A Guide to the Argabright Family Ledger, 1848-1854 Argabright Family Ledger Ms2011-064

A Guide to the Argabright Family Ledger, 1848-1854

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-064


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Processed by: Jennifer Mitchell, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-064
Title
Argabright Family Ledger, 1848-1854
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Ledger details the business records of a blacksmith shop run by the Argabrights in Blacksburg, Virginia. The entries date from 1848 to 1854.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Argabright Family Ledger must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Argabright Family Ledger, Ms2011-064, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Argabright Family Ledger was completed in August 2011.


Historical note

Wesley Argabright was one of the 26 individuals who purchased land from William Black when Blacksburg, VA was founded in 1798. His decendants owned a blacksmith shop on Main Street in Blacksburg, VA. William Argabright (b. 1790) and sons Wesley (b. 1819) and James Argabright (b. 1833) listed blacksmith as their occupation on census records.

Scope and Content

Ledger contains the business records of a blacksmith shop run by the Argabright family in Blacksburg, VA. Ledger records the transactions dating from February 14, 1848 through March 14, 1854. Ledger records repeated transactions with members of the Blacksburg community including Robert T. Preston, John Stanger, John Peterman, William Barger, and Edwin Amiss. The ledger lists charges to Wesley Argabright for usage of pasture land in the front cover. The names William Argabright and James Argabright are also listed on the cover. The primary owner of the ledger is unclear.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by material type.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Ledger, 1848-1854