The Resource These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Powhatan County

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Powhatan County

Label
1854-1856
Inclusive dates
1854-1856
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Business records of Scott, Skipwith, and Cardozo, a sawmill located in Powhatan County, consist of a daybook and a ledger
  • Daybook, 1854-1855, records daily transactions in chronological order. Information recorded in the daybook includes name of customer, dates of transactions, form of transaction, services rendered such as sawing or hauling lumber, type and quantity of lumber purchased, measurements of lumber purchased, cost of each piece of lumber, form of payment, total amount owed, and total amount paid. Volume also records the hiring out of slaves by sawmill. Entries include the name of slave, period of time hired, cost per day, and total amount owed. Forms of payment include cash, credit, labor, hiring out slaves to sawmill, and barter of items such as beef, logs, corn, and meal. Information found in daybook was transferred to corresponding ledger
  • Ledger, 1854-1856, records the accounts of individual customers. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each account was derived from daybook
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Biographical or historical data
Scott, Skipwith, and Cardozo was a sawmill owned by William Campbell Scott, William M. Skipwith, and Abram J. Cardozo. It was located in Powhatan County, Virginia, and conducted business during the mid-19th century.
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Vi
Form designation
Business Records
Label
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Powhatan County
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Powhatan County
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Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Powhatan County Circuit Court
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001517101
Type of unit
v. (376 p.)

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