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James M. Blanks and Company Account Book

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2004.33

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Scope and Contents

Account book of James M. Blanks and Company of Clarkesville, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Account Book cover is in fragile condition and the ink in the interior is faded due to water damage.

James M. Blanks sold textbooks and a list of these textbooks has been placed with the account book along with a list of some of the other items sold.

Some names mentioned:

Dr. William G. DeGraffenreid

Dr. William S. Easley

David Shelton

John P. Patillo

Methodist Church

George J. Dabbs (lawyer)

Professor Stewart

Rev. Aaron Jones

R.A. Puryear as administrator for Alex Gillis

Henry Wood (lawyer)

Samuel Wooten

Miss Rhoda Puryear

Rolling (sic) Yancey

Josiah Dabbs

John R. Applewhite

Achilles Puryear

George A. Puryear

R.A. Puryear

Capt. B. R. Pulliam

Dr. S. H. Harris

Dr. H. S. Jeffries

(William?) H. Thomson (principal of High Fall Academy)

John T. Carter, guardian for Wash. Watkins

Andrew O. Yancey

and many more.


  • Creation: 1854-1855

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

James M. Blanks owned James M. Blanks and Company store in Mecklenburg County, Virginia during at least 1854-1855. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Arrangement of Materials:

Accounts are in date order, with names of clients on each page.

Acquisition Information:


Physical Description

1 item.

Guide to the James M. Blanks and Company Account Book
Finding Aid Authors: Anne T. Johnson.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository