The Resource George W. Williams Journal and Ledger

George W. Williams Journal and Ledger

Label
George W. Williams Journal and Ledger, 1845-1848
Title
George W. Williams Journal and Ledger
Inclusive dates
1845-1848
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Journal, 1845-1848, of George W. Williams used as a daybook to record daily transactions in chronological order. Information recorded in the daybook includes date of transaction, name of customer, form of transaction, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, cost per item, form of payment, total amount owed, and total amount paid. Items sold include spices, dry-goods, soap, food, farm equipment, clothing, nails, chairs, and rum. Forms of payment include cash, credit and barter of items such as butter, wheat, bacon, and raw hide
  • Ledger, 1846-1848, records the accounts of individual customers. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each entry include date of transaction, form of transaction, amount owed, form of payment, and amount paid. Volume does not contain detailed information regarding items sold by merchant. Rather, it uses the term "merchandise." Information found in ledger was derived from journal. Ledger entries include page numbers of corresponding journal where detailed information can be found. Ledger includes an index listing customers' names in alphabetical order and the page number their accounts can be found. Many pages in ledger defaced by drawings and writings
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Biographical or historical data
  • George W. Williams owned a general store located in the town of Jefferson, Virginia, and conducted business during the mid-19th century.
  • The journal and ledger were used as exhibits in the chancery suit Binford and Nimms, creditors versus Administrator of George W. Williams, etc., heard in the Powhatan County Circuit Court.
Cataloging source
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Location of other archival material
For additional information see the Powhatan County Chancery Cause, Binford and Nimms, creditors versus Administrator of George W. Williams, etc., available on the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index. The index number is 1868-014.
Label
George W. Williams Journal and Ledger
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Powhatan County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Powhatan County Circuit Court
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001516583
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v. (443 p.)

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