A Guide to the Beard Family Account Book, 1795-1848 Beard Family Account Book M 001

A Guide to the Beard Family Account Book, 1795-1848

A Collection in the
Thomas Balch Library
Collection Number M 001


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Processed by: Mary Lee Catlett

Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
M 001
Title
Beard Family Account Book, 1795-1848
Extent
.165 cu. ft.
Creator
Beard Family
Language
English
Abstract
A 13 x 8 inch leather bound account book that includes receipts for general merchandise and tolls collected during the 1820's-1840's.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Physical characteristics and conditions affect use of this material. Photocopying not permitted.

Preferred Citation

Beard Family Account Book, 1795-1848 (M 001), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Provenance

Helen Moore Williams, Loudoun County, VA

Alternative Form Available

None

Accruals

1991.0001

Processing Information

Processed by Mary Lee Catlett, 26 Mar 2004. Updated by Stephanie Adams, 9 Aug 2007.

Formerly shelved as NUCMC 5.


Historical Information

The Beard Family Account Book was donated by Helen Moore Williams, a descendant of John Moore, one time owner of Aldie Mill (1807-1971). John Moore married Matilda Beard, daughter of Stephen Beard and Orpah Lacey. Stephen Beard lived at Ish's Tanyard, located on Route 50; he was postmaster at Goshen in 1816. Goshen was the first post office in Eastern Loudoun County (1800-1821).

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one account book, a 13 x 8 inch leather bound volume, and includes receipts for general merchandise and tolls collected during the 1820's-1840's at an undetermined location. Inclusive dates for the book are 1795-1848, with bulk dates of 1796-1840. It includes names of many prominent Loudoun County residents: Ball, Beard, Benton, Carter, Edwards, Gibbs, Harrison, Hutcherson, Lacey, Lewis, Luckett, Mason, Monroe, Moore, Neele, Noland, Powell, Rust, Spencer, Timms, and Whitely. Inserted in the ledger are several undated receipts signed by Charles Binns, Clerk of the Court in Loudoun County (Charles Binns Sr., Clerk of the Court 1757-1797, Charles Binns Jr., Clerk of the Court 1797-1837), a letter to Mr. Thomas H. Gallaher from Thomas Moore and several loose items related to the listed receipts. The back cover of the book appears to be signed by Stephen Beard.


Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Tavenner, Charles Blair, "Charles Blair Tavenner Collection." Vol. 2. Photocopy, Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg. Tavenner, Charles Blair, "Charles Blair Tavenner Collection." Vol.15. Photocopy, Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg. Lewis/Edwards Architectural Surveys (M 022), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, "The Beard Family Account Book," September 1987. Scheel, Eugene, Loudoun Discovered. Vol. 3, The Hunt Country and Middleburg. Leesburg: Friends of the Thomas Balch Library, 2002.

Other Finding Aid

Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, V. 5, N. 3 (September 1997), V. 5, N. 4 (December 1997), V. 6, N. 1 (March 1998). These three newsletters contain an index of names listed in the account book along with each name's corresponding date.


Other Finding Aid

Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, V. 5, N. 3 (September 1997), V. 5, N. 4 (December 1997), V. 6, N. 1 (March 1998). These three newsletters contain an index of names listed in the account book along with each name's corresponding date.


Bibliography

Tavenner, Charles Blair, "Charles Blair Tavenner Collection." Vol. 2. Photocopy, Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg. Tavenner, Charles Blair, "Charles Blair Tavenner Collection." Vol.15. Photocopy, Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg. Lewis/Edwards Architectural Surveys (M 022), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, "The Beard Family Account Book," September 1987. Scheel, Eugene, Loudoun Discovered. Vol. 3, The Hunt Country and Middleburg. Leesburg: Friends of the Thomas Balch Library, 2002.

Contents List

Box: 1
  • Folder 1: Account Book, 1796-1848
  • Folder 2: Correspondence and receipts - inserted pg. 127, 1835; n.d.
  • Folder 3: Memorandum - inserted pg. 156, n.d.
  • Folder 4: Notes and receipts - inserted pg. 166, 1826, 1839, 1849, n.d.