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 05/96. 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. Note: Pages from the account book may not be photocopied. Item is fragile.
EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The account book in this collection records services rendered by a blacksmith between 1815 and 1829. Based on cross references with census records from this period, most of the customers appear to be from the Allenville area of Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia). The original spellings of many of the names in the book suggest that the customers were of German or Dutch origin.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The blacksmith who owned the account book is unknown.
CITE AS: Blacksmith Account Book, 475 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift
Blacksmith Account Book, 1815-1820, paperbound (corners damaged, fragile), 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 33cm (DO NOT PHOTOCOPY)
Notes about Blacksmith Account Book, 1815 – 1820 (folder contains the following):
Berkeley County, VA, Census, 1820, selections with some names from the account book noted, 12 leaves, photocopied
Notes on the account book, with sampling of names, compiled by Tom Maccubbin, March 2003, 2 leaves, typescript
“Map of Allensville area (Paxton Cut) by Ronnie Lee Good and Mary Beth Engle Good, The Berkeley Journal, Issue 16 (1992), 3 leaves, printed (photocopied)