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


[logo]

Special Collections, JMU Libraries

880 Madison Drive
MSC 1704
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
library-special@jmu.edu
URL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

Julia Merkel, March 2006

Repository
Special Collections, JMU Libraries
Identification
SC 0176
Title
Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents1751-19681901-1935
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=jmu/vihart00311.xml
Quantity
.2 Cubic Feet, 1 box
source
Suter, Scott Hamilton
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection is comprised of 94 legal and tax related documents.

Administrative Information

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).

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.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • 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
  • Legal documents
  • Plains District, Rockingham County (Va.) -- Records and correspondence
  • Real property -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- Sources
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- Genealogy -- Sources
  • Suter, Scott Hamilton
  • Tax records
  • Taxation -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- Sources
  • Wills -- Virginia -- Rockingham County

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Plains District, Rockingham County (Va.) -- Records and correspondence
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- Genealogy -- Sources

Container List

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