The Resource Edward V. Chisholm general store (Louisa County, Va.) daybook, 1891-1895
- Edward V. Chisholm general store (Louisa County, Va.) daybook, 1891-1895
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- Daybook, 1891-1895, kept by Edward V. Chisholm (1838-1893) in the operation of his general store in Long Creek, Louisa County, Virginia. Includes a daily list of transactions, with notations made for customer name, items purchased, and price. Some of the goods sold include meal, sugar, headache powder, coffee, laudanum, soap, shoes, buttons, bacon, flour, calico, molasses, chickens, tobacco, lard, candy, and nails. Also included is a letter, 7 August 1907, from the Post Office Department to Ella V. Chisholm (b. 1847), accepting her resignation as postmaster
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- Edward Virginius Chisholm was born on 31 March 1838. He served as a private in the 15th Virginia Infantry, Company C, during the Civil War, being wounded in the left hand at Drewry's Bluff, 16 May 1864. Chisholm married Ella Virginia Cosby (b. 1847) in 1871, and went on to have at least four children with her. He died in Louisa County on 17 December 1893.
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