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Virginia Athey Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

140 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 05/20. Last revised 06/2020.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, 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: 0.21 linear feet

CREATOR: Athey, Virginia.

DATE: 1850-1977

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Virginia Athey Collection contains a variety of materials to include a roster of Confederate veterans from the Winchester-Frederick County area, photographs, correspondence, and an edition of the Ladies Repository magazine from 1850.

The collection is includes photocopies of the family Bible record for Lawrence Hamman and Mary Eberly family Bible record beginning with Lawrence Hamman's birth in 1824. There are several certificates as well.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Virginia Athey is a Winchester resident with an interest in local history. 

Lawrence Hamman was born near Strasburg, Virginia in 1824. He married Mary Eberly in 1854.  In 1885, they purchased a farm and grew fruit in Frederick County, Va. During the Civil War, Mr. Hamman served in the 11th Virginia Cavalry.  Lawrence died in 1902 and Mary died in 1921.  Both are buried in Strasburg, Virginia.                          

CITE AS: Virginia Athey Collection, 140 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




“A Devonshire Lane,” Raphael Tuch & Sons, c. 1889, 1 item, 18 pages, printed.  To Maggie E. Athey from L. G. Hansborough Christmas 1889. 

Card from C.R. Anderson and wife “Silent Night” from Dr. and Laura Anderson, 1 item, printed. 

Civil War – Winchester-Frederick Co. roster of local Confederate Army veterans, 6 leaves, photocopy

Hamman, Lawrence and Mary Eberly Family Bible Records, 11 leaves, photocopies

“Ladies Repository” 1850, 1 item, 24 pages, printed

Obituary – Harry E. Athey 1977, 1 item, printed (photocopy)

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through