A Guide to the Reeves family Records, 1850-1905 Reeves family Records, 1850-1905 26769

A Guide to the Reeves family Records, 1850-1905

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 26769


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
26769
Title
Reeves family Records, 1850-1905
Physical Characteristics
1.35 cu. ft. (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Reeves family. Records, 1850-1905. Accession 26769, Business records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of William R. Dunn, Lynchburg, Virginia, June 1967.


Biographical/Historical Information

Isaac J. Reeves (1819-1892) was a farmer in South Boston, Halifax County, Virginia. He also owned a blacksmith shop and was a partner in Blount and Reeves, wheelwrights. He was married to Lucy M. Reeves (1823- 1901). Their son, William T. Reeves (1861-1933) was a pharmacist in South Boston.

Scope and Content

Records, 1850-1905, of the Reeves family of South Boston, Halifax County, Virginia. Included are accounts and receipts, broadsides, catalogs and price lists, correspondence, deeds, ledgers, memorandum books, publications, and reports. The records mainly relate to Isaac J. Reeves, a farmer and wheelwright, and his son, William T. Reeves, a pharmacist in South Boston, Virginia.

Included are accounts and receipts, 1858-1901, for insurance, wagon repairs, hardware, and groceries from stores in Danville, Richmond, and South Boston, Virginia. Also included is a deed and survey for land in South Boston and several memorandum books. Publications relating to the Temperance movement, Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Virginia, Republican Party, and the Independent Order of Good Templars are also included.

Of note are the advertisement cards, broadsides, catalogs and price lists from companies in South Boston, Danville, and Richmond, Virginia. The catalogs and price lists are divided into categories: agriculture, machinery and carriages, medical supplies, music and art supplies, and religious. The musical catalogs were used to purchase a new organ for the Methodist Church in South Boston. The catalogs are of note because they document many companies which are no longer extant in Virginia. Some of the companies include: Allison & Addison (Richmond, Va.); A.B. Clarke (Richmond, Va.); Edwards, Noblin & Co. (S. Boston, Va.); G.E. Faulkner (S. Boston, Va.); Frank Tobacco Co. (Danville, Va.); Greensboro Handle Works (Greensboro, NC); Louisville Hub, Spoke and Wheel (Louisville, KY); James McGraw (Richmond, Va.); Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works (Richmond, Va.); Simpson & Brothers (Richmond, Va.); and G.F. Watson Furniture Works (Richmond, Va.). Also included are various "get rich quick" flyers in the oversize folder.

The ledgers include account books for Blount and Reeves, wheelwrights; personal ledgers of Isaac J. Reeves; an account book of Sons of Temperance, Falmouth Division No. 388; a railway freight account book; and Salem church Sunday school records. Also of note are drawings of several South Boston homes and businesses by an unknown artist.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.


Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Abstinance oath, c. 1896
Box 1
Folder 2
Accounts and receipts, 1858-1869
Box 1
Folder 3
Accounts and receipts, 1870-1879
Box 1
Folder 4
Accounts and receipts, 1880-1889
Box 1
Folder 5
Accounts and receipts, 1890-1898
Box 1
Folder 6
Accounts and receipts, 1900-1901
Box 1
Folder 7
Accounts and receipts, nd
Box 1
Folder 8
Advertisements cards, c. 1890-1900

Arrington Brothers, Grocers (Danville, Va.)
Peter Bilhorn, Publisher (Chicago, IL)
Brown, Weld & Co., Spoke manufacturer (Charlotte County, Va.)
Edward Noblin & Co., Druggists (South Boston, Va.)
Eureka Soap Co. (Cincinnati, OH)
Faulkner, Owen & Co., Livery stable (South Boston, Va.)
Frank Tobacco Co. (Danville, Va.)
C.W. Harvey & Son, Wagons (Danville, Va.)
Hickety & Sublett, Hardware dealer (Danville, Va.)
S. Jablonski & Co., General merchandise (South Boston, Va.)
Martin & Mason, Commission mechants (Richmond, Va.)
Martin & Cardozo, Commission merchants (Richmond, Va.)
James McGraw, Hardware dealer (Richmond, Va.)
R.W. Powers & Co., Druggists (Richmond, Va.)
W.R. Pugh, Merchant (Richmond, Va.)

Box 1
Folder 9
Barbour Buggy Co. (South Boston, Va.), 1890
Box 1
Folder 10
Broadsides, 1878-1892
Box 1
Folder 11
Catalogs and prices lists, Agriculture, c. 1876

Allison & Addison, Dealers in seeds and fertilizers (Richmond, Va.)

Box 1
Folder 12
Catalogs and prices lists, Machinery and carriages, c. 1870-1900

D.J. Baldwin, Hardware and carriages (Richmond, Va.)
C.E. Bennett, Carts (Jackson, MI)
"The Blacksmith's Journal", Day Bros. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Cumberland, Dugan & Co., Carriages (Baltimore, MD)
Douglas Manufacturing Co. (NY, NY)
James McGraw, Machinists supplies (Richmond, Va.)
Smith, Fulton & Rogers, Carriages (Louisville, KY)

Box 1
Folder 13
Catalogs and prices lists, Machinery and carriages, c. 1870-1900

Burden Iron Works (Troy, NY)
"The Carriage Maker's & Painter's Guide" by G.W. Clark
Clark & Rousseau, Carriage and buggy ornaments (Buffalo, NY)
C.W. Coe, Bolt cutter (Fenton, MI)
G.F. Watson, Furniture works (Richmond, Va.)
George O. Stevens & Co., Window sashes (Baltimore, MD)
Greensboro Handle Works, Spokes (Greensboro, NC)
Maryland Paint and Color Works (Baltimore, MD)
North Carolina Coach Material Co., Spokes (Greensboro, NC)
Simpson & Brothers, Carriages and wagons (Richmond, Va.)
P.H. Starke, Plows (Richmond, Va.)
E.B. Whitman, Fertilizers and plows (Baltimore, MD)
Samuel G. Winternitz, Iron and steel warehouse (Baltimore, MD)

Box 1
Folder 14
Catalogs and prices lists, Medical supplies, c. 1870-1900

Dr. J. Ball & Co.'s Patent Improved Ivory Eye Cups (NY, NY)
Carr Brothers & Co., Wholesale druggists (Baltimore, MD)
"Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing; Or, 25,000 Wants Supplied"
Hance Brothers & White, Chemists (Philadelphia, Pa.)
G.E. Faulkner, Druggist (S. Boston, Va.)
Hamlins Wizard Oil Co., Directors for using Hamlins Wizard Oil (Chicago, IL)
Kennedy & Co., Druggists (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Dr. Pierce's Family Medicines (Buffalo, NY)
Perry Davis & Son, Druggist (Providence, RI)

Box 1
Folder 15
Catalogs and price lists, Musical, c. 1870-1900
Box 1
Folder 16
Catalogs and price lists, Religious, c. 1870-1900
Box 1
Folder 17
Catalogs and price lists, Misc., c. 1870-1900
Box 2
Folder 1
Circular letters, 1871-1896
Box 2
Folder 2
Correspondence, 1871-1879
Box 2
Folder 3
Correspondence, 1880-1887
Box 2
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1891-1898
Box 2
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1900-1905
Box 2
Folder 6
Correspondence, nd
Box 2
Folder 7
Deeds, 1872-1878
Box 2
Folder 8
Grand Lodge of Virginia, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Certificates, 1900
Box 2
Folder 9
Invitations, 1892-1894
Box 2
Folder 10
Leases, 1880
Box 2
Folder 11
Medicinal cures, nd
Box 2
Folder 12
Memorandum books, 1872-1892
Box 2
Folder 13
Methodist Church (South Boston, Va.), Account, nd
Box 2
Folder 14
Miscellaneous, 1875
Box 2
Folder 15
Oaths, 1869
Box 2
Folder 16
Order form, c. 1880
Box 2
Folder 17
Poetry, nd
Box 2
Folder 18
Publications, "Address of the Readjuster Members of the Legislature to the People!", Richmond, Virginia, 1882
Box 2
Folder 19
Publications, "Homes for the Homelss. What the Republican Party has done for the Poor Man," nd
Box 2
Folder 20
Publications, "Independent Order of Good Templars of North Carolina," 1873
Box 2
Folder 21
Publications, "Knights of Pythias," 1894-1898
Box 2
Folder 22
Publications, "Oskaloosa Power and Land Company," nd
Box 2
Folder 23
Publications, Play, "Josiah's Courtship," 1892
Box 2
Folder 24
Publications, "Proceedings of the Friends of Temperance," 1874-1875
Box 2
Folder 25
Publications, Religious, 1859-1872
Box 2
Folder 26
Publications, "Valley Mutual Life Association of Virginia (Staunton, Va.)," 1878
Box 2
Folder 27
Publications, "The Washington Life Insurance Company of New York," 1898
Box 2
Folder 28
"South Boston, Virginia: The Country's Largest and Youngest Settlement," nd
Box 2
Folder 29
Stock certificates, 1891-1897
Box 2
Folder 30
Stories, nd
Box 2
Folder 31
Tax receipts, 1861-1893
Box 2
Folder 32
United States Mutual Accident Association, Certificate, 1887
Box 2
Folder 33
Virginia State Insurance Company of Richmond, Report, 1883
Box 3
Ledgers, Blount and Reeves, 1878-1879
Box 3
Ledgers, Blount and Reeves, 1882-1883
Box 3
Ledgers, Blount and Reeves, 1884
Box 3
Ledgers, Isaac J. Reeves, 1853-1860
Box 3
Ledgers, Isaac J. Reeves, 1861-1862
Box 3
Ledgers, Jacob I. Reeves, Railway freight account book, 1857-1859
Box 3
Ledgers, Salem Sunday School, 1871-1872
Box 3
Ledgers, Sons of Temperance, Falmouth Division No. 388, Treasury book, 1850-1862
Oversize Box 66
Oversize broadsides and flyers, c. 1870-1900

Includes sketches of South Boston.