A Guide to the Reid and Nash Account Book No. 4, 1859-1863 Reid and Nash Account Book No. 4, 1859-1863 1097512

A Guide to the Reid and Nash Account Book No. 4, 1859-1863

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Reid and Nash Account Book No. 4, 1859-1863
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Lynchburg (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Reid and Nash Account Book No. 4, 1859-1863. Local government records collection, Lynchburg (Va.) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Lynchburg.

Historical Information

Reid and Nash were commission merchants operating out of New York during the nineteenth century. Charles H. Reid and Thomas C. Nash were managing partners in the firm. Reid and Nash sold on commission and shipped a variety of items including fruit, oysters, flour, cotton, liquor, and furs. Though based in New York, Reid and Nash worked with merchants throughout the South, including the Lynchburg, Va. area.

Scope and Content

Reid and Nash Account Book No. 4, 1859-1863, records the sales accounts of individual customers and shipping invoices of the commission merchants. Entries are organized either under individual customer accounts or invoices of shipments. Information found in the individual customer accounts include outstanding account balances, quantity and name of item taken on commission, price per unit, and total worth of the items. Fees such as freight, insurance, and commission charges were deducted from the total sale amount to determine the total amount due to the customer. Invoices of shipments documented the name of customer who placed the items on commission, name of the individual or business who purchased the items, and the name of the ship along with the location to which the items were bound. Information found in the invoices included name and quantity of item shipped, total sale price for the items, and fees incurred such as freight, insurance, storage, labor, and commission charges.

Related Material

For additional information see the Lynchburg (Va.) Chancery Cause, James J. Scott and others versus Reid & Nash and others. It can be found in the Local Records Collection at the Library of Virginia. The index number is 1877-011.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Reid and Nash (New York, N.Y.).
  • Subjects:

  • Commission merchants--New York.
  • Merchants--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Shipping.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Lynchburg (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Account books.
  • Business records.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Added Entry - Personal Name:

  • Nash, Thomas C.
  • Reid, Charles H.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Lynchburg (Va.)--History--19th century.