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Albemarle County ledger book

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 16407

Scope and Contents Note

The Albemarle County ledger book (1871-1880; 0.5 cubic feet) is approximately 60 pages of accounts recorded; many names have been lined through, indicating the ledger was repurposed. Page 50 is an account "An approximation of all debts by me Jan. 1, 1879 with a view of comparisons on Jan'y 1880," and includes monies owed "Geo. M. McIntire, Druggist," "Patterson & Cochrane, Dry goods," and "A.C. Brechin Books," etc. Pages 52-61 record cash expended for the year 1879 and contain hundreds of entries, including "Ticket to Witherspoon lecture, .25," "Richmond Dispatch, 3.00," "L.T. Hankie, 3 tons coal, 13.65," "Fair to Richmond, 3.00," etc. The final section of entries, p.299-339, accounts for expenses, mostly "to cash," to a number of individuals -- George Watson, Fred Michels, James Vaughan, Bremont Lewis, Dr. Hart -- as well as to Allison & Co., Thorne & Co., Mssr. Sublett; also Charlottesville Mill Co., and withdrawals from Charlottesville National Bank.


  • Creation: 1871 - 1880

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Historical Note

Creator is an unknown person living in Albemarle County during the 1870s.

Source: Materials within collection.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 ledger)

Albemarle County ledger book
Tanner Greene
21 March 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

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