A Guide to the Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents, 1751-[1901-1935]-1968.
Collection Number SC # 4051
Compiled by: Julia Merkel, March 2006.
Preferred Citation: Central Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents Collection. SC# 4051, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Physical Characteristics: Consists of ½ Hollinger box.
Abstract: The collection is comprised of 94 legal and tax related documents.
Scope and Content: This collection comprises 94 legal documents such as contracts, agreements, a will, letters from attorneys and primarily, copies of deeds from 1751-1968. Also included are several real estate tax receipts from the Plains District in Rockingham County dating from 1921-1935. Most of the documents pertain to the Riddel family. One document that stands out is a 1908 injunction against 29 defendants for cutting timber without warrant. Series 1 contains all the aforementioned legal documents with the exception of the tax records which comprise Series 2.
Series 1: Legal Documents
Folder 1: 1751-1909
Folder 2: 1911-1919
Folder 3: 1920-1968
Series 2: Tax record receipts
Folder 4: 1921-1935
Provenance: Purchased from Scott Suter, October 2005.