A Guide to the George C. Granberry Cashbook and Cotton Book, 1858-1869 George C. Granberry Cashbook and Cotton Book, 1858-1869 1097532

A Guide to the George C. Granberry Cashbook and Cotton Book, 1858-1869

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Barcode number: 1097532


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1097532
Title
George C. Granberry Cashbook and Cotton Book, 1858-1869
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

George C. Granberry Cashbook and Cotton Book, 1858-1869. 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

George C. Granberry was a Lynchburg, Va., merchant involved with the cotton industry during the mid-nineteenth century.

Scope and Content

George C. Granberry Cashbook and Cotton Book, 1858-1869, records the financial transactions of the Lynchburg, Va., merchant. The first half of the volume was used as a cashbook, 1858-1862, to document Granberry's cash on hand by recording cash received and disbursed. Information found in each entry includes date, type of transaction, and monies debited or credited. Granberry listed payments for personal purchases (food, clothing, tobacco, etc.), personal and property taxes, and debts owed to individuals. Monies received were listed either under an individual name or as "sales of to-day." Beginning in 1867, Granberry used the volume as a cotton book to record the cotton he commissioned to store and sell. Transactions in the cotton book are listed under the customer name and include the amount of cotton stored, total value of cotton, and storage and drayage fees.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Granberry, George C.
  • Subjects:

  • Cotton--Storage--Virginia.
  • Cotton--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Merchants--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Business records--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Cashbooks--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Ledgers (account books)--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Lynchburg.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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