George Brown Account Book
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a single ledger maintained by George Brown, a Wythe County, Virginia assistant county clerk and also apparently a church clerk or treasurer. The ledger contains a page detailing credits to the county's special funds for 1906 and a list of delinquent taxpayers for that year. The majority of the ledger, however, details the transactions of various church funds, apparently those of the Lutheran Synod of Southwest Virginia. Included are account statements showing the synodical apportionments of individual churches, as well as account statements for various church projects and missions, such as an orphanage, home and foreign missions, assorted foreign relief funds, Elizabeth College, a theological seminary, and various educational sponsorships.
- 1906 - 1922
- Brown, George D. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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According to Wythe County, Virginia: a Bicentennial History, George D. Brown served as a deputy county treasurer with W. H. Spiller in 1906. George D. Brown, 17, appears in the 1880 census within the farm home of Rufus and Margaret A. Brown in Wythe County's Black Lick District. County records show that a George D. Brown and Martha M. Groseclose were married in the Lutheran church at Marion, Virginia, in 1892. Subsequent census records show that George and Martha Brown continued to live and farm in Wythe County's Black Lick District. The Browns had no children and both were still living in Wythe County as late as 1930.
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The collection contains a ledger containing list of delinquent Wythe County, Virginia taxpayers and details of church fund accounts and maintained by George Brown, a Wythe County assistant county clerk and also apparently a church clerk or treasurer.
Source of Acquisition
The George Brown Account Book was acquired by the University Libraries in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1955.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the George Brown Account Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the George Brown Account Book commenced and was completed in February 2011. The item had been originally cataloged as the George Brown Tax Records Book, but the name was changed in the course of processing to more accurately reflect the volume's contents. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.
- George Brown Account Book, 1906-1922
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2020 (CC0 1.0)
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