A Guide to the Charles Scott and Company Collection, 1863-1865 Scott, Charles and Company Ms2009-033

A Guide to the Charles Scott and Company Collection, 1863-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-033


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Processed by: Jennifer Vipperman, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-033
Title
Charles Scott and Company Collection 1863-1865
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu.ft.
Creator
Charles Scott and Company
Language
English
Abstract
Receipts and business documents relating to the business of Charles Scott and Company of Glade Spring Depot, Virginia. Charles Scott and Company ran a salt works outside of Saltville, Virginia and supplied salt for the state of Virginia during the Civil War. One of the receipts is for a retainer for James W. Sheffey "in case of impressment of C. Scott and Co.'s property by the state."

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Charles Scott and Company Collection, Ms2009-033, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Charles Scott and Company Collection was purchased for the Civil War collection here in Special Collections in 1997.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Charles Scott and Company Collection was completed in March 2009.

Biographical Information

Charles Scott was a merchant based in Glade Spring Depot, VA. Charles Scott and Company traded in basic goods and ran a salt mill outside of Saltville, Virginia. Saltville, Virginia was known as the Salt Capital of the Confederacy and Charles Scott and Company sold salt to the Virginia Government along with Stuart, Buchanan, and Company in 1863. In March 1864, the salt works of Charles Scott and Company and Stuart, Buchanan and Company were impressed by the state for salt production for the people of Virginia.

Scope and Content

Collection includes bills and receipts relating to the business of Charles Scott and Company dating from 1863 to 1865. Receipts are for goods sold by Charles Scott and Company and some of Charles Scott's business partners. Goods include corn, meal, and "brogans" as well as shipping costs for other goods. One receipt is for retainer fee for James W. Sheffey "in case of impressment of C. Scott and Co.'s property by the state."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Charles Scott and Company, Business Documents, 1863-1865