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Amherst County, Virginia Tax Ledgers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-16467

Content Description

This collection consists of two large manuscript volumes of tax records for Amherst, Virginia from 1819 to 1820, bound in leather. These ledger's identify enslavers and taxes paid for unnamed enslaved laborers among other things. Each volume lists hundreds of taxpayer names on the left side with comments about payments on the right. An alphabetical index in the front of each volume lists the page on which each name appears on the page in the volume, referring to tax transactions. The amount of tax is itemized for each taxpayer’s land, enslaved laborers, horses, "muster fines," and levies. Volume one documents 1819 and contains 26 unnumbered pages and 271 utilized pages. Volume two documents 1820 and contains 23 unnumbered pagesand 224 utilized pages. Front endpaper indicates the records were compiled by George Holloway of Amherst for 1819 and his name is found on the end papers for 1820.

Dates

  • 1819-1820

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection has no use restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

These two ledgers were passed down through the Larkin and Dillard families of Amherst County, Virginia.

Extent

.4 Cubic Feet (Two volumes contained in a letter sized document box.)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These volumes were purchased from David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books, by the Special Collections Library on November 13, 2020.

Condition Description

Good.
Title
Amherst County, Virginia tax records
Status
Completed
Author
Initial resource record was created by Rose Oliveira, accessioning archivist. Sharon Defibaugh completed the work in November 2022.
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States