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Creator Arians General Store.
Title Arians General Store records.
Dates of Creation 1863-1911.
Physical Description 3 full size archives boxes and 1 flat grey box.
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The Arians General Store Records contain an incomplete run of daybooks, account books, ledgers, and other business records for a general store dealing in dry goods, groceries, hardware, cloth, paint, oil, buggies, and other necessities. The records contain lists of customer names, and details on wholesalers and suppliers from surrounding areas in Wisconsin, as well as cities like Milwaukee, Wis., Chicago, Ill., and Boston, Mass. The store was located in North Bristol (a rural area near Sun Prairie, Wis.) and operated variously under the names John Arians (1871), Charles Arians (1883), and Arians Brothers (1903). The records indicate that the store also bought locally produced dairy items from farmers and sold them to regional distributors.
Archival History Presented by Mrs. Gust Halverson and Mrs. Noel Thompson, 1969. M69.011
People Arians, John
Arians, Charles
Subjects General stores
Dairy products
Places1 North Bristol (Wis.)
Places2 Sun Prairie (Wis.)
Object Name Records
Call Number ARM 76-01
Catalog ID Number M1969.006.0001