The Resource Wampler collection

Wampler collection

Label
Wampler collection, 1798-1962
Title
Wampler collection
Inclusive dates
1798-1962
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection is composed of letters, deeds, and agricultural information from 1798 to 1962 related to the Wampler family of Dayton, Va
  • A photocopy of "Wampler's practical turkey methods," published Dec. 1929, originally included in this collection has been moved to the Special Collections book shelves, Call Number SF507.W36 1929, for ease of access
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Biographical or historical data
The Wampler family has been one of the most influential families in the Rockingham County, Va. area. John Wampler and family, members of the German Baptist Brethren, now Church of the Brethren, moved from Pennsylvania to the Timberville area of the county about 1811. In 1871, John Wampler III purchased a farm in Dayton, known as Sunny Slope. His son, Charles W., began various agricultural experiments, particularly in poultry raising, becoming one of the earliest farmers to hatch eggs in incubators. He served as the first Rockingham County Extension Agent and in 1927 with two brothers, founded the Wampler Feed and Seed Company. His son Charles Jr., born in 1915, continued and furthered the family's business ventures and community endeavors, including serving in the Va. House of Delegates from 1954-1966. [from Finding Aid]
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Wampler collection
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/wampler.aspx
Note
Also referred to as the Charles W. Wampler, Jr. collection; the Charles W. Wampler, Jr. papers; the Wampler family collection; the Wampler family papers
Arrangement
Folder 1: Family papers; Folder 2: Land survey & measurements; Folder 3: Legal documents; Folder 4: Financial documents; Folder 5: Agricultural information.
Control code
43648655
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
5 folders.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian

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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