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Hargrave and Hill General Store records

 Collection — Box: 15-05-02
Identifier: MSS-148

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.


  • 1900


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Hargrave and Hill General Store records, MSS-148, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

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.


4 folders

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Physical Characteristics note

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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

Hargrave and Hill General Store records
Marcus C. Robyns
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


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