A Guide to the Richard Taylor Daybook, 1818-1819 Richard Taylor Daybook, 1818-1819 1097500

A Guide to the Richard Taylor Daybook, 1818-1819

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 1097500


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Richard Taylor Daybook, 1818-1819
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Lynchburg (Va.) Circuit Court
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Richard Taylor Daybook, 1818-1819. Local government records collection, Lynchburg (Va.) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Lynchburg.

Historical Information

A merchant operating in Lynchburg, Virginia, during the early nineteenth century, Richard Taylor specialized in selling ready-made clothing, cloth, and other sewing items.

Scope and Content

Richard Taylor Daybook, 1818-1819, records Taylor's daily financial activities. Transactions were entered as they occurred and document both customer purchases and business expenses. Entries for customer accounts include the customer name, name and quantity of item purchased, price per unit, and total amount owed. Taylor sold a variety of clothing related items including cloth, buttons, hosiery, parasols, gloves, shoes, and jewelry. Throughout the daybook, Taylor notes payments for merchandise received. Taylor also entered several accounts for items put on consignment with local auctioneers.

Related Material

For additional information see the Lynchburg (Va.) Chancery Cause, Abram North versus Richard Taylor and others. It can be found in the Local Records Collection at the Library of Virginia. The index number is 1821-089.

Separated Material

Index Terms


  • Taylor, Richard.
  • Subjects:

  • Clothing trade--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Merchants--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Business records--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Daybooks--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Lynchburg.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Lynchburg (Va.)--History--19th century.