Guide to the John W. Frye Accounts Ledger, 1865-1872

Summary Information

Title: John W. Frye Accounts Ledger, 1865-1872
Collection: AC.796
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

This collection is a business ledger for Capon Mills, owned by John W. Frye (and Sons?) in Hardy County, West Virginia in the 1865-1872 period.

Creator: Frye, John W.

Biographical/Historical Note

This ledger has written on its front inside cover Capon Mills, Frye and Sons, and on the back inside cover, John W. Frye, Capon Mills, Capon River, Hardy County, West Virginia. Entries date from 1865 to 1872. This ledger's owner stated that Capon Mills is on the Capon River in Hardy County, West Virginia.

Scope and Contents

This collection is an accounts ledger for Capon Mills, run by John W. Frye and family in Hardy County, West Virginia during the time period of 1865-1872. Note that family is included as owners because on page 67, a note states that October 1, 1985 to October 1, 1866 which is now a partnership business which H.W. Frye is to have half of the proffits for the one year, ending October 1, 1866.


Apart from a few stray pieces of paper and one 1856 receipt that were tucked inside the ledger, it is a single-item collection, all in one 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. Accession number AC.2001.017

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.796: John W. Frye, Capon Mills, Capon River, Hardy County, West Virginia, Accounts Ledger, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Ledger, 1865-1872 Box 1