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

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title:
Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents
Collection No.:
SC 0176
Date:
1751-1968 (bulk 1901-1935)
Extent:
1 box, .2 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The collection is comprised of 94 legal and tax related documents.

Preferred Citation

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

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Bio/Historical Note

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

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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.

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Arrangement

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

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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).

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.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Subject

  • Plains District, Rockingham County (Va.) -- Records and correspondence
  • Deeds -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- History -- 18th century
  • Deeds -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- History -- 19th century
  • Deeds -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- History -- 20th century
  • Real property -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- Sources
  • Wills -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Taxation -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- Sources
  • Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Sources
  • Land titles -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- Sources
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- Genealogy -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Legal Documents, 1751-1968

3 folders

Title/Description Instances
Legal documents, 1751-1909 box 1 folder 1
Legal documents, 1911-1919 box 1 folder 2
Legal documents, 1920-1968 box 1 folder 3

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Series 2: Tax record receipts, 1921-1935

1 folders

Title/Description Instances
Tax record receipts, 1921-1935 box 1 folder 4

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