A Guide to the Lynchburg, Virginia Mercantile Daybook, 1835-1838 Lynchburg, Virginia Mercantile Daybook Ms2017-024

A Guide to the Lynchburg, Virginia Mercantile Daybook, 1835-1838

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-024


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech
Lynchburg, Virginia Mercantile Daybook1835-1838
0.5 Cubic Feet 1 box
Daybook of unidentified store in Lynchburg, Virginia, recording tranactions of sales and purchases, including names of customers/suppliers, detailed descriptions of goods bought/sold, and prices.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Lynchburg, Virginia Mercantile Daybook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lynchburg, Virginia Mercantile Daybook, Ms2017-024, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Lynchburg, Virginia Mercantile Daybook was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2002.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Lynchburg Virginia Mercantile Daybook commenced and was completed in August, 2017.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single daybook maintained by a general mercantile store in Lynchburg, Virginia during the first half of the 19th century. The entries provide details on the store's expenditures as well as sales, recording customer and supplier names, goods and services received, goods sold, and prices. The volume was used at one point as a scrapbook; newspaper clippings have been pasted on several pages in the front.

Notes found with the account book suggest that it may have belonged to members of the Lancaster family.

Subjects and Indexing Terms