The Resource 1873-1881
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- Business records -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Business records -- Virginia | Norfolk
- Glass trade -- Virginia | Norfolk
- Agricultural implements. -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Petersburg (Va.)
- Cashbooks -- Virginia | Norfolk
- Journals (accounts) -- Virginia | Norfolk
- Farm supplies -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Merchants -- Virginia | Norfolk
- Merchants -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Local government records -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Journals (accounts) -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Norfolk (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
- Feeds. -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Hardware stores. -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Cashbooks -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Porcelain. -- Virginia | Norfolk
- Seed supply -- Virginia | Petersburg
- Petersburg (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
- Epes, Robert O
- Robert O. Epes Sales Journal and Cashbook, 1873-1876, 1881, records Epes' business activities as a china and glass merchant in Norfolk, Virginia, from 1873 to 1876 and as a feed, seed, agricultural implements, and hardware merchant in Petersburg, Virginia. The journal records transactions as they occurred on a daily basis. Information found in each entry includes date of transaction, name of customer, items purchased, quantity of items purchased, and total amount of sales. The cashbook records on an almost daily basis cash received and cash paid out. It includes the names of individuals and accounts the businesses received cash from and paid cash to
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- Robert O. Epes operated a glass and china business in Norfolk, Virginia, and a feed, seed, agricultural implements, and hardware business in Petersburg, Virginia.
- The journal and cashbook were used as exhibits in the chancery suit Administrator of Robert O. Epes versus Creditors of Robert O. Epes, etc., heard in the City of Petersburg Circuit Court.
- Petersburg was formed from parts of Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Chesterfield counties. A garrison and fur trading post called Fort Henry was established in 1645 on the site of the Indian village of Appamattuck. The present name, suggested in 1733 by William Byrd II, honors Peter Jones, Byrd's companion on expeditions into the Virginia backcountry. Petersburg was established in 1748 and incorporated as a town in 1784. In the latter year the towns of Blandford, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft were added to Petersburg. It was incorporated as a city in 1850. Petersburg was enlarged by annexation from both Prince George and Dinwiddie counties in 1972.
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- Form designation
- Robert O. Epes Sales Journal and Cashbook
- Location of other archival material
- For additional information see the City of Petersburg Chancery Cause, Administrator of Robert O. Epes versus Creditors of Robert O. Epes, etc. It can be found in the Local Records Collection at the Library of Virginia. The index number is 1882-049.
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