David P. Graham Account Book
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a single account book maintained by David P. Graham, a Wythe County, Virginia farmer, merchant, and iron furnace owner. The book details accounts of servants and workers in Graham's employ. Debit entries list goods purchased at Graham's store, while on opposite pages, workers are credited for time worked.
- 1880 - 1884
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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David Peirce Graham, the son of David and Martha Peirce Graham, was born in Wythe County, Virginia on October 24, 1838. Graham entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1857, but is said to have departed the following year in protest of a classmate's expulsion. In 1861, Graham organized a company of infantry that became Company B of the 51st Virginia Infantry. The regiment served most of its time in southwestern Virginia and what is now West Virginia. Graham was promoted to major in July 1863, but health concerns forced his resignation in April 1864. Returning home, Graham further developed an iron business established by his father and supplied iron to the Confederate government. In 1868, Graham married Nannie Montgomery Tate (1843-1923), the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Graham Tate. The couple had eight children. David P. Graham died on November 5, 1898.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection contains an account book maintained by David P. Graham, a farmer, merchant and iron furnace owner of Wythe County, Virginia. It includes accounts of servants and workers, showing goods purchased at Graham's store and credits for work performed.
Source of Acquisition
The David P. Graham Account Book was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the David P. Graham 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 David P. Graham Account Book commenced and was completed in March 2011.
- David P. Graham Account Book, 1880-1884
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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