D. E. PHILLIPS COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-2004.16

1890-1892


SOURCE: Betty Ferguson

SIZE: 1 volume

SHELVING UNIT: 1 volume

PROCESSING: BNJ, 2007

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: David Edward Phillips (December 15, 1856 - July 28, 1897), the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Phillips, was born near Harrisonville, Troup County, Georgia. In 1883, Phillips moved to LaGrange and went to work for John Ragland, vendor of groceries and plantation supplies on East Court Square. Two years later he went into the "fancy" grocery business for himself. In 1895, he married Lizzie Wilkinson of LaGrange.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection consists of one account ledger for the period 1890-1892 that lists the monthly purchases of many LaGrange families and several hotels. A glimpse into the day to day dining habits of families in turn of century LaGrange can be gained by reviewing their purchasing habits.

CONTAINER LIST:

1 volume

TRACINGS:

Businesses-LaGrange