Guide to the Phillips Store Financial Ledger,​ Chippewa Falls,​ 1879-​1881

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O.  Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739

Reference Code: USGZE UHC291

Accession Number:   07-062

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 291

Creators: Phillips Store (Chippewa Falls, Wis.) 

Title: Phillips Store (Chippewa Falls, Wis.) Financial Ledger

Dates: 1879-1881

Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 archives boxes)

Location of Collection: A10/3c

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Account book of a general store.

Historical Note

The Phillips Store appears to have been a general store located in Chippewa Falls, Wis.   It is unknown how long the store was in business.  There is no listing for the store in the earliest Chippewa Falls directory in McIntyre Library Special Collections (1887-1888).

Content Description

The ledger book provides information about customer accounts and transactions.  Entries include the name of the purchaser, the date of the transaction, the goods purchased from the store, and in some cases, goods purchased by the store, and prices.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the University of Wisconsin – Stout by Doris and Lawrence Cronk in October 1990.  Transferred to Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in November 1990. 

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Phillips Store (Chippewa Falls, Wis.) Financial Ledger, 1879-1881. UHC 291. Special Collections & Archives.  McIntyre Library.  University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in August 2006.

Arrangement: Single item


Corporate Names: Phillips Store (Chippewa Falls, Wis.) -- Archives

Subject Terms: General Stores – Wisconsin – Chippewa Falls

Geographical Terms: Chippewa Falls (Wis.) – Commerce -- History