Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
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 02/2007. Last revised 04/2018.
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: 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 10 x 16 cm, plus one framed marriage certificate
ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: The Genealogical Society of Utah digitized materials from this collection in 2007. These copies are available on DVD [007-13] in the Archives Reading Room. The account book is available for viewing through the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Digital Collections.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a memorandum book belonging to Samuel Brown. The book contains lists of persons owing money to Brown, as well as a diary section with daily entries about the weather and some mention of local deaths. The collection also contains the marriage certificate of Samuel Brown and Hannah Matthews, December 12, 1805.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Samuel Brown, born in 1783, was a successful merchant of Winchester, VA. He was also an active member of the Hopewell Friends Society. On February 12, 1805, he married Hannah Matthews of Baltimore, MD and had two daughters, Mary and Sarah. Brown died on August 10, 1852 and is buried in Hopewell Graveyard in Clearbrook, VA.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Cartmell, Thomas Kemp, Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: a History of Frederick County, Virginia from Its Formation. Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Co.
CITE AS: Samuel Brown Records, 382 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Memorandum book, Samuel Brown, 1814-1847, with notes, 1814-1824; diary, January 1 - May 31, 1824, receipts, 1847, 1 item, bound volume, manuscript
OVERSIZED – FRAMED COLLECTION
Marriage Certificate – Samuel Brown, Winchester, Virginia and Hannah Matthews, Baltimore, Maryland, December 12, 1805, 1 item, manuscript, in frame