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Alapaha General Store Manifest

 Digital Work
Collection number: CC1D770A-1447-86BD-4830-D7E3784A9753


  • 1851


The Alapaha Store manifest is a handwritten accounting of the goods and customers that visited the Alapaha Store, a post road general store in Lakeland, Georgia, for the year 1851. The manifest was repurposed as a scrapbook around 1870 and features newspaper clippings from national and regional papers with excerpts of poetry, bible sermons, and stories. This item has been digitized on Vtext:

Store Manifest from Alapaha, title on each page reads "Alapaha Gen" thought to mean "Alapaha General." The manifest includes items purchased (or on loan) from each patron during its use. The owner of the manifest later added news article clippings of interest to them and utilized the manifest as a scrap book. There is also handwritten poetry on some on the pages.

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
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