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Turner and Wood General Merchandise receipt book

Guide to the Turner and Wood General Merchandise receipt book
1931 April

Collection number: HMC-0839.
Creator: Turner and Wood General Merchandise.
Title: Turner and Wood General Merchandise receipt book.
Date: 1931 April
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Receipt book of a general store in Flat, Alaska.

Organizational history:
George Turner and Ira F. Wood were business partners who ran a general store in the mining town of Flat, Alaska. George Turner was a fur trader and Ira Wood was a river boat operator who hauled freight. The partners operated general stores in Shageluk, Holiakachuk, and Holy Cross. They purchased their store in Flat from Manuel Gularte in about 1924, becoming the primary competitors to the Donnelley and Sheppard Store there. Turner and Wood also operated two warehouses and a hotel in Flat.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a receipt book for Turner and Wood General Merchandise in Flat, Alaska, from April 1931. The receipts are for groceries and other merchandise and include the names of the store’s customers.

Arrangement: Entries in the book are arranged chronologically.

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

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Turner and Wood General Merchandise receipt book, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

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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