A Guide to the William H. Mosley Auction Sales Book, 1849-1850 William H. Mosley Auction Sales Book, 1849-1850 1097515

A Guide to the William H. Mosley Auction Sales Book, 1849-1850

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 1097515


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1097515
Title
William H. Mosley Auction Sales Book, 1849-1850
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Lynchburg (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

William H. Mosley Auction Sales Book, 1849-1850. 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

William H. Mosley was a partner in Mosley and Holcombe, an auctioneer firm operating in Lynchburg, Va., during the mid-nineteenth century.

Scope and Content

William H. Mosley Auction Sales Book, 1849-1850, records the sales made at auctions and private sales held in Lynchburg, Va. Entries are organized by date of auction. Information found in each transaction include lot number, name of winning bidder, item purchased, and the amount paid. Purchases were totaled at the end of each auction. A variety of items were sold at the auctions including furniture, glassware, tobacco, cloth, stoneware, jewelry, and livestock.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Mosley, William H.
  • Subjects:

  • Auctioneers--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Auctions--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Consumer goods--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 - Corporate Name:

  • Mosley and Holcombe (Lynchburg, Va.).

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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