A. C. SKILES LUMBER COMPANY RECORDS

Mss. 3143

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2012

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 4
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 5

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SUMMARY

Size.

5 linear feet and 38 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

St. Landry Parish, La.

Inclusive dates.

1895-1942, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Business records of a retail lumber dealer in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

A. C. Skiles Lumber Company, Mss. 3143, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

1:24-31

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

A. C. Skiles was a retail lumber dealer in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Business records consist chiefly of correspondence with suppliers and customers and include bills, receipts, and printed items. Manuscript volumes include a letterpress copy book (1901-1902), ledgers (1895-1909), sales books (1900-1912), journals (1902-1912), cash books (1901-1907), petty cash account books (1903-1912), an index (1898), and day books (1901-1905).

INDEX TERMS

A.C. Skiles Lumber Company.

Cashbooks.

Journals (accounts)

Ledgers (account books)

Lumber trade--Louisiana--Opelousas.

Lumber--Louisiana--Opelousas.

Merchants--Louisiana--Opelousas.

Opelousas (La.)--History.

Saint Landry Parish (La.)--History.

Skiles, A. C.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

1:24-31

1

1-26

Business Correspondence (1901-1906)

2

27-50

Business Correspondence (1907-1911)

3

51-76

Business Correspondence (1912-1913)

4

77-99

Business Correspondence (1913-1915)

5

100-127

Business Correspondence (1915-1942, undated)

128-129

Printed Items

6

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Letter Press Copy Book (1901-1902)

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Manuscript Volumes

2 volumes: General Ledgers (1902-1904, 1905)

12 volumes: Ledgers (1895-1909)

6 volumes: Sales Books (1900-1912)

4 volumes: Journals (1902-1912)

3 volumes: Cash Books (1901-1907)

4 volumes: Petty Cash Books (1903-1912)

2 volumes: Indexes (1898, undated)

7

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3 volumes: Day Books (1901-1905)

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1 volume: Day Book (1904-1905)

7

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1 loose page from a Bills Receivable Volume (undated)