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

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

Label
1850-1866
Inclusive dates
1850-1866
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Business records of a general store owned by Gabriel Jordan
  • Daybook, 1851-1866, records in chronological order the daily transactions of the unidentified business. Information recorded in the daybook includes date of transaction, name of customer, type of transaction, cost of transaction, form of payment, and amount owed or paid. Transactions include payments for debts, purchases of merchandise, and rental fees. Merchandise sold include butter, plaster, apples, cow hide, hay, cotton, herring, beef, and sheep skin. Payments made by cash, credit, or barter of goods such as molasses, bacon, and beans. Page numbers found in entries correspond with page numbers found in entries in ledger
  • Ledger, 1850-1862, records the accounts of individual customers. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each entry include date of transaction, amount owed, form of payment, and amount paid and were derived from daybook
  • Ledger also includes list of lands purchased in Kansas Territory in 1857 by members of Gabriel Jordan's family. They include his sons Francis H. Jordan, Thomas Jordan, Gabriel Jordan, Jr., and Macon Jordan. Each entry records land certificate number, name of original landowner, location, number of acres, condition of land (timber, soil, water), and payment of taxes
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Gabriel Jordan's general store was located in the town of Luray, Virginia, and conducted business during the mid-19th century.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Business Records
Label
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Page County
Note
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Page County
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Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Page County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001516642
Type of unit
v. (1033 p.)

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