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Thomas Creigh, Lewisburg General Store Ledger

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3078

Overview

Thomas Creigh, a Greenbrier County pioneer and land speculator, was a long-time Lewisburg merchant. Born 1766 in Ireland, he emigrated to Greenbrier Co. in the 1790s and became a relative through marriage of Col. John Stuart, a local prominent citizen. This ledger documents the trading activity of his general store and it is especially reflective of the bartering system which characterized much of the nineteenth century rural economy. Included in the front of the volume is an index of customers which lists many noted Lewisburg residents, such as John Stuart and Samuel Price.

Dates

  • 1833-1841

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 3 in. (1 ledger))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Title
Thomas Creigh, Lewisburg General Store Ledger, 1833-1841
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536