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Milling Company Ledger

Identifier: SC 0116

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Scope and Content

The Milling Company Ledger, 1891, is comprised of one bound ledger and includes daily entries for a presumed and unidentified milling company in Woodstock, Virginia. The entries date from March 31, 1891 to December 10, 1891 and list transactions with other businesses and individuals. Recurrent surnames in the ledger include Hottel, Brill, Baker, Hite, Sager, Minnick, and Magruder. Entries generally reference "elect," "bran," "champ," "fert," "coal," and other terms. The ledger also includes occasional references to a "Mill no. 1" and a "Mill no. 2."


  • 1891

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Bio/Historical Note

As the ledger documents the business transactions of an unidentified company in Woodstock, Virginia, a bio/historical note is not applicable.


1 bound ledger

Language of Materials



A ledger for a presumed and unidentified milling company in Woodstock, Virginia. Entries in the ledger date from March 31, 1891 to December 10, 1891.


The ledger is housed in an oversize box.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish of Wytheville, Virginia in February 1998.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2081.


A Guide to the Milling Company Ledger, 1891
Chris Bolgiano, Tiffany Cole
March 1998, July 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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