A Guide to the New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891: SC 0149

A Guide to the New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891: SC 0149

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number SC 0149


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Processed by: Chris Bolgiano, November 1998; Tiffany Cole, February 2018

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection Number
SC 0140
Title
New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=jmu/vihart00076.xml
Extent
.26 cubic feet; 1 folder
Creator
Unknown
Language
English
Abstract
The New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891, is comprised of one bound ledger documenting the business transactions of a New Market Virginia general store or similar enterprise.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891, SC 0149, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in September 1998 from Paper Treasures Book Store and Gallery in New Market, Virginia. Funding was provided by Friends of Carrier Library.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3094.

Administrative History

The business(es) for which this ledger documents is unnamed.

Scope and Content

The New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891, is comprised of one bound ledger documenting the business transactions of a New Market Virginia general store or similar enterprise. Entries include sundry foodstuffs (butter, oranges, crackers, vinegar, coffee, produce, and eggs) and miscellaneous merchandise (corset stays, pearl buttons, shoes, plug tobacco, coal oil, and paper pins). Patrons of the store are listed with their respective account information with items purchased and the date of the purchase. Patrons are numerous and include John P. Brock, David Neff, Albert Zirkle, Philo Bradley, Joseph Crist, Perry Funkhouser, Thomas Estep, George A. Moffett, and Solon Henkel & Bro. Notes in the book also make reference to "New Market Wagon Works." Related merchandise includes wood, lumber, load wood, and wagons.

Arrangement

The ledger is housed in one folder.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Account books -- Sources
  • Business records -- Sources
  • Carriage and wagon making -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Farm supply industries -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • General stores -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • New Market (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
  • New Market (Va.) -- Industries -- 19th century
  • New Market Wagon Works (Va.)
  • Produce trade -- Virginia -- 19th century
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Account books

Container List

Box:Folder 1 folder: 1
New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891