A Guide to the J.H. Slusser and Son Store Ledger, 1902-1909 Slusser, John H. and Son Ms2009-135

A Guide to the J.H. Slusser and Son Store Ledger, 1902-1909

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-135


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Processed by: Jennifer Mitchell,
Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-135
Title
J.H. Slusser & Son Store Ledger 1902-1909
Physical Characteristics
1 Box; 0.4 cu. ft.
Creator
J. H. Slusser & Son Coal Company Store
Language
English
Abstract
"Store Book, no. 5, 1912" includes account listings for the J.H. Slusser & Son Coal Company store from 1902 through 1909. John H. Slusser was born in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 28, 1840. Slusser purchased a coal mine on Coal Bank Hollow Road in Blacksburg. The coal company was taken over by John Slusser's son, Murry, after his death in 1909. The M.C. Slusser Coal Company ran the mine until 1950 and served the surrounding areas, include coal supplies for the nearby Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: J.H. Slusser and Son Store Ledger, Ms2009-135, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The J.H. Slusser & Son Store Ledger was donated to Special Collections in 2009.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the John H. Slusser & Son Store Ledger began in September 2009 and was completed in October 2009.


Biographical Information

John H. Slusser was born in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 28, 1840. He enlisted in Company K of the 4th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Slusser married Elvira J. Snider of Giles County; they had six children: Samuel E. (1869-1871), Murry C. (1872-1964), Lena C. (b. 1875), Mary A. (b. 1877), Nancy E. (b. 1879), and Judson B. (1881-1906).

John H. Slusser owned a mine on Coal Bank Hollow Road in Blacksburg, VA. The mine was run under the J.H. Slusser & Son Company until Slusser died in 1909. He left no will; the mine was taken over by his son, Murry C. Slusser. The mining company was renamed M.C. Slusser Coal Company and served Blacksburg and the surrounding areas, including coal sold to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, until it closed in 1950.

Scope and Content

Ledger has "Store Book, no. 5, 1912" written on the front and consists of accounts and sales from the J.H. Slusser & Son Coal Company Store dating from 1902 through 1909. Ledger lists a variety of goods sold in the store including food stuffs, tobacco, clothing items, and hardware. Ledger lists accounts including those of James Alls, John H. Kanode, and Sam Caldwell.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Related Material

SLUSSER FAMILY. PAPERS, 1852-1909. 0.1 cu. ft. Montgomery County, Virginia family. Includes loose ledger sheets (1852-58) for the household expenditures of Dr. John B. Slusser with pencil drawings from 1885(?) by Murray C. Slusser; advertisement of a mine car from the Pressed Steel Car Company (n.d.); sheet from an account book, "In account with the dining hall of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute" (1909); a U.S. patent application (January 30, 1894) for the invention of an improved nut-lock by Murray C. and William J. Slusser; and pages from a personal account book. Ms60-001.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • John H. Slusser and Son Coal Company
  • Subjects:

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

Contents List

Box 1
Ledger, 1902-1909