The Resource These materials came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Richmond County | Microfilm reels were generated by Backstage Library Works through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program

These materials came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Richmond County | Microfilm reels were generated by Backstage Library Works through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program

Label
1847-1852
Inclusive dates
1847-1852
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Business records of merchant Robert B. Sydnor consist of two journals and a ledger
  • Two journals, 1847-1852, used as daybooks that record daily transactions in chronological order. Information recorded in the journal includes date of transaction, name of customer, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, the price of each item, amount owed and page number where information was transferred to corresponding ledger. Merchandise sold include fish, spices, dry-goods, cigars, alcoholic drinks, candles, tools, and clothing
  • Ledger, 1849-1852, 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, amount paid, and page number where information was transferred from corresponding daybook. Volume does not contain detailed information regarding items sold by merchant. Rather, it uses general terms such as "sundries" and "merchandise." The ledger includes an index that lists the names of customers in alphabetical order and the page number where their accounts are found
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Biographical or historical data
  • Richmond County may have been named for Richmond borough in Surrey, England, or for Charles Lennox, first duke of Richmond and a son of King Charles II. It was formed from Old Rappahannock County in 1692. The county seat is Warsaw.
  • Some volumes were burned and mutilated through unknown causes; in addition, the will books prior to 1699 were missing as early as 1793, and order books for the period 1794-1816 are also missing. Numerous loose records prior to 1781 are missing as well.
  • Robert B. Sydnor was a merchant who owned a general store in Richmond County, Virginia, during the mid-nineteenth century.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Robert B. Sydnor Business Records
Location of other archival material
Richmond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Richmond County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Richmond County | Microfilm reels were generated by Backstage Library Works through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
Note
  • These materials came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Richmond County
  • Microfilm reels were generated by Backstage Library Works through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 3
  • 2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Richmond County Circuit Court
  • Backstage Library Works
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001521099
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copies, Richmond County (Va.) Reels 221-222.
Type of unit
  • v. (1226 p.)
  • microfilm reels.

Library Locations

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