A Guide to the Milling Company Ledger, 1891: SC 0116

A Guide to the Milling Company Ledger, 1891: SC 0116

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number SC 0116


[logo]

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Special Collections
Carrier Library
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
USA
Phone: (540) 568-3612
Fax: (540) 568-3405
Email: library-special@jmu.edu
URL: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special

© 2017 By JMU Libraries. All rights reserved.

Processed by: Chris Bolgiano, March 1998; Revised by Tiffany Cole, July 2017

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection Number
SC 0116
Title
Milling Company Ledger, 1891
Extent
1 bound ledger
Creator
Unknown
Language
English
Abstract
A ledger for a presumed and unidentified milling company in Woodstock, Virginia. Entries in the ledger date from March 31, 1891 to December 10, 1891.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. [box #, folder #], Milling Company Ledger, SC 0116, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish of Wytheville, Virginia in February 1998.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2081.


Bio/Historical Note

As the ledger documents the business transactions of an unidentified company in Woodstock, Virginia, a bio/historical note is not applicable.

Scope and Content

The Milling Company Ledger, 1891, is comprised of one bound ledger and includes daily entries for a presumed and unidentified milling company in Woodstock, Virginia. The entries date from March 31, 1891 to December 10, 1891 and list transactions with other businesses and individuals. Recurrent surnames in the ledger include Hottel, Brill, Baker, Hite, Sager, Minnick, and Magruder. Entries generally reference "elect," "bran," "champ," "fert," "coal," and other terms. The ledger also includes occasional references to a "Mill no. 1" and a "Mill no. 2."

Arrangement

The ledger is housed in an oversize box.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Fertilizers -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Flour industry -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Flour mills -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Grain trade -- Virginia -- 19th century
  • Mills and mill-work -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Virginia -- History -- 19th century
  • Woodstock (Va.) -- Industries -- 19th century
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Ledgers (account books)

Container List

Box OV 1
Milling Company Ledger, 1891