Account book of an unknown merchant in the Cumberland County area of Virginia. Some names appear to be from Fluvanna and Albemarle Counties.
Journals, 1832-1834, of [H. ?] Dupuy, merchant, at Charlotte Court House, Va.
Ledger, 1883-1885, of E. T. Pierce, merchant [News Ferry, Halifax County, Va.] who sold tobacco fertilizers.
Ledger and inventory of E. T. Pierce, merchant. The 1870 census suggests Pierce lived near Halifax County, Virginia.
Letters, 1819-1846, to Henry Fairfax, merchant, Dumfries, Prince William County, Va. Most concern money owed to Fairfax. Letter, 1 November 1827, from James Osbourn is written on the back of a printed circular entitled "Proposals for publishing . . .Good News from a Far Country . . . ." Includes letter relating to the hiring of a slave Burwell and another letter concerning the illness of Burwell's wife; and letter, 1828, written by William B. Tyler.
Three account books of free African American, Thaddeus S. Harris, of Abingdon, Virginia, dated 1855-1861, 1861-1866 and 1868. Goods purchased include items such as tobacco, sardines, cheese, sugar, candy, hair trims and shaves. Some books have an index. Census reports list him as a barber and confectioner.
Ledger, 1858-1859, of an unidentified merchant, of Harrisonburg, Va.
Account book, 1840-1876, of John W. Hunt, merchant, lumberman, and farmer.