A Guide to the David P. Graham Account Book, 1880-1884 Graham, David P. Account Book Ms1940-009

David P. Graham Account Book, 1880-1884

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1940-009


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-009
Title
David P. Graham Account Book, 1880-1884
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Account book maintained by David P. Graham, a farmer, merchant and iron furnace owner of Wythe County, Virginia. Includes accounts of servants and workers, showing goods purchased at Graham's store and credits for work performed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the David P. Graham Account Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: David P. Graham Account Book, Ms1940-009, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The David P. Graham Account Book was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the David P. Graham Account Book commenced and was completed in March, 2011.


Biographical Note

David Peirce Graham, the son of David and Martha Peirce Graham, was born in Wythe County, Virginia on October 24, 1838. Graham entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1857, but is said to have departed the following year in protest of a classmate's expulsion. In 1861, Graham organized a company of infantry that became Company B of the 51st Virginia Infantry. The regiment served most of its time in southwestern Virginia and what is now West Virginia. Graham was promoted to major in July 1863, but health concerns forced his resignation in April 1864. Returning home, Graham further developed an iron business established by his father and supplied iron to the Confederate government. In 1868, Graham married Nannie Montgomery Tate (1843-1923), the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Graham Tate. The couple had eight children. David P. Graham died on November 5, 1898.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a single account book maintained by David P. Graham, a Wythe County, Virginia farmer, merchant, and iron furnace owner. The book details accounts of servants and workers in Graham's employ. Debit entries list goods purchased at Graham's store, while on opposite pages, workers are credited for time worked.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Folder 1
Account book, 1880-1884