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Amherst 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. These ledger's identify enslavers and taxes paid for enslaved laborers among other things. Each volume prints hundreds of taxpayer names in alphabetical order, in two columns per page. Beside each name appears the page in the volume referring to the tax transaction. 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, 271 pages. Volume two documents 1820 and contains 23 unnumbered pages, 224 pages. Only the odd numbered pages are numbered consecutively for both volumes. 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.

Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

Condition Description

Good.
Title
Guide to the Amherst, Virginia tax records
Status
In Progress
Author
Initial resource record created by Rose Oliveira, accesioning archivist.
Date
4 January 2021
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