Joseph Funk and Sons letters to James Curry May 17 1856 to October 7 1858

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Title

Joseph Funk and Sons letters to James Curry May 17 1856 to October 7 1858

Subject

Funk, Joseph, 1777-1862
Curry, James
Joseph Funk and Sons
Music printing -- United States -- History
Music publishing -- United States -- History
Booksellers and bookselling -- History -- 19th century
Publishers and publishing -- History -- 19th century
George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana
Mennonite Church -- Hymns
Virginia -- History -- 19th century

Description

Collection includes five letters, dated 1856 May 17 to 1858 October 7, from publishers Joseph Funk and Sons, of Mountain Valley, Va., to their book agent, James Curry of Nickell's Mill, Monroe County, Va. The letters discuss supply and demand, cost, production, and shipment of the work Harmonia Sacra, a popular Mennonite hymnbook written in shape-note style. Specific subjects mentioned include the need for a new fount of type, competition with northern publishers, carelessness of the depot agents in Staunton, Va., and the continuation of James Curry's agency. Also included is a note written by Curry affirming his willingness to continue his agency and stating the terms of his agency. Acquired as part of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana. See description at https://idn.duke.edu/ark:/87924/r4fx7821r.

Creator

Curry, James

Source

Joseph Funk and Sons letters to James Curry, May 17 1856 to October 7 1858, RL.30642 duke:633898 secst0642, James Curry Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Publisher

JMU Libraries

Date

1856 to 1858

Contributor

Tyler Brinkerhoff

Format

PDF

Identifier

SNT0012

Coverage

Mountain Valley, Virginia
Singer's Glen, Virginia
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Nickoll's Mills, Greenbrier County, Virginia

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Citation

Curry, James , “Joseph Funk and Sons letters to James Curry May 17 1856 to October 7 1858,” Histories along the Blue Ridge, accessed November 27, 2022, https://omeka.lib.jmu.edu/erp/items/show/8316.