A Guide to the James E. Yates Account Book, 1874-1909 Yates, James E., Account Book Ms1940-032

A Guide to the James E. Yates Account Book, 1874-1909

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-032


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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
Ms1940-032
Title
James E. Yates Account Book, 1874-1909
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
0.3 Cubic Feet; 1 box
Creator
Yates, James E.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of an account book maintained by James E. Yates, a livestock trader in Rappahannock County, Virginia, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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], James E. Yates Account Book, Ms1940-032, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The James E. Yates Account Book was acquired by the university in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James E. Yates Account Book commenced and was completed in September 2011. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.


Biographical Note

James Edward Yates was born to Benjamin and Mary Yates in Culpeper County, Virginia, on January 24, 1826. By 1860, Yates was living in Rappahannock County, Virginia, where he worked as a cattle dealer. He married Mary Elizabeth Moore in Rappahnnock County on March 19, 1868. The marriage record notes that Yates, a widower, was working as a cattle trader. A 50-year-old J. E. Yates is listed as a stock dealer living in Flint Hill (Rappahannock County) in the 1880 census. Among others in the household is Yates's wife, Betty; children Charlie, Edward M., and Lizzie; and Yates's mother-in-law, Betsy Moore. James E. Yates died on January 21, 1918, and is buried in Rappahannock County's Flint Hill Methodist Cemetery. (Mrs. A. A. Yates (1829-1867), also buried in this cemetery, was likely Yates's first wife, as a stock dealer named James Yates married Adaline Amanda Swain in Rappahannock County in 1859; in the 1880 census, Harriett Swain, Yates's mother-in-law, is listed among the inhabitants of his household.)

Scope and Content

This collection consists of an account book maintained by James E. Yates, a livestock trader in Rappahannock County, Virginia, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Included are names of customers, as well as dates, descriptions, and amounts of transactions, largely relating to sales of cattle and other livestock. The collection also includes loose documents that had been inserted in the front of the ledger. Among these are account statements, receipts, checks, promissory notes, and business correspondence.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by item type, with unbound financial documents preceding the account book.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Account books
  • Agriculture
  • Rappahannock County (Va.)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the James E. Yates 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

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

box-folder 1
1
Financial documents, 1874-1909, n.d.
box-folder 1
2
Account book, 1887-1910