A Guide to the Elizabeth A. Wenger Collection, 1884-1951
Collection Number 4034
Processed by: Gillian Schulz and Chris Bolgiano, Feb. 2002
Preferred Citation: Elizabeth A. Wenger Collection, 1884-1951. SC# 4034, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Physical Characteristics: Contains four folders.
Abstract: Consists of letters and postcards to Elizabeth A. Wenger of Dayton, VA, 1884-1936, and two fire insurance forms, 1951.
Scope and Content:
This collection contains letters and postcards written mostly to Elizabeth A. Wenger from relatives and friends in VA, but also from Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Topics center on home and family affairs, including school; several of the correspondents were students or teachers. The fire insurance policies give details on the nature and location of the Wenger house.
Elizabeth was apparently the sister of C.D. Wenger, who operated a well-known plant nursery. At least one of the postcards is addressed to C.D. Wenger with an order for plants.
Series 1: Letters and postcards, 1884-1936.
Series 2: Fire insurance policies, 1951.
Acquisition Information: Purchased from Scott Suter in Nov. 2001.