The Resource Augusta County (Va.) Lending Library Ledger

Augusta County (Va.) Lending Library Ledger

Label
Augusta County (Va.) Lending Library Ledger, 1823-1829
Title
Augusta County (Va.) Lending Library Ledger
Inclusive dates
1823-1829
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Augusta County (Va.) Lending Library Ledger, 1823-1829, functioned as a circulation register. Transactions are listed chronologically under individual accounts with separate entries for loans and returns. For each account, the left page was used to record loans while the right page documented book returns. Each entry includes the date and the name of the book along with the volume number. Books offered by the library included Smith's Essays, Dwight's Travels, Sir Walter Scott's Tales of my Landlord, Gillie's Greece, the works of Shakespeare, Plutarch's Lives, Rob Roy, Silliman's Travels, Don Quixote, History of England, and Ivanhoe
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
This lending library operated in Augusta County, Virginia, during the mid-nineteenth century. Using the list of borrowers as evidence, it is probable that the library was some type of subscription library. All listed users of the library were men, and many were considered prominent, influential citizens of Augusta County -- James Crawford, William Donaghe, William T. Eskridge, Nicholas C. Kinney, Archibald Stuart, and Hugh Sheffey.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Augusta County (Va.) Lending Library Ledger
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Augusta County under the accession number 43658
  • The collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Augusta County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001596258
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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