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

A Guide to the James Glen Walthall Daybook, ca. 1906

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-030


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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
Ms1940-030
Title
James Glen Walthall Daybook, ca. 1906
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet; 1 folder
Creator
Walthall, James Glen, 1872-1949
Language
English
Abstract
The James Glen Walthall Daybook details a Montgomery County, Virginia general mercantile business, recording 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], James Glen Walthall Daybook, Ms1940-030, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The James Glen Walthall Daybook was donated to the university in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1955.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the James Glen Walthall Daybook commenced and was completed in March 2011. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.


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 and under general stores for Lafayette in the 1906 edition. James Glen Walthall died on October 3, 1949, and is buried at Lafayette Cemetery in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Scope and Content

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. The year is unknown but estimated to be around 1906.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the James Glen Walthall 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

folder 1
Daybook, ca. 1906