A Guide to the

Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896

SC 0265

Compiled by: Tiffany Cole, February 2018

 

Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896

Collection No.: SC 0265
Creator: Unknown

Extent: 1 ledger; .08 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: The Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896, is comprised of one bound ledger documenting individuals’ purchases from a general store, presumably in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, SC 0265, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: The ledger was acquired from eBay in February 2018.

Bio/Historical Note:

The specific general store/business documented in this ledger is unknown.

Scope and Content:

The Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896, is comprised of one bound ledger documenting individuals’ purchases from a general store, presumably in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Entries include sundry foodstuffs (coffee, butter, sugar, onions, eggs), miscellaneous merchandise (snuff, plug tobacco, nails, calico, suspenders, cake soap, matches), and services rendered (cutting corn, shoeing horse, “hauling cords wood to Broadway”). Patrons of the store are listed with their respective account information with items purchased and the date of the purchase. Patrons’ surnames present in the ledger include Lohr, Zigler, Shirkey, Spitzer, Phillips, Scothern, Holsinger, and Stepp.

The ledger begins with an index. Pages 1 to 45 and 90 to 100 have entries; pages 46 to 89 are blank.

Arrangement:
The ledger is housed in one folder

Contents:

Folder Title
Box:Folder
Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896
1:1