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Name of Collection: Sharp (Joe and Charlotte) Cotton Gin Ledger  

Accession Number: AM15-87                               

Given By: Jo Ann S. Baker          

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Date of Receipt: March 25, 2015          

Extent: 1 item  

Inclusive Dates: circa 1947 to 1952      

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Original ledger from a cotton gin in Newhebron, Mississippi, owned by Joe and Charlotte Sharp. Cotton was a cash crop that many local farmers depended on to finance their families. This cotton gin was used by most of the farmers in northern Lawrence County. The ledger documents the amount of each delivery as well as who delivered the bales.


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