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

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

Label
1804-1807
Inclusive dates
1804-1807
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Business records of an unidentified merchant consist of a daybook and ledger
  • Daybook, 1804-1806, that records in chronological order the daily transactions of an unidentified merchant. Information recorded in the daybook includes date of transaction, name of customer, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, payment for ferriage of goods, cost of transaction, form of payment, and amount owed and paid. Merchandise sold include oranges, alcoholic drinks (whisky, rum, gin, brandy), dry-goods, powder, shot, candles, shoes, and almanacs. Payments made by cash, credit, and barter of goods such as whiskey, brandy, shoes, fodder, and flour. Information found in daybook was transferred to corresponding ledger
  • Ledger, 1804-1807, 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. Volume does not contain detailed information regarding items sold by merchant. Rather, it uses general terms such as "sundries" and "merchandise." Information found in ledger was derived from daybook. The merchant's customers included free blacks
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
The unidentified merchant conducted business in Powhatan County, Virginia, during the early 19th century.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Business Records
Label
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Powhatan County
Note
These materials 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
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001512530
Type of unit
v. (758 p.)

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