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Graham and Robinson Account Book,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1978-013

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.

Dates

  • 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

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 (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Historical Note

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.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

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.

Related Archival Materials

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/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Graham and Robinson Account Book commenced and was completed in January, 2013.

Title
A Guide to the Graham and Robinson Account Book, 1869-1873
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2013 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-04: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308