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John Henry Boswell Jones ledger

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0538

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


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical Notes

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).


1 Item

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2014

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA