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J. T. Jones Ledger

Identifier: Ms-1990-018

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single ledger maintained by J. T. Jones of Blacksburg, Virginia, containing entries relating to customer payment transactions, probably connected to a meat market operated by Jones. Among the names of customers are those of C. W. Black, F. B. Eames, J. K. Groseclose, Y. B. Keister, W. M. Lybrook, and H. L. Price. A few of the entries indicate payments made in goods (chickens, eggs, cherries) rather than cash.


  • 1925 - 1926


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Biographical Note

James Taswell Jones, the son of Darius M. and Amanda Lee "Mattie" Palmer Jones, was born in Floyd County, Virginia on December 14, 1890. The 1900 census lists 10-year-old James T. Jones among the four Jones children living in the Christiansburg (Montgomery County), Virginia home of D. M. and Mattie Jones. On May 10, 1916, Jones married Rose Drouillard (1893-1916) in Wayne County, Michigan. In the 1930 federal census, James T. Jones appears as a 39-year-old meat cutter, living in Blacksburg (Montgomery County), Virginia with 37-year-old wife Rose W. Jones and five children, ranging in age from 2 to 13 years, all of them having been born in Virginia, with the exception of the youngest, born in West Virginia. By 1935, the Joneses were living in Durham, North Carolina; the 1940 census records them as residents of Wayne (Wyandotte County), Michigan, with James Jones still employed as a meat cutter. The Joneses divorced on March 30, 1944; James Jones returned to Virginia, where he continued working as a meat cutter for Star Market in Christiansburg. James T. Jones died in Pulaski, Virginia on November 20, 1945, and was buried in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


Ledger of James Taswell Jones (1890-1945), a Blacksburg, Virginia meat cutter, containing payment transactions on accounts of customers, including C. W. Black, C. E. Bodell, F. B. Eames, J. K. Groseclose, Y. B. Keister, and H. L. Price.

Source of Acquisition

The J. T. Jones Ledger was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 1990.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the J. T. Jones Ledger by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing and description of the J. T. Jones Ledger commenced and was completed in August, 2022.

J. T. Jones Ledger, 1925-1926
John M. Jackson
2022 (CC0 1.0)
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-08: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
  • 2021-06-21: LM Rozema added missing notes for an unprocessed collection (abstract, acquisition, processing info, bio), added FA title, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.

Repository Details

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

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US