Milling Company Ledger, 1891

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title:
Milling Company Ledger
Collection No.:
SC 0116
Date:
Extent:
1 bound ledger
Language of the Material:
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.

Preferred Citation

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

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Bio/Historical Note

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

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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."

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Arrangement

The ledger is housed in an oversize box.

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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).

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.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Ledgers (account books)

Subject

  • Mills and mill-work -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Flour mills -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Flour industry -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Grain trade -- Virginia -- 19th century
  • Fertilizers -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Woodstock (Va.) -- Industries -- 19th century
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Virginia -- History -- 19th century

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Milling Company Ledger, 1891 box OV 1