C. B. Anderson Account Book
Scope and Content
The C. B. Anderson Account Book contains the accounting information for "C. B. Anderson, The Cash Merchant" of Newbern, Virginia. Entries date from 1907 through 1909 and include names and listings of goods and prices.
There is a note on the inside cover which reads:
"This book was originally used by [Newbern] M.&M. Co. ... store at Welch, W. Va as a cash book ... January 3rd 1906 - Page 1 to 38 [Anderson] cut out and filed with other books used at Welch." - May 11, 1907 Pages 1 through 38 are missing and it is believed that C.B. Anderson took over use of the book at this time.
- 1907 - 1909
- Anderson, C. B., of Newbern, Va. (Person)
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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 in C. B. Anderson Records, Ms1989-083, 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.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The C. B. Anderson Account Book contains the accounting information and merchandise sales of C. B. Anderson of Newbern, Virginia. Entries date from 1907 through 1909.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2012.
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The guide to the C. B. Anderson Account Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-lwork/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the C. B. Anderson Account Book was completed in September 2011.
- C. B. Anderson Account Book, 1907-1909
- Jennifer Mitchell, Archivist, and LM Rozema, Archivist
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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