The Resource McHone Brothers (LLC) Collection of Houck Tannery Records, 1870-1913

McHone Brothers (LLC) Collection of Houck Tannery Records, 1870-1913

Label
McHone Brothers (LLC) Collection of Houck Tannery Records, 1870-1913
Title
McHone Brothers (LLC) Collection of Houck Tannery Records, 1870-1913
Title variation
Houck Tannery records, 1870-1913
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection consists of 8.5 linear feet of records that document the daily purchases and sales of the Houck Tannery and the J.P. Houck Store in Harrisonburg, Virginia, from 1870-1913, chiefly from 1890 to 1913. The collection is arranged in five series. The first four series deal primarily with the Tannery; materials relating to the store are housed in Series V
  • Included in the collection is a handwritten register containing the names of several hundred known Harrisonburg citizens that is presumed to be a voter roll, although the register is not directly identified as such. The list of names, all male, separated into "White" and "Colored" sections, includes dates, current ages and other notations that probably indicate political party affiliation, i.e.,"R", "D", "Dem", as well as individual cases of disenfranchisement. The dates listed range from 1870 to 1884
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
McHone Brothers (LLC) Collection of Houck Tannery Records, 1870-1913
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/4044_McHone_houck.aspx
Arrangement
Series I. Account Ledgers and Registries, 1870-1895. -- Series II. Communication, 1900-1912. -- Series III. Financial Documents, 1891-1912. -- Series IV. Distribution and Transportation Documents, 1893-1913. -- Series V. J.P. Houck Store, 1898-1912.
Control code
173176461
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
8.5 linear feet (1 Hollinger box, 6 record storage boxes, and 1 oversize flat box)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
The records were discovered during renovations to the Houck Building in the late 1990s by the present building owner, McHone Brothers, LLC, and were donated in 2000.

Library Locations

    • Special Collections Research CenterBorrow it
      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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