A Guide to the Robert B. Sydnor Journals and Ledger, 1847-1852 Sydnor, Robert B., Journals and Ledger, 1847-1852 Barcode numbers 1122720, 1122721, 1122726/Richmond County (Va.) Reels 221-222

A Guide to the Robert B. Sydnor Journals and Ledger, 1847-1852

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Collerction Numbers: Barcode numbers 1122720, 1122721, 1122726/Richmond County (Va.) Reels 221-222


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Collection numbers
Barcode numbers 1122720, 1122721, 1122726/Richmond County (Va.) Reels 221-222
Title
A Guide to the Robert B. Sydnor Journals and Ledger, 1847-1852
Physical Characteristics
3 vol. (1226 p.); 2 microfilm reels
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copies, Richmond County (Va.) Reels 221-222.

Preferred Citation

Robert B. Sydnor Journals and Ledger, 1847-1852. Richmond County (Va.) Reels 221-222, Local Government Records Collection, Richmond County Court Records, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

These materials came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Richmond County.

Microfilm reels were generated by Backstage Library Works through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program.


Historical Information

Robert B. Sydnor was a merchant who owned a general store in Richmond County, Virginia, during the mid-nineteenth century.

Scope and Content

Journals and Ledger of merchant Robert B. Sydnor consist of two journals and a ledger.

Two journals, 1847-1852, used as daybooks that record daily transactions in chronological order. Information recorded in the journal includes date of transaction, name of customer, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, the price of each item, amount owed and page number where information was transferred to corresponding ledger. Merchandise sold include fish, spices, dry-goods, cigars, alcoholic drinks, candles, tools, and clothing.

Ledger, 1849-1852, records the accounts of individual customers. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each entry include date of transaction, form of transaction, amount owed, form of payment, amount paid, and page number where information was transferred from corresponding daybook. Volume does not contain detailed information regarding items sold by merchant. Rather, it uses general terms such as "sundries" and "merchandise." The ledger includes an index that lists the names of customers in alphabetical order and the page number where their accounts are found.

Related Material

Additional Richmond County Court Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"

Richmond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Richmond County Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Sydnor, Robert B.
  • Subjects:

  • Consumer goods -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
  • Dry-goods -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
  • General stores -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
  • Merchants -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Richmond County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Business records -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
  • Daybooks -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
  • Journals (accounts) -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
  • Ledgers (account books) -- Virginia -- Richmond County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Richmond County.

Contents List

Journal, 1847-1852
Journal, 1848-1849
Ledger, 1849-1852

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Richmond County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.