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Box 1

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: id243907
Scope and Contents From the Collection: More than 600 items from the period 1757 to 1922, with the bulk falling between 1780 and 1870.  Most items reference members of the Wilkin/Wilkins family of Shenandoah County, Virginia, particularly Godfrey, John, Philip, Benomi, and Benjamin Wilkin.  Other surnames include Gochenauer, Layman, Funkhauser, Koock, and Miller.  Most documents are financial or legal, such as receipts, promissory notes, account statements, and probate records.  There is some correspondence, as well as a few...

Financial documents, 1765-1896 and undated

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: id291193
Scope and Contents

These include tax documents, receipts, promissory notes, and account statements.

Real estate and legal documents, 1774-1885 and undated

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: id291213
Scope and Contents

These include probate records, copies of deeds and indentures, receipts for recording or issuing court documents, and orders to a sheriff to summon witnesses.

Correspondence, 1809-1894 and undated

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: id291229
Scope and Contents

There are about thirty letters and notes and four empty envelopes.

Ephemera, 1757-1922 and undated

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: id291241
Scope and Contents

This material includes items relating to military service, church business, medicine, and poetry. There also are newspaper clippings and other printed ephemera, as well as numerous fragments and scribbles.

German-language documents, 1763-1856 and undated

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: id291269
Scope and Contents From the Collection: More than 600 items from the period 1757 to 1922, with the bulk falling between 1780 and 1870.  Most items reference members of the Wilkin/Wilkins family of Shenandoah County, Virginia, particularly Godfrey, John, Philip, Benomi, and Benjamin Wilkin.  Other surnames include Gochenauer, Layman, Funkhauser, Koock, and Miller.  Most documents are financial or legal, such as receipts, promissory notes, account statements, and probate records.  There is some correspondence, as well as a few...

Tax assessments and receipts, 1765-1889

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id291197
Scope and Contents

Most items are receipts for payment of parish levies and taxes on real estate and personal property.

Other receipts, invoices, vouchers, 1765-1896 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: id291201
Scope and Contents

Receipts acknowledge payments for purchases, services, and debts.

Promissory notes and bonds, 1770-1889

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: id291205
Scope and Contents

Promissory notes indicate terms for the repayment of loans or payments for services provided.

Account statements, 1786-1891 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: id291209
Scope and Contents

These items range from brief mention of an item purchased to several pages from a firm’s account book.

Probate and estate documents, 1774-1866 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: id291217
Scope and Contents

In most cases the deceased are members of the Wilkin family or Wilkin family members are administrators of the estates.  Among the deceased are Jacob Coffman, multiple Godfrey Wilkins, Benjamin Layman, John Wilkin, Jacob Wilkin, and Peter Miller.

Property documents, 1788-1885 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: id291221
Scope and Contents

These include copies of deeds, receipts for recording deeds or registering inherited land, boundary descriptions, and a property sale notice.

Court documents, 1790-1862 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: id291225
Scope and Contents

Included are a guardian indenture, an apprentice indenture, receipts for issuing and recording court documents, vouchers for payments to witnesses, orders to a sheriff to summon witnesses, and receipts for payment of court settlements.

Correspondence, 1809-1894 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: id291233
Scope and Contents

John Wilkin is the writer or recipient of many items. Some are to or from relatives who have moved to the Midwest. Topics include land, crops, finding wives, and money. Some correspondence with a Mr. E. Duvall involves forming a Branch Society related to alchemy and mining.

Envelopes, 1890 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: id291237
Scope and Contents

There are four empty envelopes; addressees are Isaiah Funkhauser, Dr. E. Duvall, and John Wilkins.

Military documents, 1778-1815

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: id291245
Scope and Contents

These ten items include certificates for service, supplies, and attendance at a Court Martial during or just after the Revolution. A return for May 1815 of a company of Virginia militia commanded by Captain Samuel Bare has numbers only – no names.

Church documents, 1841-1854 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: id291249
Scope and Contents These three items include an 1841 letter (without signatures) to the German Reformed Church of Woodstock stating why thirty-nine members are withdrawing their membership, an 1854 request for subscribers to pay for a new preacher in German and English in North Mountain Gorge, and a petition signed by more than one hundred members of Evangelic German Reformed congregations in Shenandoah County asking that the German-speaking Rev. John Kessler be given permission to take charge as their...

Medicine and chemicals, 1864 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: id291253
Scope and Contents

These eight items include medical prescriptions and lists of chemicals.

Poetry, 1867 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: id291257
Scope and Contents

There are three poems of unknown origin, though one has three or four names on the back, including Edwina V. Hatfield.

Printed ephemera, 1873-1922 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: id291261
Scope and Contents

Among about twenty-five items are candidate lists for an 1873 election in Shenandoah County, newspaper clippings, Sunday school lessons, blank checks, ads for medical products, and a large ad for a Bible.

Fragments and scraps, 1757-1856 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: id291265
Scope and Contents

There are approximately fifty items, most of which range from small fragments to significant portions of various types of documents. Other items include scrap paper with scribbles and a page of repetitions of statements apparently assigned to a student for disciplinary purposes.

German-language documents, 1763-1856 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: id291273
Scope and Contents

These thirty-five documents apparently are written in German or a combination of German and English. There are a variety of formats, but translation is required to reveal purpose and content.