A Guide to the Rural Retreat Water Mills Ledger, 1892-1920 Rural Retreat Water Mills Ledger Ms2015-010

A Guide to the Rural Retreat Water Mills Ledger, 1892-1920

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-010


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Processed by: Carolyn Meier, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-010
Title
Rural Retreat Water Mills Ledger, 1892-1920
Physical Characteristics
0.2 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Rural Retreat Water Mills. (Rural Retreat, Virginia)
Language
English
Abstract
Rural Retreat Produce & Milling Company until 1911, then Rural Retreat Water Mills. Ledger begins in 1915 and includes more than 200 customer names and accounts, plus records of items purchased.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Rural Retreat Water Mills Ledger must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Rural Retreat Water Mills Ledger, Ms2015-010, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Rural Retreat Water Mills Ledger was purchased by Special Collections in 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Rural Retreat Water Mills Ledger was completed in March 2015.


Scope and Content

The collection includes a ledger from the Rural Retreat Water Mills, containing more than 200 customer names and accounts, plus records of items purchased. First known as the Rural Retreat Produce & Milling Company until 1911, the company later became the Rural Retreat Water Mills.

The ledger also contained ephemeral items and documents (mostly photocopies) relating to multiple sales of the mill in the 19th and 20th centuries. The ephemera includes an Arm and Hammer ad, draft of a contract related to the leasing of a farm listed 2 miles from Rural Retreat on Wytheville Pike, an inventory slip, and a credit slip.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Container List

Box-folder 1-1
Ledger, 1915-1919
Box-folder 1-2
Ephemera found in the ledger, 1915-1919
Box-folder 1-3
Materials related to sales of the mill, 1892-1920