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Account Books

Identifier: SC-000200


The Account Books, SC-000200, contains 13 account books or ledgers written by various people. Some of the items track family accounts while others track business accounts. Not included in this collection are any daybooks or diaries pertaining to the daily lives of the individuals. Each account book spans a couple of years while some cover a larger amount of time but altogether, the account books were created in the 19th century.


  • 1782 - 1895


Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.

Use of Materials

The nature of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives and Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, Hampden-Sydney College claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume 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 for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning and individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the College assumes no responsibility.


7 Boxes

Language of Materials



BOX 1: John M. Venable Account book BOX 2: Richard N. Venable Account book BOX 3: William L. Venable Account book BOX 4: Richard Nathaniel Venable Account book [right item in box], Andrew Reid Venable Account book [left item in box] BOX 5: Francis Watkins Account book [top item], Henry E. Watkins Account book [bottom item in box] BOX 6: Jacob and Bowly Account book [top item], Thomas B. Whiting Account book [middle item], A. B. Account book [bottom item] BOX 7: Unknown Account book [top item], George Schrader Account book [middle item], William Seay Account book [bottom item]


Varying for each item, please seen individual item for more information.

Related Materials

Margaret Venable (nee Dickinson) letters, SC-000138; Letter from Nathaniel E. Venable to his daughter, 10010420; and Christmas letter to Thomas F. Venable from his mother, 10010404

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Processed by Dawnelle Ion, May 2024.
Dawnelle Ion
2024 May
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Repository Details

Part of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Hampden-Sydney College
Walter M. Bortz III Library
P.O. Box 7
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 United States
(434) 223-7225