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Merchant's Grocer Company (Lafayette, Louisiana) Records

Collection 4

Merchant's Grocer Company (Lafayette, Louisiana).  Records, 1903-1909, 1937-1977

10 inches, 8 volumes

This collection contains account books, ledgers, other financial records, documents, correspondence, etc. of a Lafayette wholesale grocery company. Officers were J. R. Jeanmard, president; S. R. Parkerson, vice president; Laurent Pellerin, secretary-treasurer; C. Billeaud, assistant secretary-treasurer.

Some materials were donated by Dr. Michael Martin and the Center for Louisiana Studies.

Series:

A. Financial Records 1-01 thru 2-04
B. General Records 2-05 thru 2-08
C. Correspondence 2-09
D. Documents 3-01 thru 3-06
E. Miscellaneous 3-07
F. Oversize  

Inventory:

Box 1
  A. Financial Records
      1-01 Account Books:  1937: December 1 - December 2
      1-02 Account Books:  1937: December 3 - December 16
      1-03 Account Books:  1937: December 17 - December 30
         
Box 2  
      2-01 Certificate Book, Stocks, 1965-1974
      2-02 Ledger, 1928-1932
      2-03 Ledger, 1905-1969
      2-04 Appraisal from Home Building and Loan Association, Lafayette, n.d.
  B. General Records
      2-05 Minutes of Meetings, Board of Directors, 1920-1932 (handwritten)
      2-06 Nomination forms “Proxy”, 1968-1969
      2-07 List of Stockholders, n.d.
      2-08 Notebook, list of goods sold, n.d. (handwritten)
  C. Correspondence
      2-09 1963-1969
         
Box 3  
  D. Documents
      3-01 Dissolution (Judgements), 1952-1970
      3-02 Certificate of Liquidator, “The Merchants Grocer Company, Ltd.” Lafayette, Louisiana.  March 30, 1977, date dissolution became effective
      3-03 Fire Insurance Policy, Merchants Grocer Company, Ltd., 1972-1975
      3-04 Certificate of Completion of Liquidation, 1977
      3-05 Mortgage, 1967
      3-06 Stock certificate, Beatrice Brown’s stock to transferred to Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louis, Missouri
  E. Miscellaneous
      3-07 Miscellaneous:  Democracy, the Ku Klux Klan and the Will  of the People in the 1924 Election of East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Dudora S. Day (or “Don’t Stamp the  Rooster”).  By Melissa Eastin
  F. Oversize
      Ledgers
        Volume 1: 1903: August 13 – 1905: September 29
        Volume 2: 1904: January 1 1909: June 30
        Volume 3: 1907: November 7 1909: June 30
        Volume 4: 1906: May 3 – 1909: June 8
      Cash Books
        Volume 5: 1903: May 28 1905: March 10
        Volume 6: 1905: March 11 – 1906: July 30
        Volume 7: 1906: September 1 – 1908: April 23
        Volume 8: 1908: April 23 – 1909: June 30