The Resource Henry I. Tapp Daybook and Ledger

Henry I. Tapp Daybook and Ledger

Henry I. Tapp Daybook and Ledger, 1826-1831
Henry I. Tapp Daybook and Ledger
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  • Henry I. Tapp Daybook and Ledger, 1826-1831, documents the financial activities of Tapp's law firm on an almost daily basis. Information found in the daybook entries include the name of client and the amounts owed or paid. Each entry can be found under the client's individual account in the ledger located at the back of the volume. Examples of the services provided by Tapp include serving as administrator and guardian, drafting deeds, taking depositions, settling estates, and arguing cases at court. The law firms expenses (such as travel, hire of horses, and purchasing wood) are also recorded in the daybook and ledger
  • Several entries also record the hiring out of Tapp's slaves (Michael, Tom, Mike, and Dick) for short durations for whitewashing, helping with a harvest, etc
  • Transactions entered in 1831 were made by Thomas J. Michie, another lawyer in Augusta County, who took over Tapp's cases after his death in 1830
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Biographical or historical data
Henry I. Tapp was a lawyer in Staunton, Virginia, in the early nineteenth century until his death in 1830. Tapp was also involved in the building of the Staunton turnpike.
Cataloging source
Henry I. Tapp Daybook and Ledger
  • 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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Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Augusta County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
Use microfilm, Augusta County (Va.) Reel 244.
Type of unit
  • v.
  • microfilm reel.

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