A Guide to the Rufus Sarvey Papers, 1845-1883 Sarvey, Rufus, Papers Ms1962-003

A Guide to the Rufus Sarvey Papers, 1845-1883

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1962-003


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1962-003
Title
Rufus Sarvey Papers 1845-1883
Size
1 Folder, 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains materials regarding the operation of a grocery store in Blacksburg, Virginia from 1845-1883.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Rufus Sarvey Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Rufus Sarvey Papers, Ms1962-003, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in 1962.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Rufus Sarvey Papers commenced in September 2006 and was completed in September 2006.


Biographical Information

Rufus Sarvey operated a grocery store in Blacksburg, Virginia from the mid-to-late nineteenth-century. In 1879, Sarvey entered into a partnership with Thomas A. Conrad. Four years later, Sarvey sold his stock of merchandise to Charles Lyle.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of account books, a partnership agreement, and an agreement of sale involving a grocery store operated by Rufus Sarvey between 1845 and 1883.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Additional records from Sarvey's store can be found in the Sarvay-Lyle Ledger, Ms2011-067. Entries in the ledger date from 1881 through 1888.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Contents List

General Store Day Book, November 24, 1845-March 8, 1846
  • Names Listed Include: William Argabright, Alexander Black; Jas. F. Hoge; George, Jacob, and Peter Keister; Germanicus Kent; Jacob Kinzer; Michael and Noah Kipps; Adam and John Linkous; James F., Robert T., and William B. Preston; John and William Price; Philip Lybrook; William Robeson; and Jacob Surface
General Store Bill Book, 1872-1874
  • Names Listed Include: William Effinger; G. M. and Mike Kinzer; John Lybrook; A.W. Luster; Prof. Martin; and Dr. Henry Ribble
Partnership Agreement Between Rufus Sarvey and Thomas A. Conrad, September 2, 1879
Agreement of Sale, April 2, 1883
  • Stock of Goods Sold by Rufus Sarvey to Charles Lyle