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Henry Beatjer Records

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 11/1987. Last revised 01/2020.

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. NOTE: Items in this collection are too fragile to photocopy.

EXTENT: 12 volumes; 1 folder, oversize

DATE: 1868-1922

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a number of account books kept by Henry Baetjer & Company of Winchester, Virginia. The account books include references to the Miller Plantation Company, Baetjer’s Insurance, and other assets and investments. There is also a household account book kept by Edith M. Baetjer and a record of the division of Baetjer’s estate.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Henry Beatjer was born in Germany in 1841 and immigrated to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1859. Beatjer moved to Winchester shortly after the end of the Civil War and opened a dry good business on the southeast corner of Boscawen and Loudoun Street. Over the next 41 years, Baetjer’s business grew to one of the largest and most successful businesses in Winchester. His son, Dr. Frederick Henry Baetjer, became one of the leading pioneers in X-Ray research. Baetjer died on May 11, 1912, and is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA.

RELATED MATERIALS: A cash book belonging to Baetjer is held in the Christ Episcopal Church Records, 684 THL. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Baetjer, Henry Obituary, The Evening Star, May 13, 1912; Quarles, Garland R., Some Worthy Lives, Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1988.

CITE AS: Henry Baetjer Records, 403 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.




Account book, Henry Baetjer, 1868-1912, 1 volume (unnumbered pages, some blank) ; 19 cm

Sales journals, Henry Baetjer & Company (for the following years):
1872-1876, 1 volume, no cover (225 pages) ; 32 cm
1881-1886, 1 volume (255 pages) ; 32 cm
1886-1892, 1 volume (299 pages) ; 32 cm
1892-1895, 1 volume (199 pages) ; 32 cm
1895-1898, 1 volume (151 pages) ; 32 cm


Sales journals, Henry Baetjer & Company, 2 volumes, manuscript (for the following years):
1898-1901, 1 volume (151 pages) ; 33 cm
1901-1905, 1 volume (203 pages) ; 33 cm

Account book, Henry Baetjer & Company, 1910-1914, bills & invoices, 1 volume (62 pages) ; 32 cm

Inventory book, Henry Baetjer & Company, 1902-1910, detailed, listing dry goods, office furniture, etc., 1 volume (79 pages) ; 33 cm

Record of estate of Henry Baetjer, as divided by J. George Baetjer, 1918, 1 volume  (unnumbered pages, some loose leaves) ; 25 cm

Household account book, Edith M. Baetjer, 1913-1922, 1 volume (unnumbered pages, some loose leaves) ; 24 cm



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