Milling Company Ledger, 1891

Collection Number SC 0116

Compiled by Chris Bolgiano, March 1998

Revised by Tiffany Cole, July 2017

Descriptive Summary

R
epository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Milling Company Ledger, 1891

Collection No.: SC 0116

Creator: Unknown

Extent: 1 ledger

Language: English

Abstract: A ledger for a presumed and unidentified milling company in Woodstock, Virginia. Entries in the ledger date from March 31, 1891 to December 10, 1891.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: The collection is 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 not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item]. [box #, folder #], Milling Company Ledger, SC 0116, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish of Wytheville, Virginia in February 1998.

Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2081.


Bio/Historical Note: As the ledger documents the business transactions of an unidentified company in Woodstock, Virginia, a bio/historical note is not applicable.

Scope and Content: The Milling Company Ledger, 1891, is comprised of one bound ledger and includes daily entries for a presumed and unidentified milling company in Woodstock, Virginia. The entries date from March 31, 1891 to December 10, 1891 and list transactions with other businesses and individuals. Recurrent surnames in the ledger include Hottel, Brill, Baker, Hite, Sager, Minnick, and Magruder. Entries generally reference "elect," "bran," "champ," "fert," "coal," and other terms. The ledger also includes occasional references to a "Mill no. 1" and a "Mill no. 2."

Arrangement: The ledger is housed in an oversize box.

 

Contents:

 

Item Box
Milling Company Ledger, 1891 OV 1