The Resource Ritchie collection

Ritchie collection

Label
Ritchie collection, 1750s to 1990s
Title
Ritchie collection
Inclusive dates
1750s to 1990s
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection consists of photocopies of deeds, wills, surveys, patents, road agreements, accounts, letters and a wide variety of other documents relevant to the Brocks Gap area of northwestern Rockingham County, Va., from the 1750s to the 1990s. Materials document specific events of local history and recount local legends and lore, giving penetrating glimpses into the nature of rural life. Family names most frequently mentioned are Fawley, Fulk, Turner and Ruddle. [from Finding Aid]
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Ritchie collection
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/ritchie.aspx
Note
Also known as the Patricia Turner Ritchie collection; Patricia Turner Ritchie papers; Patricia T. Ritchie collection; Patricia T. Ritchie papers; Ritchie collection; Ritchie papers
Arrangement
Box 1: Brocks Gap Category: Index, Ritchie's list of African Americans in Brocks Gap, and of old place names; items #1-266; Box 2: Brocks Gap Category, cont.: items #267-320; Box 3: Fulks Run Category: Index; and items #1-280.
Control code
43713484
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
2 1/2 Hollinger boxes (10 folders)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
Copies of documents were purchased from P. T. Ritchie beginning in May 1991. Many of the originals were brought by local residents to the Turner Hams Store on Route 259 in Fulks Run, or nearby Mt. Carmel Church, for the "Brocks Gap Heritage Day," events first held by the compiler in the spring of 1991, where they were copied. Other materials were located by Ms. Ritchie through her own research.

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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