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Collection Number: 04049

Collection Title: Miscellaneous Account Books, 1829-1951

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30 items)
Abstract This collection has been created to house miscellaneous account books. Included are ledgers, day books, and other types of financial account books, some with personal and business records in addition to financial accounts. See individual unit descriptions for details.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Miscellaneous Account Books #4049, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Various.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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This collection has been created to house miscellaneous account books. Included are ledgers, day books, and other types of financial account books, some with personal and business records in addition to financial accounts. See individual unit descriptions for details.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/1: Forbes and Garrenton account book, 1860-1862, 1866, 1884-1888.

1 item.

Accounts receivable ledger, general merchandise accounts of Forbes and Garrenton, Old Trap, Camden County, N.C. Accounts are listed by the name of the individual showing date, item(s) purchased, cost, and payments in cash, kind, labor, or slave hire. Scattered throughout the volume are diary-like entries made 1884-1886 and 1888 by J. H. Godfrey about the weather, work on his farm, and occasional personal events. There are also scattered transcriptions of religious poetry and drafts of letters in the same hand.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/2: William McDonald account book, 1869-1871.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchase, 1978.

Record of receipts and expenditures for purchase of goods and services, gifts to charity, taxes paid, and other personal expenses of William McDonald, who appears to have lived near Lynchburg, Va.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse SV-4049/3: Blue Ridge Springs Company account book, 1872-1873.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchase, 1981.

Business account book of the Blue Ridge Springs Company, operator of a resort hotel near Roanoke or Lynchburg, Va. The account book details the building and furnishing of the hotel by the owner and manager, Colonel N. Cobb.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/4-9 (including SV-4049/5,6,8a,9): Williams Printing Company account books, 1889-1930.

7 items.

Acquisition Information: Purchase, 1981.

Some of these account books were kept by the William E. Dibrell Printing Company and some by the Walthall Printing Company, both of Richmond, Va. Walthall Printing Company was incorporated on 23 December 1907 and opened for business 16 January 1908. After 1930, the companies merged to become the Williams Printing Company of Richmond. These records include information about printing supplies and paper supply houses and about types of work done. Included are expense accounts, trial balances, and cash books.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/10: Physician's account book, 1874.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1979.

Account book of an unidentified physician, listing patients, types of treatment, and costs of the treatment. The physician appears to have resided in Perry County, Ala., and there may be some relationship with the Davidson family of Mecklenburg County, N.C.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/11A: John H. Mead account book, 1880-1887.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1972.

Account book containing various accounts for John H. Mead, Atlanta, Ga. Includes travel expenses, housekeeping expenses, and other daily expenditures.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/11B: Merchant's account book, 1867-1869.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchase, 1964.

Ledger of an unidentified general merchant with records of purchaser, items purchased, and prices; accounts for leather, hides, bridles, etc., with firms and individuals in Benton, Hardin, and Obion counties, Tenn. and in Memphis, Tenn., and Hickman, Ky. There are also shipping accounts for leather.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/12-14: Henry Webster account books, 1856-1860.

3 items.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1972.

Brief general merchandise sales accounts, and crops and wool accounts of Henry Webster, location unknown.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/15: Thomas Wallace account book, 1852.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse SV-4049/16: Capon Lake Inn guest register, 1894-1901.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1982.

Guest register for the Capon Lake (or Capon Springs) Inn, Capon Bridge, W.Va., owned by Mrs. E. M. Eichelberger, July 16, 1894-August 18, 1901. Also included is a 4-page document titled "Notes on 'Last Legs' Scene: Made Upon Revisiting the Scene, End of October, 1948."

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse SV-4049/17: Mount Vernon Villa Company account book, 1890-1922.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1981.

Ledger, presumably of the Mount Vernon Villa Company of Danville, Va., circa 1890-1922. Entries appear to relate largely to real estate investments.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/18-19: Schoolfield Hospital account books, 1908-1909.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/20: L. E. Hunsucker and Company account book, 1910-1921.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/21: William C. Vann account book, 1875-1896.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/22: Parkers School account book, 1866-1873.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchase, 1986.

Account book, 1866-1873, of Parkers School, Gates County, N.C., volume apparently owned by W. H. Polson, listing names of students, terms of enrollment, courses taught, and other miscellaneous information.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/23: Saint Luke's Episcopal Church account book, 1910-1936.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1984.

Account book, 1910-1931, of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, Tarboro, N.C., William Augustin Perry, treasurer, consisting of records of money received at collections in services and of various disbursements. Saint Luke's was an African American parish. Inserted in the volume are two social letters: one dated 26 February 1935 from George Markin to "friend Weston" and another, 25 July 1936, from C. T. Everette to an unidentified correspondent.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/24: David Minton Wright account book, 1855.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1988.

Account book of David Minton Wright, a physician in Norfolk, Va., August-September 1855. The book bears this inscription, written by David Minton Warren: "Given by Minton W. Talbot to Pencie Creecy Warren and by her to David Minton Warren, July 1955. This appears to be an account of Dr. David Minton Wright's and (if so) it covers the period of the yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk." Entries give patient's name, a brief indication of visits made, and charges.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse SV-4049/25: John R. Mason and W. W. Taylor account book, 1854-1855.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/26: George Mulholland Johnston ledger, 1829.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-4049/27: Sidney Whitted blacksmith ledger, 1860-1862.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1998.

Blacksmith’s ledger, 1860-1862, kept by Sidney Whitted of Chapel Hill, N.C., including accounts with various individual in Chapel Hill for horseshoeing, sharpening tools, repairing tools and wagons, and other jobs. There are approximately 130 pages. Pictures have been pasted over the accounts on a few pages near the end of the book.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse SV-4049/28: W. B. Aull drugstore ledger, 1949-1951.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift, 1998.

Ledger, 1949-1951, of W. B. Aull, with accounts showing total sales and expenditures by category, apparently for a drugstore in Landis, N.C. There are 73 ledger pages.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff, 1950s-1990s

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, January 2007

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