The Resource Strickler collection

Strickler collection

Label
Strickler collection, 1816-1903
Title
Strickler collection
Inclusive dates
1816-1903
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains 18 daybooks/ledgers and ca. 35 other items from the John Zigler tannery and other businesses, dating from 1816-1903. Daybooks record transactions chronologically; ledgers group transactions under individual account names. Ledgers and daybooks date from 1824-1855. There are different kinds of entries including the purchasing of hides and bark, hemp and pottery. There is mention of a saw mill, and entries which suggest the presence of a blacksmithery and shoemaker. Later entries seem to document a change to a farm supply or general store. Many entries relate to dry goods or to agricultural products and methods
  • Of particular interest is the simultaneous use of both pounds and dollars until around 1845. Also, there are entries found throughout the ledgers and daybooks relating to African-Americans. There are also various copies of an undated photograph, thought to be of the kiln
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Biographical or historical data
John Zigler moved to Timberville, Rockingham County, Va. in 1814 and opened a tannery. He died in 1856, but the businesses were continued by members of his family. The Zigler family was affiliated with the Church of the Brethren (Dunkers)
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Strickler collection
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/strickle.aspx
Note
Also referred to as: the Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Strickler collection; the Robert H. Strickler collection
Arrangement
Series I. Daybooks and ledgers, numbered consecutively according to date: Daybooks/ledgers 1-9, 11, 13-14, 16-18; Series II. Unbound material: Folders 1-3; Series III. Oversize material: Daybooks/ledgers 10, 12, 15; Folder 1.
Control code
27790422
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
5 1/2 Hollinger boxes; 1 flat box.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
The collection was donated to Carrier Library in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Strickler of Harrisonburg.

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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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