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

A Guide to the William W. Gardner Daybook, 1918

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-011


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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
Ms1940-011
Title
William W. Gardner Daybook, 1918
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet; 1 folder
Creator
Gardner, William W.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection includes the daybook of William W. Gardner, a general store merchant in Lafayette (Montgomery County), Virginia, and containing customer names, goods purchased, and prices paid.

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], William W. Gardner Daybook, Ms1940-011, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The William W. Gardner Daybook was donated to the University Libraries in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1955.

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." Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.


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

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:

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the William W. Gardner Daybook by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

folder 1
Daybook, 1918