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Benjamin Pennybacker Daybook

Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad132

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Scope and Contents

Kept by a merchant [of Rockingham County, Va. ?]. Mentions laborers at work, Shenandoah River Company stock and the hire of slaves.


  • Creation: 1818-1821

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Biographical Information:

In 1810 and 1820, Benjamin Pennybacker lived at Pine Forge in Shenandoah County, Virginia. His father, Derick Pennybacker, founded the Redwell (later Isabella) Furnace in the 1780's. His Uncle is George M. Pennybacker. Benjamin was primarily an ironworker, not a merchant.

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Related Materials:

2006.05 Joseph Arthur Papers

Physical Description

480 p.

Guide to the Benjamin Pennybacker Daybook
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository