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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4184.AM:  Nichols Hardware Store (Albion, Neb.)



Records:  1927-1941

Albion, Boone County, Neb.:  Hardware supply store

Size:  1.0 cu.ft.; 14 volumes



BACKGROUND NOTE



The 1920 Boone County Atlas lists a C. A. (Charles A.) Nichols, with wife, Mary, and children Lyle, Raymond, Clarence, Jessie, Bessie, and Lloyd living in Manchester Precinct. This could be the C. A. Nichols who began the Nichols Hardware Store, later called Nichols and Son, in Albion, Nebraska, during 1920s. Apparently, this business continued operations into the 1940s.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one box and twelve oversize volumes arranged in four series: 1) Day Books, 1927-1941; 2) Inventory Books, 1928-1931; 3) Invoice Ledger, 1927-1930; and (4) Account Book, undated. All of these records were generated by the Nichols (or Nichols and Son) Hardware Store of Albion, Boone County, Nebraska.



The Day Books, 1927-1941, of Series 1 provide a daily record of items purchased at the Nichols Hardware Store. Information includes the name of the purchaser, item purchased, cost, as well as a daily computation of total cash sales, payments on accounts, and money paid out. Series 2 contains Inventory Books, 1928-1931. These record the type and quantity of items in stock, the price per unit, and total value.



The Invoice Ledger, 1927-1930, of Series 3 records the name of the firm ordering material from Nichols Hardware Store, their address, amount of invoice, deductions, discount, freight cost, when due, amount remitted, and date paid. Series 4 consists of an undated Account Book. This lists the name of the account and quantity and type of items purchased. Some prices are shown.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Day Books, 1927-1941



Volume




  1. 1927, Aug. 8 – 1928, Mar. 28

  2. 1928, Mar. 28 – Dec. 8

  3. 1929, Aug. 8 – 1930, May 15

  4. 1930, May 16 – 1931, Jan. 10

  5. 1931, Dec. 26 – 1933, Mar. 8

  6. 1933, Mar. 10 – 1935, July 15

  7. 1935, July 16 – 1937, Dec. 10

  8. 1937, Dec. 11 – 1941, Sept. 18



Series 2 – Inventory Books, 1928-1931



Volume




  1. 1928

  2. 1929

  3. 1930

  4. 1931



Series 3 – Invoice Ledger, 1927-1930



Box 1

Volume




  1. 1927, July – 1930, Feb.



Series 4 – Account Book, n.d.



Box 1

Volume




  1. Account Book, n.d.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Albion (Neb.) — Businesses

Boone County (Neb.) — History

Hardware stores — Nebraska

Nichols and Son (Albion, Neb.)

Nichols Hardware Store (Albion, Neb.)



 



Revised 10-25-2007   TMM