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Inventory of the David Ashby Stuckey Bills of Sale, Receipts, and Correspondence, 1873-1899, undated

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Bills of sale, receipts, and correspondence of David Ashby Stuckey, a cotton farmer from Lee County, South Carolina.
Title: David Ashby Stuckey bills of sale, receipts, and correspondence
Creator: Stuckey, David Ashby, 1849-1932
Date(s): 1873-1899, undated  
Extent: 2 folders
Repository: Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
Call Number: Mss 1034-085
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical Note

David Ashby Stuckey (1849-1932) was a cotton farmer in the Manville area of Lee County, South Carolina. His grandfather, Edmund Stuckey, settled the area circa 1800.

Collection Overview

Bills of sale, receipts, and correspondence of cotton farmer David Ashby Stuckey. Materials include bills of sale from Worth and Worth General Shipping and Commission Merchants (Wilmington, North Carolina), Ducker and Bultman (Sumter, South Carolina), and W.R. Scarborough (Bishopville, South Carolina). Also included is correspondence from the office of Worth and Worth to David Ashby Stuckey regarding the sale of three bales of cotton, bale pricing, and credit balances.

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.


    • Stuckey, David Ashby, 1849-1932


    • Cotton--Prices--South Carolina
    • Cotton farmers--South Carolina
    • Cotton trade--South Carolina
    • Jewish merchants--South Carolina


    • Lee County (S.C.)

    Types of Material

    • Bills of sale
    • Correspondence

    Related Resources

    Related Material

    Related materials in Special Collections include the 2010 publication Bishopville and Lee County by Rachael Bowman Bradbury and William P. Baskin III.


    Bills of sale and receipts, 1873-1899, undated   folder 1

    Included is a receipt made out to David Ashby Stuckey for $78.60 listing six items, including 214 lbs. of meat, 200 lbs. of sugar, and one tub of lard from Worth and Worth General Shipping and Commission Merchants, North Water Street, Wilmington, North Carolina. Bills of sale include a bill of sale for two bales of cotton, one weighing 53 lbs. and one weighing 45 lbs., credited for the amount of $56.54 from Ducker and Bultman, Sumter, South Carolina.

    Correspondence, 1885-1886, 1896, undated   folder 2

    Miscellaneous correspondence of David Ashby Stuckey. Included are two letters from Worth and Worth General Shipping and Commission Merchants, Wilmington, North Carolina, regarding two separate sales of cotton, one sale of three bales of cotton, netting $136.03, and another sale of two bales of cotton, netting $72.64.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], David Ashby Stuckey bills of sale, receipts, and correspondence, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2009 by Rachel Bowman Bradbury

    Processing Information

    Processed by Joshua Minor, July 2011.

    Encoded by Joshua Minor, September 2011.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, November 2011.

    Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

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