The Resource 1856-1896
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- John S. West & Co. (Buckingham County, Va.)
- West, John S., Jr, 1815-1878
- Women -- Education -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century
- West & Agee (Buckingham County, Va.)
- Women's colleges -- Virginia | Buckingham county
- Agee, William C, 1831-1888
- United States
- Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute
- Gravel Hill (Buckingham County, Va)
- Buckingham County (Va.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
- Letters (correspondence)
- Schools -- Virginia | Buckingham County -- 19th century
- Buckingham County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
- Ford, William J, 1831-
- West, Sarah Elizabeth Agee, 1827-1894
- West Bros. (Buckingham County, Va.)
- General stores. -- Virginia | Buckingham County
- Merchants -- Virginia | Buckingham County
- This collection includes correspondence, daybooks, journals, and receipts from general stores operated by the Agee and West families in Buckingham County, Virginia. At various times the family ran several stores known as John S. West & Co., West & Agee, and West Bros. It is unknown to which store these records relate. The journals contain daily customer accounts for purchases of dry goods, groceries, and hardware items
- Also included are two journals, 1860-1861, and 1863-1864, from the Buckingham Female Institute. The journals record purchases of dry goods, clothing, and groceries
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- John S. West, Jr. (1815-1878), was the son of John S. West, Sr. and Martha Satterwhite West of Chesterfield County, Virginia. He married Sarah Elizabeth Agee (1827-1894) on 11 April 1844 and operated a general store and post office near the Buckingham Female Institute. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Institute, as post master of Gravel Hill, and as Justice of the Peace for Buckingham County. His wife, Sarah West served as postmaster from 1866-1868.
- William C. Agee (1828-1888) operated a general store in Buckingham County, Virginia. He was the brother of Sarah Elizabeth Agee West.
- The Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute, established in 1837, was the first college for women in Virginia. It failed in 1843 but reopened in 1848 and survived until 1863 when it was permanently closed.
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