A Guide to the Hugh C. Ledgerwood Account Book, 1915 Ledgerwood, Hugh C., Account Book Ms1940-017

A Guide to the Hugh C. Ledgerwood Account Book, 1915

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-017


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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
Ms1940-017
Title
Hugh C. Ledgerwood Account Book, 1915
Physical Characteristics
0.2 Cubic Feet; 1 box
Creator
Ledgerwood, Hugh C., 1862-1923
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains a ledger maintained by Hugh C. Ledgerwood, proprietor of a general store in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia, with details of customer transactions, including names, dates, goods purchased, and prices paid.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Hugh C. Ledgerwood Account Book, Ms1940-017, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Hugh C. Ledgerwood Account Book was acquired by 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 Hugh C. Ledgerwood Account Book commenced and was completed in March 2011. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.


Biographical Note

Hugh C. Ledgerwood, son of Anderson and Hester Gish Ledgerwood, was born on January 8, 1862, in Montgomery County, Virginia. Ledgerwood lived for many years in Utah and other western states before returning to Virginia, and he lived at various times in Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe counties. Information in his account book indicates that he was living in Pulaski County in 1915. Ledgerwood married Josie Akers in 1919. The 1920 census describes Hugh C. Ledgerwood as a 48-year-old resident of Montgomery County, employed at a sawmill. Also in the household is 25-year-old Josephine Ledgerwood. Hugh C. Ledgerwood died on January 26, 1923, and is buried in Pulaski County's Max Creek Cemetery.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of an account book maintained by Hugh C. Ledgerwood, proprietor of a general store in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia. The book details customer transactions, with each entry recording customer name, date of purchase, goods purchased, and prices paid. The book also records credits to the accounts of customers. Also included are lists of delinquent accounts and collections made.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Hugh C. Ledgerwood Account 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

box 1
Account book, 1915