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RHS Coll. Rockbridge Historical Society Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: RHS Coll
Since 1939, the mission of the Rockbridge Historical Society has been to preserve and to promote these local histories through public programs and educational outreach; through its stewardship of artifacts and archives; and through decades of publications and partnerships in historic preservation. For more information please visit - https://rockbridgehistory.org/

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

John M. Ruff account books

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0502
Scope and Contents

These two volume (290+) page account books contain: documents, business accounts and names of customers from six years of Ruff's Lexington, Virginia hat shop.

Dates: Inclusive 1808-1814

Scott McClure Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0503

Moses Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0505
Content Description

Norvelle O'Neal Moses operated the Lee Highway Filling Station and served as a general manager of the Robert E. Lee Hotel in Lexington, Va. The collection consists of his business and personal papers.

Dates: 1921 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1921 - 1938

Virginia's Green Revolution - Research collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials compiled by Charles W. Turner for his book Virginia's Green Revolution.

Dates: 1834 - 1942; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1890

Quisenberry Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0500
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of the Quisenberry family from 1922-1963 including ephemera collected during their travels, photographs, school papers, items about their religious faith, as well as Lexington, Rockbridge County, Rockingham, and Shenandoah County, VA.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950

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

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1852; 1850 - 1857

Rockbridge Historical Society files on cemeteries

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-15
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0039
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of research files on local and regional cemeteries, especially those found in Rockbridge and Augusta counties in Virginia. The files are arranged alphabetically by name of cemetery and are comprised of both primary and secondary resources.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 2000

Rockbridge Historical Society files on churches

 Collection — Box 1-3, Folder: 1-49
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0040
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of research files on local and regional churches, especially those found in Rockbridge and Augusta counties in Virginia. The files are arranged alphabetically by name of church and are comprised of both primary and secondary resources.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 2000

Rockbridge Historical Society Civil War Research Collection

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-32
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0041
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a compilation of both primary and secondary resources on the American Civil War collected by the Rockbridge Historical Society. Tha majority of the collection is comprised of Rockbridge County and regional Virginia subjects. Included are research papers, clippings from newspapers and various publications, original imprints, war dated printed matter and manuscripts. Key subjects include General David Hunter's raid of the Shenandoah Valley and the Battle of New...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1860 - 1970

"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...
Dates: 1934-05-04

Rockbridge Historical Society files on Rockbridge County fairs

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-5
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0045
Scope and Contents

This collection contains brochures, premium books, newspaper supplements, and other advertisements for Rockbridge County fairs and festivals.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1976 - 2015; 2019

Rockbridge Historical Society collection of deeds

 Collection
Identifier: WLU -Coll-0043
Scope and Contents

A collection of original land deeds and indentures from the vicinity of Rockbridge County, Virginia collected by the Rockbridge Historical Society.

Dates: 1748 - 1920

Rockbridge Historical Society files on farms

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0046
Scope and Contents This collection contains: a letter advertising a medication, on the other side of which is a note about the sale of the Galbraith Farm and a note about a trial; a letter from the Rockbridge Historical Society concerning a landmark next to the Stonewall Jackson Farm; a copy of an address delivered before the Rockbridge Historical Society by Colonel William Couper about the Virginia Military Institute; a memorande concerning a farm owned and operated by Major T.J. "Stonewall"...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1860 - 1988

Rockbridge Historical Society files on Lexington Fire Department

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0047
Scope and Contents

This file contains: a newspaper clipping about Lexington's fire department in 1829; a list of the first group of Lexington firefighters from 1797; and a souvenir booklet of the Forty-third Annual Convention and Tournament of the Virginia State Firemen's Association.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1797 - 1929

Rockbridge Historical Society files on imprints, Fire Tariff rates for Lexington, Va., and surrounding locales

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0048
Scope and Contents

This file contains two rate books discussing the tariff of rates in Lexington, Rockbridge Co. and one rate book for the Valley counties of Virginia.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1896 - 1905

Rockbridge Historical Society files on floods and Hurricane Camille

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0049
Scope and Contents

This collection contains: newspaper clippings about Hurricane Camille; a record of a song recorded by J. Mark Jones about the night of the hurricane; three copies of a report titled "Reaction of Flood Victims in Rockbridge County, Virginia" by a Washington and Lee class in Research Methods and Politics and Sociology; and a poster advertising the 50th anniversary commemoration of Hurricane Camille.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950-09 - 2019-08

Rockbridge Historical Society files on regional forests

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0050
Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings and papers about forests in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1873 - 1925

Rockbridge Historical Society files on Gloucester County, Virginia

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0052

Rockbridge Historical Society files on Goshen, Virginia

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0053
Dates: Majority of material found within 1891 - 1955

Rockbridge Historical Society files on government

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-8
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0054
Dates: Majority of material found within 1803 - 1952

Rockbridge Historical Society files on horses

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0055
Dates: Majority of material found within 1804 - 1995

Rockbridge Historical Society files on hospitals

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0056
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2000