Anita Capper Carper Collection

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

1581 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains notes about the Bauer/Bower, Capper, Carper, Hollis, and Wisecraver families, and a Moravian Prayer Book, printed in 1753 with text in German. There is also information concerning the Walker criminal case of 1944.
(5 boxes) Last updated 11/2016. DIGITIZED 3/2007.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Mrs. Anita Capper Carper is a resident of Winchester, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.

CITE AS: Anita Capper Carper Collection, 1581 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Moravian Prayer Book by Johann Arnd, printed, 1753, text in German

Bauer/Bower Family notes, covers 1727-1825, 4 leaves typescript

BOX 2 Family Papers

Capper, Anna B.

Capper, E. Bruce

Capper, J. Wilda

Capper, Lydia and Sallie

Capper, Willis Lee

Capper, W. Wayne

Carper, Anita Capper

Carper, Harry F.

Carper, Laura Susan

Carper, May V.


Bauer/Bower(s) Family

Hollis, Belle

Hollis Family

Miscellaneous Items, folder contains the following:

  • News article on Levi Miller, a black confederate veteran—February 26, 1997; 1 item, printed
  • American actor Warner Baxter (Cisco Kid) by artist Evans—undated; 1 sketch
  • Mexican village, crayon drawing by Arthur Wilson Spaide—July 20, 1931; 1 drawing
  • Three yearly diary books, record of hours worked, owner unknown—1939-1941; 3 items
  • Two yearly diary books, record of gas purchases and mileage, owner unknown—1939 and 1941; 2 items
  • The Handley Faculty-“Nothing But the Truth”-March 23, 1928; 1 item, printed
  • Tubbs of Shantytown “Who’s Who,” no date; 1 item, printed
  • Wedding Invitation—Viola Nekomus to MR. H. Gordon W. Aikin—March 17, 1928; 1 item, printed
  • Ribbon cloth of the International Order of Oddfellows, Madison Lodge, No. 6, Winchester, VA—1 item, imprinted

 Newspaper Articles



Howard Ross Walker Criminal Case (March 18, 1944); news articles, 5 leaves, printed photocopies

Wisecraver, Camille C.

Scrapbook of Albert O. Newton—March 1867; possibly constructed by Meredith Capper, 1 item, unnumbered pages, printed 


“My Graduation Journal,” belonging to Wilda Capper (1925); contains Handley School memorabilia and historical information; 1 scrapbook, unnumbered pages, includes printed, typescript and manuscript items

“The Spaid Family in America,” compiled by Abraham Thompson Secrest—contains Spaid family genealogy (1922); 1 book, 395 pages, printed

The Handlian—belonging to Wilda Capper (1925), yearbook; 1 book, 117 pages, printed

BOX 5—Capper Family Bible

Family Bible—includes Capper family genealogical information such as births, deaths and marriages. Also contained within the bible are Capper family photographs