A Guide to the George H. Hager Account Books, 1913-1925 Hager, George H. Account Books Ms1940-013

George H. Hager Account Books, 1913-1925

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1940-013


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-013
Title
George H. Hager Account Books, 1913-1925
Physical Characteristics
1.0 cu. ft. 2 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Customer account ledgers and order books of Wythe County, Virginia general mercantile business.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the George H. Hager Account Books must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: George H. Hager Account Books, Ms1940-013, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The George H. Hager Account Books were acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the George H. Hager Account Books commenced and was completed in February, 2011.


Biographical Note

The 1900 census describes George H. Hager as a 46-year-old Wythe County, Virginia farmer, living with his wife of 19 years, 40-year-old Ella Hager. According to the census record, George Hager had been born in Virginia in January, 1854; Ella, in July, 1859. The couple had no children. The Hagers appear again in the 1910 census as farmers in Wythe County's Fort Chiswell District. In the 1920 census, George H. Hager is described by the census as a 66-year-old, Virginia-born department store merchant, living in Fort Chiswell with 59-year-old wife Ellie. The couple also appears in the 1930 census, the only change being their respective ages. The census of 1880 indicates that George H. Hager was the son of Wythe County residents John and Mary Hager.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains account books of George H. Hager, proprietor of a Wythe County, Virginia general mercantile store. The collection includes 14 account ledgers in which Hager recorded customer names, the dates of transactions, goods purchased, and prices. Also included are two order books, which include lists of goods ordered and from whom ordered. The first of these, spanning the years 1913 to 1917, also seems to include customer account records from 1913. The second order book, covering 1918 to 1921, also contains Hager's accounts of money deposited and store expenses from 1913 to 1921. The books have all been rebound, with each cover bearing Hager's name and the town name of Gunton Park, Virginia. Also on each cover are the dates spanned by the book and sequential number (several of these dates and numbers are incorrect, however).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by ledger type, then chronologically.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Adjunct Descriptive Data

General note

The account books have all been rebound, apparently in 1941, with the cover of each book bearing Hager's name and the location Gunton Park, Virginia. Also on each cover are the dates spanned by the book and a sequential number (many of these dates and numbers are incorrect, however).

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Account ledger, 1913-1914.
Box-folder 1-2
Account ledger, 1914.
Box-folder 1-3
Account ledger, 1914-1915.
Box-folder 1-4
Account ledger, 1915.
Box-folder 1-5
Account ledger, 1915-1916.
Box-folder 1-6
Account ledger, 1916.
Box-folder 1-7
Account ledger, 1919.
Box-folder 1-8
Account ledger, 1920.
Box-folder 2-1
Account ledger, 1920.
Box-folder 2-2
Account ledger, 1920-1921.
Box-folder 2-3
Account ledger, 1921-1922.
Box-folder 2-4
Account ledger, 1922-1923.
Box-folder 2-5
Account ledger, 1923.
Box-folder 2-6
Account ledger, 1924-1925.
Box-folder 2-7
Order book, 1913-1917.
Box-folder 2-8
Order book, 1918-1921.