A Guide to the William H. Graham Account Books, 1931-1932 Graham, William H. Account Books Ms1940-010

William H. Graham Account Books, 1931-1932

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1940-010


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-010
Title
W. H. Graham Account Books, 1931-1932
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Account books of William H. Graham, a general store merchant of Radford, Virginia, including customer names, goods purchased, and prices.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: William H. Graham Account Books, Ms1940-010, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The William H. Graham Account Books were acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the William H. Graham Account Books commenced and was completed in March, 2011.


Biographical Note

William Harrison Graham, the son of Noah and Drusilla Thornton Graham, was born May 25, 1893 in Pulaski County, Virginia. He married Minnie Viers (1896-1963), and the couple would have 11 children. In the 1910 census, Willie H. Graham appears as an 18-year-old rock quarry laborer, living in Pulaski County's Hiwassee District with his parents and younger siblings. By the time of the 1920 census, William H. Graham was living in Radford and was employed as a laborer at an extract plant. Still living in Radford at the time of the 1930 census, William H. Graham was described as a 37-year-old retail store merchant. Also in the household were his wife Minnie, 33, and seven children. William H. Graham died on March 29, 1964 and is buried in Radford's Westview Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two account books maintained by William H. Graham, a general store merchant in Radford, Virginia. Though one book is labeled a daybook and the other a ledger, both seem to have been used for the same purpose. Each volume records the names of customers, goods purchased, and prices. Most of the transactions have been crossed out as "paid." Though the books are dated, the individual transactions are not.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Folder 1
Account book, 1931
Folder 1
Account book, 1932