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Guide to the Shenandoah Valley account books, 1841-1859 and undated

Abstract

Collection consists of an estate inventory of Peter Helsley from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and three account books whose relationship to each other and to the estate inventory is unknown. Names of individuals associated with two of the account books are Henry Bowers and Kefflet and Brown; the only fact known about the third account book is that it comes from Conicville, Virginia.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Title
Shenandoah Valley account books 1841-1859 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 4 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection dates from 1841-1859 and consists of an 1854 estate inventory of Peter Helsley from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and three apparently unrelated 19th century account books also from Shenandoah County. Names of individuals associated with two of the account books are Henry Bowers and Kefflet and Brown; the only fact known about the third account book if that it comes from Conicville, Virginia.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Henry Bowers account book, 1841-1849
Box 1
Peter Helsley estate inventory, 1854
Box 1
Kefflet and Brown ledger, 1858-1859
Box 1
Ledger from Conicville, Virginia, undated
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shenandoah Valley account books, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Shenandoah Valley account books were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Elizabeth Shesko, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, May 2011

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.