Scope and Content
On the last page is written "Gasper Hoak his book." Entries are mostly in German script with columns of numbers. According to Mr. John Stewart, James Madison University Faculty Emeritus and a native German speaker, the German entries refer frequently to shoeing horses, repairing wagons, and sales of wheat and grain. One page dated 1803 is in English and appears to be a recipe for whiskey.
- Creation: 1794-1855
- Hoak, Gasper (Person)
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The Hoak Ledger, 1794-1855, was part of the personal collection of a Lexington, Virginia resident and is thought to have originated in Shenandoah or Page County, Virginia, where the Hoak family name can be documented.
0.08 cubic feet (1 folder)
The Hoak Ledger, 1794-1855, is written primarily in German and includes entries for shoeing horses, repairing wagons, and sales of wheat and grain. It likely originated from Gasper Hoak of Page County, Virginia.
The ledger is bound and housed in a folder.
Purchased in June 2001 from Green Valley Auctions, Mt. Crawford, Virginia.
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2018. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 4023.
- A Guide to the Hoak Ledger, 1794-1855
- Chris Bolgiano
- September 2001
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