Almanac Collection

1371 WFCHS/THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 05/2020. Last revised 06/2020.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 21 volumes (almanacs)

DATES: 1826-1971

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Almanac Collection contains almanacs from various publishers in Virginia and other states. Some of the almanacs were locally published in Winchester, Va. 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: An almanac (alternatively spelled ‘almanack’) is a yearly publication traditionally used to provide meteorological predictions, calendars, holidays and feast days, and often other miscellaneous information and amusement relevant to its audience.  Almanacs were often used by farmers to determine when to plant their crops.

CITE AS: Almanac Collection, 1371 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as both gifts and purchases.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Almanac 1826: American Farmers’ Almanac.  Hagerstown, MD: Gruber and May, 1826. 18 leaves, printed.

Almanac 1839: The Hundred Years Almanac for the Present Century after the Birth of Christ from 1799 to 1899: 1839. Winchester, Virginia: Philip A Spangler, 1839.  First American edition, translated from the German. 60 pages, printed.

Almanac 1850: The (Old) Farmer’s Almanac. Boston, MA: Jenks, Palmer & Co., 1850. 48 pages, printed. 

Almanac 1852: Richardson’s North Carolina and Virginia Almanac. Richmond, VA: J.W. Randolph, 1852. 18 pages, printed. 

Almanac 1854: Dr. Bruce’s Panacea Almanac. New Castle, KY: Bruce & Moreland, 1854. 12 pages, last page off, printed.

Almanac 1860: The Farmer’s Almanac. Baltimore, MD: Whitney & Cushing, 1860. 16 pages, printed. 

Almanac 1861: The Farmer’s Almanac. Baltimore, MD: Cushings & Bailey, 1861. 16 pages, printed. 

Almanack 1866: Hagers-town Town and County Almanack. Hagerstown, MD: John Gruber, 1866. 16 sheets, printed. 

Almanac 1871: Church Almanac. Philadelphia, PA: Lutheran Book Store, 1871. 47 pages, printed. 

Almanac 1885: [Tutt’s] Almanac. New York: W.H. Tutt, MD, 1885. 32 pages, printed. 

Almanac 1889: August Flower and German Syrup Almanac. Winchester, VA: George J. Miller, 1889. 32 pages, printed. NOTE: lists some death dates. 

Almanack 1889: Hagers-town Town and Country Almanack. Hagerstown, MD: John Gruber, 1889. 32 pages, printed. 

Almanack 1895: Hagers-town Town and Country Almanack. Hagerstown, MD: John Gruber, 1895. 32 pages, printed. 

Almanack 1898: Hagers-town Town and Country Almanack. Hagerstown, MD: John Gruber, 1898. 14 sheets, printed. 

Almanack 1908: Hagers-town Town and Country Almanack. Hagerstown, MD: John Gruber, 1908. 15 sheets, printed. 

Almanac 1909: Frederick Almanac. Frederick, MD: Victor Remedies Co., 1909. 31 pages, printed. 

Almanac 1933: Winchester Evening Star Almanac. Winchester, VA: Winchester Evening Star, 1933. 16 pages, printed.

Almanac 1937: Winchester Evening Star Almanac. Winchester, VA: Winchester Evening Star, 1937. 18 sheets, printed.                                                                                                       

Almanac 1938: Winchester Evening Star Almanac. Winchester, VA: Winchester Evening Star, 1938. 18 sheets, printed. 

Almanack 1941: Hagers-town Town and Country Almanack. Hagerstown, MD: John Gruber, 1941. 16 sheets, printed. 

Almanack 1971: Hagers-town Town and Country Almanack. Hagerstown, MD: The Gruber Almanac Co., 1971, 28 sheets, printed. 

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