A Guide to the William Scholfield Ledger, 1816-1818 William Scholfield Ledger, 1816-1818 1097547

A Guide to the William Scholfield Ledger, 1816-1818

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 1097547


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William Scholfield Ledger, 1816-1818
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

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

William Scholfield Ledger, 1816-1818. 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

William Scholfield operated a general store in the Lynchburg, Va., area during the early nineteenth century.

Scope and Content

William Scholfield Ledger, 1816-1818, records the accounts of individual customers of the general store. Information found in each entry includes the date of transaction, the notation "to merchandise" or "per order", and monies debited or credited to the account. Customer accounts were carried over from an unidentified ledger. In addition, for a brief period in 1862 the volume was used to record the proceedings of the Fairfax County Court. The proceedings contained the oaths of offices for various magistrates and public officers.

Index Terms


  • Scholfield, William.
  • Subjects:

  • General stores--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.