Graham and Robinson Account Book,
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a single customer account book maintained by Graham and Robinson, a general mercantile business in Wythe County, Virginia in the late 19th century. The account book details customer names, dates of transactions, goods purchased, and prices paid. Also provided are details on wage credits for employees, most of whom seem to have worked at an iron furnace with which the store was associated.
- 1869 - 1873
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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The Graham and Robinson store was owned and operated by brothers-in-law David Peirce Graham and John W. Robinson, who as both partners and individuals were involved in various iron mining and manufacturing concerns in southwestern Virginia, including the Barren Springs and Cedar Run furnaces in Wythe County. The Graham and Robinson partnership was formed around 1870, and the company remained in operation as late as 1902, though Graham died in 1898.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The collection contains a ledger of Graham and Robinson, a general mercantile business of Wythe County, Virginia, providing customer names, dates of transactions, goods purchased, prices paid, and wage credits for an iron furnace with which the store was associated.
Source of Acquisition
The Graham and Robinson Account Book was purchased by Special Collections in 1978.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Graham and Robinson 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 Graham and Robinson Account Book commenced and was completed in January, 2013.
- A Guide to the Graham and Robinson Account Book, 1869-1873
- John M. Jackson
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
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