Murphy-Worden and Company (Missoula, Mont.) Records, 1893-1902  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Murphy-Worden and Company (Missoula, Mont.)
Title
Murphy-Worden and Company (Missoula, Mont.) Records
Dates
1893-1902 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.5 linear feet (9 volumes)
Collection Number
Mss 568 (collection)
Summary
Murphy-Worden and Company was a Missoula, Montana, dry goods and grocery store. This collection is comprised of nine bound store registers dating between 1893 and 1902. These registers overlap dates and primarily track patron account status with few details regarding the nature of items purchased.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Murphy-Worden and Company was formed in June 1886, when Worden and Company (a grocery) merged with Murphy, Hart and Company (a general merchandiser). The merged company was owned and operated by Frank L. Worden, Christopher P. Higgins, William C. Murphy, and J. L. Hart. The company sold dry goods, clothes, and groceries at the store formerly run by Murphy, Hart and Company (217 N. Higgins Ave.). In February 1890, Murphy-Worden and Company dropped the dry goods line. In 1902, the Murphy-Worden Company was replaced by Murphy-Greenough and Company, which continued exclusively as a grocery store in the same location.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection is comprised of nine bound store registers dating between 1893 and 1902. These registers overlap dates and primarily track patron account status with few details regarding the nature of items purchased. Though each volume was assigned a general descriptor during original archival processing, the volumes do not provide enough detailed information to clarify the relationship between each volume. It is possible that some volumes were used to track transactions for different departments within the Murphy-Worden Company but this assertion cannot be verified.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Volume Title], Murphy-Worden and Company Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Financial Records , 1893-1902Return to Top

3.5 linear feet (9 volumes)

This series includes general financial records detailing daily transactions and cumulative account status. All volumes exhibit accounting shorthand practices and most detail credits, debits, salaries, and expenses by individual/company name. Accounts Receivable Ledgers record purchases with the price of items and method of payment. Volume 8 is a continuation of records in volumes 5, 6, and 7 for client records that exceeded the number of pages originally allocated in the earlier volumes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
General Journal
1898-12-01 - 1902-08-31
2
Cash Book
Envelope with miscellaneous receipts (laundry, out, etc.) inserted into front cover.
1898-07-01 - 1902-08-31
3
General Ledger
Loose sheets titled "FINAL BALANCES" inside of front cover.
1893-09-01 - 1902-07-31
4
Alphabetical Index to General Ledger (volume 3)
5
Accounts Receivable Ledger, A - K
1896-10-01 - 1899-02-28
6
Accounts Receivable Ledger, L - Z
1896-10-01 - 1899-02-28
7
Accounts Receivable Ledger, A - Z
1899-03-01 - 1901-04-30
8
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1898-12-01 - 1902-03-31
9
Sales Ledger
1899-12-01 - 1901-05-31

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Grocery trade--Montana--Missoula
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records--Montana--Missoula