Scope and Contents
The collection contains five ledgers of sales, cash, consignments and account records, 1851-1868.
The cash ledger is from 1851-1857.
The sales ledger is from 1858-1859.
The general sales ledger is from 1857-1862.
The Consignments ledger is from 1857-1868.
There is one oversize account book that is organized by name and includes a name index inside.
- Creation: 1851-1868
- Allen, Lucius H. (Person)
- Allen & Lewis (Merchants) (Organization)
- Lewis, Cicero Hunt, 1826-1897 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Cicero Hunt Lewis (1826-1897) (also known as Cicero Horatius Lewis) and Lucius H. Allen created the Allen and Lewis mercantile company in Portland, Oregon in 1851. The company was one of the first general mercantile stores in Portland.
2 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 record storage box and 1 flat box
Language of Materials
Cicero Hunt Lewis (1826-1897) (also known as Cicero Horatius Lewis) and Lucius H. Allen created the Allen and Lewis mercantile company in Portland, Oregon in 1851. The collection contains five ledgers of sales, cash, consignments and account records, 1851-1868.
Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Collection processed by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Genre / Form
- Guide to the Allen and Lewis records
- Revise Description
- Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).