The Resource (microform)

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Label
1856-1862
Inclusive dates
1856-1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The business records of James Compton and Son, a general store, consist of a daybook and a ledger
  • Daybook, 1859-1861, records transactions monthly and then alphabetically by customers' surnames within each month. Each entry includes name of customer, date of transaction, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, cost per item, amount owed, form of payment, and total amount paid. Items sold include books, spices, dry-goods, nails, clothing, paper, matches, pens, and toiletries. Forms of payment include cash, credit, and barter of items such as butter, cherries, soap, and chickens. Entries include page numbers where information was transferred to the customer's individual account in the corresponding ledger
  • Ledger, 1856-1862, records the accounts of individual customers. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each entry includes month of transaction, total amount owed for items purchased that month, total amount paid for items purchased made that month, and amount paid. Entries include page numbers where information was transferred from the corresponding daybook. The volume includes an index listing the names of customers in alphabetical order and the page number where their accounts can be found
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
James Compton and Son was a general store that conducted business in Lexington, Virginia during mid- nineteenth century. Virginia Military Institute was one of its customers.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Business Records
Label
(microform)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Backstage Library Works
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001526039
Type of unit
v. (1221 p.)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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