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RHS Coll. Rockbridge Historical Society Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: RHS Coll
Collections on deposit from Rockbridge Historical Society

Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

19th and 20th Century Valley of Virginia Folk Art Exhibition Catalog

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0008
Scope and Contents This is the catalog for the exhibition 19th & 20th Century Valley of Virginia Folk Art, which was held at Southern Seminary College in Buena Vista, VA during April 1991. This catalog contains descriptive information about the pieces in the exhibit, all of which were from the collection of Linda and Kurt Russ.
Dates: 1991

"A Study in Ecology" by Horace M. Dalton

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0044
Scope and Contents A three page typescript research paper by V.M.I. cadet Horace M. Dalton, on plant life identified at three historic iron furnace ruins in Rockbridge and Botetourt counties in Virgina. The furnaces subject to the research were Buena Vista Furnace near the confluence of the South River and the Maury River between Lexington and Buena Vista, Virginia; the Glenwood Furnace located in Arnold's Valley, Rockbridge Co.; and the Arcadia or Boyd's Furnace near Arcadia and along Jennings Creek in Botetourt...
Dates: 1934-05-04

African-American Heritage Exhibit materials

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0001
Scope and Contents This collection contains research materials gathered during 2001 for an African American heritage exhibit put on by Rockbridge Historical Society. It also contains a booklet from 125th anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Lexington, Va.
Dates: Inclusive 1992-2001 approximate

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Papers

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0010
Scope and Contents This collection contains various items related to the Association, such as newsletters, membership information, newspapers clippings about the society, and other notes. Photocopies of 1996 Preservation Essays
Dates: 1935 - 1971

Bank of Rockbridge Collection

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0028
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an Account Book dated 1862-1864 and a 1913 Everyday Almanac and Home Helps published by the Bank of Rockbridge. The almanac has a photograph of Natural Bridge on the back cover. It also includes a map of Fishersville and Chancellorsville.
Dates: Inclusive 1862-1913

Brady Family Papers

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0501

Construction Proposal and Engineer's Report for the North River Navigation Company

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0034
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an early 1850s contractor's proposal for the construction of dams, guards, and locks - numbers one through four, on the North River (now Maury River) in Rockbridge County, Virginia. It is a printed form with hand written details including a projected project completion date of 1857. The proposal is signed by canal contractor Benjamin J. Jordan, Rockbridge County, Va. The second item is a four page report and cost estimate on the potential for constructing one of the...
Dates: 1852; 1850 - 1857

Contracts for hire of enslaved persons by the William Ackerly estate

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0004
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven one year contracts between Abraham Lovell, curator of William Ackerly's (deceased) estate, and individuals for hire of enslaved persons, Rachel, Fanny, Nancy, James Alexander, Elisha, and Caroline with her three children. Each contract includes the name of the enslaved person, dates for her/his hire, the cost, and the name of the leasee. Further, each document states that the individuals were to be treated "with humanity" or "humanely" and returned with 'the...
Dates: Inclusive 1860-1864