Joseph F. Rodgers Business Records, 1891-1902 Rodgers, Joseph F., Business Records, 1891-1902 221-230

A Guide to the Joseph F. Rodgers Business Records, 1891-1902

A Collection in
Alexandria Library
Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number 221-230


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Repository
Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number
221-230
Title
Joseph F. Rodgers Business Records, 1891-1902
Physical Characteristics
10 boxes (5 linear feet)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Joseph F. Rodgers Business Records, Accession #221-230, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert McCaslin, 1990. Found in his attic at 222 South Fairfax Street.


Biographical/Historical Information

Joseph F. Rodgers (December 27, 1853 - August 31, 1937) was a carpenter, builder and contractor in Alexandria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, and his father's name was Lorenzo Rodgers. Joseph's wife's name was Willie, and they had children by the names of Raymond, Ruth and Nevelle.

The Rodgers lived at different addresses in Alexandria including 222 South Fairfax Street and 313 South Lee Street. The Fairfax address and 307 Prince Street were also listed as business addresses for Joseph Rodgers in Alexandria City Directories.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of bills and receipts relating to Joseph Rodgers' contracting and personal business dealings in Old Town Alexandria. Examples include letterhead receipts from Weadon Brothers Hardware, Paints, Oils Glass and Guns; George Ayers...Dealer in Wheels; Isaac Eichberg Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods; Smoot Lumber; Curtin and Butts Alexandria Iron Works, and many other local businesses. Also includes building permits.

Original papers are in boxes 221-227; photocopies of the collection are in boxes 228-230. Patrons are to use photocopies since the originals are brittle and in poor condition.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Index Terms

  • Business records
  • Independent contractors--Virginia--Alexandria
  • Rodgers, Joseph F. (1853-1937)

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Physical Condition

The materials were originally stored by impaling them on a steel hook for hanging. Patrons are to use the photocopies in Boxes 228-230 since the originals are brittle and in poor condition.

Contents List

Box-folder 221:1-23
Records, November 1890 - October 1893.
Box-folder 222:1-18
Records, November 1893 - August 1895.
Box-folder 223:1-15
Records, September 1895 - March 1897.
Box-folder 224:1-17
Records, April 1897 - August 1898.
Box-folder 225:1-17
Records, September 1898 - October 1899.
Box-folder 226:1-21
Records, November 1899 - April 1901.
Box-folder 227:1-16
Records, May 1901 - June 1902 and year unknown.
Box 228
Copies of records (6 velobound volumes), March 1891 - March 1897.
Box 229
Copies of records (6 velobound volumes), November 1897 - December 1900.
Box 230
Copies of records (2 velobound volumes), January 1900 - June 1902.