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

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

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-013


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2020 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: John M. Jackson, Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-013
Title
George H. Hager Account Books, 1913-1925
Physical Characteristics
1 Cubic Feet; 2 boxes
Creator
Hager, George H.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains account books, including customer account ledgers and order books, of George H. Hager, proprietor of a Wythe County, Virginia general mercantile store.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], George H. Hager Account Books, Ms1940-013, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The George H. Hager Account Books were transferred to the University Libraries in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1955.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the George H. Hager Account Books commenced and was completed in February 2011. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.

Please note: The account books have all been rebound, apparently in 1941 by the University Libiraries, 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. However, many of these dates and numbers are incorrect.


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 was 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

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:

  • Account books
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Wythe County (Va.)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the George H. Hager Account Books by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

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