Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title:
Shenandoah County General Store Ledger
Collection No.:
SC 0265
Date:
Extent:
1 ledger, .08 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
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.

Preferred Citation

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

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Bio/Historical Note

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

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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.

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Arrangement

The ledger is housed in one folder.

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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).

Acquisition Information

The ledger was acquired from eBay in February 2018.

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

  • Account books -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Business Records -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • General Stores -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Account books -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Business Records -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • General Stores -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896 box 1 folder 1