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Thornburg and Shafer Daybook

Thornburg and Shafer Daybook, 1877-1879
Thornburg and Shafer Daybook
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Thornburg and Shafer Daybook, 1877-1879, records the daily activities of the Augusta County livery stable with transactions recorded on a chronological basis as they occurred. The daybook was used primarily to document customer transactions but a few company expenses were also recorded. Information found in each entry include the date, customer name, service purchased, and the monies debited or credited to their accounts. Customers made payments for the hire of saddle horses, wagons, and buggies. Livery fees were also recorded and include payments for board, feed, and shoeing. Company expenses recorded include rent and purchases of feed, coal, and wood
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Thornburg and Shafer was a livery and exchange stable located on New Street in Staunton, Virginia. The partnership originated between Thomas A. Shafer and Samuel T. Thornburg, the managing partner. On 15 July 1878, Levi Shafer purchased Thomas A. Shafer's share in the partnership. At the height of their business, the livery stable owned twenty horses, five carriages, ten buggies, and a number of wagons. The partnership was officially dissolved in 1883 by a decree rendered in the Augusta County chancery court.
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For additional information see the Augusta County Chancery Cause, Levi Shafer and Thomas A. Shafer versus S. T. Thornburg. It can be found in the Local Records Collection at the Library of Virginia. The index number is 1883-132.
Thornburg and Shafer Daybook
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Augusta County under the accession number 43658
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Closed for reformatting
Immediate source of acquisition
Augusta County Circuit Court
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