Thomas K. Cartmell Papers

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 09/1986.  Last revised 03/2018.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

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EXTENT: 0.84 linear feet

DATE: 1740 -1949

ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: The Genealogical Society of Utah digitized many of the materials in this collection in 2007. Digital copies are available on DVD [GSU Disc 007-02] in the Archives Room.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Thomas K. Cartmell Papers contains a wide range of materials concerning the Cartmell family and the history of the Frederick County, Virginia. The collection includes a number of items of correspondence from 1810-1909 to include letters written during the Civil War letters and family letters from the post-war era. The collection also contains family land records (1787-1814), notes on family history (1799-1908), and family ration books from the Second World War.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Thomas K. Cartmell was born in Frederick County on January 28, 1838, the son of Mordecai B. Cartmell and Eliza Campbell. He married Annie Glass Baker and had two children, one of whom died in infancy. Cartmell served as a U.S. Marshal in Texas prior to the Civil War. During the Civil War he served as an assistant quartermaster in Winchester, VA, and as a Provost Marshal.  He is also the author of Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants, published in 1909. Cartmell died on May 15, 1920 and is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA.

RELATED MATERIAL: James Baker Collection, 888 THL, for diary kept by Thomas K. Cartmell, January 1 to September 25, 1884.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Quarles, Garland R., Some Worthy Lives, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, VA, pgs. 60-1.

CITE AS: Thomas K. Cartmell Papers, 164 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




Autograph album - Annie Cartmell, 1880s, 1 item, manuscript

Bridal presents received by Annie L. Cartmell, 6 pages, manuscript

Business papers - banknotes, property value, and receipts, 1829-1894 (incomplete)

Calling Cards and Postcards – Annie Baker Cartmell, n.d., 4 pages, printed

Cartmell, Annie Baker (wife of T. K. Cartmell) Diary – May 17, 1863 to Feb. 4, 1865, 36 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)  Permission to Reproduce and/or Publish Must Be Obtained from Presbyterian Historical Society, Montreat, NC 28757

Cartmel: A Haunt of Ancient Peace (story of town in England), H. T. Mason, Grange-Over-Sands, 1915, 1 item, printed
Story of Cartmell Priory, by J.C. Dickinson, Gloucester, 1933; 1 item, 40 pages, printed
Extract of Cartmell history

Cartmell Family history - 1858, 1940 (incomplete) 4 pages, manuscript; 2 leaves, typescript

Correspondence - 1810-1865 (incomplete), 13 items, manuscript; includes letter from Turner Ashby, 1862

Correspondence - 1884-1909 (incomplete), 22 items, manuscript, typescript

Court papers (while T. K. Cartmell was clerk of court), 2 leaves, manuscript

Diary - T. K. Cartmell, April 1860 (book of travel from Winchester to and through Texas), 1 item, manuscript

Diary – T.K. Cartmell, January 1 – September 1881, typescript, 28 leaves

Daybook - T. K. Cartmell, 1874-1897 (incomplete), 1 item, manuscript

Histories and notes on area families, 1799-1908 (incomplete), 11 items, manuscript

Land records, 2 leaves, manuscript on typed form; 2 pages, manuscript
Moses Green, 206 acres in Frederick County, May 12, 1787
Joseph Glass and wife Anna, sold 44 poles of land to Martin Cartmell, October 17, 1814
William Davis granted 663 acres, May 11, 1740

Matches of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1 item

Muster roll - Company B, 11th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, compiled December 17,1904, 5 leaves, manuscript

News clippings - 1920-1949 (incomplete), 8 items, printed (photocopy)

Pension application - Act of 1907, blank, 1 item, 1 page, printed

Poetry and flowers notebook - prepared by Annie Cartmell Rudolph, no date, 1 item, manuscript with dried flowers

Promotional literature for "Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants," by T. K. Cartmell, 3 items, printed

Quaker graveyard and meeting house notes, 1 item, 2 pages, manuscript

Box 2 

Ration book of Annie C. and David C. Randolph - World War II, 1 item, printed

Scrapbook, Miss Mary E. R. Cartmell, inscribed August 21, 1864, includes clippings of marriages, obituaries, and poetry, covers events ca. 1846-1892, 1 item, printed/manuscript. Click here to view Index to Scrapbook

Wills, 3 items, manuscript:
Archibald McAlister, 1793
James Baker, 1830
Aren McAlister, no date

Winchester-Frederick County Plaza Matter Committee reports

Box 3 

Medals, 4 items:
Friendship Cornet Band
Winchester, Camp 4, Confederate States of America
Veteran's unknown medal ribbon
Cavalry Reunion, October 1890


Mapcase 1, Drawer 5

Six maps of the continents - Annie Cartmell, no date, 6 leaves, manuscript

Letter to parents from Thomas K. Cartmell, regarding travel to Texas, April 17, 1860, 32 pages, manuscript


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