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A Guide to the

Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880

SC# 2006

Compiled by: Christina Bolgiano, March 1998
Updated: February 2009
 

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880

Collection No.: SC# 2006

Creator/Compiler: Jacob Heischman

Extent: 1 daybook (12'' x 18'' x 1/2'')

Abstract: 

The Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880, consists of one bound daybook detailing purchases from Heischman's Mount Clifton, Virginia, general store from March 3, 1879 to March 30, 1880.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

None.

Use Restrictions:

None.

Preferred Citation: 

[Identification of Item], The Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880, SC# 2006, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased February 1998.

Processing Notes:

Deteriorated cover was removed in February 2009 and pastedown that included Heischman's inscription was photocopied.

Historical Note

Jacob Heischman, son of Jacob and Christena Heischman, was born in Hardy County, West Virginia, in 1852. On March 28, 1878, at the age of twenty-five, he wed Mary Alice Brumbaugh of Shenandoah County, Virginia, and together were the parents of six children. Heischman passed away in 1932 at the age of eighty and was buried in the Christ Reformed Church cemetery in Conicville, Virginia (Shenandoah County). His wife, who died in 1937, is buried there also.

Scope and Content

The Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880, consists of one bound daybook (12'' x 18'' x 1/2''), detailing daily purchases and transactions from Heischman's Mount Clifton, Virginia, general store from March 3, 1879 until March 30, 1880. Included are the names of the patrons and the most prominent purchases recorded are snuff, tobacco, food, and an assortment of general merchandise.

Arrangement

One bound daybook contained in one legal sized folder.

Bibliography

"Shenandoah County, Virginia, Marriage Records Haun-Henry." Shenandoah County GenWeb Project. February 14, 2007. Accessed March 17, 2009. <http://www.vagenweb.org/shenandoah/cem/marrh2.html>

"Shenandoah County, Virginia, Alphabetical Cemetery Listings Hatton-Helsey." Shenandoah County GenWeb Project. August 19, 2002. Accessed March 17, 2009. <http://www.vagenweb.org/shenandoah/cem2/hcem03alpha.html>



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