Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents, 1751-1968 (bulk 1901-1935)

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Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents, 1751-1968 (bulk 1901-1935)

Collection No.: SC 0176
Creator: Unknown

Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: The collection is comprised of 94 legal and tax related documents.

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to 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 Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents, SC 0176, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Scott Suter in October 2005.
Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2018. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 4051.

Bio/Historical Note:

Most of the documents pertain to the Riddle/Riddel family.

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 Riddle/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.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in to series: Legal documents, 1751-1968, and tax record receipts, 1921-1935.

Contents:

Series 1: Legal Documents, 1751-1968

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Legal documents, 1751-1909
1:1
Legal documents, 1911-1919
1:2
Legal documents, 1920-1968
1:3

Series 2: Tax record receipts, 1921-1935

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Tax record receipts, 1921-1935
1:4

Compiled by: Julia Merkel, March 2006