A Guide to the New River Grocery Company Order Book, 1905-1906 New River Grocery Company Order Book Ms1940-026

A Guide to the New River Grocery Company Order Book, 1905-1906

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-026


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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
Ms1940-026
Title
New River Grocery Company Order Book, 1905-1906
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet; 1 folder
Creator
New River Grocery Company (Fries, Va.)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains an oder book for a wholesale business operating in Fries (Grayson County), Virginia, during the early 20th century.

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], New River Grocery Company Order Book, Ms1940-026, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The New River Grocery Company Order Book was acquired by the university in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1955.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the New River Grocery Company Order Book commenced and was completed in March 2011. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.


Administrative History

A wholesale grocer, the New River Valley Grocery Company operated in Fries (Grayson County), Virginia during the early 20th century. According to a notation on the first page of the book, the business commenced operation in 1905. It it listed in a directory of Grayson County businesses in 1911. Thomas C. Vaughan (1870-1938) served as the company's president for at least 14 years, beginning in 1906.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single order book maintained by the New River Grocery Company, a wholesale business operating in Fries, Virginia, during the early 20th century. The book contains orders placed by customers and includes lists of items ordered and prices for each. Most of the company's customers were located in in Virginia's Galax, Pulaski, and Wythe counties.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Fries (Va.)
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the New River Grocery Company Order Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Contents List

folder 1
Order book, 1905-1906