carolina, undated
 
8Rhodes - Perdue - Grey Furniture Company - ledgers - LaGrange, Georgia, undated
 
9Escambia Furniture Company - ledgers - Pensacola, Florida, undated
 
10Rhodes - Perdue - Collins Furniture Corporation records ledger, undated
 
11Minute book - Rhode Harkins Furniture Company - ledger - Augusta, Georgia, undated
 

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51Ledger - A.G. Rhodes and Son - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
2Ledger - A.G. Rhodes Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
3Ledger - A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated - Mobile, Alabama, undated
 
4Ledger - Rhodes - Collins Furniture Company of Miami Incorporated - Miami, Florida, undated
 
5Ledger - Perdue Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
6Ledger - Rhodes - Perdue - Collins Furniture Company - Jackson, Mississippi, undated
 
7Ledger - Miami Furniture Company - Miami, Florida, undated
 
8Ledger - Miami Furniture Company - Miami, Florida, undated
 
9Ledger - Rhodes - Collins Furniture Company of West Palm Incorporated - West Palm Beach, Florida, undated
 
10Rhodes Furniture Company - Valdosta, Georgia, undated
 
11Rhodes Furniture Company - Valdosta, Georgia, undated
 
12Ledger - A.G.Rhodes & Son of Macon Incorporated - Macon, Georgia, undated
 
13Ledger - Rhodes Furniture Company Incorporated - Augusta, Georgia, undated
 
15Ledger - Pensacola Homefurnishings Company - Pensacola, Florida, undated
 
16Ledger - Stock certificates Escamisia Furniture Company, undated
 
17Ledger - Rhodes - Collins Furniture - Panama City, Florida, undated
 
21Ledger - Rhodes - Perdue Furniture Company - Greensboro, North Carolina, undated
 
22Ledger - Rhodes - Perdue - Collins Furniture Company - Greenville, South Carolina, undated
 
23Ledger - Famous Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
24Ledger - Moncrief Realty Company - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
25Ledger - Rhodes Development Company, undated
 
26Ledger - Broad Street Furniture Company - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
27Ledger - Jacksonville Furniture Company stock certificates, undated
 
28Ledger - Union Furnishing Company stock certificates book 2, undated
 
29Ledger - Union Furniture Company, undated
 

Box

Fldr

61Spalding Furniture Company - copies of charter renewal, undated
 
2Fulton County Daily reports, undated
 
3Fulton County Daily reports 2, undated
 
4Dorsey - Stubbs - Dorsey - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
5A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated, undated
 
6Mr. Ralph Wilgus memo for Clerence T. Lundpoist, undated
 
7Tax force on commissions, undated
 
8Dividends, 1941
 
9Dividends, 1941
 
10Dividends, 1942
 
11Dividends, 1942
 
12Rhodes - Perdue - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
13Rhodes - Perdue Furniture Company - Gulfport, Mississippi, undated
 
14Ledgers - Spalding Furniture Company - Griffin, Georgia, undated
 
15Ledgers - Rhodes - Collins Furniture Company - Durham, North Carolina, undated
 

Box

Fldr

71A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
2Purchase of Pepper Furniture Company by West Palm Beach, undated
 
3A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
4Witherspoon Furniture Company - Gadsden, Alabama, undated
 
5Store purchase contracts, undated
 
6Florida Furniture Company - Port St. Joe, Florida, undated
 
7Dean & King Incorporated, undated
 
8Miscellaneous purchased accounts, undated
 
9J.C. Estes Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
10Purchase of Novelty Furniture Company by Rhodes - Collins - Pensacola, Florida, undated
 
11Purchase of Perdue Furniture Company - assets by Mutual Furniture, undated
 
12Southern Starling's Incorporated - Miami, Florida, undated
 
13Purchase of R.A. Klinner Furniture Company, undated
 
14Minutes, undated
 
15Lipscomb Company - Toccoa, Georgia, undated
 
16Ledgers - Rhodes - Wood Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
17Ledgers - Motor Service Corporation, undated
 
18Ledgers - Jacksonville Furniture - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
19Minute book - People's Furniture Company, 1944
 
20Minutes - Miami Furniture Company, undated
 
21Microdex film - Rhodes Incorporated - Nashville, Tennessee, undated
 

Box

Fldr

81A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1948
 
2Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1948
 
3Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1949
 
4Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1950
 
5Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1951
 
6Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1952
 
7Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1953
 
8Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1954
 
9Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1955
 
10Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1956
 
11Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1957
 
12Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1958
 
13Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1959
 
14Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1960
 
15Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1961
 
16Tax returns - A.G. Rhodes Enterprises, 1962
 
17Rhodes - Perdue, undated
 
18Perdue - Collins, undated
 
19Rhodes Development, undated
 

Box

Fldr

91Rhodes - Perdue - Collins Furniture Company, undated
 
2Rhodes - Perdue - Collins - Spartanburg, South Carolina, undated
 
3Burlington, undated
 
4Universal Investment Company, undated
 
5Rhodes Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
6Duval Furniture - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
7Ledgers - Peerless Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
8Ledgers - Liberty Furniture Company, undated
 
9Minutes - Lakewood Nurseries, undated
 
10Ledger - Mutual Furniture & Novelty Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
11Minutes - Houston Operating Company, undated
 
12Ledger - Empire Nursery & Seed Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
13Corporation record for Collins-Nicholson Realty Company, undated
 

Box

Fldr

101Houston Operating Company stock certificates, undated
 
2Lakewood Nurseries Incorporated stock certificates, undated
 
3Liberty Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
4Rhodes-Wood Furniture Company - Gainesville, Georgia, undated
 
5Rhodes-Perdue Furniture Company - Gadsden, Alabama, undated
 
6Motor Service Corporation - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
7Empire Nursery & Seed Company stock certificates, undated
 
8Rhodes Park Incorporated - Jacksonville, Florida, undated
 
9Rhodes Investment Corporation - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
10A.G.Rhodes & Son of Charleston, undated
 
11Rhodes-Perdue-Collins Furniture Company - Rome, Georgia, undated
 
12Rhodes-Perdue-Collins Furniture Company - Spartanburg, South Carolina, undated
 
13Rhodes-Perdue-Collins Furniture Company - Greenwood, South Carolina, undated
 
14Rhodes-Wood Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
15Houston Land Company, undated
 
16Rhodes Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
17Rhodes-Perdue-Collins Furniture Company - Montgomery, Alabama, undated
 
18Rhodes-Perdue Furniture Company - Mobile, Alabama, undated
 
19Rhodes-Perdue Furniture Company - Gadsden, Alabama, undated
 
20Rhodes-Collins Furniture Company - Burlington, North Carolina, undated
 
21Rhodes-Collins Furniture Company - Gulfport, Mississippi, undated
 
22Rhodes-Collins Furniture Company - Raleigh, North Carolina, undated
 
23Mutual Furniture & Novelty Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
24A.G. Rhodes Estate Incorporated, undated
 
25Perdue-Gray Furniture Company - Thomaston, Georgia, undated
 
26People's Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
27Rhodes-Perdue-Gray Furniture Company - LaGrange, Georgia, undated
 
28Spalding Furniture Company - Griffin, Georgia and East Point Furniture Company - East Point, Georgia, undated
 
29Peerless Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
30Perdue House Furnishing Company - Griffin, Georgia, undated
 
31Rhodes-Perdue Furniture Company - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
32Receipts book - Rhodes-Perdue, undated
 
33Ledger - J.D. Rhodes Charity Fund, undated
 
34Universal Investment Company, undated
 

Box

Fldr

111Rhodes-Collins Building Agreements - Pensacola, Florida, undated
 
2Purchased accounts, undated
 
3Letters of transmittal, undated
 
4Minutes - A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated, undated
 
5Legal papers regarding incorporation of Rhodes & Son Incorporated, undated
 
6Papers regarding merger of A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated, undated
 
7Transfer of property, undated
 
8Minutes - A.G. Rhodes Estate, undated
 
9Mrs. L.R. Bricker - Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
10Tax return - Moncrief Realty Company, undated
 
11A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated, undated
 
12A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated, undated
 
13Proxies stockholders meeting, 1947
 
14Correspondence - chain store - Rhodes Furniture Company, 1947
 
15A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated - Charleston, South Carolina, 1947
 
16Dissolution of orders for thirty-six store corporations, undated
 
17Minutes of dividends, 1944-1947
 
18Minutes of dividends, 1942-1943
 
19R. Wood Gainesville, Georgia - Mather Brothers, undated
 
20Collins-Nicholson Realty Company, 1946-1947
 
21Burlington investigation JMP, 1947
 
22Proxies - stockholders of Rhodes Incorporated, 1948
 
23Deposit of stock under power of attorney, 1947
 
24Power of attorney agreements - A.G. Rhodes & Son Incorporated, undated
 
25Nashville purchase, undated
 
26Nashville purchase, undated
 

Box

Fldr

121Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
2Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
3Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
4Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
5Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
6Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
7Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
8Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
9Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
10Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 

Box

Fldr

131Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
2Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
3Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
4Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
5Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
6Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
7Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
8Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
9Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
10Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
11Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
12Ledgers - Stock certificates - Rhodes Incorporated, undated
 
13Ledgers - Duval Furniture company - purchase of Williams Furniture Company, undated
 
14Ledgers - store notes and A.G. Rhodes & Son notes, undated
 

Box

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141Rhodes Furniture of Atlanta, undated
 
2Installment worksheets, 1961
 
3Installment worksheets, 1962
 
4Installment worksheets, 1963
 
5Pension fund cancelled checks, 1964
 
6Pension fund cancelled checks and bond statements, 1965
 

Box

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153A.G. Rhodes rental or receipts, 1926-1928
 
4Cash book, 1931-1945
 
5Cash book, 1932-1937
 
6Cash book, 1932-1941
 
7Cash book, 1932-1943
 
8Estate of J.D. Rhodes - special, 1932-1945
 
9Ledger, 1932-1948
 
10Ledger, 1932-1948
 
11Ledger, 1932-1948
 
12Ledger, 1932-1948
 
13Cash book, 1933-1938
 
14Journal, 1933-1944
 
15Journal, 1934-1943
 
16A.G. Rhodes Estate Incorporated, 1934-1944
 
17Insurance records, 1934-1961
 
18Cash book, 1937-1940
 
19Cash book, 1937-1944
 
20Cash book, 1937-1946
 
21Petty cash, 1938-1947
 
22Cash book, 1940-1942
 
23Cash book, 1941-1944
 
24Cash book, 1943-1946
 
25Cash book, 1943-1948
 
26Cash book, 1944-1955
 
27Estate of J.D. Rhodes item 6-B, 1945-1951
 
28Cash book, 1946-1948
 
29Cash book, 1946-1950
 
30Cash book, 1951-1955
 
31Stock certificates book - Union Furniture Company - Jacksonville, Florida, 1951-1955
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.134Ledger #3, 1908-1911
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.135Ledger #4, 1911-1916
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.136Ledger #5, 1916-1920
 

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MSS OS box 3.137Ledger #6, 1920-1926
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.138Ledger #7, 1926-1929
 

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MSS OS box 3.139Ledger #8, 1928-1932
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.143Ledger #10, 1928-1931
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.144Ledger #11 and #13, 1931-1945
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.145Ledger #15, 1932-1949
 

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MSS OS box 3.146Ledger #16, 1932-1945
 

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MSS OS box 3.147Ledger #14, 1932-1943
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.148Ledger #17 and #27, 1932-1948
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.149Ledger #19, #26 and #32a, 1932-1948
 

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MSS OS box 3.150Ledger #20, 1934-1952
 

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MSS OS box 3.151Ledger #12, 1934-1952
 

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MSS OS box 3.152Ledger #14, 1934-1952
 

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MSS OS box 3.153Ledger #21, 1933-1937
 

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MSS OS box 3.154Ledger #23 and #24 and #25, 1933-1934
 

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MSS OS box 3.155Ledger #30 and #31, 1937-1946
 

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MSS OS box 3.156Ledger #32, 1930
 

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MSS OS box 3.157Ledger #33, 1940
 

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MSS OS box 3.158Ledger #34, 1941-1944
 

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MSS OS box 3.159Ledger #35, 1943-1946
 

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MSS OS box 3.160Ledger #36, 1943-1946
 

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MSS OS box 3.161Ledger #39, 1944-1951
 

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MSS OS box 3.162Ledger #18, undated
 

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MSS OS box 3.163Ledger #27a, 1937-1944
 

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MSS OS box 3.164Ledger #40 and #41, 1945-1951
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.170Scrapbook #42, undated
 

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MSS OS box 3.171Scrapbook #43a, undated
 

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MSS OS box 3.172Scrapbook #43, undated
 

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MSS OS box 3.173Scrapbook, 1938-1945
 

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MSS OS box 3.174Scrapbook #28, 1937-1944
 

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MSS OS box 3.175Scrapbook #38, 1944-1945
 

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MSS OS box 3.204Scrapbook #37, 1944-1947
 
Ledger #37, 1944-1947
 

Box

MSS OS box 4.88Ledger #5a, undated
 

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MSS OS box 4.100Ledger #1, 1900-1903