A Guide to the William W. Gardner Daybook, 1918 Gardner, William W. Daybook Ms1940-011

William W. Gardner Daybook, 1918

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1940-011


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-011
Title
William W. Gardner Daybook, 1918
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Daybook of general store merchant in Lafayette (Montgomery County), Virginia, containing customer names, goods purchased, and prices paid.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the William W. Gardner Daybook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: William W. Gardner Daybook, Ms1940-011, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The William W. Gardner Daybook was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the William W. Gardner Daybook commenced and was completed in March, 2011. The item had originally been cataloged as the W. W. Gardener Account Book, but research and examination suggested a revision in the title. The item was apparently rebound upon its acquisition by the library and bears the embossed title "W. W. Gardener, La Fayette Virginia, 1918."


Biographical Note

According to Virginia's Montgomery County, W. W. Gardner operated a store in the county's Lafayette community during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 1880 census lists a 7-year-old William W. Gardner living in the Montgomery County home of his father, miller William H. Gardner. The 1920 census includes a 48-year-old retail merchant named Walter [sic] W. Gardner living in Montgomery County's Alleghany District with 38-year-old wife Nora E. Gardner and a five-year-old son named W. J. Cannon Gardner. All had been born in Virginia, with parents born in Virginia. A 58-year-old retail merchant named William W. Gardner is recorded by the 1930 census, living in Alleghany District with wife Nora and son William J. C. No further record could be located.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a single daybook maintained by William W. Gardner, a general store merchant in Lafayette (Montgomery County), Virginia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For each transaction, the volume provides date, customer name, goods purchased, and prices paid. The entries cover a seven-week period, beginning with July 29, 1918.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Contents List

Folder 1
Daybook, 1918.