William W. Gardner Daybook
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a single daybook maintained by William W. Gardner, a general store merchant in Lafayette (Montgomery County), Virginia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For each transaction, the volume provides date, customer name, goods purchased, and prices paid. The entries cover a seven-week period, beginning with July 29, 1918.
- Gardner, William W. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.
Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (email@example.com or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
According to Virginia's Montgomery County, W. W. Gardner operated a store in the county's Lafayette community during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 1880 census lists a 7-year-old William W. Gardner living in the Montgomery County home of his father, miller William H. Gardner. The 1920 census includes a 48-year-old retail merchant named Walter [sic] W. Gardner living in Montgomery County's Alleghany District with 38-year-old wife Nora E. Gardner and a five-year-old son named W. J. Cannon Gardner. All had been born in Virginia, with parents born in Virginia. A 58-year-old retail merchant named William W. Gardner is recorded by the 1930 census, living in Alleghany District with wife Nora and son William J. C. No further record could be located.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
This collection includes the daybook of William W. Gardner, a general store merchant in Lafayette (Montgomery County), Virginia, and containing customer names, goods purchased, and prices paid.
Source of Acquisition
The William W. Gardner Daybook was donated to the University Libraries in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1955.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the William W. Gardner Daybook 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 William W. Gardner Daybook commenced and was completed in March, 2011. The item had originally been cataloged as the W. W. Gardener Account Book, but research and examination suggested a revision in the title. The item was apparently rebound upon its acquisition by the library and bears the embossed title "W. W. Gardener, La Fayette Virginia, 1918." Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.
- William W. Gardner Daybook, 1918
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2020 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US