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Scothern, George W.W. Ledgers. SC #3071
CARRIER LIBRARY, JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Compiled by Chris Bolgiano, Nov. 1998
Scope & Content. This collection consists of two ledgers apparently from Mt. Jackson, VA, 1905-1909:
- Book One has "Studio Register Ledger" imprinted on the exterior, and has "Mt. Jackson, Va" stamped on the inside cover, where is also written the signature, "Geo. W.W. Scothern." The book seems to be a photographer's account record and lists dates ordered and delivered, names of persons ordering portraits, post office addresses, numbers of negatives, sizes, amounts due, and styles. Sixteen unidentified photos (three are small multiple frames) accompanying the book are filed in Folder 1 (some are badly faded).
- Book Two is slightly larger than Book One and lacks the "Studio Register Ledger" imprint. It lists general merchandise sold at an unidentified store, including shoes, overalls, beans, door latches, chops, coffee, flour, lard, and tobacco. Lists Chas. A. Scothern and Geo. W. Scothern as customers.
Provenance. Purchased by the Library at Green Valley Auctions, Mt. Crawford, Sept. 1998.
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