A Guide to the John H. Tyree Tobacco Sales Book, 1871-1872 John H. Tyree Tobacco Sales Book, 1871-1872 1097516

A Guide to the John H. Tyree Tobacco Sales Book, 1871-1872

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John H. Tyree Tobacco Sales Book, 1871-1872
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Lynchburg (Va.) Circuit Court
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

John H. Tyree Tobacco Sales Book, 1871-1872. 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

John H. Tyree (1806-1876) was a tobacco auctioneer and merchant operating in Lynchburg, Va. After marrying Anna Phoebe Brandsford (1812-1876) in October 1828, Tyree built his plantation Tyreeanna, which was a stop on the railroad that ran from Richmond to the western territory. Tyreeanna was turned into a hotel in the 1880s. The mansion would later burn down in 1936.

Scope and Content

John H. Tyree Tobacco Sales Book, 1871-1872, documents the amounts of tobacco Tyree received and sold on commission. Organized by date of sale, information found in the sales book includes the planter's name, buyer's name, amount purchased, and total monies paid. Commission fees, storage fees, freight and drayage fees, and taxes were deducted from the total sale to determine the monies owed to the planter. Funds were then paid to the planter through either check or credit on accounts.

Related Material

For additional information see the Lynchburg (Va.) Chancery Cause, Admr. of John H. Tyree versus Samuel Tyree and others. It can be found in the Local Records Collection at the Library of Virginia. The index number is 1885-001.

Separated Material

Index Terms


  • Tyree, John H. (1806-1876).
  • Subjects:

  • Commission merchants--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Merchants--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Tobacco industry--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Tobacco--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.