A Guide to the Patricia Turner Ritche, comp. Brocks Gap Collection 1750-1990 Patricia Turner Ritchie, comp. Brocks Gap Collection 3088

A Guide to the Patricia Turner Ritchie, comp. Brocks Gap Collection 1750-1990

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number 3088


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Processed by: Chris Bolgiano, April 1997

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection number
3088
Title
Patricia Turner Ritchie, comp. Brocks Gap Collection 1750-1990
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of one records storage box and one Hollinger box.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Patricia Turner Ritchie, comp. Brocks Gap Collection, Collection #3088, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Copies of documents were purchased from P. T. Ritchie beginning in May 1991.


Biographical/Historical Information

Family names mentioned most frequently are Fawley, Fulk, Turner and Ruddle, but many others also occur. The C series are papers from the Ransom Hess estate; he was the son of Richard and Lydia Shoemaker Hess, grandson of Abraham and Amanda Custer Hess, great grandson of Richard Custer Jr. and Elizabeth Trumbo Custer, and lived on the Custer homestead on Little Dry River Road in Fulks Run.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one records storage box and one Hollinger box of photocopies of deeds, wills, surveys, patents, road agreements, accounts, letters and a wide variety of other documents relevant to the Brocks Gap area of northwestern Rockingham County, VA, from the 1750s to the 1990s. Many of the originals were brought by local residents to the Turner Hams Store on Route 259 in Fulks Run, or the nearby Mt. Carmel Church, for the "Brocks Gap Heritage Day" events first held by compiler Patricia Turner Ritchie in spring, 1991, where they were copied. Other materials were located by Ms. Ritchie through her own research.

Ms. Ritchie created an annotated list and/or index for some of the series of materials, and notes that some of the documents are not recorded in the Rockingham County Court House. The materials document many aspects of rural life.

Arrangement

Indexed by author

Contents List

Box 1
  • Folder 1
    Index to BG (Brock's Gap) series

    Also contains Ritchie's lists of African Americans in Brocks Gap, and of old place names.

  • Folder 2-11
    BG#1 - BG#320

    (see Box 2, folder 3 for continuation of BG series with BG #338)

  • Folder 12
    Index to F (Fulks Run) series
  • Folder 13-15
    F#1 - F#280
  • Folder 16-17
    C (Custer) series: C#1-C#212
Box 2
  • Folder 1-2
    T (Turner, Herman) series:

    T #1-#221

  • Folder 3-4
    BG #338-#359

    (See Box 1, Folder 1 for beginning of BG series)