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Collection Number: 02934

Collection Title: Shenandoah County (Va.) Account Books, 1799-1838.

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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Size 8 items (1.0 linear feet of shelf space)
Abstract Miscellaneous volumes from Shenandoah County, Va., including six account books of the Pine and Piola iron forges, 1804-1816, 1820-1826, and 1831; a general merchandise daybook, 1825-1828; and accounts of the Beckford Parish poor house, 1799-1838.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Shenandoah County (Va.) Account Books #2934, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Unknown; accessioned in 1952.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Eight miscellaneous volumes from Shenandoah County, Va.

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Folder 1

Volume 1: 1799-1838, 271 pp. Beckford Parish poorhouse accounts. Entries concern general merchandise purchased, cash paid to working hands, and produce sold for the benefit of the poorhouse. Also included are periodic listings of persons in the poorhouse, giving date of admission, name, age, occupation, health status, and date of death or discharge. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume S-2: 1801-1802, 272 pp. Forge ledger. Entries relate to general charges, casting production, and the purchase of various items. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume S-3: 1804-1808, 226 pp. Pine Forge day book. Some entries concern store items. The name Piola Forge also appears in the volume. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 3

Folder 4a

Volume S-4: 1808-1812, 273 pp. Pine Forge ledger. The name Piola Forge also appears. Entries concern general charges and the purchase of various items. Some entries also include explanatory comments, particularly when the amount written in the book was not collected. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 4a

Folder 4b

Volume S-4 enclosures: a handwritten poem and a page from The National Register, 1 February 1817. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 4b

Folder 5

Volume 5: 1812-1816, 836 pp. Forge day book. Included are accounts for general merchandise. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume S-6: 1820-1825, 751 pp. Pine Forge day book. Included are accounts for charges for iron articles and the purchase of general merchandise. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 7: 1825-1828, 514 pp. Day book. Included are accounts for the purchase of general merchandise. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 8: 1831-1834, 210 pp. Pine Forge ledger. Included are accounts relating to forge production and the purchase of general merchandise. #02934, Series: "Shenandoah County (Va.) account books, 1799-1838." Folder 8

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, February 1993

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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