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C.W. & J.F. Hodges Accounts, 1862-1865
2 volumes, 1 box
Collection number: MS 209

Abstract:
Brothers who ran a grocery store in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Two account books presumed to be the customer ledgers of the Hodges and Messinger grocery store, which was to become the Union Store of Charles W. and Joseph F. Hodges.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Biographical Note

In the 1860 census, brothers Charles W. (b. 1824) and Joseph F. (b. 1828) Hodges resided in the same house along with Charles' wife Mary and their year-old son Charles Jr. The two brothers claimed a personal estate worth $3500, divided evenly. In 1870, Joseph had become Foxboro's Postmaster with real and personal estates valued at $4500. He had married and had a year-old son. Charles' household had grown to seven, with children ranging from 2 to 11. His property was valued at $6000.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

These two account books are presumed to be the customer ledgers of the Hodges and Messinger grocery store in Foxboro, Massachusetts, based on the list of customers and their proximity to the store in the 1876 county atlas, and the list of Foxboro grocers in the 1867 Massachusetts Register. The store was soon to become the Union Store of Charles W. and Joseph F. Hodges.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: C.W. & J.F. Hodges Accounts (MS 209). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Charles Apfelbaum, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Ken Fones-Wolf, September 1988.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Language
English.