This collection contains nine volumes of Ernest Stuart Elsea's business records dating from 1944 to 1968. The ledgers detail the accounts for Elsea's business which operated under the following names: Elsea's Esso Station, Stuart's Service Station, Stuart's Esso Station, and Elsea's Esso Garage. Elsea's station sold gasoline, auto supplies, and basic groceries. The station also provided an automobile repair service. His garage was in Clarke County, Virginia near Boyce and in White Post, Virginia. Includes a "flashback" newspaper article about the opening of Stuart's Esso in 1927 in White Post, Virginia.
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