A.J. Martin Hardware Company records
New Search | Return to Search Results

A.J. Martin Hardware 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: A.J. Martin Hardware Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: A.J. Martin Hardware Company records
Dates: 1895-1909, undated
Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS877

Biographical/Historical Note

A.J. Martin Hardware Company of Atlanta, Georgia, which first appears in the city directories in 1897, first dealt in hardware, house furnishings, and carriage and wagon materials. Later the company's advertisements indicated that they were wholesale and retail dealers in hardware, woodenware, and house furnishing goods, which included stoves, ranges, pistols, and ammunition. The store was located at 246 and 248 Marietta Street and was managed by Albert J. Martin. The company's last appearance in the city directories was in 1918.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains seven journals/ledgers and three trial balance books. The journals/ledgers give a detailed account of the items that A.J. Martin Hardware Company carried and what they paid for them.

Index Terms

Account books--Georgia--Atlanta
Business enterprises--Georgia--Atlanta
Hardware stores--Georgia--Atlanta
Martin, Albert J.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A.J. Martin Hardware Company records, MSS 877, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1982

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Loose accounting sheets, 1907, undated
1Trial Balance, 1901-1903
2Trial Balance, 1904
3Trial Balance, 1906-1907



21Journal/Ledger, 1895
2Journal/Ledger, 1901
3Journal/Ledger, 1903
4Journal/Ledger, 1904
5Journal/Ledger, 1905
6Journal/Ledger, 1907
7Journal/Ledger, 1909