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Red Oak Daybook

Identifier: SC 01259

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Scope and Contents

Daybook of a grocer in the small town of Red Oak, Virginia. This daybook contains a list of daily goods sold, cost amounts, and to whom goods were sold. The daybook contains 292 pages, all of which contain handwritten entries, and measures 15 inches x 7 inches x 1 inch.  This daybook contains page number notations that refer to a second ledger (likely to an account ledger which showed money owed by specific individuals), but the location of this second ledger is currently unknown.


  • Creation: 1912

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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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0.15 Linear Feet

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Physical Description

1 item

Processing Information:

Processed by Zachary Jones in July 2007.

Guide to the Red Oak Daybook
Finding Aid Authors: Zach Jones.
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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