A Guide to the Hickory Fork, Virginia, Ledger, 1841-1842 Hickory Fork, Virginia, Ledger Ms2011-011

Hickory Fork, Virginia, Ledger, 1841-1842

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-011


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Processed by: Isidoro Rodriguez-Hazbun, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Acquisitions and Processing Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-011
Title
Hickory Fork, Virginia, Ledger, 1841-1842
Physical Characteristics
0.4 cu. ft. 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a 19th century manuscript business ledger from Hickory Fork in Gloucester County, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Hickory Fork, Virginia, Ledger must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Hickory Fork, Virginia, Ledger Ms2011-011, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Hickory Fork, Virginia, Ledger was purchased by Special Collections in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Hickory Fork, Virginia, Ledger was completed in February, 2011.


Biographical Note

The ledger is signed by John P. Babson. While little more is known about the owner/creator of the business ledger, he was a merchant from Gloucester County, Virginia, who sold supplies to the community.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a 19th century manuscript business ledger from Hickory Fork in Gloucester County, Virginia. Accounts date from January 22, 1841 to May 23, 1842, for a variety of sundries, supplies, and foods for families in the county. Among the regular clients listed are John D. Minor, Carter Coleman, Thomas B. Cooke, P.R. Nelson, John Catlett, Elizabeth Page, and William Taliaferro.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Box 1
Ledger, 1841-1842