A Guide to the Thomas A. Davis Account Book, 1882-1942 Thomas A. Davis Account Book, 1882-1942 1107884

A Guide to the Thomas A. Davis Account Book, 1882-1942

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Barcode Number: 1107884


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode Number
1107884
Title
Thomas A. Davis, 1882-1942
Physical Characteristics
1 v. (92 p.)
Creator
Thomas A. Davis
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Thomas A. Davis, 1882-1942. Local government records collection, Fluvanna 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 Fluvanna County.


Historical Information

Thomas A. Davis was a wheelwright who conducted business during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Fluvanna County.

Fluvanna County takes its name from an eighteenth-century designation of the upper James River. The name, meaning river of Anne, was originally bestowed in honor of Queen Anne of England. The county was formed from Albemarle County in 1777. The county seat is Palmyra.

Scope and Content

Thomas A. Davis Account Book, 1882-1942, records the accounts of individual customers. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each account includes dates of transactions, services rendered, and the amount owed and paid. Services rendered include making wagon bodies and wheels, building coffins, repairing thrasher machines, and mending saw shafts. Volume also includes a listing of items sold from Thomas A. Davis' estate following his death.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Davis, Thomas A. b. 1846
  • Subjects:

  • Carriage and wagon making -- Virginia -- Fluvanna County.
  • Coffins -- Virginia -- Fluvanna County.
  • Wheelwrights -- Virginia -- Fluvanna County.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Account books -- Virginia -- Fluvanna County.
  • Business records -- Virginia -- Fluvanna County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Fluvanna County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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