A Guide to the Doctor V. Jewell Account Books, 1898-1923 Jewell, Doctor V. Account Books Ms1940-015

Doctor V. Jewell Account Books, 1898-1923

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1940-015


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-015
Title
Doctor V. Jewell Account Books, 1898-1923
Physical Characteristics
0.7 cu. ft. 3 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Ledgers detailing customer accounts of Montgomery County, Virginia general store as well as staff and customers of Crockett Springs Hotel, also in Montgomery County.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Doctor V. Jewell Account Books must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Doctor V. Jewell Account Books, Ms1940-015, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Doctor V. Jewell Account Books were acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Doctor V. Jewell Account Books commenced and was completed in April, 2011.


Biographical Note

Doctor Valentine Jewell was born in Floyd County, Virginia on September 12, 1885 to parents Commodore H. and Arena Ellen Shank Jewell. He married Effie Myrtle Hoback Sisson (1890-1962), the daughter of Noah and Gillie Ann Sowers Hoback, in 1910. The Jewells had one child, an adopted son named Trent Lee Jewell (1920-1938). The 1930 census describes Doctor V. Jewell as a general store merchant, residing in Montgomery County's Elliston township. D. V. Jewell died on July 5, 1942, and is buried in Montgomery County's Piedmont Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains account books maintained by Doctor V. Jewell, a Montgomery County, Virginia general store merchant and, with his wife, manager of the Crockett Springs Hotel near Shawsville.

Included is a ledger covering the years 1898-1900, and showing the accounts of the hotel employees, with one column showing charges to individual staff members for goods purchased, uniforms, and breakages, and the other column showing wage credits (with most being paid $.50 per day). The back of the volume contains several pages on which the 1899 wage expenses of the hotel have been grouped by labor type (dining room, livery, kitchen, and laundry), including the total amount paid to each worker.

The collection also includes two ledgers, for the years 1898-1900, detailing customer accounts and containing names, dates, and charges for such things as boarding, transportation, and laundry. The second of these ledgers contains an illustrated brochure for the Crockett Springs Hotel.

Also contained in the collection is a single account book relating to Jewell's general store. The first section of the volume details customer accounts, including names, dates, items purchased and prices paid. The latter half of the ledger seems to relate to the store's accounts with banks and other businesses. The back of the ledger contains several business documents, consisting mostly of invoices and receipts.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by ledger type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Hotel staff accounts, 1899-1900
Box-folder 1-2
Hotel customer accounts, 1898-1899
Box-folder 2-1
Hotel customer accounts, 1900-1902
Box-folder 3-1
General store accounts, 1908-1923