Ice Skate Company Account Book
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a single account book maintained by A. W. & Co. (likely Alfred Woodham & Co.), a company selling ice skates to retailers in New York and New England in the mid-19th century. The accounting entries include name of purchaser, a description of items and quantities purchased, and prices.
- 1859 - 1865
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
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Biographical / Historical
The detached spine of this account book includes an embossed label reading "A. W. & Co." Research reveals a company named "Alfred Woodham's (located at 424 Broadway, New York) selling sporting goods, including skates, during this time period, and the account book includes a page for Alfred Woodham. By 1868, Woodham was located on New York's Canal Street and was specializing in skates. Alfred Woodham, son of James and Maria Maverick Woodham, was born in Manhattan, New York, March 8, 1823. his obituary notes that he sold sporting goods in Manhattan for many years. He married Mary Cordelia Ruland, and the couple would have three children. Alfred Woodham died in Brooklyn, New York, February 19, 1906, and was buried in Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Account book maintained by A. W. & Co., a company engaged in selling ice skates to retailers in New York and New England during the mid-19th century.
Source of Acquisition
The Ice Skate Company Account Book was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Ice Skate Company 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 Ice Skate Company Account Book commenced and was completed in May, 2021.
- Ice Skate Company Account Book, 1859-1865
- John M. Jackson
- 2021 (CC0 1.0)
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- 2020-08-26: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
- 2021-04-22: LM Rozema added missing notes for an unprocessed collection, added FA title and filing titles, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.
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