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Iron industry and trade--Virginia

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Beauregard Furnace Journals

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Afu1-MsV Afu2
Scope and Contents Account books of Beauregard Furnace located in Wythe County, Va. which was under contract to supply pig iron to Tredegar Iron Works during the American Civil War.

John Blair Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Afu3
Scope and Contents Ledger of John Blair who was an iron founder and merchant in Grayson County, Va.

Blakemore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 B55
Scope and Contents Papers, mostly accounts, of Nathan L. and Henry Blakemore, of Sangerville, Augusta County, Va., but including correspondence from commission merchants in Richmond, Lynchburg, Winchester, Staunton, Alexandria, and Fredericksburg, Va. and Baltimore, Md. Many letters are from Emmanuel Grove of Luray, Va. and concern the Shenandoah Iron Works run by Nathan L. Blakemore. Includes receipts from railroad and water transportation companies.

Cloverdale Furnace (Botetourt County, Va.)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Afu4
Scope and Contents Daybook, 1803-1805, of the Cloverdale Furnace Foundry (Botetourt County, Virginia) and of an unidentified general merchandise dealer of Lexington, Virginia.

Forrer & Blakemore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 F75
Scope and Contents Papers, 1851-1856, of Forrer & Blakemore, iron founders and merchants, at Shenandoah Iron Works, Page County, Va. and at Waverlie and Cassville, Rockingham County, Va. Includes correspondence and accounts.

Glenn Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 G48
Scope and Contents Letters, 1821-1858, received by George D. Glenn, iron founder at Isabella Furnace near Luray, Page County, Va. from family (members of the Bradley, Groves and Dowdell families) and friends who have left Page County for West Virginia, Ohio and Oregon. A few letters concern patterns and moldings for iron castings and there are three letters, 1826-1831, written by a Quaker, Abraham Alderdice of Wilmington, Del.

Grove & Blakemore Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 G91
Scope and Contents Papers, 1848-1852, of Grove & Blakemore, merchants at Cassville, Rockingham County, Va. and Shenandoah Iron Works, Va. Includes business letters, accounts and orders and correspondents include Emanuel Grove, Luray, Va. and M. Slaughter & Co., Fredericksburg, Va.

Isabella Furnace Account Book (Page County, Va.)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Afu5
Scope and Contents Account book, 1827-1842, of Isabella Furnace, Page County, Va. which includes account book, 1850-1854, of Caroline Furnace. Includes recipes for buttermilk muffins, corn bread and cakes and pies; and accounts for clothing and shoes.

Liberty Furnace (Shenandoah County, Va.) Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Afu7
Overview Time book, 1853-1863, of Liberty Furnace, Shenandoah County, Va. Includes accounts with laborers.

Shenandoah Iron Works [D. & H. Forrer] Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV Ad82-83
Scope and Contents Ledger (time book), 1851-1866, of D. & H. Forrer, Shenandoah Iron Works, Page County, Va. and ledger, 1865-1866, of the commissary [company store] of D & H. Forrer, Shenandoah Iron Works, Page County, Va. The latter volume lists foodstuffs and goods given out to workers which they often paid for by work. Includes accounts with free blacks.