Three account books of free African American, Thaddeus S. Harris, of Abingdon, Virginia, dated 1855-1861, 1861-1866 and 1868. Goods purchased include items such as tobacco, sardines, cheese, sugar, candy, hair trims and shaves. Some books have an index. Census reports list him as a barber and confectioner.
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Thaddeus S. Harris, a free African American, was a merchant in Abingdon, Virginia during the mid to late 1800's. He was born in Campbell County, Virginia and was listed as a free black barber on the 1850 census, living with Leander Harrison, a barber operating in Lynchburg, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Thaddeus S. Harris Account Books, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/4840 Accessed May 16, 2021.