Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Society Collection, 752 THL/WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection includes a list of 1885 shareholders, and treasurers’ accounts, which contain lists of members. Fair records and premium lists for several years between 1856 and 1931 are included together with a survey of land bought from Glaize. (1 box) Last updated 04/15.

Biographical/Historical: The Valley Agricultural Society held a fair as early as 1856 in Winchester, VA. Members could obtain access to the fair by showing their stock certificate. Later, the name was changed to Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Society.

Cite As: Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Society Collection, 752 THL/WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.

Organization:

Box 1

Admission Ticket for Member (Katie Vilwig) -- Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Society, 18th Annual Fair, October 11, 12, 13, and 14, 1887, Winchester, VA, 1 leaf, printed

Account book for SVAS, December 1871-May 1888, 1 item, bound, 307 ages, manuscript

Ledger, 1870-1891, 1 item, bound, 207 pages, manuscript

Shareholder list, 1885, 1 item, bound, 26 pages, manuscript

Certificates of stock, 1874, 1875, 1912, 4 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Correspondence – Robert E. Lee to R. L. Baker, September 8, 1870, 2 eaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Daily Fair Bulletin – Oct. 24, 1872, 1 item, printed

Fair records, 6 items
No date, 1 page, manuscript on printed form;
7 leaves, manuscript
1892, 15 leaves, manuscript
1893, 5 leaves, manuscript
1905, 2 leaves, manuscript
1910, 1 leaf, manuscript
1924, 1 leaf, 1 envelope, typescript;
4 leaves, typescript (copy)

Miscellaneous cards, 2 items, printed

News Articles, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

Premium lists, 16 items, printed

September 1874

October 1906

October 1876

September 1920

October 1877

September 1925

October 1878

September 1931 (2 copies)

October 1881

 

October 1882 (2 copies)

 

October 1889 (2 copies)

 

October 1890

 

October 1891

 

Survey plat - SVAS land, no date, 1 leaf, manuscript

Mapcase 5, Drawer 4

Award of Merit to Sam Pidgeon from the SVAS, 1856, 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form

List of premiums awarded at the First Show and Fair of the Valley Agricultural Society of Virginia held at Winchester, Virginia on the 14th, 15th and 16th October, 1856

1 leaf, printed