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Figure 158.     Walter Wallace’s farm record book

This book, ”Single Entry Ledger”, which was used by Walter Gregg Wallace in the 1920s, listed who was working on the farm (where Francis Marion University now stands) and how much they were paid.  However, researchers should not get their hopes up that here is a trove of data.  Walter Wallace despised record keeping--consequently, only a few pages of the book were used.  Generally, the extent of his record keeping amounted to weekly entries on the backs of used envelopes, which were filed on a piece of wire that hung on the end of the china cabinet in the breakfast room.  This ledger was given to the hewn-timber cabins collection in 1995 by the estate of Amelia M. Wallace and is in the Arundel Room, Rogers Library, Francis Marion University.  (Photo 1999)
farm ledger


Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2007.