Guide to the Richard Yuba Inspector's Record Book, 1865-1868

Summary Information

Title: Richard Yuba Inspector's Record Book, 1865-1868
Collection: AC.603
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This inspector's record book contains transactions dated 1865 to 1868, dealing with petroleum, whiskey, and tobacco.

Creator: Yuba, Richard

Biographical/Historical Note

According to text in front of book, this volume of transactions between 1865 and 1868 shows 40 transactions in petroleum sales, 18 in whiskey sales, 8 in beer sales, and 6 in tobacco sales. Mentioned in it are Mill Creek Oil Company, J.G. & J.M. Staunton, Joseph Keifer of Charleston, Woodford White of Shrewsbury, and Joseph Lindner of Charleston. Cities are probably in West Virginia.

Scope and Contents

This inspector's memo records book shows transactions in petroleum, whiskey, beer and tobacco, mostly in cities identified as located in West Virginia. It is believed to be Richard Yuba's book, but the last name could be incorrect. Inspections/Transactions are dated between 1865 and 1868.


This is a one-item collection. Book is housed in specially made cardstock box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2000. Accession number AC.2003.020

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.603: Richard Yuba, Inspector, Wheeling, West Virginia Record Book, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Record Book, 1865-1868 ACSC_Box 18, Folder 11