Stowe grocery store ledgers
Scope and Contents Note
The Stowe grocery store ledgers (1870-1934; 0.4 cubic feet) document the operation of the titular family's grocery store in Petersburg, Virginia. Ledgers document monthly expenses for items ranging from rent to flour to labor. The collection also contains a small file of personal letters and bills for appliances.
- Creation: 1870 - 1934
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Joel E. Stowe, Sr. operated a grocery store in Petersburg, Virginia as of the 1880 Census. Stowe and his wife Rosa had at least two children: a son, J.D. Stowe, Jr., and a daughter, Ella Stowe. Ella later married Dr. Virgil R. May, by which time the Stowe family had moved to Richmond.
Source: Materials within collection.
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 document box)
Materials within the collection have been placed in chronological order.
Purchased, 30 October 2015.
- Stowe grocery store ledgers
- Tanner Greene
- 30 October 2019
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