A Guide to the Robert L. Kent and Charles H. Kent Journal, 1852-1853 Robert L. Kent and Charles H. Kent Journal, 1852-1853 1097511

A Guide to the Robert L. Kent and Charles H. Kent Journal, 1852-1853

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Barcode number: 1097511


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1097511
Title
Robert L. Kent and Charles H. Kent Journal, 1852-1853
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Lynchburg (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Robert L. Kent and Charles H. Kent Journal, 1852-1853. 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

Robert L. Kent and Charles H. Kent operated a general mercantile business in Lynchburg, Virginia, during the mid-nineteenth century. The Kents sold a variety of items including dry-goods, hardware, glassware, groceries, and clothing. Robert L. Kent was also a lawyer in Lynchburg, and census records indicate that Charles H. Kent was both a carpenter and a clerk in the general store.

Scope and Content

Robert L. Kent and Charles H. Kent Journal, 1852-1853, records the accounts of individual customers of the general store. Information found in the customer accounts include the date of transaction, name and quantity of the item purchased, amounts owed, and amounts paid. Customers bought a variety of items including cigars, cloth, tobacco, coffee, gloves, glassware, and shoes. The partnership of Kent & Seay is mentioned throughout the volume, but no details are provided as to the nature of the Kents' partnership with Wilson F. Seay.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Kent, Robert L.
  • Subjects:

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

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

  • Business records--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Ledgers (account books)--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Added Entry - Personal Name:

  • Kent, Charles H.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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