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.

Descriptive Summary:
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.

Organization:
Box 1:
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.