The Resource Lumber ledgers

Lumber ledgers

Label
Lumber ledgers, 1883-1890
Title
Lumber ledgers
Inclusive dates
1883-1890
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection consists of two ledgers probably for a sawmill operation, the location of which was most likely in Shenandoah or Rockingham Counties, Va. or Pendleton County, West Virginia
  • The majority of account entries, made under individual names, are payments for chopping, hauling, and sawing logs or making boards or planks. Some entries refer to other lumber products such as switch and first and second class ties, presumably for a railroad. Many of the entries document the 1890 tanbark peeling season, beginning on April 28 with notations for "making road;" then on April 29 into mid-June for peeling, hauling, sledding, ranking, carrying out, and loading bark in [railroad] car. Other commodities are also occasionally mentioned, including cabbage, apple butter, potatoes, buckwheat, wheat, tobacco, beef, pork, articles of clothing, and blankets. [from Finding Aid]
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Lumber ledgers
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/lumledg.aspx
Arrangement
Two small ledgers.
Control code
43638862
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
Guide compiled by Chris Bolgiano, Dec. 1998.

Library Locations

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