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Duval Family Ledgers and Diary

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.471

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Scope and Contents

Ledgers, 1871-1887 and diary 1898-1900 of the Duval family of Chesterfield and Henrico Counties, Virginia.

One ledger (item 1), 1871-1872 contains accounts for different customers for items like sugar, flour,  candles, vinegar, etc., as well as cash accounts and a store inventory in the back of the volumes.

The ledger for 1886-1887 (item 2) also contains a personal diary for the years 1898-1900 with very detailed entries. The ledger entries are summarized accounts with individuals from other ledgers and do not specify what the payments were made for.

The ledger covering 1881-1890 (item 3) contains mostly 'amounts paid out' by B.J. Duval, listing individuals and the their wages for work at the mill. Other entries are amounts received from mill by B.J. Duval.


  • Creation: 1871-1894

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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.

Conditions Governing Use:

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.

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Arrangement of Materials:

This collection has only been minimally processed and described at this point. Please consult at staff member for assistance.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Item 3 shows traces of mold and needs to be cleaned before it can be made available to researchers.

Acquisition Information:


Physical Description

3 volumes.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in October 2009

Guide to the Duval Family Ledgers and Diary
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter.
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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