John Garst Account Ledgers
Scope and Content
The ledgers in this collection are 150 pages long and detail John Garst's carpenter/mill business. The ledger entries include the making of 1100 rails, selling and purchasing plank makng, and repair/making wagons. There are many people mentioned throughout the ledgers, to include Charles Parrish Jr, Colonel Abraham Hupp, Robert Paxton, Adolphus Huff and more.
- 1844 - 1850
Language of Materials
The material in this collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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John N. Garst (1796-1875), was the owner of Garst Mill/Kesler Mill. This mill was 130 acres of land on Mason's Creek. Today, the river than ran from the mill holds a park with walking trails and spaces for other recreational activities.
"John N. Gharst I", findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64345556/john-n-gharst, accessed on July 19, 2023.
"Garst/Kesler Mill Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail", Historical Marker Database, https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=15146, accessed on July 19, 2023.
"Garst Mill Park", Roanoke County, Va Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=15146, accessed on July 19, 2023.
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The ledgers in this collection are 150 pages long and detail John Garst's carpenter/mill business.
The material in this collection are arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The John Garst Account Ledgers was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in February 2017.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the John Garst Account Ledgers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the John Garst Account Ledgers was completed in July 2023.
- John Garst Account Ledgers, 1844-1850
- Sterling Bryant, Student Assistant
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
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