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Gloucester Court House (Va.) Store Ledger

Identifier: SC 01615

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Scope and Contents

Ledger kept by the Gloucester Court House Store which detailed purchases and payments by various residents of the area. Items purchased range from food items such as butter, flour, molasses, salt, and sugar to household items such as cloth, hardware, and candles. The shop also sold tobacco and various types of alcohol including rum, brandy, and whiskey.


  • Creation: 1843-1855

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.4 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Gloucester Museum of History by resolution signed by the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors, held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.


41.5 cm x 18.5 cm x 2.5 cm

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository