The Jacob Cameron Store Ledger consist of two parts: (1) a double entry account ledger in which accounts of individual customers were recorded, and (2) a day book in which daily transactions were recorded. The information for each account in the account ledger includes the customer's name, the date and amount of each transaction, and the number of the page on which each transaction was entered in the day book. Debits were recorded on the left side and credits on the right side of each page.
The information recorded in the day book section of the ledger includes the date of each transaction, the number of the page on which each transaction was recorded in the account section of the ledger, the customer's name, a description of the item(s) purchased, and the amount of each transaction. Some pages in the day book are missing.
Entries in the day book section and the account ledger record transactions for 1834. There are a few unrelated entries for 1836-37 and 1862.
The Jacob Cameron Store Ledger was loaned to the Archives of Appalachia at an unknown date by Mary Hardin McCown (now deceased), 512 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, Tennessee, who was a descendant of Jacob Cameron. The collection was opened for research in October 1988.
Ed Speer completed processing and the collection was opened for research in 1988. Marie Tedesco revised the guide in 1996.