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John Edwin Roller papers-addition

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: ViU-2021-0019

Content Description

This addition to MSS 9478 John Edwin Roller papers consists of a real estate notebook of properties of John E. Roller. This is a neatly written journal, probably kept by one or more of John Edwin Roller's agents in Texas. It gives a detailed picture of his agricultural property in Knox County, the River Valley and Holliday Creek near Wichita Falls, and town lots in Archer City and Wichita Falls (in all, some 6000 acres). The journal provides a detailed description of each property, including access to water, railroad stations, churches, schools, and in some cases titles to the land are traced. Ownership signature on front endpaper, "Property of John E. Roller, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Roller (1844-1918), a native of Rockingham County, Virginia, entered the Virginia Military Institute in December 1861, and graduated July 1863, entering the Confederate army service immediately as second lieutenant, Company G, 2nd Confederate States Engineers, and serving to the end of the conflict with the Army of Northern Virginia. Following the war, he resided in Harrisonburg, Virginia working as a lawyer, state legislator, and brigadier general in the Virginia state militia.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased 13 January 2021.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Dates

  • c.1898

Creator

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized folder; boxed with another addition to the roller papers (viu2021-0020).)

Inventory

1 notebook