William T. Munsey Account Books
Scope and Contents
This collection contains ledgers maintained by William T. Munsey, proprietor of a general mercantile business in Giles County, Virginia, during the early 20th century. Included are account ledgers and day books detailing customer account transactions. Entries include customer names, dates of transactions, goods, purchased, and amounts paid. The collection also contains records of the store's cash and bank transactions.
- 1912 - 1924
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Restrictions and Use
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William Tunis Munsey, son of Jacob and Margaret Jane Henderson Munsey, was born in Giles County, Virginia in December 1867. He married Blanche S. Burton (1880-1954), and the couple would have three children. Munsey seems to have remained all his life in the community of Bane (Giles County), where he farmed and operated a general store. William Munsey died in Giles County in 1946, and was buried in Munsey Cemetery.
4.6 Cubic Feet (13 boxes)
This collection contains ledgers maintained by William T. Munsey, proprietor of a general mercantile store in Giles County, Virginia, during the early 20th century.
The collection is arranged by ledger type, then chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The William T. Munsey Account Books was acquired by the VPI Agricultural Branch Library in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Newman Library in 1955.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the William T. Munsey Account Books commenced and was completed in August 2013. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.
- William T. Munsey Account Books, 1912-1924
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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