Guide to the A.M. Fayes Grist Mill Accounts Ledger, 1862-1864

Summary Information

Title: A.M. Fayes Grist Mill Accounts Ledger, 1862-1864
Collection: AC.795
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

This accounts ledger comes from the A.M. Fayes Gristmill business in Capon Springs, Hampshire County, West Virginia, dated 1862-1864. The items, cornmeal, wheat flour, tobacco, nails, and such were paid for with work, cash, Confederate money, and livestock.

Creator: Fayes, A. M.

Biographical/Historical Note

This ledger comes from the grist mill business of A.M. Fayes of Capon Springs, Hampshire County, West Virginia. Several accounts mention being paid with Confederate money, work, and livestock.

Scope and Contents

This collection is a ledger book with accounts from a grist mill business of A.H. Fayes in Capon Springs, West Virginia. It is dated 1862-1864. On several accounts, it is mentioned they were paid with Confederate money, cash, some type of physical work, or livestock.


This is a single-item collection.

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. Accession number AC.2001.015

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 2014. 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.795: A.M. Fayes Gristmill, Capon Springs, Hampshire County, West Virginia, Accounts Ledger, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Ledger, 1862-1864 Box 1