A Guide to the J. M. Goad and Company Ledger, 1881 J. M. Goad and Company Ledger, 1881 1097524

A Guide to the J. M. Goad and Company Ledger, 1881

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 1097524


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1097524
Title
J. M. Goad and Company Ledger, 1881
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Lynchburg (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

J. M. Goad and Company Ledger, 1881. 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

J. M. Goad and Company operated a general store in Lynchburg, Va., during the late nineteenth century.

Scope and Content

J. M. Goad and Company Ledger, 1881, records the financial activities of the general store and the accounts of individual customers. Information found in each customer account include the customer name, date of purchase, cost of items purchased, and monies debited or credited to the account. Purchases were not detailed but rather were listed either as the notation "to merchandise" or as "to sundries." The general store accepted cash, barter, and work as payments toward outstanding accounts. The financial activities of the general store were tracked through merchandise accounts, cash accounts, bills receivable, and commission accounts. Information found in these accounts include names of customers or businesses and the amounts either paid or received. A store expense account tracked payments for items such as postage, gas, and taxes. The accounts in this volume were carried over from an unidentified ledger.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • J. M. Goad and Company (Lynchburg, Va.).
  • Subjects:

  • Consumer goods--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Dry-goods--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • General stores--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Groceries--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.