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Lewis Pence blacksmith ledger

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 16402

Scope and Contents Note

The Pence ledger (1856-1859; 0.25 cubic feet) records work done by and payments made to Lewis Pence, a blacksmith in Edinburg, Virginia, from 1856-1859. Pence's clients include George Grandstaff, a local gunmaker and the owner of the Edinburg Mill. The Edinburg Mill was almost burned by Union troops during the Civil War in October of 1864, but locals extinguished the fire and the mill survives to this day as a museum and designated Virginia Historic Landmark.


  • Creation: 1856-1859

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Biographical Note

Lewis Pence (1825-1904) was a blacksmith during the mid-19th century, living on Pence Hill just outside Edinburg, Virginia. During the Civil War, Pence was a member of the Confederate Army's 97th Virginia Militia.

Source: Materials within collection.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 ledger)


Accession 2017-0185 Purchased 24 October 2017.

Lewis Pence blacksmith ledger
Tanner Greene
18 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