The Resource Varner papers

Varner papers

Label
Varner papers, 1807-1933
Title
Varner papers
Inclusive dates
1807-1933
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a variety of documents pertaining to the Varner family in Page County, Va, 1807-1933, most dating from the latter half of the 19th century. Series I. contains letters from relatives of the Varners in the Midwest and from other family members within Va. In general, these letters discuss health, the weather and farming; however, there are several accounts relating to the Civil War and its devastating effects on the family. Series II. contains a thorough collection of tax receipts dating from 1803-1930; several papers pertaining to John Varner's duties as an executor; a folder of receipts for various financial transactions; and, among other papers in the miscellaneous folder, a Confederate States of America bond. Series III. contains information about the Varners' distillery, beginning in 1869 and includes state permits to distill, Internal Revenue "Distillery Gauger" forms and several orders for brandy
Related
Biographical or historical data
The Varner family is of German descent, and their name appears as early as 1801 on records of the Antioch Christian Church near Stony Man Creek, Virginia. Despite wide-spread anti-liquor sentiment in the Shenandoah Valley in the 19th century, they operated a distillery.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Varner papers
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/varner.aspx
Note
Also referred to as: the Varner family papers
Arrangement
Series I. Letters 1816-1910; Series II. Legal documents, 1804-1931; Series III. Distillery papers, 1868-1893.
Control code
27784435
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
1 Hollinger box (ca. 360 items)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
On deposit from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

Library Locations

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