John Henry Boswell Jones ledger
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a single ledger kept by John Henry Boswell Jones between 1891-1892. It was used to record business transactions for goods sold and purchased by local farmers and merchants. The ledger also lists the names and classes of the 28 students Jones taught during this time. Local names include McClung, Smiley, Riley, Wade, Wilson, McFadden, Ervine, Richie, Brooks, Martin, Terrell, Humphries, Jones, Hotinger, and Leaver.
- Creation: 1891-1892
- Jones, John Henry Boswell (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
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John Henry Boswell Jones attended Washington College for two years and left to serve the Confederacy during the American Civil War. He survived thirty-three engagements, returned to school, and graduated in 1867. He settled on a farm near Brownsburg, Virginia and married Mary Norvell of Richmond. In addition to farming, Jones taught school and worked as a surveyor. He was appointed to Deputy Surveyor for four years (1880-1884).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased in 2014
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