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.