A Guide to the New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891

SC 0149

Compiled by: Chris Bolgiano, November 1998
Updated by: Tiffany Cole, February 2018

 

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891

Collection No.: SC 0149

Creator: Unknown

Extent: 1 folder, .26 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: The New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891, is comprised of one bound ledger documenting the business transactions of a New Market Virginia general store or similar enterprise.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for 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 #], New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891, SC 0149, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: This collection was purchased by Special Collections in September 1998 from Paper Treasures Book Store and Gallery in New Market, Virginia. Funding was provided by Friends of Carrier Library.
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 3094.

Administrative History: The business(es) for which this ledger documents is unnamed.

 

Scope and Content: The New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891, is comprised of one bound ledger documenting the business transactions of a New Market Virginia general store or similar enterprise. Entries include sundry foodstuffs (butter, oranges, crackers, vinegar, coffee, produce, and eggs) and miscellaneous merchandise (corset stays, pearl buttons, shoes, plug tobacco, coal oil, and paper pins). Patrons of the store are listed with their respective account information with items purchased and the date of the purchase. Patrons are numerous and include John P. Brock, David Neff, Albert Zirkle, Philo Bradley, Joseph Crist, Perry Funkhouser, Thomas Estep, George A. Moffett, and Solon Henkel & Bro. Notes in the book also make reference to "New Market Wagon Works." Related merchandise includes wood, lumber, load wood, and wagons.

Arrangement: The ledger is housed in one folder.

Contents:

Folder Title Box:Folder
New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891 1:1