Heischman, Jacob Daybook, 1879-1880

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Descriptive Summary


Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880

Collection No.: SC 0113
Creator: Unknown

Extent: ; 1 bound daybook

Language: English

Abstract: The Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880, consists of one bound daybook detailing purchases from March 3, 1879, to March 30, 1880, at the Mount Clifton, Virginia, general store run by Heischman.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [Identification of Item], [box #, folder #], Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880, SC 0113, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: This collection was purchased in February 1998.
Processing Information: Deteriorated cover was removed in February 2009, and pastedown that included an inscription by Heischman was photocopied. In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. The collection was previously cataloged as SC 2006.

Bio/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, detailing daily purchases and transactions from March 3, 1879, until March 30, 1880 at the Mount Clifton, Virginia, general store run by Heischman. Included are the names of the patrons and the most prominent purchases recorded are snuff, tobacco, food and an assortment of general merchandise.


One bound daybook contained in one legal sized folder. The collection is housed with SC 0079, Box 6.


"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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Compiled by: Christina Bolgiano