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Tannehill and Wheat Nursery Ledger

Tannehill and Wheat Nursery Ledger, 1866-1874
Tannehill and Wheat Nursery Ledger
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  • Tannehill and Wheat Nursery Ledger, 1866-1874, records the accounts of individual customers and employees. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Each entry for customer accounts includes the date, type of transaction, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, monies credited and debited, and method of payment. Customer accounts include transactions such as purchasing plants, hauling fertilizer, and planting trees. Plants purchased include ceder hedges, shade trees, standard pears and evergreens
  • Also included in the ledger are account records for the nursery's business operations and its employees. Business accounts document expenses like employee wages and purchases of inventory and equipment. Employee accounts record the labor performed by the worker such as planting trees, hauling wood, and plowing in addition to recording items purchased for the employee such as food, clothing, and tobacco. The majority of the nursery's employees were described as "colored."
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Biographical or historical data
Tannehill & Wheat Nursery was located in Augusta County, Virginia, and was in operation during the late nineteenth century. The business was located on land that was once part of the nursery owned by the Franklin Davis Company. Joseph F. Tannehill, born in Virginia about 1830, was one of the partners of Tannehill and Wheat.
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Location of other archival material
For additional information see the Augusta County Chancery Cause, Franklin Davis versus Joseph F. Tannehill. It can be found in the Local Records Collection at the Library of Virginia. The index number is 1896-093.
Tannehill and Wheat Nursery 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
Closed for reformatting
Immediate source of acquisition
Augusta County Circuit Court
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There are no restrictions.
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