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Unidentified Merchant Ledger

Unidentified Merchant Ledger, 1866, 1872-1878
Unidentified Merchant Ledger
Inclusive dates
1866, 1872-1878
Unidentified Merchant Ledger, 1866, 1872-1878, of an unidentified merchant or store perhaps in Richmond, Virginia that doubled as a daybook and an accounts ledger. Daybook portion records transactions on a daily basis from January to August 1866. Information includes name of customer, merchandise purchased, and amount owed and paid. Merchandise sold include oysters, ham, whiskey, corn, and fish. The accounts ledger portion lists the accounts of individual customers from 1872 to 1878. Each account lists page numbers to daybooks or journals that contain relative information to transactions between customer and merchant or store. Each account also lists amount of payment made. Payments were made by cash, barter such as wine and birds, or labor such as plowing and cutting oats
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Biographical or historical data
  • Charles City County was named for Charles I of England and was one of the eight shires established in 1634.
  • Records have been destroyed at various times. The most damage occurred during the Civil War when the records were strewn through the woods in a rainstorm. A few preā€“Civil War volumes such as deed books, will books, minute books, and order books exist.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
Charles City County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Charles City County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Unidentified Merchant Ledger
This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Charles City County
  • The Library of Virginia
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Charles City County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v. (405 p.)

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