Ledger 1899-1913 Mathews County Virginia “Auburn” Inventory

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 Ledger 1899-1913 Mathews County Virginia “Auburn” Inventory

 John F. Mattox & Son / North River / Planter & Shippers in fine Salt water Oysters / Mathews Co. Va.

R. J. Mattox / Groceries & Notions / Shell, VA

 Several pages torn out/removed.

11-3/4 inches.

14 pages, String stitched together – merchandise. “Contents of showcase” on page one.

2 pages – List of items (auction?) with purchaser’s name next to listing with price.

5 pages – “Auburn” – List of personal Property, In Part: household furniture, parlor, library, dining room, hall, second hall, bed room, third floor, kitchen

1 page – notes about legal case: Raffty

2  pages – miscellaneous notes.

Blank pages. Several postmarks inside the back cover “Shell, VA 1899”

1 page of J. Boyd Sears stationary, folded with sketchy list of names and amounts.

 Binding loose, shaken, lacks spine, cover stain, pages loose, residue of unknown substance on the outer fore-edge of pages, tears, chips, age toning, old insect damage. See Photos.

 Does not contain any recording of the Mattox oyster business.

 Historic remnant/relic from Mathews County & the estate of “Auburn”

 Historic note: John Lennon and Yoko Ono purchased Auburn in 1980. Auburn is reportedly haunted by several ghosts; the most famous the apparition of a young woman who fell down the main stairway there and died on her wedding night. The mansion was the setting for Joseph Hergesheimer’s 1920 Gothic novel, “Balisand.”

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