A Guide to the Unidentified Grocer Ledger, 1895-1896 Unidentified Grocer Ledger, 1895-1896 1097509

A Guide to the Unidentified Grocer Ledger, 1895-1896

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 1097509


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Unidentified Grocer Ledger, 1895-1896
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Lynchburg (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Unidentified Grocer Ledger, 1895-1896. 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

This unidentified grocer operated in Lynchburg, Va., during the late nineteenth century.

Scope and Content

Unidentified Grocer Ledger, 1895-1896, records the accounts of individual customers. Information found in each account includes customer name, date of purchase, name and quantity of item purchased, and total amount of monies debited or credited to the account. Examples of items purchased include flour, roast beef, tomatoes, eggs, molasses, and candy. The grocer accepted cash and work at the store as payment. Also included in the ledger was a cash account that provided each day's balance with totaled sales amounts and the amount of cash paid out.

Index Terms


  • Groceries--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Grocery shopping--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Grocery trade--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.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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