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C. B. Anderson Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-083

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of C. B. [Charles Blanton?] Anderson, a general store owner in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection includes a business journal, containing information about accounts, together with copies of Anderson's correspondence. Also included are three account books, containing details on the store's credits and debits. (Within the ledger for 1884-1890 are miscellaneous sketches and writings.) Completing the collection are two notes which were found in the ledger for 1897-1901. The records have value to those interested in local history and genealogy in Pulaski County at the turn of the 20th century.

Dates

  • 1884 - 1910

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to 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.

Biographical Note

C. B. Anderson was a general store owner in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia. His records provide little further information regarding his personal life.

An obituary supplies the following information regarding Charles Blanton Anderson Sr., a resident of Newbern, to whom these items most likely belonged: The son of Joseph Larkin Anderson (a blacksmith) and Susan Rebecca Keffer Anderson, Charles Blanton Anderson Sr. was born in Pulaski County on January 14, 1857. Anderson married Stella Austin, and the couple had four children: Walter Anderson, C. B. Anderson Jr., Mrs. Frank M. Akers, and Stella Anderson. His obituary reports that Anderson was a graduate of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College's class of 1886, but no other record of his attendance could be found. Anderson died following a short illness from pneumonia on May 16, 1945.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection includes a daybook, business journal, ledgers, and notes of C. B. [Charles Blanton?] Anderson, a general store owner in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in a roughly chronological order as follows: business journal, large ledger, daybook, the two small ledgers, and finally two notes.

Source of Acquisition

The C. B. Anderson Records were donated to the Special Collections in 1989.

Related Archival Materials

Additional records from this business can be found in the C.B. Anderson Account Book, Ms2011-086. Entries date from 1907 through 1909.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the C. B. Anderson Records 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, arrangement and description of the C. B. Anderson Records commenced in May 2005 and was completed in May 2005.

Title
A Guide to the C. B. Anderson Records 1884-1910
Status
Completed
Author
Gilbert Borrego
Date
2005 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in 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