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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections
2011 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the Wiley B. King Account Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Wiley B. King Account Book, Ms1940-018, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Wiley B. King Account Book was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.
The processing and description of the Wiley B. King Account Book commenced and was completed in April 2011.
Wiley Banks King, son of Thomas B. and Sallie Eaton King, was born on October 17, 1881. He entered into business with his father under the name King & Son, which operated at Poplar Hill (Giles County), Virginia. By 1911, the business was operated solely under the name of W. B. King, and by 1917 had ceased operation. King married Martha K. Shannon (1882-1960) in 1904, and the couple would have five children. W. B. King died on May 2, 1957, and is buried in Giles County's Shannon-King Cemetery.
This collections consists of an account book maintained by Wiley B. King, a general store merchant in Poplar Hill (Giles County), Virginia. The book contains customer names, dates of purchases, goods purchased, and prices paid.