A Guide to the Nathaniel Riddick and Albemarle Swamp Land Company Account Book, 1871-1875 Nathaniel Riddick and Albemarle Swamp Land Company Account Book, 1871-1875 1107702

A Guide to the Nathaniel Riddick and Albemarle Swamp Land Company Account Book, 1871-1875

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Barcode number: 1107702


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1107702
Title
Nathaniel Riddick and Albemarle Swamp Land Company Account Book, 1871-1875
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Suffolk (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Nathaniel Riddick and Albemarle Swamp Land Company Account Book, 1871-1875. Local government records collection, Suffolk (City) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Suffolk (City).


Historical Information

The Albemarle Swamp Land Company was a land and lumber company involved in the selling and transporting of lumber and the draining and improvement of swamp lands. The company operated out of Suffolk, Virginia, but also had holdings in Pantego, a small town located in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Nathaniel Riddick operated as president, general agent, and treasurer for the company.

The account book was used as an exhibit in the chancery suit Nathaniel Riddick versus Albemarle Swamp Land Co. heard in the Nansemond County Circuit Court.

Scope and Content

Nathaniel Riddick and Albemarle Swamp Land Company Account Book, 1871-1875, documents Nathaniel Riddick's activities while serving as president and general agent for the company. Riddick recorded the wages owed employees listing their names and amounts owed for their work. Riddick also recorded purchases he made from the company store. Items purchased included clothing, fabric, and shoes. The back of the account book lists an account of sales at auction of stock belonging to the Albemarle Swamp Land Company in Pantego, N.C. This account lists the name of buyer and amount paid, but not the items purchased.

Related Material

For additional information see the Nansemond County Chancery Causes, Nathaniel Riddick versus Albemarle Swamp Land Company. It can be found in the Chancery Records Index at the Library of Virginia web site. The index number is 1878-015.

Additional Nansemond County Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"

Nansemond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Nansemond County Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Database found at the Library of Virginia web site.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Albemarle Swamp Land Company, Suffolk, Va.
  • Subjects:

  • Land companies--North Carolina.
  • Land companies--Virginia--Suffolk.
  • Lumber trade--North Carolina.
  • Lumber trade--Virginia.
  • Stock companies--Virginia.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Business records--Virginia--Nansemond County.
  • Ledgers (account books)--Virginia--Nansemond County.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Nansemond County.
  • Added Entry - Personal Name:

  • Riddick, Nathaniel

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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