Collection Summary

Creator: Stephenson, John W.
Title: John W. Stephenson Private Accounts, 1874-1886, Warm Springs, Va [Ledger]
Accession: MSS 85-8
Description: 1 item
Location: Special Collections
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Collection Description & Arrangement

This ledger was purchased from Alderman Library in June of 1985.  It consists of one volume divided in  what appear to be client accounts, and some subdivisions titled: “Commissioner in Chancery”, Cash Account (General), Cash Account (Individual).

Biographical & Historical Information

John Wilson Stephenson was born in Monterey, Highland County, Va. July 24th 1850.  He graduate from Roanoke College in 1872 and later enrolled as a law student at the University of Virginia, graduating from there in 1874.  That same year he began practicing law in Bath County until his death in September of 1921.  In 1887 he became Commonwealth Attorney for Bath County, position that he held for sixteen years.  In 1905 he was elected to the House of Delegates of the Virginia Legislature representing Bath, Highland and Rockbridge Counties.  From 1916-1920 he was the Chairman of the Committee on Courts and Justice.  Mr. Stephenson died in September 1921.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1985
Donor Information This book was purchased from Alderman Library who bought it from Louis Ginsberg, Old Books and Old Prints, Box 1502, Petersburg, VA 23805.

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  • John W. Stephenson Private Accounts [Ledger]

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 John W. Stephenson Private Accounts [Ledger], MSS 85-8, Special Collections, University of Virginia Law School Library

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