Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
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Belle Grove Collection
890 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains personal and business papers on Belle Grove and the Hite family, including legal, financial and real estate documents; tax records; newspapers, magazines clippings; architectural records; archaeological records; and photographic materials. In addition to documenting the lives of the Hite family, this collection includes information on 18th and 19th Century agricultural practices, the Civil War, and the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.
(21 boxes) Last updated 10/2012.

Biographical/Historical: Belle Grove in Middletown, VA was built from 1794 to 1797 for Major and Mrs. Isaac Hite. Hite received the land from his father in 1783. That same year, Isaac Hite married Nelly Conway Madison, sister to James Madison. The property remained in the Hite family until 1860 when it was sold to John and Benjamin Cooley. During the Civil War, the house was in the midst of the Battle of Cedar Creek. The property has had multiple owners until 1929, when it was purchased by Francis Welles Hunnewell, who had the house restored. In 1964, Hunnewell bequeathed the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which is now managed by a separate, nonprofit organization, Belle Grove, Inc.

Cite As: Belle Grove Collection, 890 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

BOX 1

1 15 August 1775, Letter (Jacob Hite to Berkeley County Hopewell), 1 page,
manuscript

1a 25 August 1785, Deed (James Madison to Isaac Hite, Jr.), NT 72.103,
1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

2. 18 Dec 1785, Isaac Bowman to Jon. Clark, NT. 72-104
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

3. October 1791, Langley Bond (Isaac Hite & Son), NT. 72-105
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

4. 8 Sept. 1792, Isaac Hite to …, NT. 72.10021
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

5. 12 Feb. 1793, James Madison to Major Isaac Hite, NT. 72.111
1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

6 Feb. 1794, James Madison, Jr. to James Madison, Sr. NT. 72.106
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

7. 10 March 1794, J. Madison, Jr. to Col. J. Madison NT. 72.107
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

8 5 Oct. 1794, J. Madison to (Thos. Jefferson) NT. 72.108
4 leaves, manuscript (3 photocopies, 1 typed transcription)

9 18 October 1796, Abr. Hite to …, NT. 72.109
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

10. 1796-1798, Account Book (Jonathan Clark) NT. 72.110
6 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

11. 14 Jan. 1797, Isaac Hite to Maj. Gen. Jon. Clark, NT. 72.112
3 leaves, manuscript (2 photocopies, 1 transcription)

12. 8 Oct. 1797, Jonathan Clark to (Gen. Darke?) NT. 72.113
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

13. 6 March 1798, William C. Williams to …, NT. 72.114
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

14. 5 Feb. 1799 Jonathan Clark, NT. 72.115
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

15 14 June 1799, Reedy Notification, NT. 72.116
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

16 18 July 1799, Isaac Hite to Col. James Madison, NT. 72.117
3 leaves, manuscript (2 photocopies), 1 typed transcription

17. 13 Sept. 1799, Isaac Hite to Jonathan Clark, NT. 72.118
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

18 N.D., J. Clark Account, NT. 72-119
1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

19. 1801-1802, Major Hite Account with C. & J. Ross, NT. 72.120
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

20. 25 March 1801, James Madison to Isaac Hite, NT. 72.121
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

21. 24 Nov. 1801, James Madison to (Isaac Hite), NT. 72.122
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

22. Jan. 1802, Isaac Hite to Jonathan Clark, NT. 72.123
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

23 18 Sept. 1802, Isaac Hite to Jonathan Clark, NT. 72.124
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

24. 16 August 1803, Maj. Isaac Hite to Gen. Jonathan Clark, NT. 72.125
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

25 2 March 1803, Isaac Hite to Jonathan Clark, NT. 72.126
3 leaves, manuscript (2 photocopies, 1 typed transcription)

23 April 1803, Isaac Hite to …, NT. 72.127
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

5 May 1803, James Madison to Isaac Hite, NT. 72.128
3 leaves, manuscript (2 photocopies, 1 typed transcription)

13 May 1803, James Madison to Isaac Hite, NT. 72.129
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

17 June 1803, Robert Young to Isaac Hite, NT. 72.130
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

11 July 1803, James Madison to Isaac Hite, NT. 72.132
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

23 July 1803, Declaration of Assurance, NT. 72.131
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy, includes glossy)

14 Nov. 1803, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.133
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

27 Oct. 1804, Isaac Hite to …, NT. 72.135
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

13 Aug. 1805, Maj. Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.136
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

19 Sept. 1805, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.137
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

5 Nov. 1805, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.138
4 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

10 Dec. 1805, Declaration of Assurance, NT. 72.134
2 leaves, (printed manuscript), (photocopies, pos. & neg.)

16 Mar. 1807, William Hay to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.144
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

20 March 1806, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.139
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

12 April 1806, Phil C. Pendleton to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.140
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

20 July 1808, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.149
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

16 August 1806, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.141
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

10 Dec. 1806, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.142
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy), 1 typed transcription

24 Dec. 1806, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.143
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

14 Jan. 1808, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.145
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

10 April 1808, Isaac Hite to Jonathan Clark, NT. 72.146
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

11 April 1808, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.147
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

10 March 1809, James Kendall to Isaac Hite, NT. 72.150
3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

15 March 1810 & 12 April 1811, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.151
6 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

10 May 1810, Isaac Hite to Jon. Clark, NT. 72.148
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

1820-1840, Ann T. Hite to Elizabeth Steenbergen, cousin, Mount Airy, Shenandoah County, VA
11 Items, manuscript

51a 1820 – 1840 Ann T. Hite to Elizabeth Steenbergen, cousin,

Mount Airy, Shenandoah County, VA, transcript of letters,

11 items, 23 leaves, typescript

19 Jan. 1828, Ann & Hite to Isaac F. Hite (son), NT. 72.153

25 July 1853, From J. J. Davison concerning the children of Cornelius E. Baldwin, handwritten letter relating to the whereabouts of the children of Cornelius E. Baldwin 1 leaf, manuscript, 1 leaf, typescript (transcript)

27 Sept. 1868, Virginia Davison to Mrs. Edward Jacobs, NT. 72.152
3 leaves, manuscript, original

1884, Letter, M. Hite to Ann Davison
1 page manuscript

BOX 2

H135: Baker, H.P. "The Hite Family"
20 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Jost Hite (15 items)
15 leaves, typescript (original)

Jost Hite Fund ’79 (40 items)
40 items, 28 leaves, typescript, 10 manuscripts

Truettner Correspondence (12 items)
12 leaves, 3 typescript, 9 handwritten

Newspaper Article Northern Virginia Daily, 16 Aug. 1971
7 items, news print, clippings

Copy & Letters of Portrait by Nicolas deLagilliere
10 leaves typescript, 1 photocopy of portrait

Hite Data Sheets
20 leaves typescript, 2 leaves manuscript

Hite Seal (5 items)
2 copies-Coat of Arms, 3 leaves manuscript

Hite Tour Information
74 leaves photocopy (manuscript) 21 leaves typed, 18 leaves manuscript, 13 leaves genealogy, 5 leaves tour

George W. Mason’s Line of Descent from Jost Hite and Maj. Gen. John Mason
11 leaves ms., 35 leaves photocopy, 11 leaves genealogy

Hite Family Genealogy, 17th-20th Centuries
7 leaves manuscript, 46 leaves photocopy, 6 leaves manuscript, 2 leaves photocopy, 22 leaves photocopy

Hite Family Researcher, Vol. I & II (54 times)
54 leaves, typescript, photocopy

Richardson Family Researcher, 7 Historical News (128 items)
128 pages, printed in 8 volumes

Miscellaneous Hite Data
8 leaves, manuscript (2 photocopies), 10 leaves typed, 5 leaves typed, photocopy

BOX 3

1. 1737 – Dower rights of Mary Hite

2. 1795 – Isaac Hite, Sr. will, NT. 72.308

3. 7 Dec 1796 – Isaac Hite, Sr. inventory, NT. 72.309

4. 5 Dec 1836 – Isaac Hite will, NT. 72.300

5. 16 & 17 January 1837 – Isaac Hite inventory, NT. 72.301

6. 1836-1838 – Estate of Isaac Hite (Accts), NT. 72.302

7. 3 Feb 1851 – Ann T. Hite will, NT. 72.303

8. 25 Feb 1851 – Ann T. Hite appraisement, NT. 72.304

9. 31 Jan 1853 – Estate of Ann T. Hite (Accts), NT. 72.305

10. 27 Feb 1851 – Ann T. Hite sale account, NT. 72.306

11. 1839-1854 – Estate of Isaac Hite accounts, NT. 72.307

BOX 4

1. News clippings: Bell Grove and the Hites

2. 1843-59 – Letters: J.M. Hite to Eliza Casering

3. 17 May 1800 – Letter: Nelly Conway Madison Hite to her daughter Nelly

4. 1865-84 – Letters: A.M. Davison

5. 1887 – Obituary for Hugh Holmes Hite

6. Excerpts: Diary of Jon. Clark

7. 1776 – Hite Memorandum Book

8. Photocopies of various Hite documents and correspondence

9. Sample of Ann T. Hite’s hair, N.T., 71.24.1 – 71.25.1

10. Letters: J. McDaniel to Isaac Fontaine Hite 1839-1852

11. Hite portraits

12. 15 April 1896 – Letter: Maltine Manufacturing to "Doctor"

BOX 5

Andrew Keller to Isaac Hite [1789], 100 acres – land record, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Beasley notes – land titles, 11 leaves, manuscript

Belle Grove and Cedar Creek, 25 items, 14 leaves, manuscript; 4 leaves typed, photocopy; 3 leaves maps, photocopy; 3 leaves manuscript (photocopy)

Cedar Grove Farm—Will of James Hoge, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Cedar Grove Farm [Cedar Creek Battlefield], Solomon Hoge to Cornelius Baldwin, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Cove Tract – Cedar Creek Battlefield, 3 leaves, typescript, 12 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Deed of Daniel Mauck to Isaac Hite, Jr. [1811], 320 acres, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Deed [George Mock to George Gudekunst], 1779, 1) 100 acres, 2) 115 acres, Long Meadows Tract, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Deed—George Mock, Jr. to Isaac Hite, Jr. [1811], 17 acres, Belle Grove, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Deed—Goodekuns to Hite [1810], 1) 100 acres, 2) 115 acres, Long Meadows Tract, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Indenture—Henry Rosenberry to Isaac Hite [1803], Cedar Creek, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Indenture—Hugh Brown to Isaac Hite, Jr. [1794], 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Hite Land Index, 7 leaves, 6 manuscript n.d.; manuscript map (photocopy)

Insurance Policy for Belle Grove, 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Belle Grove Land Records, Jas. W. & Maggie E. Smellie, 9 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Belle Grove Land Records—1783 (483 acres) Hite to Hite

Belle Grove Land Records—1789 (71 acres) Jacob Sperry to Isaac Hite, Jr., 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Belle Grove Land Records—1794 (329 acres) Jas. Hoge to Maj. Hite, 4 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Isaac Hite’s Holdings Frederick County Land Book, 1814, 1 leaf, photocopy from Land Grant Book

Joist Hite Land Grants from the Council Journals, 4 items, 4 leaves, typed

Long Meadows Survey—1787 (1680 acres) Isaac Hite Sr., 4 leaves, 3 leaves manuscript (photocopy), 1 map photocopy

Mill Site Survey—1787 [Belle Grove Land Records] (4 acres) Isaac Hite, Sr., 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Jacob Sperry—Daniel Stickley Land [Cedar Creek Battlefield], 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Will of George Mock [1803], 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

William Bell to Isaac Hite [1802] (200 acres) Ore Bank Tract—land record, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Indenture—Watson to Hite [1799], 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Cedar Grove—Heater, land record, 2 leaves, 1 transcript, 1 printed form

BOX 6A Not for Public Use (photos)

Box 6B

1. Land Grant: Lord Fairfax to Samuel Vance, 1751

2. Long Meadow, New York: McMillian, 1941, gift of Donald Hays family, 1992

3. Long Meadow, New York, gift of Janice Carper, 1988, originally owned by Laura Virginia Hale

BOX 7

1. The American Farmer, 50 leaves, photocopies of 1 page

1a. The American Farmer – Original 1821, 4 leaves, original

2. Ann T. Hite Inventory, 96 leaves typescript (6 copies 8 leaves each, 12 copies, 4 leaves typed on 2 sides)

3. Books sold in 1851, 4 leaves, typed, photocopies

4. Bibliographies, 13 leaves, typed, photocopies

5. Farmer’s Register & American Farmer (20 items), 20 leaves, typescript, photocopies

6. Farming at Belle Grove, 23 leaves, typed, photocopy

7. Frederick County clerk’s office chancery records 1840, 12 leaves, typed, photocopy (4 copies)

8. Hite family taxes, 84 items, 84 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

9. Isaac Hite inventory, 22 copies of 8 leaves each, typed, photocopy

10. Isaac Hite will, 33 leaves, typed, photocopy (5 copies)

11. Letter from Mrs. Ann T. Hite at Belle Grove to son Isaac F. Hite, who was attending the University of Virginia, 24 June 1827, 6 leaves, transcription (6 copies)

12. Letter from Ann T. Hite to Isaac F. Hite, 19 January 1828, 6 leaves, transcription, typed (3 copies)

13. Letter from Hugh Holmes Hite to Peter Sensensy Wright, 1877, 13 leaves, typed, transcription, 2 letters, 6 copies, 7 copies

14. Letter from I. Hite to Jon. Clark, 14 November 1803, 6 leaves, typed, transcription, 2 letters, 3 leaves each

15. Letter from Nancy Carr to Elizabeth Coalter, 23 July 1824, 13 leaves, photocopy, transcription

16. Major Hite’s Rockville holdings, 7 items, 6 leaves, photocopy, 1 note

17. Note from Isaac Hite to J.S. Davison, 4 leaves, typed, transcription

18. Note made from will of Major Hite’s father, Isaac Hite, 23 leaves, typed, photocopy—Hite wills

19. Notes made from Major I. Hite and Will, 4 leaves, typed, photocopy

20. Notes made from 1815, 1836 and 1851 inventories, 8 leaves, typed, transcription, photocopy

21. Notice of strayed horses, 1 June 1811, 2 leaves, typed, photocopy

22. Ownership of Belle Grove, 24 leaves, typed, photocopy

23. Plan for visitor traffic flow and stations for docents
22 leaves, typed, photocopy

24. Provisions for the years 1786-1794, 4 leaves, typed, photocopy

25. Stephen Dodson Ramseur, 11 leaves, typed, photocopy

26. Suggested rules for guiding, 25 leaves, typed, photocopy

27. Will of Mrs. Ann T. Hite, probated February 3, 1851, 13 leaves, typed, photocopy

28. Personal property taxes for Major Isaac Hite, 1815, 14 leaves, typed, photocopy

BOX 8 Architectural Research

1. Architectural Exhibit, 105 leaves, typed printed photocopies

2. Belle Grove 1970 Floor Plans, 81 leaves, floor plans

3. Belle Grove Master Plan Review & Preliminary Proposal for Workstudy and Conference Center, 18 leaves, typed photocopy

4. Correspondence (IN). 23 items, typed printed manuscript

5. Correspondence (OUT), 120 leaves, typed copies

6. Correspondence – Yellows & Greens, 7 leaves, typed copies

7. Dolan Paper, 34 leaves, typed, copied photographs & 2 photographs

8. 1966 – 1968 Ellen Beasley Interview Notes, 93 leaves ms 6 x 9 ", 17 leaves ms 8 x 11", 10 leaves ms 8 x 14"

9. 17 December 1931 – Letter: Fiske Kimball to F.W. Hunnewell, 2 leaves ms typescript

10. September 25 1938 – Mary Eltinge Baker to L. Hunnewell, 5 leaves, ms photocopy

11. "If America be His Grand Design…," The Washington Post, December 22, 1974, 1 sheet newspaper

12. 1969 National Survey Special Report on Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove, 37 leaves, typed photocopy

13. Property Development: Notes Working Drawings, 6 leaves, 5 typed, 1 ms

14. West Wing Renovation ca. 1970, 9 printed brochures, 12 copies of work orders, 59 leaves, typed & ms

BOX 9 Archaeology at Belle Grove (1972-1976)

1. Notebook: Artifact Lists

2. Notebook: Catalogue of Domestic and Military Artifacts Excavated During the Belle Grove Archaeology Program 1972-1976

3. Notebook: Lab Notes

4. Notebook: Day Books and Excavation Register 1973-1976

BOX 10 Olmstead Papers, Vol. 1

1. May 14, 1976 Bill: Leonard Jacoby to Isaac Hyte & Son NT. 69.77.1. 2 leaves, original copy & transcribed copy

2. May 10, 1802 Letter: Robert Young to Major Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.2, 2 leaves, original & transcribed copy

3. October 30, 1820 Articles of Agreement (lease): Isaac Hite to Jacob Frederick NT. 69.77.3, 3 leaves, original & transcription 3 x 5 card

4. April 8, 1796 Sale: William Dagg to Isaac Hite, Jr. NT. 69.77.4, 2 leaves, original & transcription

5. July 28, 1796 Agreement between Abram Hite and Isaac Hite, Jr. NT. 69.77.5, 2 leaves, original & transcription

6. April 1, 1795 Memo of Agreement: Hugh Brown and Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.6, 2 leaves, original & transcription

7. July 24, 1806 Sheriff’s Receipt: Charles McCormick to Major Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.7, 2 leaves, original & transcription

8. May 16, 1788 Certification: Joel White with Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.8, 2 leaves, original & transcription

9. October 14, 1785, Articles of Agreement: Isaac Hite, Jr. and Benjamin Little NT. 69.77.9. 5 items, original & transcription, 3 cards

10. April 27, 1793 Patent Rights: Isaac Hite & Son, signed Edward Rumsey NT. 69.77.10, 2 leaves, ms & transcription

11. April 27, 1793 Indebtedness of Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.11, 2 leaves, ms & transcription

12. Bill: Godfrey Baker & Co. to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.12, 3 leaves, ms & transcription, note

13. May 18, 1796 Paid bill: John Donaldson to Isaac Hite NT 69.77.13, 2 leaves, ms & transcription

14. May 18, 1796 Paid bill: John Donaldson to Isaac Hite NT 69.77.14, 2 leaves, ms & transcription

15. May 18, 1796 Paid bill: Patton & Dykes to Messrs. Korn & Wisemiller NT. 69.77.15, 2 leaves, ms & transcription

16. May 16, 1796 Receipted bill: Adam Foulks to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.16, 2 leaves, ms & transcription

17. May 16, 1796 Receipt bill: John Hagenan to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.17, 1 leaf manuscript

18. May 16, 1796 Receipted bill: Henry Manly to Mr. Hite NT. 69.77.18, 2 leaves, ms & transcription

Nov 11, 1796 Receipt: Joseph Riddle & Co. to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.19, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 20, 1796 Bill: Thos. Leiper to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.20, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 14, 1796 Bill: Samuel Wetherill & Sons to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.21, 1 leaf manuscript

June 4, 1821 Letter: I.W. Maury to A.T. Hite (Mrs.) NT. 69.77.22, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

Sept 3, 1821 Receipt: Wm. Ballthrope to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.23, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

Estimate of Crops NT. 69.77.24, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 7, 1796 Receipt: David Brautigam to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.25, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 19, 1796 Receipt: John Aithan to Mr. Madison NT. 69.77.26, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

Aug 12, 1803 Letter (&Xerox copy): Isaac Hite to Col. James Madison, NT. 69.77.27, 8 leaves, 1 original, 2 photocopies & transcription

May 9, 1796 Bill: Jos. Anthony, Jr to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.28, 1 leaf manuscript

May 16, 1796 Bill: Dillion & Co to Isaac Hite NT.69.77.29, No document in file

May 12, 1796 Bill: Rowland Perry to Isaac Hite, Esq. NT. 69.77.30

May 13, 1796 Bill: John Guest & Co. to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.31, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 13, 1796 Bill: Alex. Fullerton to Mr. Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.32, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 14, 1796 Bill: Daniel & Vincent Thuun to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.33, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 14, 1796 Bill: Thomas Dobsan to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.34, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 16, 1796 Bill: Pasquier & Co to Mr. Hite NT. 69.77.35, 1 leaf original manuscript

May 20, 1796 Bill: Danl. King to I. Hite NT. 69.77.36, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 19, 1796 Bill: Robert Haydock to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.37, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

June 20th Bill: Korn & Wisemiller to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.38, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

Nov 11, 1796 Bill: Wm. Hodgson to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.39, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

40. June 16, 1796 Bill: Wm. Hodgson to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.40, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

41. Dec 17, 1794 Bill of Plank for House (Isaac Hite) 69.77.41, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

March 2, 1801 Invoice of Sundries…: Gen’l Jos. Clarke NT. 69.77.42, 4 leaves, 2 notes, manuscript & transcription

"To Which Is Added" NT. 69.77.43, 3 leaves, manuscript & 2 transcriptions

44. May 20, 1796 Bill: G. Bertault to Mr. --- NT. 69.77.44, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

45. May 14, 1796 Bill: Saml. Wetherill & Sons to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.45, 1 leaf manuscript

October 25, 1796 Bill: Korn & Wisemiller to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.46, 1 leaf manuscript

47. May 1803 Bill: J. Milton to Isaac Hite, Esq. NT. 69.77.47, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

48. May 20, 1796 Bill: Paul Beck, Jr. to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.48, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

49. May 18, 1796 Bill: George Heberton to Mr. Hite NT. 69.77.49, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

50. May 17, 1796 Bill: Peter & Henry Miercken to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.50, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

51. September 22, 1789 Bill: John H. Nicholl to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.51, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

May 11, 1796 Bill: Edward Fox to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.52, 3 leaves, 1 manuscript, 2 transcriptions

May 10, 1796 Bill: William Wiser to Isaac Hite, Esq. NT. 69.77.53, 1 leaf manuscript

54. 1794-1795 Statement: George Lauman to Isaac Hite & Co. NT. 69.77.54, 2 leaves, manuscript & transcription

55. May 13, 1795 Bill: William Wister to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.55, 2 leaves, 1 manuscript & 1 transcription

56. 1795-1796 Statement: Gen. Jon. Clark in account with Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.56, 2 leaves, 1 manuscript & 1 transcription

May 12, 1796 Bill: Twambley & Shoemaker to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.57, 7 leaves, 2 manuscripts, 5 transcriptions

Dec. 1823 - Jan 9, 1824 Account: Estate William Davison NT. 69.77.58, 1 leaf manuscript damaged

59. Nov 1794 – May 25, 1797 Statement of account: George Lauman to Isaac Hite & Co. NT. 69.77.59, 2 leaves, 1 manuscript & 1 transcription

60. Statement: Isaac Hite & Co. – Isaac Hite & Son NT. 69.77.60, 1 leaf manuscript

61. Feb 15, 1797 Statement: Isaac Hite & Co. – Isaac Hite & Son NT. 69.77.61, 2 leaves, 1 original manuscript & 1 transcription

Statement: Isaac Hite & Co. – Isaac Hite & Son NT. 69.77.62, 1 leaf manuscript

Estate of I. Hite: Dec – I. Hite & Co. NT. 69.77.63, 1 leaf manuscript

Statement: W. Charles Beale – Estate Isaac Hite, Deceased NT. 69.77.64, 1 leaf manuscript

Feb 16, 1797 Statement: Balancing accounts Isaac Hite & Co. ‘D Ledger NT. 69.77.65, 2 leaves, manuscripts

Feb 2, 1797 Statement: Isaac Hite & Co. NT. 69.77.66, 3 leaves, manuscripts

Statement: Isaac Hite & Co. Isaac Hite & Son & Charles Beale NT. 69.77.67, 1 leaf manuscript

Oct 7, 1795 – Jan 28, 1797 Statement: Isaac Hite & Co. Isaac Hite & Son NT. 69.77.68, 1 leaf manuscript

Feb 3, 1797 Account: William Wister – Settlement of I. Hite, Deceased Estate and Chas. Beale NT.69.77.69, 3 leaves, 1 manuscript, 2 transcriptions

June 16, 1796 Bill: Korn & Wisemiller (Patton & Bulcher) for Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.70, 2 leaves, transcriptions

May 12, 1796 Bill: P. Nicklin & Co. – to Isaac Hite NT. 69.77.71, 2 leaves, 1 manuscript, 1 transcription

1769-1789 "The Representatives of Jost Hite NT. 69.77.72, 2 leaves, 1 manuscript, 1 transcription

Bill: Isaac Hite’s account from "Korn & Wisemiller" NT. 67.40.3, 2 leaves, 1 manuscript, 1 transcription

Bills: Dr. John Stackhouse to Isaac Hite Oct 1772 & July 1785 NT. 67.40.2, 2 leaves, 1 manuscript, 1 transcription

Commission for Major Hite, 1785, NT. 67.34.1, 1 leaf, framed, 1 leaf transcription in file, (formerly on display in the plantation office)

BOX 11 Olmstead Papers, Vol. 2

1. Olmstead Papers (59 items) NT. 72.29.01-59

2 Olmstead Papers (Xerox copies)

3. Copy and transcripts of documents, NT. 69.77 and NT. 72.29 Series

Miscellaneous Newspaper Clipping (undated and untitled)

Copy of letter, James Biddle to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Olmstead

Catalogue Worksheets NT. 69.77.1-72 (72 items)

BOX 12 Commonwealth vs. Harriet Robinson

1. Commonwealth vs. Harriet Robinson (Hettie A. Cooley was murdered by African-American slave Harriet Robinson on February 26, 1861 at Belle Grove)
40 leaves of manuscript, photocopies

1a. Commonwealth vs. Harriet Robinson typescript

2. Newspaper Clipping
"Strange, Unaccountable and Horrible Occurrence," Alexandria Gazette, March 7, 1861, 3 photocopies of Alexandria Gazette

3. May 8, 1861 Shipley letter, 1 page manuscript, 2 photocopies

Commonwealth vs. Harriet Robinson: Testimony of Gordon, Rinker, etc., 15 leaves typed

Commonwealth vs. Harriet Robinson: Testimony of Mary Moore – 1861
11 leaves typescript, transcription

Newspaper clipping
"Belle Grove – A Place of Romance and History," Baltimore Southern Methodist. November 28, 1912, 1 leaf photocopy, 1 item clipping

Newspaper clipping
"Belle Grove Tragedy," Strasburg News, April 3, 1913, 3 leaves typed, photocopy, 1 photocopy magazine page

"The Misfortune of Hetty A. Cooley," 2 leaves typed, 2 leaves photocopy of printed material

BOX 13 Heater vs. the U.S. (1860-1901)

1. Heater Claim – Notes on Will of Solomon Heater

2. Heater Claim (Certificates & Letters: Gen. Sheridan, etc.) 1864-1867, 17 leaves typed, 15 leaves photocopy manuscript

3. Heater Claim Evidence: Gen. Toubert; Est. of Damages July-August 1865, 2 leaves manuscript photocopy

4. Petition (Mrs. C. Heater, for fencing, timber, etc.) April 15, 1871, 10 leaves photocopy manuscript

5. Petition, Mrs. Caroline Heater (Comm. of Claims) June 13, 1871, 6 leaves, photocopy, print & manuscript

6. Deed- Heater to Heater (Jan 1, 1860) June 23, 1871, 3 leaves manuscript & photocopy

Heater Claim (Application to take testimony) Sep 15, 1871, 8 leaves manuscript photocopy

Heater vs. U.S. (Testimony: Mrs. Caroline Heater; John H. Crisman) Oct. 24, 1871, 28 leaves manuscript photocopy

8a. Heater vs. USA (Brief on Loyalty) Oct 24, 1871, 75 leaves photocopy typed

Heater Claim (Additional Evidence: Deed) Nov 4, 1871, 4 leaves manuscript photocopy

Heater Claim (will of Solomon Heater) Aug 5, 1872, 3 leaves manuscript photocopy

Letter (Stilson, Bundy & Webster to Hon. A.O. Aldis Aug. 13, 1872, 3 leaves manuscript photocopy

Letter (Bundy & Webster to Comm of Claims) Oct 5, 1872, 2 leaves manuscript photocopy

Heater Claim (Notes & Will of Solomon Heater), 9 leaves manuscript photocopy

Caroline Heater vs. U.S. (Testimony…) Nov 30, 1872, 88 leaves, manuscript photocopy (see also 8a)

Caroline Heater vs. U.S. (Testimony of L.T. Moore) Jan 13, 1873, 17 leaves manuscript photocopy

Heater Claim (summary report) Feb. 1873, 3 leaves manuscript photocopy

Amended Petition Dec 21, 1874, 2 leaves manuscript photocopy

Heater Claim (Release of Excess over $10,000) April 15, 1874, 2 leaves manuscript photocopy

Claim of Caroline Heater (Additional Testimony: Converse, Larrick, Owen & Hottel) Sept. 29, 1875, 19 leaves manuscript photocopy

Comm of Claims (James Ginn statement on loyalty) Nov 19, 1875, 1 leaf manuscript photocopy

Heater Claim (Deposition of John M. Miller) Nov 23, 1875, 7 leaves photocopy, some forms or manuscripts

Mrs. Heater vs. U.S. (Report of Special Agent) Nov 30, 1875, 18 leaves manuscript photocopy

Heater vs. U.S. (Argument: C.S. Bundy, Counsel for Claimant) Nov 27, 1875, 8 leaves printed photocopy

Caroline Heater vs. U.S. (Report of Special Agent, H.W. Chilton) Oct. 16, 1877, 8 leaves manuscript photocopy

Heater vs. U.S. (Title to Property: Bundy on Alleged Defects) Oct. 24, 1877, 13 leaves manuscript photocopy

Heater Claim (Commissioner’s "Summary Report") December 1879, 4 leaves manuscript photocopy

Estate of Caroline Heater vs. U.S. (Depositions: Chas. Heater, Mandy Elliot & F. Robinson) May 16, 1898, 18 leaves manuscript photocopy

Caroline Heater vs. U.S. (Claimant’s reply: brief on Black Loyalty) June 4, 1900, 6 leaves typed photocopy

Petition: Chas. W. Heater vs. U.S. March 11, 1901, 2 leaves printed/typed photocopy

Est. of Caroline Heater vs. U.S. (Testimony of Wm. W. Hottel) March 22, 1901, 26 leaves, manuscript and typed, photocopy, 12 page 3x5 notepad

Heater vs. U.S. (Defendant’s brief on Merits) June 1, 1901, 4 leaves typed photocopy

Caroline Heater vs. U.S. (Defendant’s brief on Loyalty) June 4, 1900, 6 leaves typed photocopy

Chas. Heater, Adm. Vs. U.S. (Amended Petition) June 7, 1901, 5 leaves manuscript typed photocopy

Est. of C. Heater vs. U.S. (Death of claimant) June 7, 1901, 2 leaves manuscript photocopy,

Caroline Heater vs. U.S. (Deposition of Richard Welch & others) July 31,1888, 11 leaves manuscript photocopy

Est. of C. Heater vs. U.S. (Ct. of Claims: "Findings of Fact") Dec 11, 1901, 4 leaves typed photocopy

BOX 14 Battle of Cedar Creek & the Civil War

1. "With Sheridan Up the Shenandoah Valley in 1864" – J.E. Taylor
13 leaves, photocopy, photos & manuscript

2. History of the 6th Regt Vermont Vols (1861-1865)
22 leaves, photocopy of book

3. 1889 Jubal Early Correspondence
8 leaves, photocopy, manuscript

Early, Jubal A. A Memoir of the Last Year of the War… (Toronto 1866)
32 leaves, print, photocopy

Humphrey, M. "Recollections of the Battle of Cedar Creek"
25 leaves, manuscript, photocopy

Memoirs of Philip Sheridan
26 leaves, print, photocopy

Gordon, Gen. John Brown, Reminiscences of the Civil War
3 leaves, manuscript (4x6), 1 map 16.5 x 14"

Forbes, George D. Diary (July 29-Nov 17 1864)
17 leaves, typed photocopy

Key, Jefferson Ray…Shen. Valley 1864 (Battle of Cedar Creek)
64 leaves, typed, photocopy

Hotchkiss, Maps-Battle of Belle Grove
6 maps, 5 4x6" cards, 5 maps, 4 leaves typed photocopy, 4 leaves manuscript

Autographed letter signed by "E. B. Stratton" (Union Soldier), December 4, 1864 at Camp Russell, letter to Dr. Blanchard describing camp life, memories, and the Battle of Cedar Creek, 1 leaf, manuscript/3 leaves, typescript. Condition: expectable toning, some stains, especially on back page -- BG 2010.4.4

Hatton, Clarence R. "The Great Battle of Cedar Creek" 1906
3 leaves, print & photocopy

McNeilly, Capt. J.S. "Battle of Cedar Creek" 1904
9 leaves printed photocopy

M, C.S. "The Battle of Cedar Creek" 1888
3 leaves printed photocopy

St. Thomas Church vs. U.S. (Congr. 11,684: U.S. Court of Claims 1904)
84 leaves, photocopy, 1 letter, print and manuscript

"Cedar Creek" by J.R. Black and related items
1 printed book, poem "Cedar Creek", 1 letter typed, 2 newspaper pages photocopy

Magee’s Broadside/Song Sheet: The Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, circa 1863, printed in Philadelphia, unknown author, 1 leaf, printed. Condition: slightly toned, otherwise mint – BG 2010.4.3

Ramseur Monument Dedication 1920
1 program, 4 pages newspaper

Small Lithograph – The Battle of Cedar Creek with poem, late 19th Century, 1 leaf, printed. Condition: some edge toning and proper left margin tears –
BG 2010.4.2

Civil War Reminiscences – Shull Family
24 leaves typed original

Projectile Key: Conf. Wounded NT. 72.30.01
1 leaf manuscript

1866 Report of Operations Maj. Gen. Fremont 1862
1 leaf manuscript original, 21 leaves photocopy

Oct 15, 1889 Thomas Carter to Major Sam. J.C. Moore
6 leaves typed photocopy

Military Pass 1865
1 military pass, one leaf, manuscript

Cedar Creek Graphics
17 mounted pages, 3 photos of Belle Grove, 1 map, 2 leaves typed Battle of Cedar Creek, 3 photos of Ramseur, 1 leaf print

Agreement for loan of U.S. Army Material 1986
2 leaves printed

Battle of Cedar Creek
42 leaves original (troops), 18 photocopies, 18 original leaves, 21 leaves photocopies of notes

Confederate Money
4 Confederate Bills

Lord Alfred A. – Co. E, 90th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 16 leaves, printed/manuscript (photocopy)

BOX 15

1. News clippings, interior of Belle Grove during a tour, 2007 (18 items)

2. Diary (1929-62): F.W. Hunnewell (1 item)

3. Hite Scrapbook – photocopies of family photos, court record and family notes- focused on Isaac Hite and Eleanor Eltinge, numbered pages

BOX 16

1. Harmony Hall- archaeological survey Feb 2000

2. "An Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Belle Grove Stable Complex Site" January 2000
Prepared by Clarence R. Geier & Jennifer Zienty, James Madison University

3. "Microscopical Paint and Color Analysis" January 2000
Prepared by Welsh Color & Conservation, Inc. of Bryn Mawc, PA. Sampled by Frank Welsh

4. Harmony Hall Brochure, 1935, one item, printed

5. Belle Grove Plantation and Harmony Hall: Data Contributing to a master site plan, Volume 1: Historical Context, Site History, and Recommendations, CD

BOX 17

1. The Belle Grove Plantation Cookbook 1986
263 printed pages

2. Booklet letters from Belle Grove: An edited collection of Hite Family papers
from the Archives of Handley Regional Library & the Virginia Historical Society;
Volume I; The Private Papers of Major Isaac Hite, Jr., unnumbered typescript

3. Volume II; The Private Papers of Nelly Conway Madison & Ann Tunstall Maury Hite
Volume III; The Public Papers of Major Isaac Hite, Jr., unnumbered typescript

Volume IV; The Financial Papers of Major Isaac Hite, Jr.,
unnumbered typescript

Belle Grove – news clipping, unnumbered items, printed, photocopy

Belle Grove – Newsletter, 1981, 1982, 1999

Hite Children of Honolulu, ancestry of 10 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Hite, John, Genealogy of, 21.5 x 28, unnumbered leaves, transcript (photocopy)

Women of Belle Grove, 1783-1851 by Katherine L. Brown, 2007, transcript (unnumbered pages)

BOX 18

1. Isaac Hite Personal Letters, 1835-1860, manuscript, unnumbered items

BOX 19

1. Belle Grove: A Historic Structure Report – March 1996
contains photos, 245 leaves

BOX 20

1. Scrapbook of Belle Grove events, April, 1967- July, 1971

2. Watercolor of flowers in a vase by Ann Hite c.1849, one item

BOX 21

Belle Grover Farm Craft Day Brochure – July 19-20, n.d., 1 item, printed

Bowman, Isaac – History of the Title to his Homestead, Mount Pleasant, 2 leaves,
typescript

Bowman Coat of Arms Certification and "Who Were Your Ancestor Brochure – 2 leaves, printed, 1 item, printed

Hite Family Cemetery at Long Meadow – 6 pages, printed

Hull, Elisha, Will of – 2 pages, manuscript

Receipts – 1835-1856, 6 items, manuscript
Sales, March, 1843
Whole cost of graveyard, Dec. 24, 1845
Receipt, 1835
Receipt from John Coolly, March 18, 1848
Receipt from J.W. Wright, n.d.
Acct. of money, 1850
Receipt from George Fox, n.d.
Receipt from Alexandria, n.d.

St. Thomas Church, Vestry of – 1 leaf, typescript

Mapcase 3, Drawer 9:

Shenandoah Sunrise, Cedar Creek, Virginia October 19, 1864 – BG 2010.3Unframed lithographic print, #270/500, circa 1993, 23x33", by artist Mort Kunstler, signed by artist on the day of issue

Sheridan’s Final Charge at Winchester,Virginia, later 19th Century, American Lithographic Company, BG 2010.4.6

Sheridan’s Final Charge at Winchester, chromolithograph by Louis Prang of Boston, 1885, BG2011.3

The Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Currier and Ives lithograph: BG 2010.4.1 (on back of lithograph is a handwritten list of previous owner, 1865-1915).

Land Records, folder includes the following:
Deed: Joseph Kirkbride to Hans Yost Heyt, Dec. 17, 1718, 11 x 22

Release from Indenture: Hans Yost Height from John Pawling, Jan. 9, 1730

Lease: Hans Yost Height to John Pawling, Jan. 9, 1730

Letter to Ann Hite Dec. 3, 1815 from Nelly C. Willis, manuscript, 1 page,

Newspaper – General Advertiser, Thursday, July 16, 1801, 2 pages, printed
BG 2007.11

Folder #1 Architectural Drawings by Horace Peaslee 1929, 6 items

Folder #2 Architectural Drawings by Horace Peaslee 1929, 9 items

Folder #3 Belle Grove Restoration 1970-73

Drawing #

Title or Description

D3.8 Main Floor Plan, Historic American Building Survey 1972
D5.1 Attic Floor Plan 1972
D6.1 Basement Floor Plan, Historic American Building Survey 1972
D8.5-8.14 Various Architectural Detail Drawings of Belle Grove Mansion 1972
D9.1 Belle Grove Outbuildings 1972
D10.2 Entrance Sign, n.d.
D10.3-10.4 Interior Detail, Historic American Building Survey 1972
D10.5 Roof Framing Axonometric, Historic American Building Survey 1972
D11.1 Historical Archaeology Work-Study Seminar 1972
D 11.2-11.6 Architectural Site Plans. Work Drawings & Surveys 1972
D12.4 Bowman/Middletown Feasibility Survey 1972
D 13.1-13.2 Site Plans 1970 and 1972
D13.3-13.4 General Area Plan Drawings 1971-72
D13.5-13.7 Various Farm Buildings on Belle Grove Property 1972
D13.8 Existing Buildings and Proposed Restoration 1970
D13.9 Outbuildings, Historic American Building Survey 1972
D13.10 Introductory Panel, Historic American Building Survey 1972

Folder #4 Farm Craft Days, Early 1970s

Drawing #

Title or Description

D13.12 Rough Sketch, Tables and Booths for Farm Craft Days, n.d.
D14.1 Farm Craft Days n.d.
D14.2 Farm Craft Days 1972
D14.3-14.4 Farm Craft Days n.d.
D16.1-16.2 Belle Grove Exhibit n.d.

Folder #5 Area Maps

Drawing #

Title or Description

D1.1 Aerial Photo of Frederick county 1981
D12.2 Aerial Photo of Middletown 1987
D12.3 Historic Map of Frederick County ca. 1820

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