A Guide to the Unidentified Tobacco Merchant Invoice Book, 1844-1847 Unidentified Tobacco Merchant Invoice Book, 1844-1847 1097521

A Guide to the Unidentified Tobacco Merchant Invoice Book, 1844-1847

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Barcode number: 1097521


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1097521
Title
Unidentified Tobacco Merchant Invoice Book, 1844-1847
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

Unidentified Tobacco Merchant Invoice Book, 1844-1847. 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

Operating in the Lynchburg, Va., area during the mid-nineteenth century, this unidentified commission merchant was involved in the tobacco industry and was primarily concerned with the commission and sale of liquorice to local tobacco manufacturers.

Scope and Content

Unidentified Tobacco Merchant Invoice Book, 1844-1847, records the financial activities of an unidentified commission merchant involved in the tobacco industry and documents the amounts of liquorice received and sold on commission. Organized under the commission client's name, the invoice book documents the number of cases of liquorice received, total value of the cases, and any storage and drayage fees incurred. Transactions of liquorice sold were then recorded, and information found in these entries include date of purchase, customer name, amount purchased, and total monies paid. The sales for each commission client were totaled and then commission fees, along with any fees for services such as storage, drayage, insurance, or advertising, were deducted in order to provide the final amount owed the commission client. The commission merchant received liquorice from dealers in Richmond, Philadelphia, and New York, and sold the liquorice to tobacco manufacturers located in the Lynchburg area. The unidentified merchant was also involved in the sale of tobacco, and there are several entries, dated 1845-1847, documenting the amounts of manufactured tobacco sold on commission.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Commission merchants--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Licorice (plant).
  • Merchants--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Tobacco industry--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Geographical Names:

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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