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Louis Bell 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

272 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 02/2019. Last revised 11/2019.

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: 12 volumes; 1 needlepoint

DATE: 1866 - 1950

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Louis Bell Collection contains a number of books published between 1866 and 1950.  Many of the books are school texts such as primers of spelling, geography, arithmetic, geography as well as shorthand. Additionally, there are two song books, a Bible history, a Catholic catechism, and a 1950 edition of A.A Milnes’ When We Were Very Young. The collection also includes a small leather address book with genealogical notes.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Louis Bell, the collection donor, is a descendent of Laurence Bell and his wife Annie Trier (Tryer) Bell of Winchester, VA.  The Bell family lived in the Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County area. Inscription in the books show that they belonged to Bell and Trier (with variant spellings) family members.

CITE AS: Louis Bell Collection, 272 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




Army Song Book. Compiled by the Adjutant General’s Office, 1941. Printed, 64 pages.

Bell Family Genealogy notes, 1 page in spiral notebook, no author, no date, printed with Thomas J. Trier, City Manager’s Office, Winchester, VA

Bible History. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1923.

Cornell, SS. Cornell’s First Steps in Geography. New York: American Book Company, 1876.

Greever, Garland & Easley S. Jones. The Century Handbook of Writing. New York: The Century Co., 1924.

Gregg, John Robert. Gregg Shorthand: A Light-Line Phonography for the Millions. New York: The Gregg Publishing Co., 1929

Jones, W. Franklin. Junior High School Writing Vocabularies.  Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1922.

MacEachen, Roderick, D.D. Intermediate Catechism of Christian Doctrine.  Wheeling, WV: Catholic Book Co., 1911.

Milne, A.A. When We Were Very Young.  New York: E.P. Dutton, 1950.

Swinton, William. Word-Primer: A Beginner’s Book in Oral and Written Spelling. New York: Blakeman & Co., 1878.

Langley, Charles K., ed. Uncle Sam’s School Songs. Chicago: The Hope Publishing Co., 1897.

Venable, Charles S. Mental Arithmetic. New York: University Publishing Co., 1866.



Needlework of American eagle, framed, belonged to Anna Bell. Unknown artist.

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