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Hileman, Cook and Company Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-082

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single account book maintained by Hileman, Cook and Company--and the company's successor, Hileman, Waring and Company-- operators of Callie Iron Furnace in Botetourt County, Virginia, during the late 19th century. The ledger seems to document all of the company's various accounts, including labor, store, and transportation.

Dates

  • 1879 - 1896

Creator

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

Hileman, Cook and Company operated Callie Iron Furnace in Botetourt County, Virginia during the latter 19th century. The company was dissolved on April 1, 1881, when D. S. Cook and Harris Wilton sold their interests in the company to J. B. Hileman, O. T. Waring, E. J. Waring and O. Hileman, who reorganized the company as Hileman, Waring and Company. The new company continued to operate Callie Furnace. Hileman, Waring and Company seems in turn to have been reorganized as the West Iron Gate Land Company in 1890, with Hileman retained as vice-president and general manager.

Extent

0.6 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection inlcudes an account book maintained by Hileman, Cook and Company, operators of Callie Iron Furnace in Botetourt County, Virginia during the late 19th century.

Source of Acquisition

The Hileman, Cook and Company Account Book was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1989.

Related Archival Materials

Octavius Hileman Papers (Ms2008-085)

West Iron Gate Land Company Records (Ms1989-012)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Hileman, Cook and 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/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Grafton County, New Hampshire General Store Daybook commenced and was completed in November, 2017.

Title
A Guide to the Hileman, Cook and Company Account Book, 1879-1896
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2017 (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

  • 2020-09-02: 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