A Guide to the C. G. Harnsberger Papers, 1878-1894
A resident of Elkton, Virginia, Charles G. Harnsberger owned land in Hood County, Texas, managed by Texas attorney and land agent B. M. Estes. Harnsberger also served as vice-president of the Rockingham National Bank, organized in 1899, and the Bank of Elkton, organized in 1903, both in Rockingham County, Virginia. In 1888, he married Jennet Love Harnsberger, with whom he had four children.
Wayland, John Walter. A History of Rockingham County, Virginia. Harrisonburg, Va.: C. J. Carrier Co., 1972.
Correspondence, receipts, and a deed compose the C. G. Harnsberger Papers, 1878-1894, documenting Harnsberger's Texas land holdings and railroad stock. Letters, primarily from the land's manager B. M. Estes, discuss tax payment and parcel sales, among other issues. Additional missives from government officials and business associates, as well as receipts for tax payment and a deed, also concern Harnsberger's Texas land holdings.
This collection is open for research use.
C. G. Harnsberger Papers, 1878-1894, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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