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Hickory Fork Store (Gloucester County, Va.) Ledger

Identifier: SC 01613

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Scope and Contents

Ledger kept by the Hickory Fork Store in the area of Hickory Fork in Gloucester County, Virginia. Items sold by the store include calico, silk, thread, and cotton. They also sold food items such as eggs, sugar, spices, fruit, and many other food staples. Tobacco, wine, and alcohol were also sold to various residents who purchased from the store. Accounts were kept of the price of goods as well as payments by patrons. The latter section of the book contains a farm journal by Thomas S. Harwood, with brief entries for each day on work and the weather on the Ainville estate. Written on cover in ink: T. S. Harwood, day book closed[?], 1 July 1848.


  • Creation: 1844-1855

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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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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.


0.04 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.


39.5 cm x 21 cm x 3.25 cm

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