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Dr. Edwin A. Hering real estate ledger

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669070}
Identifier: MSS 16505

Content Description

This collection contains the ledger of Edwin A. Herring of Harrisonburg, Virginia, recording his real estate holding and investments in Virginia including Waynesboro, Salem, and Harrisonburg. Approximately 26 pages have been filled out with manuscript, generally a few lines to a half page of text. Dr. Edwin A. Hering recording his real estate holdings and investments in Salem, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg, Virginia. Nine pages relate to his owning of Blue Rock Farm, which he purchased from his father-in-law, Alex Hamilton for $78 an acre in 1875. Two additional pages of text record Hering's stock sales to a Baltimore bank, likely to fund the purchase. Another nine pages document Hering's investments in Basic City, a town in Augusta County that is today part of Waynesboro. Another page of content relates to Hering's purchase and management of the A Strealy property in Waynesboro, while the remaining five or so pages record Hering's investments in the Salem Development Company.


  • Creation: 1875 - 1890


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Handle gentley as binding loose with covers and spine detaching from text block and a few pages detached.


.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Caroliniana by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library.

Guide to the Dr. Edwin A. Hering real estate ledger
Rose Oliveira
3 June 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States