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
1830-1834
Inclusive dates
1830-1834
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Business records of a general store operated by Joseph B. Davis, William E. Davis, and perhaps Benjamin T. Davis. They consist of a daybook, two ledgers and a journal
  • Daybook, 1831 July-1832 May, records in chronological order the daily transactions of the Davis general store. Information recorded in the daybook includes date of transaction, name of customer, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, cost of transaction, and amount owed. Merchandise sold include cheese, alcoholic beverages (whisky, perry, rum, brandy), dry-goods, coffee, sugar, fur hats, knives, and almanacs. Information found in daybook was transferred to corresponding ledger
  • Journal, 1830-1832, and two ledgers, 1831-1834, records the accounts of individual customers. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each entry include date of transaction, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, price of each item, form of payment, amount owed, and amount paid. Forms of payment include cash, credit, barter of goods including fodder, beef, oats, and raw hides, and labor such as killing hogs. Information found in ledger, 1831-1832, was derived from corresponding daybook. Journal and ledgers include an index listing names of customers in alphabetical order and page numbers where their accounts can be found. Journal, 1830-1832, is in poor condition due to damaged spine. Ledger, 1831-1832, is in poor condition due to missing cover
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
William E. Davis, Joseph B. Davis, and perhaps Benjamin T. Davis operated a general store 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
4
Immediate source of acquisition
Powhatan County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001514979
Type of unit
v. (926 p.)

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