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Prince Edward Warehouse Company

Information about the Collection

The Prince Edward Warehouse Company was incorporated in Farmville, Virginia in 1927. According to their charter, the company was formed with the purpose of dealing in real estate, warehousing goods and crops, and storing, selling, and distributing goods on commission. While the majority of their business was dedicated to the storage of, as well as, buying and selling of bright tobacco, they also provided warehouse space for the Virginia Dark-Fired Tobacco Growers Association, and storage space for Newman Chevrolet. The organization was eventually dissolved in 1942 and the property was purchased by Newman Chevrolet.


This collection was donated to the Farmville-Prince Edward County Historical Society by Thelma Mottley in the early 2000s.

Scope and Content

The Prince Edward Warehouse Company Collection, which dates from 1927 to 1944, consists of corporate records, tax information, insurance information, financial information, correspondence, and shareholder information related to the operation of the organization.


This collection consists of 1.1 linear feet contained in (1) archival bankers box.


There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes.

Contents of the Collection

   Box 1 of 1:

Federal and Virginia Corporate Income Tax Returns, fiscal year 1928-1943

Capital Stock Tax Returns, 1933-1944

Virginia, Notice of Tax Assessment, 1928-1944

Virginia, tax receipts, 1929-1944

Town of Farmville, tax receipts, 1929-1943

Correspondence from Cocke, Hazlegrove, and Shackelford, re: stock, 1935-1938

Correspondence from First National Bank, re: stock, 1935

Correspondence from H.A. Barrow, re: stock and value of property, 1938-1939 & undated

Correspondence from J. Taylor Thompson, re: incorporation, 1927 & re: contract with Newman Chevrolet, 1935

Correspondence from State Planters Bank & Trust, re: stock, 1934-1940

Correspondence from Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, 1927-1944

Correspondence from Virginia Department of Taxation, 1927-1935

Correspondence from Virginia State Corporation Commission, 1927-1939

Bank statements, 1939-1944

Shareholder meeting proxy forms, 1928-1936

Shareholder meeting proxy forms, 1937-1942

Shareholder meeting, blank proxy forms (x2)

Re: insurance policies, 1927-1942

Tobacco Inspection Certificate (blank)(x2)

Rental agreement between Prince Edward Warehouse Company and tenants, 1927

Rental agreement between Prince Edward Warehouse Company and Newman Chevrolet, 1935, 1940, & 1942

Rental agreement between Prince Edward Warehouse Company and Virginia Dark-Fired Tobacco Growers Association, 1933

Prince Edward Warehouse Company, deed of trust, 1934

Cancelled checks, 1927-1944

Invoices and receipts, 1927-1942

Miscellaneous balance sheets

Ledger book, 1933-1939

By-laws, working copy/draft, 1928 (very fragile/damaged)

Corporation Record Book

          Authentication License to Receive Subscriptions

         Subscription List and Copy of Charter

         First Meeting of Stock Holders

         First Meeting of Directors


         Records of Minutes

         Stock Register

          Transfer Record

         Dividend Book

         Stock Holders’ Ledger


         Forms and Precedents

         Ledger Index

Stock Certificates

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