The Resource Isle of Wight County Museum collection of P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., and Company records, (microform)

Isle of Wight County Museum collection of P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., and Company records, (microform)

Label
Isle of Wight County Museum collection of P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., and Company records, 1860-1970
Title
Isle of Wight County Museum collection of P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., and Company records
Inclusive dates
1860-1970
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records, 1860-1970 of P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., and Company and its predecessor and successor companies of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, consisting of account books, cash books, daybooks, encyclopedias, financial records, freight manifests, invoices, ledgers, letter books, minute books, stock lists, and other business records detailing the operations of P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., and Company and its related firms. Collection also contains volumes of other businesses which worked with Gwaltney in its operations as well as other businesses in Isle of Wight County. Collection also contains an inventory of old homes in Isle of Wight County
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • In 1870, P. D. Gwaltney Sr. (1836-1915) moved from Surry County, Virginia, to Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and there established a retail and mercantile business, Gwaltney and Delk, with cousin O. G. Delk. Among other things, the business produced and sold a uniquely cured and smoked product called the "Smithfield Ham." The business became known as P. D. Gwaltney and Company in 1875, with Gwaltney retaining the store, smokehouse, shed, and wharf property. About 1880, he took on a partner to form Gwaltney, Chapman and Company. This partnership was dissolved in 1882.
  • P. D. Gwaltney Sr. and P. D. Gwaltney Jr. (1861-1936) then formed P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., and Company, a retail and wholesale business dealing in dry goods, groceries, Smithfield Hams, liquor, fertilizers, and other items. Over time, the company began to focus solely on the curing and packing of pork. The company changed its name to Gwaltney Inc. in 1957, and then to ITT Gwaltney in 1970, when it was purchased by International Telephone and Telegraph, Inc. On 27 October 1981, the company became a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc., and the name was changed to Gwaltney of Smithfield, Ltd.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of originals duplicates
Isle of Wight County Museum, Smithfield, Virginia.
Label
Isle of Wight County Museum collection of P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., and Company records, (microform)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03440.html
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
30
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Isle of Wight County Museum
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001690122
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Type of unit
reels.

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