The Resource Account books, (microform)

Account books, (microform)

Label
Account books, 1783-1844
Title
Account books
Inclusive dates
1783-1844
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Includes two journals. The journal of Richard Blow (1746-1833), dated 1783-1785, is for his branch stores in Portsmouth and Sussex County and lists charges for tobacco, as well as for groceries, hardware, dry goods, clothing and liquor for persons from Greensville, Southampton, and Sussex Counties, Virginia. There are charges to the firm of Blow and Barksdale
  • The second journal dated 1838-1844 belongs to George Blow (1787-1870), the son of Richard and Frances Blow and pertains to his "Tower Hill" plantation in Sussex County. It lists charges for groceries, dry goods, and hardware, as well as the sale of plantation crops, such as tobaccco. Also included are his personal accounts and accounts of expenses for the funeral of his mother in 1838. The journal is partially mutilated
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Richard Blow (1746-1833), the son of Samuel and Martha Blow, was a prominent tobacco merchant who owned plantations and operated branch stores in Southampton and Sussex Counties, Virginia.
  • George Blow (1787-1870), Richard's son, was one of the largest landowners and slaveholders in Sussex County, Virginia by 1861.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation location within source
E186.5/B25
Citation source
  • Available for purchase: Edwards, Conley L., III et al., comps. A GUIDE TO BUSINESS RECORDS IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond : Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
  • For additional information on the Blow family in the library:
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Chapter I, Baltimore. ANCESTRAL RECORDS AND PORTRAITS : A COMPILATION FROM THE ARCHIVES OF CHAPTER I. New York : Grafton Press, [c1910].
Label
Account books, (microform)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
Stoner's Store
Organization method
Richard Blow's journal, 1783-1785, followed by George Blow's journal, 1838-1844.
Positive negative aspect
positive
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000493828
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/reductionRatio
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ReductionRatioRange
unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Photoduplication prohibited.
Type of unit
reel (2 v.)

Library Locations

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