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D. R. Gass & Co. Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0149

This ledger contains two series of records documenting businesses in Greene County, Tennessee. The first set of records is written directly on the book's pages and documents lumber and assorted other merchandise that an unidentified business (possibly Russell & Gass) sold to various customers between 1832 and 1858. The second set of records consists of receipts pasted over the first set of records documenting purchases that D. R. Gass & Co. made from such Knoxville businesses as Boyd & Caswell, W. B. Lockett & Co., McClung, Powell, & Co., and Sanford, Chamberlain, & Albers between 1884 and 1885. An alphabetical index to the customers referenced in the first set of records may be found at the beginning of the ledger.

Dates

  • 1832-1885 (Bulk 1852-1858, 1884-1885)

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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 small flat box)

Abstract

This ledger contains two series of records documenting businesses in Greene County, Tennessee. The first set of records is written directly on the book's pages and documents lumber and assorted other merchandise that an unidentified business (possibly Russell & Gass) sold to various customers between 1832 and 1858. The second set of records consists of receipts pasted over the first set of records documenting purchases that D. R. Gass & Co. made from such Knoxville businesses as Boyd & Caswell, W. B. Lockett & Co., McClung, Powell, & Co., and Sanford, Chamberlain, & Albers between 1884 and 1885. An alphabetical index to the customers referenced in the first set of records may be found at the beginning of the ledger.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Rufus Gass was born to Evan and Permelia (Scruggs) Gass in Tennessee on April 18, 1830. He married Mary Jane Russell (1840-1911) on January 28, 1857 and the couple had four children: Thomas E., William H., Sarah Florence (Gass) Willis, and Ida Jane (Gass) Wallace. During the 1880s, he operated D. R. Gass & Co. in Mosheim (Greene County), Tennessee. D. R. Gass died on January 11, 1908.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single volume in a single box.

Acquisition Note

Ina Fields Wayland donated this ledger to Special Collections in March of 1951.

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