The Resource Henry W. Whitlock and Son Daybooks and Ledger

Henry W. Whitlock and Son Daybooks and Ledger

Label
Henry W. Whitlock and Son Daybooks and Ledger, 1839-1846
Title
Henry W. Whitlock and Son Daybooks and Ledger
Inclusive dates
1839-1846
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Business records of Henry W. Whitlock and Son consist of two daybooks and a ledger
  • Daybook, 1839-1842, records on a monthly basis transactions of Henry W. Whitlock and Son. Information recorded in the daybook includes name of customer, dates of transactions, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, price of each item, form of payment, amount owed and paid, and page number of customer's account found in corresponding ledger. Merchandise sold include beef, eggs, alcoholic drinks, shoes, dry-goods, marbles, castor oil, nails, flour, oats and iron. Payments were made by cash, credit, and barter of goods such as oats, wheat, corn and bacon. Information related to entires dated 1841-1842 were derived from second daybook
  • Daybook, 1841-1842, records on a daily basis the transactions of Henry W. Whitlock and Son. Information recorded in the daybook includes name of customer, date of transaction, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, price of each item, form of payment, and amount owed and paid
  • Ledger, 1839-1846, 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. Each entry also includes page numbers of transaction found in Daybook, 1839-1842. Some entries state where the customer lived. Volume does not contain detailed information regarding items sold by general store. Rather, it uses the general term "merchandise." Volume also includes miscellaneous loose papers
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Biographical or historical data
  • Henry W. Whitlock and his son James M. Whitlock conducted a mercantile business called Henry W. Whitlock and Son in Jefferson, Virginia, from January 1841-January 1843. Prior to 1841, the business was solely owned by Henry W. Whitlock.
  • The daybooks and ledgers were used as exhibits in the chancery suit Executor of Henry Whitlock versus Frances E. Whitlock, etc., heard in the Powhatan County Circuit Court.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
For additional information see the Powhatan County Chancery Cause, Executor of Henry Whitlock versus Frances E. Whitlock, etc., available on the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index. The index number is 1870-010.
Label
Henry W. Whitlock and Son Daybooks 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
3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Powhatan County Circuit Court
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001516761
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v. (877 p.)

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