A Guide to the Jordan Family Collection, 1752-1992 (bulk 1830-1930) Jordan Family Collection, 1752-1992 (bulk 1830-1930) 42492

A Guide to the Jordan Family Collection, 1752-1992 (bulk 1830-1930)

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 42492


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Processed by: Jim Greve

Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
42492
Title
Jordan Family Collection, 1752-1992 (bulk 1830-1930)
Extent
28 cu. ft., 69 volumes, and 2 reels of microfilm (Misc. Reel 5399-5400).
Creator
Martha Foster
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Jordan Family Collection, 1752-1992. Accession 42492. Business records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Martha Foster, Bon Air, Virginia 23235


Biographical Information

Samuel Francis Jordan was born on 9 January 1805. He was the son of Col. John Jordan and Lucy Winn of Rockbridge County, Virginia. He married 1) Hannah Weaver Davis and 2) Elizabeth Leibert Keen. Samuel F. Jordan was engaged in the production of iron, and owned furnaces in Allegany, Amherst, Bath, Botetourt, Louisa, and Rockbridge Counties. He died on 8 June 1872. His son, Charles Francis Jordan, was born at the Bath Iron Works in Goshen, Virginia on 8 July 1837. He worked with his father in various family-owned furnaces, before being commissioned a captain in the 1st Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. He was one of the founders of the town of Buena Vista, and served in the Virginia House of Delegates. Jordan married Mary Ella Hamilton on 24 February 1864. He died in Roanoke, Virginia on 12 May 1922, and is buried in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington. His son, Charles Francis Jordan, Jr. was born on 22 May 1866. He married Amelia Waesche.

Scope and Content

Collection, 1752-1992, of business records and personal papers of the Jordan family of Buena Vista and Lexington, and Rockbridge County, Virginia. The bulk of the collection spans the years 1830-1930, and documents the business activities of Samuel Francis Jordan (1805-1872), and his son Charles Francis Jordan (1837-1922), and the family's iron manufacturing enterprises, and saddle and harness making business. Includes correspondence, accounts and receipts, subject files, ledgers and account books, Joseph Gilmore Papers, oversize items, and ephemera.

Contents List

Series I. Correspondence, 1830-1946.
Boxes: 1-28
Extent: 28 boxes.

Arranged chronologically.

  • Subseries I: Iron Manufacturing, 1830-1889.
    7 boxes (3.15 cu. ft.)

    The iron manufacturing correspondence relates to Samuel F. Jordan's ownership in the Bath Iron Works as a partner in Jordan, Davis and Company, later Jordan and Davis, and his subsequent operation of the Buena Vista Furnace after 1848 with his brother Benjamin J. Jordan (1819-1889). Benjamin sold his interest to Samuel in 1852, and the latter continued to operate the Buena Vista property with his sons William Henry Jordan (1829-1886), John Thomas Jordan (1834-1893), and Charles Francis Jordan (1837-1922).

    Topics covered in the letters relate to iron shipments and sales to various commission merchants, including Lewis Webb and Company and Crenshaw and Company of Richmond, and Miller and Roberts and McCorkle and McDaniel of Lynchburg, and to the settlement of outstanding accounts, shipment, storage and sales of iron produced at the Jordan furnaces. There is also a large amount of correspondence concerning the hiring of slaves to work at the various furnaces, and inquiries from slave owners regarding the hired hands' health, employment status, management, treatment, and welfare. There are also letters dealing with the subject of runaways.

    There are also letters written to Jordan from his sons Charles and John while they were serving in the 1st Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War at Harper's Ferry, Charles City County, Fairfax Station, and Brandy Station. There is a description of the unit's participation at the First Battle of Bull Run. Other Civil War correspondence details Jordan's contract to supply pig iron to the Confederate government. There is a large group of letters between Jordan and the Nitre and Mining Bureau, as well as other Civil War-related materials contained in the Subject Files.

    Other topics contained in the correspondence concern land, legal, and financial matters. Subjects in the post-Civil War letters include the discussion of rates with various railroad companies, the attempted sale of the Buena Vista Furnace and Amherst Furnace, and additional correspondence with iron commission merchants, most notably Hoffman, Thompson and Co. of Baltimore, that detail the types of iron that are marketable, prices realized, the state of the current market, and future prospects.

    Arranged chronologically.

    • Box 1
      Folder 1
      1830.
    • Box 1
      Folder 2
      1831.
    • Box 1
      Folder 3
      1832.
    • Box 1
      Folder 4
      1833 (January-March).
    • Box 1
      Folder 5
      1833 (April-July).
    • Box 1
      Folder 6
      1833 (August-December).
    • Box 1
      Folder 7
      1834.
    • Box 1
      Folder 8
      1835.
    • Box 1
      Folder 9
      1836 (January-March).
    • Box 1
      Folder 10
      1836 (April-July).
    • Box 1
      Folder 11
      1836 (August-December).
    • Box 1
      Folder 12
      1839, 1841.
    • Box 1
      Folder 13
      1845.
    • Box 1
      Folder 14
      1846.
    • Box 1
      Folder 15
      1847.
    • Box 1
      Folder 16
      1848 (January-April).
    • Box 1
      Folder 17
      1848 (May-August).
    • Box 1
      Folder 18
      1848 (September-December).
    • Box 2
      Folder 1
      1849 (January-February).
    • Box 2
      Folder 2
      1849 (March-June).
    • Box 2
      Folder 3
      1849 (July-September).
    • Box 2
      Folder 4
      1849 (October-December).
    • Box 2
      Folder 5
      1850 (January-June).
    • Box 2
      Folder 6
      1850 (July-December).
    • Box 2
      Folder 7
      1851 (January-June).
    • Box 2
      Folder 8
      1851 (July-December).
    • Box 2
      Folder 9
      1852 (January-June).
    • Box 2
      Folder 10
      1852 (July-December).
    • Box 2
      Folder 11
      1853 (January-June).
    • Box 2
      Folder 12
      1853 (July-December).
    • Box 2
      Folder 13
      1854 (January-February).
    • Box 2
      Folder 14
      1854 (March-May).
    • Box 2
      Folder 15
      1854 (June-August).
    • Box 2
      Folder 16
      1854 (September-December).
    • Box 3
      Folder 1
      1855 (January-June).
    • Box 3
      Folder 2
      1855 (July-December).
    • Box 3
      Folder 3
      1856.
    • Box 3
      Folder 4
      1857.
    • Box 3
      Folder 5
      1858 (January-March).
    • Box 3
      Folder 6
      1858 (April-September).
    • Box 3
      Folder 7
      1858 (October-December).
    • Box 3
      Folder 8
      1859 (January-June).
    • Box 3
      Folder 9
      1859 (July-December).
    • Box 3
      Folder 10
      1860 (January-June).
    • Box 3
      Folder 11
      1860 (July-December).
    • Box 4
      Folder 1
      1861 (January-June).
    • Box 4
      Folder 2
      1861 (July-December).
    • Box 4
      Folder 3
      1862.
    • Box 4
      Folder 4
      1863 (January-March).
    • Box 4
      Folder 5
      1863 (April-June).
    • Box 4
      Folder 6
      1863 (July-September).
    • Box 4
      Folder 7
      1863 (October-December).
    • Box 4
      Folder 8
      1864 (January-June).
    • Box 4
      Folder 9
      1864 (July-December).
    • Box 4
      Folder 10
      1865.
    • Box 4
      Folder 11
      1866 (January-June).
    • Box 4
      Folder 12
      1866 (July-December).
    • Box 4
      Folder 13
      1867.
    • Box 5
      Folder 1
      1868 (January-June).
    • Box 5
      Folder 2
      1868 (July-December).
    • Box 5
      Folder 3
      1869.
    • Box 5
      Folder 4
      1870.
    • Box 5
      Folder 5
      1871.
    • Box 5
      Folder 6
      1872 (January-March).
    • Box 5
      Folder 7
      1872 (April).
    • Box 5
      Folder 8
      1872 (May-June).
    • Box 5
      Folder 9
      1872 (July-December).
    • Box 5
      Folder 10
      1873.
    • Box 5
      Folder 11
      1874 (January-May).
    • Box 5
      Folder 12
      1874 (June).
    • Box 5
      Folder 13
      1874 (July-December).
    • Box 5
      Folder 14
      1875.
    • Box 6
      Folder 1
      1876.
    • Box 6
      Folder 2
      1877.
    • Box 6
      Folder 3
      1878.
    • Box 6
      Folder 4
      1879 (January-August).
    • Box 6
      Folder 5
      1879 (September-December).
    • Box 6
      Folder 6
      1880-1882.
    • Box 6
      Folder 7
      1883 (January-April).
    • Box 6
      Folder 8
      1883 (May-June).
    • Box 6
      Folder 9
      1883 (July-December).
    • Box 6
      Folder 10
      1884 (January-February).
    • Box 6
      Folder 11
      1884 (March-April).
    • Box 6
      Folder 12
      1884 (May-June).
    • Box 6
      Folder 13
      1884 (July-August).
    • Box 6
      Folder 14
      1884 (September-December).
    • Box 7
      Folder 1
      1885 (January-March).
    • Box 7
      Folder 2
      1885 (April-June).
    • Box 7
      Folder 3
      1885 (July-December).
    • Box 7
      Folder 4
      1886.
    • Box 7
      Folder 5
      1887 (January-July).
    • Box 7
      Folder 6
      1887 (August-November).
    • Box 7
      Folder 7
      1887 (December).
    • Box 7
      Folder 8
      1888.
    • Box 7
      Folder 9
      1889.
  • Subseries II: Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company, 1889-1934.
    19 boxes ( cu. ft.)

    The earliest letters are addressed to William R. Wilbourn, who served as the company's superintendent, and later secretary and treasurer. He patented the Wilbourn saddle, and later sold the rights to the company. Charles F. Jordan was initially one of five directors, but became president shortly after the company was chartered on 25 May 1889.

    Subjects include letters from potential customers requesting prices and placing orders, as well as existing customers inquiring about the status of the orders they had placed. There are also letters from various other saddle making supply companies and equipment companies. There are employment inquiries, letters from company agents, requests for catalogs, and notices of stockholder and board of directors meetings. There are some copies of outgoing letters, and some of the incoming correspondence has notations as to when they were answered or when a particular order was shipped. There are four letter books containing copies of outgoing letters.

    The Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company correspondence is arranged in three groups. Most of it is chronological (1889-1934), but there is also a group arranged by month, and thereunder alphabetical by correspondent or company name (1891-1904). Finally, there is a small group arranged alphabetically by correspondent or company name (1892-1900). It is unclear why these different filing systems exist, since the subject matter in all three groups is the same.

    • Box 8
      Folder 1
      1889 (March-September).
    • Box 8
      Folder 2
      1889 (October-December).
    • Box 8
      Folder 3
      1890 (January).
    • Box 8
      Folder 4
      1890 (February).
    • Box 8
      Folder 5
      1890 (March).
    • Box 8
      Folder 6
      1890 (April).
    • Box 8
      Folder 7
      1890 (May).
    • Box 8
      Folder 8
      1890 (June).
    • Box 8
      Folder 9
      1890 (July 1-15).
    • Box 8
      Folder 10
      1890 (July 16-31).
    • Box 8
      Folder 11
      1890 (August).
    • Box 8
      Folder 12
      1890 (September).
    • Box 8
      Folder 13
      1890 (October-November).
    • Box 8
      Folder 14
      1890 (December).
    • Box 9
      Folder 1
      1891.
    • Box 9
      Folder 2
      1892.
    • Box 9
      Folder 3
      1893.
    • Box 9
      Folder 4
      1894.
    • Box 9
      Folder 5
      1895.
    • Box 9
      Folder 6
      1896.
    • Box 9
      Folder 7
      1897.
    • Box 9
      Folder 8
      1898.
    • Box 9
      Folder 9
      1899.
    • Box 9
      Folder 10
      1900.
    • Box 9
      Folder 11
      1901 (January-March).
    • Box 9
      Folder 12
      1901 (April-May).
    • Box 9
      Folder 13
      1901 (June-August).
    • Box 9
      Folder 14
      1901 (September-December).
    • Box 9
      Folder 15
      1902 (January-March).
    • Box 9
      Folder 16
      1902 (April-June).
    • Box 9
      Folder 17
      1902 (July-September).
    • Box 9
      Folder 18
      1902 (October-December).
    • Box 10
      Folder 1
      1903.
    • Box 10
      Folder 1
      1903 (January-May).
    • Box 10
      Folder 2
      1903 (June).
    • Box 10
      Folder 3
      1903 (July).
    • Box 10
      Folder 4
      1903 (August).
    • Box 10
      Folder 5
      1903 (September).
    • Box 10
      Folder 6
      1903 (October-December).
    • Box 10
      Folder 7
      1904 (January-March).
    • Box 10
      Folder 8
      1904 (April-May).
    • Box 10
      Folder 9
      1904 (June-July).
    • Box 10
      Folder 10
      1904 (August-September).
    • Box 10
      Folder 11
      1904 (October).
    • Box 10
      Folder 12
      1904 (November-December).
    • Box 11
      Folder 1
      1905 (January-February).
    • Box 11
      Folder 2
      1905 (March).
    • Box 11
      Folder 3
      1905 (April).
    • Box 11
      Folder 4
      1905 (May-June).
    • Box 11
      Folder 5
      1905 (July).
    • Box 11
      Folder 6
      1905 (August).
    • Box 11
      Folder 7
      1905 (September-October).
    • Box 11
      Folder 8
      1905 (November).
    • Box 11
      Folder 9
      1905 (December).
    • Box 11
      Folder 10
      1906 (January 1-15).
    • Box 11
      Folder 11
      1906 (January 16-31).
    • Box 11
      Folder 12
      1906 (February).
    • Box 12
      Folder 1
      1906 (March).
    • Box 12
      Folder 2
      1906 (April).
    • Box 12
      Folder 3
      1906 (May).
    • Box 12
      Folder 4
      1906 (June).
    • Box 12
      Folder 5
      1906 (July).
    • Box 12
      Folder 6
      1906 (August).
    • Box 12
      Folder 7
      1906 (September).
    • Box 12
      Folder 8
      1906 (October-November).
    • Box 12
      Folder 9
      1906 (December).
    • Box 12
      Folder 10
      1907 (January-February).
    • Box 12
      Folder 11
      1907 (March-April).
    • Box 12
      Folder 12
      1907 (May-July).
    • Box 13
      Folder 1
      1907 (August-September).
    • Box 13
      Folder 2
      1907 (October-December).
    • Box 13
      Folder 3
      1908 (January-March).
    • Box 13
      Folder 4
      1908 (April).
    • Box 13
      Folder 5
      1908 (May 1-18).
    • Box 13
      Folder 6
      1908 (May 19-31).
    • Box 13
      Folder 7
      1908 (June-August).
    • Box 13
      Folder 8
      1908 (September-December).
    • Box 13
      Folder 9
      1909 (January-March).
    • Box 13
      Folder 10
      1909 (April-August).
    • Box 13
      Folder 11
      1909 (September).
    • Box 13
      Folder 12
      1909 (October).
    • Box 14
      Folder 1
      1909 (November).
    • Box 14
      Folder 2
      1909 (December).
    • Box 14
      Folder 3
      1910 (January).
    • Box 14
      Folder 4
      1910 (February).
    • Box 14
      Folder 5
      1910 (March).
    • Box 14
      Folder 6
      1910 (April).
    • Box 14
      Folder 7
      1910 (May-December).
    • Box 14
      Folder 8
      1911.
    • Box 14
      Folder 9
      1912.
    • Box 14
      Folder 10
      1913.
    • Box 14
      Folder 11
      1914.
    • Box 14
      Folder 12
      1915.
    • Box 15
      Folder 1
      1916 (January-May).
    • Box 15
      Folder 2
      1916 (June-December).
    • Box 15
      Folder 3
      1917 (January-February).
    • Box 15
      Folder 4
      1917 (March-April).
    • Box 15
      Folder 5
      1917 (May-June).
    • Box 15
      Folder 6
      1917 (July-September).
    • Box 15
      Folder 7
      1917 (October-December).
    • Box 15
      Folder 8
      1918 (January-March).
    • Box 15
      Folder 9
      1918 (April-July).
    • Box 15
      Folder 10
      1918 (August-December).
    • Box 15
      Folder 11
      1919.
    • Box 15
      Folder 12
      1920.
    • Box 15
      Folder 13
      1921.
    • Box 15
      Folder 14
      1922-1927, 1934.
    • Box 16
      Folder 1
      January, 1892.
    • Box 16
      Folder 2
      January, 1893.
    • Box 16
      Folder 3
      January, 1894.
    • Box 16
      Folder 4
      January, 1895.
    • Box 16
      Folder 5
      January, 1896.
    • Box 16
      Folder 6
      January, 1898.
    • Box 16
      Folder 7
      January, 1899.
    • Box 16
      Folder 8
      January, 1900.
    • Box 16
      Folder 9
      January, 1901.
    • Box 16
      Folder 10
      January, 1902.
    • Box 16
      Folder 11
      January, 1903.
    • Box 16
      Folder 12
      January, 1904.
    • Box 16
      Folder 13
      February, 1892.
    • Box 16
      Folder 14
      February, 1893.
    • Box 16
      Folder 15
      February, 1894.
    • Box 16
      Folder 16
      February, 1895.
    • Box 16
      Folder 17
      February, 1896.
    • Box 16
      Folder 18
      February, 1897.
    • Box 16
      Folder 19
      February, 1898.
    • Box 16
      Folder 20
      February, 1899.
    • Box 16
      Folder 21
      February, 1900.
    • Box 17
      Folder 1
      February, 1901.
    • Box 17
      Folder 2
      February, 1902.
    • Box 17
      Folder 3
      February, 1903.
    • Box 17
      Folder 4
      March, 1892.
    • Box 17
      Folder 5
      March, 1893.
    • Box 17
      Folder 6
      March, 1894.
    • Box 17
      Folder 7
      March, 1895.
    • Box 17
      Folder 8
      March, 1896.
    • Box 17
      Folder 9
      March, 1897.
    • Box 17
      Folder 10
      March, 1898.
    • Box 17
      Folder 11
      March, 1899.
    • Box 17
      Folder 12
      March, 1900.
    • Box 17
      Folder 13
      March, 1901.
    • Box 17
      Folder 14
      March, 1902.
    • Box 17
      Folder 15
      March, 1903.
    • Box 18
      Folder 1
      April, 1892.
    • Box 18
      Folder 2
      April, 1893.
    • Box 18
      Folder 3
      April, 1894.
    • Box 18
      Folder 4
      April, 1895.
    • Box 18
      Folder 5
      April, 1896.
    • Box 18
      Folder 6
      April, 1897.
    • Box 18
      Folder 7
      April, 1898.
    • Box 18
      Folder 8
      April, 1899.
    • Box 18
      Folder 9
      April, 1900.
    • Box 18
      Folder 10
      April, 1902.
    • Box 18
      Folder 11
      April, 1903.
    • Box 18
      Folder 12
      May, 1892.
    • Box 18
      Folder 13
      May, 1893.
    • Box 18
      Folder 14
      May, 1894.
    • Box 18
      Folder 15
      May, 1895.
    • Box 19
      Folder 1
      May, 1896.
    • Box 19
      Folder 2
      May, 1897.
    • Box 19
      Folder 3
      May, 1898.
    • Box 19
      Folder 4
      May, 1899.
    • Box 19
      Folder 5
      May, 1900.
    • Box 19
      Folder 6
      May, 1901.
    • Box 19
      Folder 7
      May, 1902.
    • Box 18
      Folder 8
      May, 1903.
    • Box 19
      Folder 9
      June, 1892.
    • Box 19
      Folder 10
      June, 1893.
    • Box 19
      Folder 11
      June, 1894.
    • Box 19
      Folder 12
      June, 1895.
    • Box 19
      Folder 13
      June, 1896.
    • Box 19
      Folder 14
      June, 1897.
    • Box 19
      Folder 15
      June, 1898.
    • Box 20
      Folder 1
      June, 1899.
    • Box 20
      Folder 2
      June, 1900 (A-K).
    • Box 20
      Folder 3
      June, 1900 (L-Z).
    • Box 20
      Folder 4
      June, 1901.
    • Box 20
      Folder 5
      June, 1902.
    • Box 20
      Folder 6
      July, 1891.
    • Box 20
      Folder 7
      July, 1892.
    • Box 20
      Folder 8
      July, 1893.
    • Box 20
      Folder 9
      July, 1894.
    • Box 20
      Folder 10
      July, 1895.
    • Box 20
      Folder 11
      July, 1896.
    • Box 20
      Folder 12
      July, 1897.
    • Box 20
      Folder 13
      July, 1898.
    • Box 20
      Folder 14
      July, 1899.
    • Box 20
      Folder 15
      July, 1900.
    • Box 21
      Folder 1
      July, 1901.
    • Box 21
      Folder 2
      July, 1902.
    • Box 21
      Folder 3
      August, 1891.
    • Box 21
      Folder 4
      August, 1892.
    • Box 21
      Folder 5
      August, 1893.
    • Box 21
      Folder 6
      August, 1894.
    • Box 21
      Folder 7
      August, 1895.
    • Box 21
      Folder 8
      August, 1896.
    • Box 21
      Folder 9
      August, 1897.
    • Box 21
      Folder 10
      August, 1898.
    • Box 21
      Folder 11
      August, 1899.
    • Box 21
      Folder 12
      August, 1900.
    • Box 21
      Folder 13
      August, 1901.
    • Box 21
      Folder 14
      August, 1902.
    • Box 22
      Folder 1
      September, 1891.
    • Box 22
      Folder 2
      September, 1892.
    • Box 22
      Folder 3
      September, 1893.
    • Box 22
      Folder 4
      September, 1894.
    • Box 22
      Folder 5
      September, 1895.
    • Box 22
      Folder 6
      September, 1896.
    • Box 22
      Folder 7
      September, 1897.
    • Box 22
      Folder 8
      September, 1898.
    • Box 22
      Folder 9
      September, 1899.
    • Box 22
      Folder 10
      October, 1891.
    • Box 22
      Folder 11
      October, 1892.
    • Box 22
      Folder 12
      October, 1893.
    • Box 22
      Folder 13
      October, 1894.
    • Box 22
      Folder 14
      October, 1895.
    • Box 22
      Folder 15
      October, 1896.
    • Box 22
      Folder 16
      October, 1897.
    • Box 22
      Folder 17
      October, 1898.
    • Box 23
      Folder 1
      October, 1899.
    • Box 23
      Folder 2
      October, 1900.
    • Box 23
      Folder 3
      October, 1901.
    • Box 23
      Folder 4
      October, 1902.
    • Box 23
      Folder 5
      November, 1891.
    • Box 23
      Folder 6
      November, 1892.
    • Box 23
      Folder 7
      November, 1893.
    • Box 23
      Folder 8
      November, 1894.
    • Box 23
      Folder 9
      November, 1895.
    • Box 23
      Folder 10
      November, 1896.
    • Box 23
      Folder 11
      November, 1897.
    • Box 23
      Folder 12
      November, 1898.
    • Box 23
      Folder 13
      November, 1899.
    • Box 23
      Folder 14
      November, 1900.
    • Box 23
      Folder 15
      November, 1901.
    • Box 23
      Folder 16
      November, 1902.
    • Box 23
      Folder 17
      November, 1903.
    • Box 24
      Folder 1
      December, 1891.
    • Box 24
      Folder 2
      December, 1892.
    • Box 24
      Folder 3
      December, 1893.
    • Box 24
      Folder 4
      December, 1894.
    • Box 24
      Folder 5
      December, 1895.
    • Box 24
      Folder 6
      December, 1896.
    • Box 24
      Folder 7
      December, 1897.
    • Box 24
      Folder 8
      December, 1898.
    • Box 24
      Folder 9
      December, 1899.
    • Box 24
      Folder 10
      December, 1900.
    • Box 24
      Folder 11
      December, 1901.
    • Box 24
      Folder 12
      December, 1902.
    • Box 24
      Folder 13
      December, 1903.
    • Box 25
      Folder 1
      1892-1900 (A).
    • Box 25
      Folder 2
      1892-1900 (B).
    • Box 25
      Folder 3
      1892-1900 (C).
    • Box 25
      Folder 4
      1892-1900 (D).
    • Box 25
      Folder 5
      1892-1900 (E).
    • Box 25
      Folder 6
      1892-1900 (F).
    • Box 25
      Folder 7
      1892-1900 (G).
    • Box 25
      Folder 8
      1892-1900 (H).
    • Box 25
      Folder 9
      1892-1900 (J).
    • Box 25
      Folder 10
      1892-1900 (K).
    • Box 25
      Folder 11
      1892-1900 (L).
    • Box 25
      Folder 12
      1892-1900 (M).
    • Box 25
      Folder 13
      1892-1900 (Mc).
    • Box 26
      Folder 1
      1892-1900 (N).
    • Box 26
      Folder 2
      1892-1900 (O).
    • Box 26
      Folder 3
      1892-1900 (P).
    • Box 26
      Folder 4
      1892-1900 (R).
    • Box 26
      Folder 5
      1892-1900 (S).
    • Box 26
      Folder 6
      1892-1900 (T).
  • Subseries III: Jordan Manufacturing Company, 1910-1935.
    1 box (.45 cu. ft.)

    There is one box of correspondence of the Jordan Manufacturing Company, which was owned and operated by Charles Francis Jordan, Jr. (1866-1956). The company was a manufacturer of door and window frames, moldings, ceilings, siding, and also mission style furniture. Most of the letters concern coal orders and shipments, lumber and building materials, and orders from Jordan for woodworking machinery and parts from various supply companies.

    Arranged chronologically.

    • Box 27
      Folder 1
      1910.
    • Box 27
      Folder 2
      1911.
    • Box 27
      Folder 3
      1912.
    • Box 27
      Folder 4
      1913 (January-June).
    • Box 27
      Folder 5
      1913 (July-December).
    • Box 27
      Folder 6
      1914 (January-March).
    • Box 27
      Folder 7
      1914 (April-June).
    • Box 27
      Folder 8
      1914 (July-September).
    • Box 27
      Folder 9
      1914 (October-December).
    • Box 27
      Folder 10
      1915 (January-June).
    • Box 27
      Folder 11
      1915 (July-December).
    • Box 27
      Folder 12
      1916.
    • Box 27
      Folder 13
      1917.
    • Box 27
      Folder 14
      1918.
    • Box 27
      Folder 15
      1920-1929.
    • Box 27
      Folder 16
      1930-1935.
  • Subseries IV: Personal Correspondence, 1936-1946.
    1 box (.45 cu. ft.)

    There is one box of personal correspondence, containing mainly letters to various family members. The bulk of this group are letters to Mabelle Jordan (1893-1998) from her cousin Beverly Ragland Jordan (1911-1959), while he was serving in the United States Army during World War II, and stationed at Fort Meade, Virginia Beach, New York City, Miami, Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and Cleveland, Ohio.

    Arranged chronologically.

    • Box 28
      Folder 1
      1936-1939.
    • Box 28
      Folder 2
      1940.
    • Box 28
      Folder 3
      1941.
    • Box 28
      Folder 4
      1942 (January-July).
    • Box 28
      Folder 5
      1942 (August-December).
    • Box 28
      Folder 6
      1943 (January-May).
    • Box 28
      Folder 7
      1943 (June-December).
    • Box 28
      Folder 8
      1944 (January-July).
    • Box 28
      Folder 9
      1944 (August-December).
    • Box 28
      Folder 10
      1945 (January-April).
    • Box 28
      Folder 11
      1945 (May-December).
    • Box 28
      Folder 12
      1946.
    • Box 28
      Folder 13
      n.d.
Series II. Accounts and Receipts, 1829-1941.
Boxes: 29-38
Extent: 10 boxes.

The accounts and receipts contains both personal and business records, and are arranged by year. There are financial records documenting bar iron sold to customers, freight costs and tolls, lawyers' fees, newspaper subscriptions and advertisements, bonds and notes, land sales, medical expenses, blacksmith fees, general merchandise purchased, such as oats, cornmeal, flour, bacon, butter, beef, and whiskey, timber and livestock, hardware, cloth and linens, clothing, shoes, and sewing expenses, lodging and meals, and tuition and books. There are also satisfied promissory notes included in this series.

There are receipts for pig iron delivered to the Confederate States iron yard, and the Nitre and Mining Bureau during the Civil War. Also included are accounts and receipts related to the hiring of hands, and the advertising and apprehending of runaway slaves.

Also in this series are receipts for saddle and harness supplies, pads, bits, rings, skirting, leather, rivets, collars, animal hair, pads and lining. There are some copies of Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company customer invoices.

Arranged chronologically by year. Some years are also organized by first letter of customer or company name. Those particular records are mainly satisfied promissory notes and accounts of Jordan and Jordan.

  • Box 29
    Folder 1
    1829.
  • Box 29
    Folder 2
    1830.
  • Box 29
    Folder 3
    1831.
  • Box 29
    Folder 4
    1832.
  • Box 29
    Folder 5
    1833.
  • Box 29
    Folder 6
    1834.
  • Box 29
    Folder 7
    1835.
  • Box 29
    Folder 8
    1836.
  • Box 29
    Folder 9
    1837.
  • Box 29
    Folder 10
    1838.
  • Box 29
    Folder 11
    1839.
  • Box 29
    Folder 12
    1840.
  • Box 29
    Folder 13
    1841.
  • Box 29
    Folder 14
    1842.
  • Box 29
    Folder 15
    1843.
  • Box 29
    Folder 16
    1844.
  • Box 29
    Folder 17
    1845.
  • Box 29
    Folder 18
    1846.
  • Box 29
    Folder 19
    1847.
  • Box 30
    Folder 1
    1847-1848.
  • Box 30
    Folder 2
    1848.
  • Box 30
    Folder 3
    1849.
  • Box 30
    Folder 4
    1849 (A-D).
  • Box 30
    Folder 5
    1849 (E-H).
  • Box 30
    Folder 6
    1849.(J-M).
  • Box 30
    Folder 7
    1849 (N-R).
  • Box 30
    Folder 8
    1849 (S-V).
  • Box 30
    Folder 9
    1849 (W-Z).
  • Box 30
    Folder 10
    1850.
  • Box 30
    Folder 11
    1850 (A-D).
  • Box 30
    Folder 12
    1850 (E-H).
  • Box 30
    Folder 13
    1850 (J-M).
  • Box 30
    Folder 14
    1850 (N-R).
  • Box 30
    Folder 15
    1850 (S-V).
  • Box 30
    Folder 16
    1850 (W-Z).
  • Box 30
    Folders 17-18
    1851.
  • Box 30
    Folder 19
    1851-1852.
  • Box 30
    Folder 20
    1851-1852 (A-D).
  • Box 30
    Folder 21
    1851-1852 (E-H).
  • Box 30
    Folder 22
    1851-1852 (J-R).
  • Box 30
    Folder 23
    1851-1852 (S-V).
  • Box 30
    Folder 24
    1851-1852 (W-Z).
  • Box 31
    Folders 1-2
    1852.
  • Box 31
    Folders 3
    1852-1853.
  • Box 31
    Folders 4
    1852-1853 (A-D).
  • Box 31
    Folders 5
    1852-1853 (E-H).
  • Box 31
    Folders 6
    1852-1853 (J-M).
  • Box 31
    Folders 7
    1852-1853 (N-R).
  • Box 31
    Folders 8
    1852-1853 (S-V).
  • Box 31
    Folders 9
    1852-1853 (W-Z).
  • Box 31
    Folders 10-11
    1853.
  • Box 31
    Folders 12
    1853 (A-D).
  • Box 31
    Folders 13
    1853 (E-H).
  • Box 31
    Folders 14
    1853 (J-M).
  • Box 31
    Folders 15
    1853 (N-R).
  • Box 31
    Folders 16
    1853 (S-Z).
  • Box 31
    Folders 17-18
    1854.
  • Box 31
    Folders 19
    1855-1858 (A-D).
  • Box 31
    Folders 20
    1855-1858 (E-V).
  • Box 32
    Folders 1
    1855.
  • Box 32
    Folders 2
    1856.
  • Box 32
    Folders 3-6
    1857.
  • Box 32
    Folders 7-8
    1858.
  • Box 32
    Folders 9-10
    1859.
  • Box 33
    Folders 1-2
    1860.
  • Box 33
    Folders 3
    1861.
  • Box 33
    Folders 4
    1862.
  • Box 33
    Folders 5-6
    1863.
  • Box 33
    Folders 7
    1863-1864.
  • Box 33
    Folders 8-9
    1864.
  • Box 33
    Folders 10
    1865.
  • Box 33
    Folders 11-12
    1866.
  • Box 33
    Folders 13
    1867.
  • Box 33
    Folders 14
    1868.
  • Box 33
    Folders 15
    1869.
  • Box 34
    Folders 1
    1870.
  • Box 34
    Folders 2
    1871.
  • Box 34
    Folders 3-4
    1872.
  • Box 34
    Folders 5
    1873.
  • Box 34
    Folders 6
    1874.
  • Box 34
    Folders 7
    1875.
  • Box 34
    Folders 8
    1876.
  • Box 34
    Folders 9
    1877.
  • Box 34
    Folders 10
    1879.
  • Box 34
    Folders 11
    1880.
  • Box 34
    Folders 12
    1881.
  • Box 34
    Folders 13
    1882.
  • Box 34
    Folders 14
    1883.
  • Box 34
    Folders 15-16
    1884.
  • Box 34
    Folders 17
    1885.
  • Box 34
    Folders 18
    1887.
  • Box 34
    Folders 19
    1888.
  • Box 34
    Folders 20
    1889.
  • Box 35
    Folders 1
    1890.
  • Box 35
    Folders 2
    1891.
  • Box 35
    Folders 3
    1892.
  • Box 35
    Folders 4
    1893.
  • Box 35
    Folders 5
    1894.
  • Box 35
    Folders 6
    1895.
  • Box 35
    Folders 7
    1896.
  • Box 35
    Folders 8
    1897.
  • Box 35
    Folders 9
    1898.
  • Box 35
    Folders 10
    1899.
  • Box 35
    Folders 11
    1900.
  • Box 35
    Folders 12
    1901.
  • Box 35
    Folders 13
    1902.
  • Box 35
    Folders 14
    1903.
  • Box 35
    Folders 15
    1904.
  • Box 36
    Folders 1-20
    1891-1899 (A-Y).
  • Box 37
    Folders 1
    1905.
  • Box 37
    Folders 2
    1906.
  • Box 37
    Folders 3
    1907.
  • Box 37
    Folders 4
    1908.
  • Box 37
    Folders 5
    1909.
  • Box 37
    Folders 6
    1910.
  • Box 37
    Folders 7
    1911.
  • Box 37
    Folders 8
    1912.
  • Box 37
    Folders 9
    1913.
  • Box 37
    Folders 10
    1914.
  • Box 37
    Folders 11
    1915.
  • Box 37
    Folders 12
    1916.
  • Box 37
    Folders 13
    1917.
  • Box 37
    Folders 14
    1918.
  • Box 37
    Folders 15
    1919.
  • Box 37
    Folders 16
    1920-1929.
  • Box 37
    Folders 17
    1930-1941.
  • Box 38
    Folders 1-4
    n.d.
Series III. Subject Files, 1781-1992.
Boxes: 39-54
Extent: 16 boxes.

The subject files relate to iron manufacturing, the Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company, the Jordan Manufacturing Company, and other activities. They contain information relating to the Jordan family's iron manufacturing businesses including inventories, improvements, and expenses at Bath Forge, Buena Vista Furnace, Grace Furnace, Gibraltar Forge, Jane Furnace, Lydia Furnace, and Victoria Furnace. There are records of Amherst Furnace, including accounts, receipts, letters, orders, costs, property, and inventories. There are accounts of sales by various iron consignment merchants, including substantial correspondence with Crenshaw and Company and Kent, Paine, and Company of Richmond. The subject files also include slave hire bonds and receipts, and bills of sale for slaves purchased by Jordan.

There are several files of note relating to Samuel F. Jordan's iron manufacturing operations during the Civil War. These include conscript details of persons exempted from military duty and detailed to work at Buena Vista Furnace. There is information relating to the impressment of Jordan's iron, cattle, and crops. Also included is a good deal of correspondence with the Confederate States of America Nitre and Mining Bureau, detailing Jordan's contract with the Bureau to supply pig iron suitable for the manufacture of weapons, as well as nails supplied to the Bureau. There are also records of Jordan's dealings with the Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works Company in Richmond, and their contract for the sale of pig iron, as well as numerous accounts. Lastly, there are records relating to the destruction of Buena Vista Furnace by Union forces on 13 June 1864, including inventories and values of property destroyed or confiscated.

Subject files relating to the Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company include assets and liabilities, inventories of equipment and supplies, lists of shareholders, minutes of directors and stockholders meetings, stock certificates and subscriptions, and Wilbourn patent transfer agreements.

Other topics included in this series are agreements, bank accounts and protests, bills of lading and shipping receipts, information from various commission merchants, dealers of woodworking equipment, machinery, tanners, and leather companies, coal dealers, automobile companies, and grocers and general merchandise dealers.

There are records relating to Samuel F. Jordan's contract work with the North River Navigation Company in 1851, and also his work in 1870 for the James River and Kanawha Company to repair and restore various North River canals and locks to their condition prior to the flood in September 1870.

There are building specifications for various Jordan family homes, deeds, fee bills, orders for payments or goods, photographs (mostly unidentified), Buena Vista post office records, promissory notes, Bible records of the Smith Family of Rockingham and Rockbridge Counties, and North Carolina, suit papers, tax tickets and receipts, a copy of the will of Samuel F. Jordan (1872), and papers of the Waesche family, including correspondence, autograph books, accounts and receipts, and miscellaneous items.

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 39
    Folder 1
    Accounts of Sales, 1841-1884.
  • Box 39
    Folder 2
    Accounts of Sales - Lewis Webb and Company, 1831-1836.
  • Box 39
    Folder 3
    Adams Bros. and Paynes, 1882.
  • Box 39
    Folder 4
    Agreements, 1836-1915.
  • Box 39
    Folder 5
    Agreements - Jordan and Jordan, 1847-1852.
  • Box 39
    Folder 6
    Air-Friction Carburetor Company, 1913.
  • Box 39
    Folder 7
    Alleghany Ore and Iron Company, 1917-1918.
  • Box 39
    Folder 8
    American Solid Leather Button Company, 1895.
  • Box 39
    Folder 9
    American Wood Working Machinery Company, 1909-1910.
  • Box 39
    Folder 10
    Amherst Furnace - Accounts and Receipts, 1867.
  • Box 39
    Folder 11
    Amherst Furnace - Accounts and Receipts, 1868.
  • Box 39
    Folder 12
    Amherst Furnace - Accounts, 1872-1883.
  • Box 39
    Folder 13
    Amherst Furnace - Letters, Orders, etc., 1868.
  • Box 39
    Folder 14
    Amherst Furnace - Costs, Profits, etc., 1869.
  • Box 39
    Folder 15
    Amherst Furnace - Merchandise Inventory, 1883.
  • Box 39
    Folder 16
    Anderson and Youel - Accounts, 1838-1839.
  • Box 39
    Folder 17
    Anderson, William T., 1857-1860.
  • Box 39
    Folder 18
    Antrim and Lafferty - Accounts, 1867-1868.
  • Box 39
    Folder 19
    Application for Electric Service, 1937.
  • Box 39
    Folder 20
    Appold Brothers, 1903.
  • Box 39
    Folder 21
    Appraisement of Negroes, n.d.
  • Box 39
    Folder 22
    Archibald Wheel Company, 1909.
  • Box 39
    Folder 23
    Assets and Liabilities, 1889-1904.
  • Box 39
    Folder 24
    Atwater Kent Manufacturing Works, 1916-1919.
  • Box 39
    Folder 25
    Autocar Company, 1914.
  • Box 39
    Folder 26
    Bacon and Lewis - Accounts, 1855-1859.
  • Box 39
    Folder 27
    Bank of Buena Vista - Report to Stockholders, 1898.
  • Box 39
    Folder 28
    Bank of Lexington, 1882-1884.
  • Box 39
    Folder 29
    Bank of Rockbridge.
  • Box 39
    Folder 30
    Bank Protests, 1854-1874.
  • Box 39
    Folder 31
    Baptist Church of Lexington - Subscription List, 1851.
  • Box 39
    Folder 32
    Barksdale, Jonathan - Orders, 1840.
  • Box 40
    Folder 1
    Bath Forge - Inventories, Expenses, etc., 1830-1833.
  • Box 40
    Folder 2
    Bath Iron Works Improvements, n.d.
  • Box 40
    Folder 3
    Bensons' Patent Water Ram, 1846.
  • Box 40
    Folder 4
    Bentel and Margedant Company, 1909.
  • Box 40
    Folder 5
    Bills of Lading, 1839-1849.
  • Box 40
    Folder 6
    Bills of Lading, 1850-1889.
  • Box 40
    Folder 7
    Bills of Lading, 1890-1899.
  • Box 40
    Folder 8
    Bills of Lading, 1900-1909.
  • Box 40
    Folder 9
    Bills of Lading, 1910-1940.
  • Box 40
    Folder 10
    Bills of Sale, 1933, 1938.
  • Box 40
    Folder 11
    Bills Payable/Receivable, 1891-1894.
  • Box 40
    Folder 12
    Boilers, Heaters, Radiators.
  • Box 40
    Folder 13
    Bonds, 1855, 1886.
  • Box 40
    Folder 14
    Boyd, James M. - Receipts, 1846.
  • Box 40
    Folder 15
    James Boyd and Company, 1862.
  • Box 40
    Folder 16
    Boyd, Edmond and Davenport - Receipts, 1842.
  • Box 40
    Folder 17
    Breeden, Fox and Company, 1853-1859.
  • Box 40
    Folder 18
    Broadsides.
  • Box 40
    Folder 19
    Buena Vista Cannery Labels.
  • Box 40
    Folder 20
    Buena Vista Farm and Furnace - Costs, Expenses, etc.
  • Box 40
    Folder 21
    Buena Vista Furnace - Historical Notes.
  • Box 40
    Folder 22
    Buena Vista Furnace - Inventories, 1847-1848, 1852.
  • Box 40
    Folder 23
    Buena Vista Garden Club, 1935-1941.
  • Box 40
    Folder 24
    Buena Vista Lumber Corporation, 1931-1932.
  • Box 40
    Folder 25
    Buena Vista Mansion House Construction, 1849.
  • Box 40
    Folder 26
    Buena Vista Ore Bank, 1883.
  • Box 40
    Folder 27
    Buena Vista Presbyterian Church Program, 1965.
  • Box 40
    Folder 28
    Buena Vista - Prospectus, n.d.
  • Box 40
    Folder 29
    Buena Vista Woman's Club Yearbook, 1941-1943.
  • Box 40
    Folder 30
    Buffalo Glove and Whip Manufactory, 1898.
  • Box 40
    Folder 31
    Building Specifications.
  • Box 40
    Folder 32
    Campbell, S. P., 1868.
  • Box 40
    Folder 33
    Canal Papers, 1852.
  • Box 40
    Folder 34
    Casper Company, 1909.
  • Box 41
    Folder 1
    Catlett, R. H., 1867.
  • Box 41
    Folder 2
    Cement Receipts, 1852.
  • Box 41
    Folder 3
    Church Bulletins, 1929-1992.
  • Box 41
    Folder 4
    City Treasurer Election, 1899, 1944.
  • Box 41
    Folder 5
    Clippings.
  • Box 41
    Folder 6
    Coal Accounts, 1913-1918.
  • Box 41
    Folder 7
    Cohn, Joseph, 1883-1884.
  • Box 41
    Folder 8
    Compton and Taylor, 1842-1847.
  • Box 41
    Folder 9
    Confederate Currency.
  • Box 41
    Folder 10
    Conscript Details, 1863-1864.
  • Box 41
    Folder 11
    Corbin Cabinet Lock Company, 1920
  • Box 41
    Folder 12
    Coughlin and Davis, 1913-1914.
  • Box 41
    Folder 13
    Crawford and Finney, 1859.
  • Box 41
    Folder 14
    Crawford and Pole, 1842-1854.
  • Box 41
    Folder 15
    Lewis D. Crenshaw and Company, 1845-1848.
  • Box 41
    Folder 16
    Lewis D. Crenshaw and Company, 1849-1850.
  • Box 41
    Folder 17
    Lewis D. Crenshaw and Company, 1851-1852.
  • Box 42
    Folder 1
    Lewis D. Crenshaw and Company, 1853.
  • Box 42
    Folder 2
    Lewis D. Crenshaw and Company, 1854.
  • Box 42
    Folder 3
    Lewis D. Crenshaw and Company, 1855-1857.
  • Box 42
    Folder 4
    Lewis D. Crenshaw and Company, 1858-1859.
  • Box 42
    Folder 5
    Lewis D. Crenshaw and Company, 1860-1861.
  • Box 42
    Folder 6
    Crop Lien, 1886.
  • Box 42
    Folder 7
    Crow Motor Car Company, 1915.
  • Box 42
    Folder 8
    Damages by Federal Troops, 1864.
  • Box 42
    Folder 9
    Davidson, J. and G. K. - Accounts, 1867-1868.
  • Box 42
    Folder 10
    George D. Davis Sons, 1883.
  • Box 42
    Folder 11
    Davis, William W., 1853-1855.
  • Box 42
    Folder 12
    W. W. Davis and Company, 1863.
  • Box 42
    Folder 13
    Deeds, 1879-1948.
  • Box 43
    Folder 1
    Diamond Chain and Manufacturing Company, 1909.
  • Box 43
    Folder 2
    Dickenson, Willis E. - Orders, 1842.
  • Box 43
    Folder 3
    W. S. and G. Donnan.
  • Box 43
    Folder 4
    Douthat, E. F., 1901.
  • Box 43
    Folder 5
    Echols, E. - Shipment Receipts, 1851-1853.
  • Box 43
    Folder 6
    Echols, Edward - Accounts, 1853-1854.
  • Box 43
    Folder 7
    Eidson, S. H., 1907-1908.
  • Box 43
    Folder 8
    Estate of John W. Hamilton.
  • Box 43
    Folder 9
    Estate of Charles F. Jordan.
  • Box 43
    Folder 10
    Estate of Col. John Jordan.
  • Box 43
    Folder 11
    Estate of Samuel F. Jordan.
  • Box 43
    Folder 12
    Estate of Virginia Jordan Rose.
  • Box 43
    Folder 13
    Estimated Cost of Wilbourn Saddle, 1889.
  • Box 43
    Folder 14
    Fairbanks Company, 1914.
  • Box 43
    Folder 15
    Faulkner and Craighill, 1883.
  • Box 43
    Folder 16
    J. A. Fay and Egan Company, 1931.
  • Box 43
    Folder 17
    Fee Bills, 1835-1892.
  • Box 43
    Folder 18
    Figgat, Rutherford H., 1852-1869.
  • Box 43
    Folder 19
    Forest Service Rent Claim, 1934-1938.
  • Box 43
    Folder 20
    Gardner, Carlton and Company, 1858-1860.
  • Box 43
    Folder 21
    A. L. Gebhardt and Company, 1913.
  • Box 43
    Folder 22
    Gibraltar Forge Inventory, 1843.
  • Box 43
    Folder 23
    Gibraltar Forge and Jane Furnace Accounts, 1839-1845.
  • Box 43
    Folder 24
    Gibson and Company, 1867-1870.
  • Box 43
    Folder 25
    Gillock, Reuben L., 1849-1860.
  • Box 44
    Folder 1
    Gordon, A., 1866-1867.
  • Box 44
    Folder 2
    Gourock Ropework Co. - Cotton Canvas Sample, 1899.
  • Box 44
    Folder 3
    Green Forest Iron and Steel Company, 1889.
  • Box 44
    Folder 4
    Grocery Bills, 1883.
  • Box 44
    Folder 5
    Guggenheimer and Company, 1883-1884.
  • Box 44
    Folder 6
    Hann-Brackenridge Company, 1910.
  • Box 44
    Folder 7
    Henderson, H. H., 1842-1864.
  • Box 44
    Folder 8
    Hermance Machine Company, 1909.
  • Box 44
    Folder 9
    Hill, Warren and Company - Answer to Bill, 1869.
  • Box 44
    Folder 10
    Hoffman, Thompson and Company, 1872.
  • Box 44
    Folder 11
    Hoffman, Thompson and Company, 1873.
  • Box 44
    Folder 12
    Hoffman, Thompson and Company, 1874.
  • Box 44
    Folder 13
    Hoffman, Thompson and Company, 1875.
  • Box 44
    Folder 14
    Hoffman, Thompson and Company, 1876-1877.
  • Box 44
    Folder 15
    Hoffman, Thompson and Company, 1878-1879.
  • Box 44
    Folder 16
    R. C. Hoffman and Company, 1879-1880.
  • Box 44
    Folder 17
    R. C. Hoffman and Company, 1881-1883.
  • Box 44
    Folder 18
    Hollins Institute, 1858-1871.
  • Box 44
    Folder 19
    Humphries, J. D., 1862-1867.
  • Box 44
    Folder 20
    Hutton and Hall - Bills for Corn Meal Ground, 1842.
  • Box 44
    Folder 21
    Hydraulic Water Ram Instructions.
  • Box 44
    Folder 22
    Impressments of Cattle and Hay, 1863-1864.
  • Box 44
    Folder 23
    Inventories of Equipment and Supplies.
  • Box 44
    Folder 24
    Invitations and Announcements.
  • Box 44
    Folder 25
    Iron Impressment, 1862.
  • Box 44
    Folder 26
    James River Cement Works - Receipts, 1853.
  • Box 44
    Folder 27
    Jane Furnace - Metal Receipts, 1843-1846.
  • Box 44
    Folder 28
    Jenkins Bros., 1918.
  • Box 44
    Folder 29
    Johnson Company, 1910.
  • Box 44
    Folder 30
    Jones, Watts Brothers, and Co., 1883.
  • Box 45
    Folder 1
    Jordan, B. J. - Orders, 1856.
  • Box 45
    Folder 2
    B. J. Jordan and Co. vs. Samuel F. Jordan.
  • Box 45
    Folder 3
    Jordan, Col John - Accounts with S. F. Jordan, 1834-1856.
  • Box 45
    Folder 4
    Jordan and Davis - Accounts and Settlement, 1831-1850
  • Box 45
    Folder 5
    Jordan and Jordan - Accounts with S. F. Jordan, 1847-1856.
  • Box 45
    Folder 6
    Jordan Furnace Precinct Boundaries.
  • Box 45
    Folder 7
    Jordan, George W. - Settlement Papers (Various Estates), 1853-1868.
  • Box 45
    Folder 8
    Jordan, W. H. - Memoranda, Writings, etc.
  • Box 45
    Folder 9
    Kelly, John W., 1856-1871.
  • Box 45
    Folder 10
    Kent, Paine and Company, 1851-1859.
  • Box 45
    Folder 11
    Kerr, John, 1838-1843.
  • Box 45
    Folder 12
    Keys Piston Ring Company, 1916.
  • Box 45
    Folder 13
    Lease, 1904.
  • Box 45
    Folder 14
    Lee, Robert E. - Letter, 1869.
  • Box 45
    Folder 15
    Leyburn, E. J., 1867.
  • Box 45
    Folder 16
    List of Machinery in Factory, 1904.
  • Box 45
    Folder 17
    Lists of Shareholders - Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company.
  • Box 45
    Folder 18
    Little, David - Orders, 1830-1831.
  • Box 45
    Folder 19
    Locker, Henry S., 1853-1856.
  • Box 45
    Folder 20
    Logan, John A., 1867-1868.
  • Box 45
    Folder 21
    Lousiana Lottery Company, 1893-1894.
  • Box 45
    Folder 22
    Lydia Furnace - Inventory of Property, 1837.
  • Box 45
    Folder 23
    Mackey, Henry - Whisky Orders, 1855-1865.
  • Box 45
    Folder 24
    Map - Allegheny and Pittsburgh, 1886.
  • Box 45
    Folder 25
    Mapp, J. H., 1896-1920.
  • Box 45
    Folder 26
    Martin, Charles, 1851-1854.
  • Box 45
    Folder 27
    Mason, Nellie, 1895.
  • Box 45
    Folder 28
    Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund, 1963.
  • Box 46
    Folder 1
    McCorkle and McDaniel, 1837-1841.
  • Box 46
    Folder 2
    McCorkle and Simpson, 1848.
  • Box 46
    Folder 3
    McCorkle, William, 1848-1851.
  • Box 46
    Folder 4
    McCreath, Andrew S., 1883-1885.
  • Box 46
    Folder 5
    McDaniel and Lee - Pig Iron Receipts, 1847.
  • Box 46
    Folder 6
    Medical Thesis (George D. Meriwether)
  • Box 46
    Folder 7
    Memoranda.
  • Box 46
    Folder 8
    Memorandum Book - Jane Furnace, 1839-1843.
  • Box 46
    Folder 9
    Merchandise Inventory, 1880.
  • Box 46
    Folder 10
    Merchants' Application for a State License, 1915-1916.
  • Box 46
    Folder 11
    Meriwether, George D., 1871-1884.
  • Box 46
    Folder 12
    Metal Made at Buena Vista Furnace, 1848-1852.
  • Box 46
    Folder 13
    Metal Production Form, 1915.
  • Box 46
    Folder 14
    Military Duty Exemptions, 1863.
  • Box 46
    Folder 15
    Milk Samples, 1918.
  • Box 46
    Folder 16
    Minutes - Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company, 1889-1904.
  • Box 46
    Folder 17-21
    Miscellaneous.
  • Box 47
    Folder 1
    Miscellaneous.
  • Box 47
    Folder 2
    Montgomery Ward.
  • Box 47
    Folder 3
    Frank Massberg Company, 1914.
  • Box 47
    Folder 4
    Mt. Neriah Church School Society Constitution (portion)
  • Box 47
    Folder 5
    Muster Fines, 1829-1861.
  • Box 47
    Folder 6
    National Hoist and Machine Company, 1905.
  • Box 47
    Folder 7
    Negro Hiring Expenses, 1854.
  • Box 47
    Folder 8
    Nesbitt, John - Orders from Bath Iron Works, 1830-1832.
  • Box 47
    Folder 9
    New York Central Iron Works, 1918.
  • Box 47
    Folder 10
    Newhall, M. C., 1853-1857.
  • Box 47
    Folder 11
    Newham, James E., 1845-1856.
  • Box 47
    Folder 12
    Nitre and Mining Bureau - Correspondence, 1862-1864.
  • Box 47
    Folder 13
    North River Canal Repairs, 1871.
  • Box 47
    Folder 14
    North River Improvement Contract, 1870.
  • Box 47
    Folder 15
    North River Improvements, 1851.
  • Box 47
    Folder 16
    Newlin Bros. and Bigbie, 1880-1881.
  • Box 47
    Folder 17
    Oath of Allegiance, 1865.
  • Box 47
    Folder 18
    Obituaries.
  • Box 47
    Folder 19
    Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works, 1862-1869.
  • Box 47
    Folder 20
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1830-1839.
  • Box 47
    Folder 21
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1840-1849.
  • Box 47
    Folder 22
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1850-1852.
  • Box 47
    Folder 23
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1853-1856.
  • Box 47
    Folder 24
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1857-1859.
  • Box 48
    Folder 1
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1860-1862.
  • Box 48
    Folder 2
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1863-1864.
  • Box 48
    Folder 3
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1865-1866.
  • Box 48
    Folder 4
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1867-1869.
  • Box 48
    Folder 5
    Orders for Payment or Goods, 1870-1932.
  • Box 48
    Folder 6
    Orders for Payment or Goods, n.d.
  • Box 48
    Folder 7
    Ordinance - Operation of Billiard and Pool Room, 1909.
  • Box 48
    Folder 8
    Ore Bank - Bills and Receipts, 1855-1856, 1865-1867.
  • Box 48
    Folder 9
    C. S. Osborne and Co., 1900.
  • Box 48
    Folder 10
    H. F. Osborne Co., 1894.
  • Box 48
    Folder 11
    Paine, Robert, 1858.
  • Box 48
    Folder 12
    Patent, 1905-1906.
  • Box 48
    Folder 13
    Paxton, J. H., 1868-1869.
  • Box 48
    Folder 14
    Pearl, Michael - Orders, 1856-1857.
  • Box 48
    Folder 15
    B. Peyton - Sales of Pig Iron, 1836.
  • Box 48
    Folder 16
    Phillips, Martin, 1855-1857.
  • Box 48
    Folder 17-18
    Photographs.
  • Box 49
    Folder 1
    Pig Iron Receipts, 1863-1866.
  • Box 49
    Folder 2
    Pig Iron Shipments, 1853-1861.
  • Box 49
    Folder 3
    Poetry.
  • Box 49
    Folder 4
    Robert Portner Brewing Company, 1913.
  • Box 49
    Folder 5
    Post Office, 1915-1927.
  • Box 49
    Folder 6
    Post Office - Buena Vista Furnace, 1864.
  • Box 49
    Folder 7
    Post Office - Discharge of Mabelle Jordan, 1922.
  • Box 49
    Folder 8
    Powers of Attorney.
  • Box 49
    Folder 9
    Promissory Notes, 1831-1849.
  • Box 49
    Folder 10
    Promissory Notes, 1850-1855.
  • Box 49
    Folder 11
    Promissory Notes, 1856-1859.
  • Box 49
    Folder 12
    Promissory Notes, 1860-1915.
  • Box 49
    Folder 13
    Proposal for Woodworking Machines, 1910.
  • Box 49
    Folder 14
    Protection Papers, 1862-1865.
  • Box 50
    Folder 1
    Proxies, 1869, 1895-1941.
  • Box 50
    Folder 2
    Pryibil, Paul, 1912.
  • Box 50
    Folder 3
    Railroad Freight Rates, 1883-1884.
  • Box 50
    Folder 4
    Ramsey, John B., 1936.
  • Box 50
    Folder 5
    Recipes.
  • Box 50
    Folder 6
    "Reindeer" (Boat) - Receipts, 1872.
  • Box 50
    Folder 7
    J. B. Renwick and Co., 1850-1852.
  • Box 50
    Folder 8
    Reports to Stockholders - Buena Vista Company, 1891, 1893.
  • Box 50
    Folder 9
    Resolutions - Neriah Church, 1860.
  • Box 50
    Folder 10
    Resolutions of Respect - Levi Truslow, 1923.
  • Box 50
    Folder 11
    "Rip Van Winkle" - Piedmont Cigarette Series.
  • Box 50
    Folder 12
    Road Orders and Papers.
  • Box 50
    Folder 13
    Rockbridge Baths - Inventory, 1861.
  • Box 50
    Folder 14
    Rockbridge Historical Society - Proceedings, 1949.
  • Box 50
    Folder 15
    Saddle Orders.
  • Box 50
    Folder 16
    Saddle Orders, 1905-1906.
  • Box 50
    Folder 17
    Sales Figures, 1899-1901.
  • Box 50
    Folder 18
    O. M. Savels and Co., 1907.
  • Box 50
    Folder 19
    Schewel Furniture Company - Rent, 1929-1935.
  • Box 50
    Folder 20
    Samuel J. Shimer and Sons, 1914.
  • Box 50
    Folder 21
    Sidney Steel Scraper Company, 1909.
  • Box 50
    Folder 22
    Sidney Tool Company, 1909.
  • Box 50
    Folder 23
    Silling, J. W., 1917-1920.
  • Box 51
    Folder 1
    Slave Bills of Sale, 1839-1863.
  • Box 51
    Folder 2
    Slave Hire Bonds, 1840-1849.
  • Box 51
    Folder 3
    Slave Hire Bonds, 1851-1852.
  • Box 51
    Folder 4
    Slave Hire Bonds, 1853-1855.
  • Box 51
    Folder 5
    Slave Hire Bonds, 1856-1859.
  • Box 51
    Folder 6
    Slave Hire Bonds, 1860.
  • Box 51
    Folder 7
    Slave Hire Bonds, 1862.
  • Box 51
    Folder 8
    Slave Hire Bonds, 1863.
  • Box 51
    Folder 9
    Slave Hire Bonds, 1864.
  • Box 51
    Folder 10
    Slave Hire Receipts, 1834-1864.
  • Box 51
    Folder 11
    C. B. Slaugh and Son, 1952.
  • Box 51
    Folder 12
    Smith Family Bible Records, 1781-1902.
  • Box 51
    Folder 13
    H. B. Smith Machine Co., 1910.
  • Box 51
    Folder 14
    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1867-1872.
  • Box 51
    Folder 15
    Southern Seminary, 1904.
  • Box 51
    Folder 16
    Spencer Heater Division, 1939-1940.
  • Box 51
    Folder 17
    Sphinx Motor Car Company, 1916.
  • Box 51
    Folder 18
    Splitdorf Electrical Company, 1914-1916.
  • Box 51
    Folder 19
    Stanley Works, 1917.
  • Box 51
    Folder 20
    Stationary.
  • Box 51
    Folder 21
    Stiff, William W., 1848-1854.
  • Box 51
    Folder 22
    Stinnett, Charles, 1938.
  • Box 51
    Folder 23
    Stock Certificates.
  • Box 51
    Folder 24
    Stock Subscriptions, 1889-1890.
  • Box 51
    Folder 25
    Stratton, Richard H., 1853-1856, 1866.
  • Box 51
    Folder 26
    Stratton, R. H. - Orders, 1854.
  • Box 51
    Folder 27-28
    Suit Papers, 1854-1905.
  • Box 51
    Folder 29
    Sullivan Machinery Company, 1913.
  • Box 51
    Folder 30
    Summons, 1854-1895.
  • Box 51
    Folder 31
    Surveys.
  • Box 52
    Folder 1
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1833-1835, 1842-1849.
  • Box 52
    Folder 2
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1850-1857.
  • Box 52
    Folder 3
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1860-1865.
  • Box 52
    Folder 4
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1866-1869.
  • Box 52
    Folder 5
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1870-1873.
  • Box 52
    Folder 6
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1874-1879.
  • Box 52
    Folder 7
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1880-1883.
  • Box 52
    Folder 8
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1890-1899.
  • Box 52
    Folder 9
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1900-1909.
  • Box 52
    Folder 10
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1910-1919.
  • Box 52
    Folder 11
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1920-1929.
  • Box 52
    Folder 12
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1930-1932.
  • Box 52
    Folder 13
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1933-1936.
  • Box 52
    Folder 14
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1937-1939.
  • Box 52
    Folder 15
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1940-1949.
  • Box 52
    Folder 16
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1950-1959.
  • Box 52
    Folder 17
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1960-1961.
  • Box 53
    Folder 1
    Taylor and Brother (McDowell and Taylor), 1855-1856.
  • Box 53
    Folder 2
    Terrell's Equipment Company, 1917.
  • Box 53
    Folder 3
    Trade, Business, and Calling Cards. 1
  • Box 53
    Folder 4
    Truslow, Levi - Work in Saddle Factory, 1889.
  • Box 53
    Folder 5
    Tyree v. Tyree, 1902.
  • Box 53
    Folder 6
    Valley Union Seminary, 1865-1855.
  • Box 53
    Folder 7
    James L. Vance and Co., 1895-1900.
  • Box 53
    Folder 8
    Victoria Furnace - Lists of Balances, Inventory, etc., 1869-1871.
  • Box 53
    Folder 9
    "Virginia Children's Hime Finder," vol. 8, no.1, (May, 1927)
  • Box 53
    Folder 10
    Virginia Garage, 1922-1930, 1937.
  • Box 53
    Folder 11
    Virginia Military Institute.
  • Box 53
    Folder 12
    Virginia National Bank - History, 1924.
  • Box 53
    Folder 13
    Waesche - Accounts and Receipts, 1858-1893.
  • Box 53
    Folder 14
    Waesche - Autograph Books, 1878-1881.
  • Box 53
    Folder 15
    Waesche - Correspondence, 1870-1888.
  • Box 53
    Folder 16
    Waesche - Correspondence, n.d.
  • Box 53
    Folder 17
    Waesche - Miscellaneous.
  • Box 54
    Folder 1
    Walker Manufacturing Company, 1925.
  • Box 54
    Folder 2
    Walls, Owen and Stambach Company, 1918.
  • Box 54
    Folder 3
    Washington College, 1863.
  • Box 54
    Folder 4
    Edmund Watson and Co., 1842-1844.
  • Box 54
    Folder 5
    W. H. Watson and Co. - Receipts, 1843.
  • Box 54
    Folder 6
    Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Co., 1881.
  • Box 54
    Folder 7
    W. G. White and Bros., 1848-1853.
  • Box 54
    Folder 8
    White, William, 1857-1865.
  • Box 54
    Folder 9
    Wilbourn Patent, 1889-1894.
  • Box 54
    Folder 10
    Will of John T. Jordan, 1887.
  • Box 54
    Folder 11
    Will of Samuel F. Jordan, 1872.
  • Box 54
    Folder 12
    Will of Clifton H. Moore, 1951.
  • Box 54
    Folder 13
    Willson and Compton, 1868.
  • Box 54
    Folder 14
    Willson and Compton - Accounts, 1867-1867.
  • Box 54
    Folder 15
    Wilson and Barclay, 1854-1856.
  • Box 54
    Folder 16
    Witherow, Samuel - Plow Patent, 1843.
  • Box 54
    Folder 17
    Witt and Watkins, 1883.
  • Box 54
    Folder 18
    Woman's Auxiliary, 1938-1939.
  • Box 54
    Folder 19
    Wrappers.
  • Box 54
    Folder 20
    Wysong and Miles Company, 1905.
  • Box 54
    Folder 21
    Young Men's Democratic Club Certificate, 1892.
Series IV. Ledgers and Account Books, 1847-1938.
Boxes: 55-58
Extent: 4 boxes and 69 volumes.

There are ledgers, daybooks, time books, letter books, minute book, stock ledger, cash ledger, order books, and inventory ledgers. These volumes contain financial records for the following businesses or entities: Jordan and Jordan, Lexington Foundry, Buena Vista Furnace, Amherst Furnace, Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company, Lexington Mill, North River Canal, Buena Vista Cannery, North River Insurance Company, Buena Vista Hotel, and hardware business records of George W. Waesche. There are also four boxes containing small ledgers, memorandum books, account books, receipt books, time books, bank books, and catalogs and price lists from various companies and supply houses. For preservation purposes, the minute book and letter books of the Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company have been microfilmed (Misc. Reels 5399-5400).

  • Boxes 55-56
    Small Ledgers, Memorandum Books, Account Books, Receipt Books, Time Books.
  • Boxes 57
    Bank Books.
  • Boxes 58
    Catalogs and Price Lists.
  • Volume 1
    Journal A (Jordan and Jordan), 1847-1849.
  • Volume 2
    Journal A (Jordan and Jordan), 1847-1850.
  • Volume 3
    Ledger, 1848-1852, 1866-1867.
  • Volume 4
    Ledger, 1848, 2887.
  • Volume 5
    Ledger (portion), 1853-1854.
  • Volume 6
    Ledger, 1854-1856.
  • Volume 7
    Lexington Foundry Ledger A, 1848-1852, 1856-1857.
  • Volume 8
    Lexington Foundry Ledger C, 1848-1852, 1852-1857.
  • Volume 9
    Lexington Foundry Day Book, 12 February 1856 - 23 May 1857.
  • Volume 10
    Buena Vista Furnace Day Book, 17 February 1857 - 27 September 1858.
  • Volume 11
    Negro Hires and Hands Time and Clothing Ledger, 1855-1865.
  • Volume 12
    Negro Ledger, 1857-1866.
  • Volume 13
    Receipt Book, 12 November 1867 - 10 June 1870.
  • Volume 14
    Ledger, 1878.
  • Volume 15
    Ledger, 1880-1891.
  • Volume 16
    Ledger (Ore Bank), 1865-1868.
  • Volume 17
    Ledger D (Ore Bank), 1868-1878.
  • Volume 18
    Day Book (Ore Bank), 7 June 1870 - 25 November 1873.
  • Volume 19
    Day Book (Ore Bank), 11 April 1874 - 17 November 1875.
  • Volume 20
    Ledger (Ore Bank), 1882-1883.
  • Volume 21
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 6 June 1870 - 10 April 1871.
  • Volume 22
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 11 April 1871 - 30 July 1872.
  • Volume 23
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 31 July 1872 - 17 June 1873.
  • Volume 24
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 18 June 1873 - 25 October 1873.
  • Volume 25
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 25 October 1873 - 24 March 1874.
  • Volume 26
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 24 March - 16 July 1874.
  • Volume 27
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 16 July - 24 October 1874.
  • Volume 28
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 24 October 1874 - 22 February 1875.
  • Volume 29
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 22 February 1875 - 28 July 1878.
  • Volume 30
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 28 May - 2 December 1879.
  • Volume 31
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 3 February - 11 October 1880.
  • Volume 32
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 11 October 1880 - 18 October 1881.
  • Volume 33
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 18 October 1881 - 2 December 1882.
  • Volume 34
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 2 December 1882 - 2 July 1883.
  • Volume 35
    Day Book (Amherst Furnace), 3 July 1883 - 8 December 1883.
  • Volume 36
    Ledger (Amherst Furnace), 1862-1865.
  • Volume 37
    Time Book (Amherst Furnace), January 1880 - February 1887.
  • Volume 38
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Journal (Day Book), 6 August 1889 - 17 August 1892.
  • Volume 39
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Ledger, 1889-1890.
  • Volume 40
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Ledger, 1889-1904.
  • Volume 41
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Ledger, 1891, 1901-1902.
  • Volume 42
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Ledger, 1902-1903.
  • Volume 43
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Ledger, 1904-1907.
  • Volume 44
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Ledger, 1910-1915.
  • Volume 45
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Ledger, 1910, 1938.
  • Volume 46
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Ledger, 1912-1913.
  • Volume 47
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Letter Book, 1890-1892 (Use Microfilm)
  • Volume 48
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Letter Book, 1892 (Use Microfilm)
  • Volume 49
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Letter Book, 1892-1894 (Use Microfilm)
  • Volume 50
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Letter Book, 1897-1898 (Use Microfilm)
  • Volume 51
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Minute Book, 1889-1904 (Use Microfilm)
  • Volume 52
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Stock Ledger, 1891-1904.
  • Volume 53
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Cash Ledger, 1891-1904.
  • Volume 54
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Day Book (Saddle Orders), 1892-1911.
  • Volume 55
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Order Book, 1902-1905.
  • Volume 56
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Order Book, 1904-1907, 1915.
  • Volume 57
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Order Book, 1914-1916.
  • Volume 58
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Inventory Ledger, 1892-1895.
  • Volume 59
    Buena Vista Saddle and Harness Company Hardware Inventory Ledger, n.d.
  • Volume 60
    Lexington Mill Ledger B, 1852.
  • Volume 61
    Day Book (North River Canal), 2 January 1871 - 13 September 1871.
  • Volume 62
    Day Book (Greensboro), 28 November 1877 - 28 May 1879.
  • Volume 63
    Buena Vista Cannery Ledger, 1888-1889.
  • Volume 64
    Check Register, 1888-1889.
  • Volume 65
    Ledger (G. W. Waesche), 1877-1879
  • Volume 66
    Ledger (G. W. Waesche), n.d.
  • Volume 67
    Day Book (G. W. Waesche), 30 September 1878 - 12 August 1879.
  • Volume 68
    Morth River Insurance Company Policy Ledger, 1905-1907.
  • Volume 69
    Buena Vista Hotel and Cafe Guest Register, 1912-1914
Series V. Joseph Gilmore Papers, 1752-1836.
Boxes: 59-60
Extent: 2 boxes.

The Joseph Gilmore Papers, 1752-1836, relate to the activities of Joseph Gilmore, Sr. (ca. 1758-1830) of Rockbridge County, Virginia. This series is arranged alphabetically. It includes accounts and receipts, agreements, bills of sale, bonds, correspondence, deeds, estate papers of Thomas Lang, information on the sale and purchase of Gilmore's plantation "Sydney Vale," executions, fee bills, memorandum books, promissory notes, suit papers, surveys and land courses, and tax tickets.

Some items of note in the collection include tax collector's instructions (1802), signed by Edward Carrington (1748-1810), circulars from the Grand State Lottery of Maryland (1821), Mutual Assurance Society printed laws, constitution, and rules and regulations (1795, 1805), rules and regulations of the Natural Bridge Light Dragoons (1836), and a small pox vaccination list (1820).

The correspondence contains letters from relatives in Pulaski County, Kentucky, including James Gilmore (d. 1820) and John Gilmore (d. 1812), mainly involving family estate matters and land disputes.

  • Box 59
    Folder 1
    Accounts and Receipts, 1771-1779.
  • Box 59
    Folder 2
    Accounts and Receipts, 1780-1789.
  • Box 59
    Folder 3
    Accounts and Receipts, 1790-1799.
  • Box 59
    Folder 4
    Accounts and Receipts, 1800-1809.
  • Box 59
    Folder 5
    Accounts and Receipts, 1810-1819.
  • Box 59
    Folder 6
    Accounts and Receipts, 1820-1829.
  • Box 59
    Folder 7
    Accounts and Receipts, n.d.
  • Box 59
    Folder 8
    Agreements, 1805-1825.
  • Box 59
    Folder 9
    Almanac.
  • Box 59
    Folder 10
    Assignment, 1792.
  • Box 59
    Folder 11
    Bills of Sale.
  • Box 59
    Folder 12
    Bonds, 1774-1811.
  • Box 59
    Folder 13
    Breckenridge, James.
  • Box 59
    Folder 14
    Carrington, Edward (Collectors' Instructions, 1802.
  • Box 59
    Folder 15
    Correspondence, 1795-1809.
  • Box 59
    Folder 16
    Correspondence, 1810-1819.
  • Box 59
    Folder 17
    Correspondence, 1820-1829, 1838.
  • Box 59
    Folder 18
    Correspondence, n.d.
  • Box 59
    Folder 19
    Deeds, 1802-1815.
  • Box 60
    Folder 1
    Estate of Thomas Lang.
  • Box 60
    Folder 2
    Executions, 1805-1821.
  • Box 60
    Folder 3
    Fee Bills, 1779-1822.
  • Box 60
    Folder 4
    Grand State Lottery of Maryland.
  • Box 60
    Folder 5
    Land Entries.
  • Box 60
    Folder 6
    Memoranda.
  • Box 60
    Folder 7
    Memorandum Books.
  • Box 60
    Folder 8
    Miller, John.
  • Box 60
    Folder 9
    Miscellaneous.
  • Box 60
    Folder 10
    Muster Fines.
  • Box 60
    Folder 11
    Mutual Assurance Society.
  • Box 60
    Folder 12
    Natural Bridge Light Dragoons - Rules and Regulations, 1836.
  • Box 60
    Folder 13
    Orders for Payment or Goods.
  • Box 60
    Folder 14
    Powers of Attorney.
  • Box 60
    Folder 15
    Promissory Notes, 1772-1826.
  • Box 60
    Folder 16
    Recipes.
  • Box 60
    Folder 17
    Sheriff's Bonds, 1824.
  • Box 60
    Folder 18
    Sheriff's Order, 1828.
  • Box 60
    Folder 19
    Small Pox Vaccination List, 1820.
  • Box 60
    Folder 20
    Suit Papers.
  • Box 60
    Folder 21
    Surveys and Land Courses.
  • Box 60
    Folder 22
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1782-1828.
  • Box 60
    Folder 23
    Tobacco and Flour Sales.
Series VI. Oversize, 1780-1900.
Boxes: 61-62
Extent: 2 boxes.

The oversize series contains many of the same topics as can be found in the Subject Files. There are accounts and receipts, architectural drawings and plans, Buena Vista post office letter registers (1855-1864), Grand State Lottery of Maryland circulars, estate papers of Samuel F. Jordan, a Freemason's certificate (1780), land grants, Mutual Assurance Society policy (1803), presidential pardon (1865), life insurance policies of the Waesche family, and tax and duty abstracts (1800-1802).

  • Box 61
    Folder 1
    Accounts and Receipts, 1848.
  • Box 61
    Folder 2
    Accounts and Receipts, 1849.
  • Box 61
    Folder 3
    Accounts and Receipts, 1850-1851.
  • Box 61
    Folder 4
    Ben Hur Souvenir Album, 1900.
  • Box 61
    Folder 5
    Cohen's Gazette and Lottery Register, 1821, 1826.
  • Box 61
    Folder 6
    J. Compton and Son - Accounts, 1853-1860.
  • Box 61
    Folder 7
    Compton and Chandler - Accounts, 1853-1857.
  • Box 61
    Folder 8
    Compton, Jordan and Co. - Accounts, 1839.
  • Box 61
    Folder 9
    Estate of Samuel F. Jordan.
  • Box 61
    Folder 10
    Foundry Book Accounts to Collect, n.d.
  • Box 61
    Folder 11
    Freemason Certificate, 1780.
  • Box 61
    Folder 12
    Gardner, John - Accounts, 1868-1883.
  • Box 61
    Folder 13
    C. F. Jordan Credits, 1858-1868.
  • Box 61
    Folder 14
    Miscellaneous.
  • Box 61
    Folder 15
    Mutual Assurance Society, 1803.
  • Box 61
    Folder 16
    Presidential Pardon, 1865.
  • Box 61
    Folder 17
    Rockbridge Baths Insurance Policy, 1888.
  • Box 61
    Folder 18
    Stevens, William - Accounts, 1848-1855.
  • Box 61
    Folder 19
    R. H. Stratton, Brown and Stratton, Jordan and Stratton - Accounts, 1847-1855.
  • Box 61
    Folder 20
    Waesche - Life Insurance.
  • Box 61
    Folder 21
    Willson and Compton - Accounts, 1866-1868.
  • Box 61
    Folder 22
    Wilson, John M. - Accounts, 1849-1851.
  • Box 61
    Folder 23
    Yount, Samuel - Accounts, 1852-1864.
  • Box 62
    Folder 1
    Architectural Plans and Drawings.
  • Box 62
    Folder 2
    Deeds.
  • Box 62
    Folder 3
    Diplomas.
  • Box 62
    Folder 4
    Duty Abstracts, 1800-1802.
  • Box 62
    Folder 5
    General Orders, 1862.
  • Box 62
    Folder 6
    Land Grants.
  • Box 62
    Folder 7
    Maps of Buena Vista, 1890.
  • Box 61
    Folder 1
    Post Office, 1855-1864.
Series VII. Ephemera.
Box: 63
Extent: 1 box.

There is one small box of ephemera containing leather samples, coins, purses and wallets, and saddle hardware, such as buttons, buckles, and rivets, and other miscellaneous items.

  • Box 63
    Ephemera.