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John Jackson Polk Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0258

This collection consists of a single ledger, which records the goods and services purchased from John Jackson Polk from January-September 1891. The ledger documents customer balances and purchases of items such as flour, sugar, apples, and potatoes.

Dates

  • 1891 January 1-September 1

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a single ledger, which records the goods and services purchased from John Jackson Polk from January-September 1891.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Jackson "Jack" Polk was born in approximately 1874 in Tennessee. He was the son of Thomas Marlborough Polk and Willie Rodgers. The Polks were cousins of the President James K. Polk. John became a junior member in the well-known hardware firm of Price & Polk in Jackson, Tennessee. After a three week struggle with typhoid, Polk died on August 24, 1894, and is buried in Madison County, Tennessee.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections by Lacy Price in 1962.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480