The Resource Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society legal/governmental documents

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society legal/governmental documents

Label
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society legal/governmental documents, 1760-1931
Title
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society legal/governmental documents
Inclusive dates
1760-1931
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a variety of materials including: a County Court account book; applications to create voting precincts; applications for soft-drink licenses; appointments to office; arrest warrants (some incl. case histories and actions taken); articles of agreement (ex. 1861 Militia draft substitute agreement); a typescript "Roll of colored voters in Rockingham in the early 1900's;" complaints of illegal sales of poison; CSA military telegraph reports for the Harrisonburg office; delivery bonds; debt contracts; and juror lists
  • (cont.) Also included are a number of licenses to: sell merchandise, practice as a physician or attorney, operate as a daguerrian artist and operate stills, etc. (ex. inn license to Samuel Gay of Harrisonburg, 1780); oaths of office; postal accounts for Parnassus, Va.; a prohibition petition; promisories; receipts and applications for business charters (ex. Dayton Harness Co., Joseph Ney & Sons Co., Valley Hardware Co., milling companies, gas companies, 1899 Gibbs Automobile Gate Co.); records and claims against estates; and recognizance bonds. Road documents include petitions for a Harrisonburg main street, 1796, a road from Woodstock to Staunton, 1796, a road from Harrisonburg to Richmond, 1800, and a request to remove the toll on Mt. Clinton Pike, 1906-07. There are also summonses and subpoenas, and other miscellaneous documents (ex. a document on the condition of the Rockingham County jail). Many of the above documents are from the Rockingham County Circuit and Sherriff's Office; some are records from Shenandoah County
  • 1991 additions to the collection include various Court documents (complaints, actions, papers dealing with the building of a new courthouse), the Haga v Bradley lawsuit, and pleas of the Commonwealth
Note
Forms part of: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society (Va.) records, 1740-1950. See overall collection record for more comprehensive information.
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Is part of
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society legal/governmental documents
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/hstsocpa.aspx
Note
Also known as the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society legal/governmental documents; legal/governmental documents of the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Historical Society
Arrangement
Series I. of Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society (Va.) records, 1740-1950. Series I. Folders 1-23, Box 1; Folders 1-10 of Box 2.
Control code
20306247
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
2 Hollinger boxes (33 folders)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Note
For more detailed information on series II-IV, see OCLC records 20368665, 20371089, and 20400782, respectively.
Ownership
On deposit from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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