A Guide to the Greenville D. Wood Account Books, 1894-1912 Wood, Greenville D., Account Books Ms1940-028

A Guide to the Greenville D. Wood Account Books, 1894-1912

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-028


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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
Ms1940-028
Title
Greenville D. Wood Account Books, 1894-1912
Physical Characteristics
0.6 Cubic Feet; 2 boxes
Creator
Wood, Greenville D.
Language
English
Abstract
The Greenville D. Wood Account Books document the operations of a Floyd County, Virginia general mercantile store, providing customer names, dates of purchase, and transaction descriptions.

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], Greenville D. Wood Account Books, Ms1940-028, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Greenville D. Wood Account Books were donated to the university in 1939 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1955.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Greenville D. Wood Account Books commenced and was completed in November 2011. Initial desscription was completed in or prior to May 1970.


Biographical Note

Greenville Darius Wood was born to Richard J. and Judith Anne Shortt Wood on November 9, 1866. Following the 1892 death of his first wife, Melissa Graham, Wood married Lilly Barnard in 1895, and the couple had five children. Wood seems to have lived his entire adult life in the Little River District of Floyd County, Virginia, where he worked as a merchant and farmer. Greenville D. Wood died on September 13, 1943, and is buried in Floyd County's Harvestwood Cemetery.

Scope and Content

This collection contains three ledgers maintained by Greenville D. Wood, proprietor of a general mercantile business in Turtle Rock (Floyd County), Virginia, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Greenville D. Wood Account Books 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-item 1
1
Day book, 1896-1897
box-item 1
2
Ledger, 1894-1897
box-item 2
1
Ledger, 1896-1912