A Guide to the George Lee Armbrister Store Ledger, 1914-1916 Armbrister, George Lee, Store Ledger 1996.2

A Guide to the George Lee Armbrister Store Ledger, 1914-1916

A Collection in
Special Collections, Kegley Library
Collection Number 1996.2


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Special Collections, Kegley Library
Collection Number
George Lee Armbrister Store Ledger 1914-1916
Physical Characteristics
1 volume.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

George Lee Armbrister Store Ledger, Mss. Collection 1996.2, Kegley Library, Wytheville Community College, Wytheville, VA

Acquisition Information

Given by an anonymous donor in honor of William F. Snyder.

Biographical Information

George Lee Armbrister essentially was a man of many trades working as a merchant, embalmer, writer, funeral home director, and carpenter at various stages in his life. He opened a carpentry shop on West Bond Street in Max Meadows during the 1890s. He gradually expanded his services to include hardware, cabinets, and funeral arrangements.

Armbrister served as president of the Max Meadows Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member. he married twice and had thirteen children and step-children.

Scope and Content

This ledger chronicles purchases made by customers at the George Lee Armbrister hardware, general merchandise, and furniture store in Max Meadows, Virginia between 1914 and 1916. An alphabetical name index is in the front of the ledger. The main body records purchases. Each entry contains the date, items or services purchased, and amount of purchases. Monthly accounts of cash received and paid appear interspersed in the ledger. The ledger contains 372 pages, excluding the name index.