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James E. Fullerton General Merchandise records

Guide to the James E. Fullerton General Merchandise records

Collection number: HMC-0834.
Creator: James E. Fullerton General Merchandise.
Title: James E. Fullerton General Merchandise records.
Dates: 1921-1924.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a general store in Flat, Alaska.

Organizational history:
James E. Fullerton came to the Iditarod, Alaska area in 1908, shortly after the first gold strikes in the Innoko Mining District. He started a grocery store in the Dikeman area, which he later moved to the town of Flat. James Fullerton married in Seattle, Washington, and brought his wife Anna back to live in Flat. The Fullertons had two sons, John and Richard. The name of James Fullerton’s store in Flat was Fullerton’s General Merchandise Store. After James Fullerton died in 1925, Anna Fullerton sold the store to Harry Donnelley and Harry Sheppard of Donnelley and Sheppard General Merchandise. Mrs. Fullerton then worked as the post mistress in Flat until the family moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1933.

Collection description:
The collection consists of business records of James E. Fullerton General Merchandise in Flat, Alaska. The collection contains: a receipt book for purchases from the store, and several freight bills, accounts, and letters concerning store business with local freight operator Ira F. Wood.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernable order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Records created by James E. Fullerton are in the public domain. Other materials may be subject to copyright not held by Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred citation: James E. Fullerton General Merchandise records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Related collections in the archives’ holdings include those for Flat area businesses Turner and Wood General Merchandise, HMC-0839 and Donnelley and Sheppard General Merchandise, HMC-0837.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

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