The Resource Unidentified "Memorandum book for the purpose of keeping acct of Negro accounts,"

Unidentified "Memorandum book for the purpose of keeping acct of Negro accounts,"

Label
Unidentified "Memorandum book for the purpose of keeping acct of Negro accounts,", 1836-1845
Title
Unidentified "Memorandum book for the purpose of keeping acct of Negro accounts,"
Inclusive dates
1836-1845
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unidentified account book, 1836-1845, entitled "Memorandum book for the purpose of keeping acct of Negro accounts." The volume features names of individuals who lived in King and Queen County and neighboring Middlesex County, Virginia, and also references the unincorporated community of Little Plymouth, in King and Queen. It is purported to originate from Jamaica Wharf, in Middlesex County (information not confirmed). A good number of the entries clearly mark accounts with slaves, and include the slave's name and the name of the slave owner. Among the slave owners named are James Crittenden, Samuel G. Fauntleroy, Weston Hart, William S. Jeffries, Robert M. Spencer, and C. G. Tunstall. Goods purchased include foodstuffs (bacon, sugar, molasses, butter, cheese), dry goods (calico, flannel, cotton, tin, an umbrella, suspenders), tobacco, and alcohol. Another series of entries reflects an account with a representative of the Overseers of the Poor. Surnames mentioned include: Bland, Bluefoot (also spelled Blewfoot), Crittenden, Dungy, Durham, Evans, Fauntleroy, Garrett, Gilmore, Hart, Jeffries, Knapp, Lockley, Meigs, Morris, Robinson, Spencer, Tunstall, and Wyatt. Volume includes a summary of account balances due as of 31 March 1840. After this summary, the volume reverses and the remainder of entries are flipped upside-down. There are gaps in the original author's page numbering, possibly indicating that some pages are missing
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm (Misc. Reel 6096) and CD.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Unidentified "Memorandum book for the purpose of keeping acct of Negro accounts,"
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=lva/vi04555.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
Governing access note
For preservation purposes, please serve either digital copy of item (on two CDs) or microfilm copy
Immediate source of acquisition
Heritage Auctions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001694842
Reproduction note
Library holds the original volume. For preservation purposes, digital and microfilm service copies of the volume were created in 2012.
Type of unit
  • v. (ca. 135 p.)
  • CDs
  • reel of microfilm.

Library Locations

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