A Guide to the John B. Spiece Plantation Ledger, 1831-1890 (bulk 1857-1890) Spiece, John B. Plantation Ledger, 1831-1890 (bulk 1857-1890) 1110455/Albemarle County (Va.) Reel 232

A Guide to the John B. Spiece Plantation Ledger, 1831-1890 (bulk 1857-1890)

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Collection numbers: Barcode number 1110455/Albemarle County (Va.) Reel 232


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Collection numbers
1110455/Albemarle County (Va.) Reel 232
Title
John B. Spiece Plantation Ledger, 1831-1890 (bulk 1857-1890) 1831-1890 (bulk 1857-1890)
Physical Characteristics
1 v. (481 p.); 1 microfilm reel
Collector
Spiece, John B.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Albemarle County (Va.) Reel 232.

Preferred Citation

John B. Spiece Plantation Ledger, 1831-1890 (bulk 1857-1890). Albemarle County (Va.) Reel 232, Local government records collection, Albemarle County 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 Albemarle County.

Microfilm reel was generated by Backstage Library Works through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program.


Historical Information

John B. Spiece was a lawyer and slaveholder in Albemarle County.

Albemarle County was named for William Anne Keppel, second earl of Albemarle, and governor of Virginia from 1737 to 1754. It was created by a statute of 1744 and formed from Goochland County; part of Louisa County was added in 1761 and islands in the Fluvanna (now the James) River in 1770. The court met for the first time on 8 February 1745.

Scope and Content

John B. Spiece Plantation Ledger, 1831-1890 (bulk 1857-1890), records debits and credits incurred in the administration of his plantation. Accounts include wages for laborers employed in picking fruit, milling, and planting; board for laborers; and supplies such as clothing bought for slaves or tools and farm implements. Page 477 records the names of ten slaves owned by Spiece and their date of death.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Spiece, John B.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans -- History.
  • Plantations -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.
  • Slaveholders -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.
  • Slaves -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Ledgers (account books) -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Albemarle County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.