J.N. Robson & Son records
Records consist of letterpress copybooks, a receipt book, a ledger, and an account book.
Three letterpress copybooks (1873-1874; 1891; and 1893-1898) contain copies of business correspondence, mostly brief letters to various individuals and businesses remitting accounts of sales and payments from those sales. Letters are signed either "J.N. Robson for G.M. Coffin," "J.N. Robson & Son," or simply "J.N. Robson." Loose items in the copybooks include J.N. Robson & Son stationery, letterheads of which have an engraving of the company building.
An account book (1871-1874) is entitled "Ledger Balances," and a ledger (1861-1874) contains accounts with numerous individuals and companies. A receipt book (1898-1902) contains receipts which are affixed to the blank pages. Receipts are from commission merchants, mills, and other businesses in Charleston (S.C.), Chicago (Ill.), Philadelphia (Pa.), and elsewhere.
- J.N. Robson and Son (Charleston, S.C.) (Organization)
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Established in 1839 in Charleston, South Carolina, J.N. Robson & Son served as commission merchants and wholesale and retail dealers in hay, grain, and groceries. Their headquarters were located at 136 East Bay and 1 and 2 Atlantic Wharf, Charleston, South Carolina.
3.0 linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversize box)
Account books, ledgers, letterpress copybooks, and receipts for J.N. Robson & Son, who were Charleston, South Carolina commission merchants and wholesale and retail dealers in hay, grain, and groceries.
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Originally processed by Special Collections staff, date unknown. Reprocessed by Cara McHugh, March 2013.
- Charleston (S.C.) -- History
- Commission merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Grain trade -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Grocery trade -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Hay trade -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- J.N. Robson and Son (Charleston, S.C.) -- Records and correspondence
- ledgers (account books)
- letterpress copybooks
- receipts (financial records)
- Inventory of the J.N. Robson & Son Records, 1861-1902
- Processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Cara McHugh
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