Scope and Contents
Records circa 1820-1920 of a store in Shenandoah County, Virginia near Forestville run by the Moore and Kerlin families. This store consisted of a general merchandise store, a blacksmith shop, post office that ran 1841-1859, and a mill. Earlier ledgers suggest that the store was started by Adam Miller and later sold to the Moore family. The Moore and Kerlin families are connected through marriage. Records include store accounts of purchases and credits, receipts, broadsides, and publications related to voting and the Democratic party. The ledgers, in addition to store accounts, accounts of the blacksmith, and accounts of the lumber mill, have amusing doodles, evidence of someone practicing grammar, sentence diagramming, and penmanship, and various newspaper clippings and notes on such topics as soap making, snake bite and frostbite remedies and tips for successful farming. The publications include a pamphlet from the Democratic Committee of Shenandoah County referring to the race between Cleveland and Harrison, a Notice of Forfeiture from the W.B. Mutual Aid Society of Pennsylvania 1881, a summons from the state of Virginia, Le Grande's Arabian Catarrh Remedy Advertisement, Catalogue of Fruit 1860, Broadside for Bashaw horse race, Advertisement for Sheetz Brothers, Voter's Registration 1896, Castoria baby formula advertisement, Democratic Committee of Shenandoah County Minutes, Dupont Powder and Shells Advertisement, and an Arm and Hammer Soda Advertisement.
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