Hargrave and Hill General Store records
MSS-148

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Hargrave and Hill General Store (Grand Marais, Mich.).
Title
Hargrave and Hill General Store records
ID
MSS-148
Date
1900
Extent
4.0 folders
Language
Text [Folder]
3-2-3

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item] in the Hargrave and Hill General Store records, MSS-148, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Historical note

The Hargrave and Hill General Store in Grand Marais, Michigan was popularly known the "H&H" store. The store was built in 1895 and was operated by Wilkes W. Hargrave and Roy C. Hill untill Hill bought Hargrave's interest in 1915. In 1934, Hill's son, Irving G. Hill, became sole owner, continuing the business until 1951. It was then purchased by Warren and Jacobites, who owned another general store in Grand Marais, and was never reopened. The building was torn down in the spring of 1973. In its peak years, the store grossed around $100,000 annually.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of an inventory book of the Hargrave and Hill General Store's stock in 1900. Information includes items sold and their costs. The collection also includes provenancial information from the donor, newspaper clippings, and a photograph of the store.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/11/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  6/11/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift received from James Carter, former director of the Northern Michigan News Bureau, in January 2007.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hargrave and Hill General Store (Grand Marais, Mich.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Grand Marais (Mich.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Carter, James

Subject(s)

  • General Stores--Michigan--Grand Marais.

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Physical Characteristics note

The inventory book is in extremely fragile condition and must be handled with care.

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