A Guide to the C. B. Anderson Records 1884-1910 Anderson, C. B. Ms1989-083

A Guide to the C. B. Anderson Records 1884-1910

A Collection in
the Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1989-083


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Processed by: Gilbert Borrego, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Accession number
Ms1989-083
Title
C. B. Anderson Records 1884-1910
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.5 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Daybook, business journal, ledgers, and notes of C. B. [Charles Blanton?] Anderson, a general store owner in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the C. B. Anderson Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

C. B. Anderson Records, Ms1989-083- Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The C. B. Anderson Records were donated to the Special Collections in 1989.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the C. B. Anderson Records commenced in May 2005 and was completed in May 2005.

Biographical/Historical Information

C. B. Anderson was a general store owner in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia. His records provide little further information regarding his personal life.

An obituary supplies the following information regarding Charles Blanton Anderson Sr., a resident of Newbern, to whom these items most likely belonged: The son of Joseph Larkin Anderson (a blacksmith) and Susan Rebecca Keffer Anderson, Charles Blanton Anderson Sr. was born in Pulaski County on January 14, 1857. Anderson married Stella Austin, and the couple had four children: Walter Anderson, C. B. Anderson Jr., Mrs. Frank M. Akers, and Stella Anderson. His obituary reports that Anderson was a graduate of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College's class of 1886, but no other record of his attendance could be found. Anderson died following a short illness from pneumonia on May 16, 1945.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the records of C. B. [Charles Blanton?] Anderson, a general store owner in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection includes a business journal, containing information about accounts, together with copies of Anderson's correspondence. Also included are three account books, containing details on the store's credits and debits. (Within the ledger for 1884-1890 are miscellaneous sketches and writings.) Completing the collection are two notes which were found in the ledger for 1897-1901. The records have value to those interested in local history and genealogy in Pulaski County at the turn of the 20th century.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in a roughly chronological order as follows: business journal, large ledger, daybook, the two small ledgers, and finally two notes.

Related Material

Additional records for this business can be found in the C.B. Anderson Account Book, Ms2011-086.

Contents List

Business journal 1898 . 1-1, Box-folder
S. E. [single entry] ledger 1897-1901 . 1-2, Box-folder
Daybook 1904-1910 . 1-3, Box-folder
Ledgers . 1-4, Box-folder
  • 1884-1890 .
  • 1907-1908 .
Notes found in single entry ledger (between pages 116 and 117) 1898, n.d. . 1-5, Box-folder