A Guide to the Wiley B. King Account Book, 1904-1905 King, Wiley B., Account Book Ms1940-018

A Guide to the Wiley B. King Account Book, 1904-1905

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-018


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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
Ms1940-018
Title
Wiley B. King Account Book, 1904-1905
Physical Characteristics
0.2 Cubic Feet; 1 box
Creator
King, Wiley Banks, 1881-1957
Language
English
Abstract
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.

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], Wiley B. King Account Book, Ms1940-018, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Wiley B. King Account Book was acquired by the University Libraries in 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Wiley B. King Account Book commenced and was completed in April 2011. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.


Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Wiley B. King 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, 1904-1905