A Guide to the Unidentified Retail Ledger, 1788-1828 Unidentified Retail Ledger, 1788-1828 1110736

A Guide to the Unidentified Retail Ledger, 1788-1828

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A Guide to an Unidentified Retail Ledger, 1788-1828
Physical Characteristics
1 v. (272 p.)
Pittsylvania County (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Unidentified Retail Ledger, 1788-1828. Local Government Records Collection, Pittsylvania County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Pittsylvania County.

Historical Information

An unidentified retail business that conducted business in Pittsylvania County during the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century.

Scope and Content

Ledger, 1788-1828, of an unidentified retail business that records the indivdual accounts of customers. Information found in each entry include date of transaction, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, date and form of payment, and total amount owed and paid. Items purchased include wheat, cotton, dry goods, clothing, spices, wool, dishware, iron, alcohol, food, and paper. Items paid by cash, credit, labor such as making clothing, picking cotton, plowing fields, etc., and barter such as corn, calf skin, green apples, and beeswax. There are also entries that refer to hiring out of slaves.

Related Material

Additional Pittsylvania County Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Unidentified Retail (Pittsylvania County, Va.)
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Virginia--Pittsylvania County
  • Consumer goods--Virginia--Pittsylvania County
  • Slavery--Virginia--Pittsylvania County
  • Slaves--Virginia--Pittsylvania County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Pittsylvania County (Va.)--History
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Business records--Virginia--Petersburg
  • Ledgers (account books)--Virginia--Petersburg
  • Local government records--Virginia--Petersburg