A Guide to the Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents, 1751-1968 (bulk 1901-1935):SC 0176

A Guide to the Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents, 1751-1968 (bulk 1901-1935):SC 0176

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number SC 0176


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Processed by: Julia Merkel, March 2006

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection Number
SC 0176
Title
Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents, 1751-1968 (bulk 1901-1935)
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=jmu/vihart00311.xml
Extent
.2 cubic feet; 1 box
Creator
Various
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.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Container List

Series 1: Legal Documents, 1751-1968 .
  • Legal documents, 1751-1909 . 1, Box:Folder folder: 1,
  • Legal documents, 1911-1919 . 1, Box:Folder folder: 2,
  • Legal documents, 1920-1968 . 1, Box:Folder folder: 3,
Series 2: Tax record receipts, 1921-1935 .
  • Tax record receipts, 1921-1935 . 1, Box:Folder folder: 4,