A Guide to the James Glen Walthall Daybook, 1906 Walthall, James Glen Daybook Ms1940-030

James Glen Walthall Daybook, 1906

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1940-030


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-030
Title
James Glen Walthall Daybook, 1906
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Daybook of Montgomery County, Virginia, general mercantile business, recording customer names, goods purchased, and prices paid.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the James Glen Walthall Daybook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: James Glen Walthall Daybook, Ms1940-030, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The James Glen Walthall Daybook was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the James Glen Walthall Daybook commenced and was completed in March, 2011.


Biographical Note

James Glen Walthall was born in Virginia on December 16, 1872. The 1900 census lists a 27-year-old Glenn Walthall living in the Alleghany District of Montgomery County, Virginia and employed as a railroad laborer. Also listed is Walthall's wife of five years, 29-year-old Allie Walthall, and a son named Frederick. The 1920 census describes Glen J. Walthall as a 47-year-old traveling salesman, still living in Alleghany District, with wife Nellie, 49, and children Reginald and Lillian. Walthall is listed as a grocer in the 1911 Virginia Business Directory and Gazetteer but cannot be found in either the 1906 or 1917 directories, indicating that his business may have been short-lived. James Glen Walthall died on October 3, 1949, and is buried at Lafayette Cemetery in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a single daybook maintained by James Glen Walthall, proprietor of a general mercantile business in Lafayette (Montgomery County), Virginia during the early 20th century. The book contains entries listing dates of transactions, customer names, goods purchased, and prices paid. The entries commence with October 25 and end on November 23.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Daybook, 1906