A Guide to the Snyder Family Papers, ca. 1850-1901 SC 0204

A Guide to the Snyder Family Papers, ca. 1850-1901 SC 0204


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Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison Drive
MSC 1704
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
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Angela L. Walthall, November 2011; Tiffany Cole, October 2019

Repository
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Identification
SC 0204
Title
Snyder Family Papersca. 1850-1901
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=jmu/vihart00138.xml
Quantity
.3 Cubic Feet 3 boxes
source
Whetzel, Charley
Creator
Snyder family
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2019. The Snyder Ledger Collection was previously cataloged as SC 5026. The Snyder Family Photograph Collection was previously cataloged as P0004

As part of renumbering, the two Snyder collections were combined in an attempt to reestablish original order. Both collections were acquired from the same estate sale and have shared provenance, but during initial processing in 2011 the materials were inexplicably separated by format (photographs and ledgers) and arranged into two collections. The photographs were originally housed in a photo album, but were removed and placed in individual paper envelopes. The photographs were assigned unique identifiers and filed according to their original order in the photo album. Three newspaper clippings containing Snyder family obituaries were affixed to the inside covers of the photo album. The clippings were photocopied and originals discarded. The biographical note was not significantly updated during reprocessing.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Account books
  • Account books -- Sources
  • Blacksmiths -- Virginia -- Records and correspondence
  • Business records -- Sources
  • Photographs
  • Snyder family
  • Snyder, John
  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources
  • Whetzel, Charley

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources

Container List

Mixed Materials box: 1
Ledger
1849-1859
Mixed Materials box: 2
Ledger
1858-1865
Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 1
Photographs
ca. 1850-1900
  • P0004.01.001
    6.25 x 4.25 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, full-body front view portrait of a man and a woman; the man sits in a chair with the woman standing just behind his right shoulder. Most likely a collodion print attached to white cardboard with a gilded edge. Photographer: Lively, East Main Street, McMinnville, Tennessee.

  • P0004.01.002
    6.25 x 4.25 Inches
    March 5, 1892
    Scope and Content

    An albumen print of a full-body front view portrait of a man and a woman posing in front of a rustic backdrop. The man sits with the woman standing by his right shoulder. Photo album caption identifies man to be "Luis Snyder." Print is attached to cream colored cardboard with a gilded edge. Photographer: J. M. Hill, Bridgewater, Virginia.

  • P0004.01.003
    6.25 x 4.25 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, full body front view of two young, finely dressed children playing in a dirt road; a young boy pulls a toddler in a small wagon. Most likely a collodion print attached to cream colored cardboard.

  • P0004.01.004
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, almost full body front view portrait of a young man sitting in a chair and resting his arm on a table. Photo album caption identifies man to be "Uncle John." Tintype housed in a white paper sleeve with an ornate red border.

  • P0004.01.005
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, waist-up front view of a man that is looking directly into the camera. Photo album caption identifies him to be "Uncle Frank." Most likely an albumen print attached to thin cream-colored cardboard.

  • P0004.01.006
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a young boy who is looking into the camera. A red bowtie seems to be colored/drawn in to the photo. "Luis Snyder" written in pencil on the back of the encasing, and a photo album caption also reads "Mother's half brothers." Tintype housed in a tan paper sleeve with an ornate red border, and a piece of lined notebook paper glued to the back.

  • P0004.01.007
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a man who is looking into the camera. Photo album caption underneath read "Mother's half brothers." Tintype housed in an embellished white paper sleeve.

  • P0004.01.008
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a man and a woman, who is holding an open book. This image was also housed above the photo album caption "Mother's half brothers." Most likely an albumen print attached to thin cream-colored cardboard. Photographer: T. L. Darnell, Cumberland, Maryland.

  • P0004.01.009
    4.5 x 6 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, shoulders-up front view portrait of two young women. "Rena" written in pencil on the back. Most likely a collodion print attached to thick black cardboard.

  • P0004.01.010
    3.5 x 5 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view of a man sitting in between two women in front of a stone brick building. Caption on the back reads "my bachelor son and two of his cousins at Lincoln farm sitting on a part of the memorial building." Possibly printed on gelatin developing-out paper.

  • P0004.01.011
    3 x 2 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, shoulders-up front view of a young woman looking to the right of the camera and wearing a very ornate hat. Most likely a collodion print attached to small piece of cardboard that is cut with a gilded edge.

  • P0004.01.012
    3.75 x 2.75 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, shoulders-up front view of a young boy who is looking into the camera. Photo album caption identifies him as "John." Tintype housed in an embellished cream-colored paper sleeve.

  • P0004.01.013
    3.75 x 2.75 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, shoulders-up front view of an elderly man who is looking into the camera. Photo album caption identifies him as "Father." Tintype housed in an embellished cream-colored paper sleeve.

  • P0004.01.014
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a very young girl who is shyly looking into the camera. Photo album caption identifies her as "Irena." Tintype housed in a white paper sleeve with a red border that is badly stained.

  • P0004.01.015
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a young boy sitting who is looking into the camera and sitting in a chair. "John" written in pencil on the front of the paper sleeve. Tintype housed in a white paper sleeve with a red border that is badly stained.

  • P0004.01.016
    4.5 x 3 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a young man who is looking into the camera. "John" is written in pencil on the front of the paper sleeve. Tintype housed in an orange paper sleeve with an ornate red border.

  • P0004.01.017
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a young girl. The flowers of the bow on the front of her dress seemed to be colored in red or pink. "Irena" is written in pencil on the front of the paper sleeve. Tintype housed in a cream-colored paper sleeve with a red border.

  • P0004.01.018
    1.75 x 3 Inches
    ca. 1850-1900
    Scope and Content

    Small card with an illustration of a bird, flowers, and small house with the inscription "With God all things are possible. Matth. 19-26." "From Pattie Marshall" is written in pencil on the back.

  • P0004.01.019
    4 x 5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, front view of a cow standing in a fenced-in area and looking into the camera. Possibly an albumen print attached to embellished gray cardboard.

  • P0004.01.020
    6.5 x 4.25 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, front view portrait of a baby that is looking to the right of the camera. "Myrtle Genevieve Ekleberry 5 mo old" is written in pencil on the back. Most likely an albumen print attached to white cardboard with a gilded edge.

  • P0004.01.021
    6.5 x 4.25 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, full-body front view portrait of a man and a woman that are dressed for a special occasion such as a wedding. Albumen print attached to embellished white cardboard. Photographer: Shellabarger, Horton, Kansas.

  • P0004.01.022
    5.5 x 4 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, full-body front view of a young female toddler who is looking to the left of the camera. Collodion print attached to black cardboard. Photographer: Shellabarger, Horton, Kansas.

  • P0004.01.025
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, full-body front view portrait of a man sitting in a chair, with a woman standing to his left and resting her arm on his shoulder. Both are looking into the camera. Albumen print attached to pink cardboard with a gold border on the front. Photographer: B. A. Blakemore's Photo Art Gallery, Augusta Street, Staunton, Virginia.

  • P0004.01.026
    4.5 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, front portrait view of a man with a full beard and mustache who is looking slightly to the right of the camera. Tintype housed in a white paper sleeve with an ornate red border.

  • P0004.01.027
    4.5 x 3 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, full-body front view of a man sitting in a chair in front of a scenic backdrop. Tintype housed in a paper sleeve with cut corners and an ornate red border.

  • P0004.01.028
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a man who is looking slightly to the right of the camera. "Cousin Joe Snyder" written in pencil on the back of the sleeve. Tintype housed in an embellished yellow and purple paper sleeve. Photographer: B. A. Blakemore's Photograph Gallery, No. 4 North Augusta Street, Staunton, Virginia.

  • P0004.01.029
    4.25 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, silhouette portrait of a young woman with her hair ornately braided. Possibly an albumen print that is a copy of an older photograph, glued to a thin piece of tan cardboard. Photographer: Johnston's Star Gallery, Richland Center, Wisconsin.

  • P0004.01.030
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, full-body portrait of an elderly man sitting in a chair and an elderly woman, who is standing next to the man with her hand resting on his shoulder. Albumen print glued to a thin piece of tan cardboard.

  • P0004.01.031
    4.5 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a young man who is looking slightly to the right of the camera. Most likely an albumen print glued to a thin piece of tan cardboard with a red border. Photographer: Johnston's Star Gallery, Richland Center, Wisconsin.

  • P0004.01.032
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a middle-aged man who is looking slightly to the right of the camera. Photo album caption identifies him as "Father." Tintype housed in a a paper sleeve that is orange with an ornate red border on the front, and purple on the back. Photographer: B. A. Blakemore's Photographic Gallery, Augusta Street, Staunton, Virginia.

  • P0004.01.033
    3.75 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view of a woman sitting in front of an elaborate backdrop. Photo album caption identifies her as "Mother." Tintype.

  • P0004.01.034
    4 x 2.65 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Sepia, front view of a man who is smiling and looking into the camera. Albumen print attached to peach-colored cardboard. Photographer: Locke, Richland Center, Wisconsin.

  • P0004.01.035
    3.75 x 2.5 Inches
    February 20, 1882
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view of a young woman who is sitting and looking into the camera. Photo album caption identifies her as "Sister," and the date is written in pencil on the back. Tintype housed in a white paper sleeve with an ornate gold border.

  • P0004.01.036
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view of a boy who is looking into the camera. Photo album caption identifies him as "John." Tintype housed in a tan-grey colored paper sleeve with a pink back, and an ornate gold border.

  • P0004.01.037
    3.75 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view of a young man looking slightly to the left of the camera. Tintype housed in an embellished light pink paper sleeve.

  • P0004.01.038
    4 x 2.25 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view of a woman who is looking to the right of the camera. Most likely a collodion print attached to green, cream, and gold cardboard. Photographer: W. J. Hillman, Richland Center, Wisconsin.

  • P0004.01.039
    3.75 x 2.25 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a man who is looking to the right of the camera. Tintype housed in an orange paper sleeve with an ornate red border.

  • P0004.01.040
    4 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, full-body front view portrait of a man and a woman who are looking into the camera; the man sits in a chair while the woman stands to his life, with her hand on his shoulder. They both stand in front of an elaborate backdrop. "Miss E. I. Snyder" written in blue ink on the back.Most likely a collodion print attached to green and gold cardboard. Photographer: W. J. Hillman, Richland Center, Wisconsin.

  • P0004.01.041
    3.75 x 2.5 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a young man who is sitting and looking to the right of the camera. Photo album caption identifies him as "Lewis Snyder." Tintype housed in a white paper sleeve with an ornate red border. Photographer: B. A. Blakemore's Photograph Gallery, Staunton, Virginia.

  • P0004.01.042
    3.5 x 2.25 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a young man who is sitting and looking to the right of the camera. Photo album caption identifies him as "Lewis Snyder." Tintype housed in a white paper sleeve with an ornate red border. Photographer: B. A. Blakemore's Photograph Gallery, Staunton, Virginia.

  • P0004.01.043
    3.5 x 2 Inches
    ca. 1855-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, full-body front view portrait of a man sitting in a chair in front of a scenic backdrop and looking into the camera. Photo album caption identifies him as "Cousin Martin Snyder." Tintype.

  • P0004.01.044
    3.75 x 2.25 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, full-body portrait of a woman standing next to and resting her left hand on a chair. Most likely a collodion print attached to a piece of stained cardboard with a gold border.

  • P0004.01.045
    4 x 2.25 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, full-body portrait of a woman sitting on a bench with a young girl standing to her right and a young boy standing to her left. All three are posed in front of a scenic backdrop. "Belongs to Abr. & T. Paschal" written in pencil on the back. Most likely a collodion print attached to stained white cardboard with gold trim at the bottom.

  • P0004.01.046
    4 x 2.25 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a man who is looking to the left of the camera. Most likely a collodion print attached to green cardboard with a gold border. Photographer: W. J. Hillman, Richland Center, Wisconsin.

Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 2
Photographs
ca .1885-1900
  • P0004.01.018a
    6.5 x 4.25 Inches
    Probably 1898
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, full-body front view of a baby girl who is looking to the left of the camera. "Miss Ellen Vogel, aged 8 months Aug 3 1898" is written in pencil on the back. Collodion print attached to cream-colored cardboard. Photographer: Mrs. W. D. Hughes, McMinnville, Tennessee.

  • P0004.01.023
    7 x 4.25 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a man who is looking slightly to the left of the camera. Photo album caption identifies him as "Cousin Burnet Marshall Lill's brother." Collodion print attached to dark grey cardboard.

  • P0004.01.024
    4.5 x 6.5 Inches
    ca. 1885-1900
    Scope and Content

    Black and white, front view portrait of a man and a woman that are sitting and looking to the right of the camera, while a very young girl stands in between them with her hands on each of their shoulders and looking into the camera. Photo album caption identifies the woman as "Lill Marshall Wilson." Collodion print attached to dark grey cardboard.

Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 3
Loose papers
1880-ca. 1901, undated
  • P0004.01.001a
    ca. 1880-1900
    Scope and Content

    A piece of paper housed behind P0004.01.001 in the photo album. "J O, G A E" written in pencil.

  • P0004.01.047
    after 1901
    Scope and Content

    A piece of notepad paper that was placed behind the front cover of the photo album. Contains information about the deaths of various Snyder family members.

  • P0004.01.048
    1897, undated
    Scope and Content

    Two photocopied obituaries. One documents the life and death of John A. Marshall (1828-1897) and the second announces the death of John F. Snider.

  • P0004.01.049
    undated
    Scope and Content

    Photocopied marriage announcements. One documents the wedding of F. J. Marshall and Lizzie Mauzy and the second announces the wedding of Thomas Hildebrand to Maggie Newman.