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E. E. Bayliss 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


Inventory created by Archives Staff 1981. Last revised 03/2018.

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: Bayliss, E. E. 1924-2009

DATE: 1753-2009

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection consists of a variety of materials on Frederick County schools, Gainesboro Post Office and Gainsboro Fire Hall, three five dollar bills from the Bank of the Valley of Virginia, 1847, and miscellaneous genealogical materials concerning the Bayliss and Fries families, as well as over 200 photographs of buildings, people, and events in Winchester, VA. The collection also includes a bell used at Jackson’s Headquarters (Museum) which is on display in Archives Reading Room

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: E. E. Bayliss Jr. was born June 29, 1924 in Gainesboro, VA. A veteran of World War II, Bayliss was a realtor in Frederick County, VA for most of his adult life and an avid collector of items of local history. He died on June 1, 2009 and is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA.

His father, E. E. Bayliss Sr. was a World War I veteran and ran a general store in Gainesboro, VA. He died on January 12, 1967, and is also buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Obituary, The Winchester Star, June 2, 2009.

CITE AS: E. E. Bayliss Collection 126 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA




Bayliss, E. E. Jr. – News articles, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

Bayliss, E. E. Jr. – Obituary, June 2, 2009, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Bayliss, D. E. - school report, 1913, 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form (photocopy)

Currency – Three five dollar bills from the Bank of the Valley of Virginia, dated Jan. 8, 1847, Mar 24, 1847, Dec 10, 1847, 3 items, printed

Fairfax deed to Colonel John Bayliss, 1753, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Deed - Frederick County Board of Supervisors and Winchester Common Council, 1899, 1 item, 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Fries Family correspondence, 1863, 1867, 4 items, 9 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) 

Gainesboro Fire Hall - dedication, 1964, 1 item, printed

Gainesboro Post Office - articles, 2 items, printed (photocopy)

Mosby, Jonathan S. and Jonathan S. Russell - correspondence, 1905, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Frederick County Schools - (150) By Sam Lehman, 1988, 1 item, 1 leaf, typescript (photocopy), 7 leaves, photographs (photocopy)

Bayliss, E. E. - account book, 1956-1957, general merchandise and gas, manuscript, leather-bound


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