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Jess E. Shroll Ledger, 1927-1939

Manuscript Collection 2142

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2016

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Shroll, Jess E.
Jess E. Shroll Ledger
Inclusive Dates
MC 2142
0.9 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Jess E. Shroll Ledger was donated to the Special Collections Department by Suzanne Liles of Yellville, Arkansas, on March 3, 2016. Ms. Liles received the ledger from Jess Shroll’s great-granddaughter, Felicia Marquez.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in October 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

Jess E. Shroll Ledger (MC 2142), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Jess E. Shroll was born April 6, 1886 to George and Leafie Shroll in Ohio. He later moved to the Boxley Valley of Arkansas, where he worked as a trader and ran a sawmill. He passed away November 1, 1938 and is buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Newton County, Arkansas. More information about Shroll may be found in Old Folks Talking: Historical Sketches of Boxley Valley, on Buffalo River, a Place of Special Value in the Ozarks of Arkansas, by Jim Liles, and in These Hills, My Home, by Billie Touchstone Hardaway.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Jess Shroll’s ledger of his Ponca, Arkansas store and sawmill, with entries dating from 1927-1939. Included in the ledger are entries on sales, purchases, and employee payments, including dealings with the Ozark Stave Company, the Ponca Ore Milling Co., and the Millard Garage. Also included is a notarized affidavit by his son, Robert Shroll, that the ledger’s contents are Jess Shroll’s original entries.

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection consists of a single ledger.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Item 1

Ledger, 1927-1939