The Resource John W. Wilson collection

John W. Wilson collection

Label
John W. Wilson collection, 1766-1963
Title
John W. Wilson collection
Inclusive dates
1766-1963
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection consists largely of a variety of documents (receipts, deeds, accounts, letters) relating mostly to Jacob Bear, Benjamin Graves, Jacob Sipe, and the Dean (Deane, Deen) and Harnsberger (Hansberger) families of Rockingham, Madison, Orange, and Augusta Counties, Va., from 1766 to 1963. Of particular interest are the 1842 Elk Run Class Book; the 1858-59 Housekeeping Book, which lists household and farm items needed for life at the time; and accounts of the Mt. Vernon Iron Works (Rockingham County) from 1878-1879. (See oversize). [from Finding Aid]
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
John W. Wilson collection
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/wilson.aspx
Note
Also referred to as the: Wilson collection; John W. Wilson collection
Arrangement
Folder 1: [Family and business-related] documents, 1787-1827; Folder 2: [Family and business-related] documents, 1830-1848; Folder 3: [Family and business-related] documents, 1851-1963. Oversize: [Land deed and survey] documents, 1766-1885.
Control code
43710920
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
3 Folders and Oversize (ca. 60+ items)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
"Donated by Mr. John "Bill" Wilson in December, 1995."

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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