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Elizabeth Engle Collection

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 12/1979.  Last revised 03/2018.

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: 2.26 linear feet

CREATOR: Engle, Elizabeth

DATE: 1625-2008; bulk 1756-1868

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is comprised of genealogical and historical information, news articles, and family papers compiled by Elizabeth C. Engle.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Elizabeth Crawford Engle (April 22, 1910-May 30, 2006) was a Winchester resident, a member of the Presbyterian Church and active in many civic organizations.

CITE AS: Elizabeth Engle Collection, 112 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, US.


BOX 1 

"A Confederate Catechism‑The War of 1861‑1865,” 43 pages, printed

"A Glance at Current American History,” by an ex‑Confederate, 1897, 32 pages, printed

Anderson, Boyd, Garland, Gaw, Rinker and Weakley families—letters about the families, 70 items, manuscript

Anderson genealogy, 85 pages, manuscript

Baldwin, Mary‑family notes, 21 leaves, typescript, manuscript, printed (photocopy)

Baldwin notes, 11 pages, 5 leaves, manuscript

Bastiles of the North, by a member of the Maryland legislature, (Baltimore, MD: Kelly, Hedian, & Piet, 1863), 136 pages, printed

Boyd genealogy, 27 leaves, manuscript

Bulger, William vs. Henry Harmer and Jacob Kline, 1834, Hardy County court document,
1 page, manuscript on printed form

Cather, Willa‑news articles ("O Pioneers"), 6 items, printed (photocopies)

Century Club Papers – 14 items, manuscript
                                       An American Ministers Wife in Scotland
                                       Letter “Dear Hassan
                                       Introduction to Year’s Program: “Viet. Lavender and Old Lace
                                       The Highland Scots
                                       Gifford Pinchot and the Conservation Movement
                                       Reaching for the Rainbow
                                       Our Town…At This Point in Time
                                       Painters of New England
                                       Growth of Our Financial System: Or Our Quest for Stability
                                       Six New England Presidents of the United States
                                       The Diversity of Women – Century Club, 1985
                                       Country Roads
                                       Cordell Hull – Nobel Prize Winner

Confederate Veteran‑"The Valley Campaign of 1864,” Volume 26, No. 12, December 1918,
7 pages, printed

Correspondence from slaves‑1858, 1864, 1914, 7 leaves, manuscript (photocopies)


Crawford correspondence‑1858, 1864, 1914, 7 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Crawford correspondence‑1861-1944, 44 items, manuscript, typescript

Crawford Family chart, 1 leaf, manuscript

Crawford Family descent chart, 1 leaf, manuscript

Crawford genealogy‑56 items, manuscript; 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Crawford, Betty‑application and genealogy (1625-1915) for approval to join the Colonial Dames of America, 1963, 4 leaves, typescript on printed form (photocopy)

Crawford, David‑correspondence and receipts, 1832-1867, 4 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Crawford, Jane Todd (1763‑1842) ‑"Presidential Address: The Woman in the Case,” Annals of Surgery, Volume 189, No. 5, May 1979, 16 pages, printed

Crawford, William Webb‑"Dean of Birmingham Bankers and Family Sketches, Genealogies," by Lee Forney Crawford, 1958, 8 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Crawford locations, 7 items, manuscript

Crawford notes, 42 items, manuscript

BOX 2 

Engle, Elizabeth Crawford‑reminiscences, 2 leaves, typescript

Engle, Elizabeth Crawford‑"Our This Point in Time,” Century Club address, 1973,
11 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Garland genealogy, 6 leaves, manuscript

Gaw genealogy, 10 leaves, manuscript

Gold, Daniel‑papers, 52 leaves, manuscript

Gold family correspondence–letter from Gilbert McK., 1 page, manuscript

Gold, Philip Houston‑obituary, 1942, 5 leaves, printed, photocopies

Gold, William Henry‑biographical sketch, 3 leaves, typescript

Gold Plaid Cookbook, 1927-1977, Golden Anniversary Cookbook of Handley High School, one item, printed

Grim notes, 4 leaves, manuscript

Jones, Gabriel (1724-1806) by A.W. Lockhart, London, The School Press, 1918—1 item, printed (photocopy), 18 leaves

LeConte, Eve, photographer,‑obituary, 1911, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

News clippings‑unnumbered, printed

Nineveh Presbyterian Church, history of, 1867-1975, no date, no author, Commercial Press, Stephens City, VA, 1 item, 39 pages, printed

Old Presbyterian Church‑3 leaves, typescript (photocopies):
"Elders in the Old Presbyterian Church" (includes pastors)
"The Old Presbyterian Grave Yard"

Opequon Presbyterian Church‑baptismal notes, 2 leaves, manuscript

Opequon Presbyterian Church‑historical paper by Reverend Henry White,
36 pages, manuscript

Opequon Presbyterian Church‑historical discourse by W. A. Crawford,
24 leaves, manuscript

Order for seamstress—samples of fabric containing order notes; 3 pieces of cloth, 1 leaf of transcription, printed, n.d.

Rinker, Absalom, and Colonel Jacob‑genealogy chart and data, 2 items, manuscript

Rinker genealogy, 12 leaves, manuscript

"South Carolina First"‑from Miss Rutherford's Scrap Book, 5 leaves, printed (photocopy)

The South and the Negro, by Rev. Bishop Charles B. Galloway, 1904, Southern Education Board, New York, 1 item, printed

The Southern Magazine ‑ September 1874, Volume 15, No. 3, "A Vindication of Secession and the South," by Rev. Dr. R. J. Breckinridge, 1 item, 46 pages, printed

Thomas, Peter‑interview by Frank Crawford, September 17, 1926, 1 item, 5 leaves, typescript

"Two Men in the Making of the American Republic," by Elizabeth Dunkman Riesz, discusses Benjamin Rush and Richard Rush, 1 item, 24 pages, typescript (photocopy) 

V Mail letter, 1943‑manuscript

"Washington's Trek to Fame"‑article from Life Magazine, no date, 10 pages, illustrated, printed

Weakley‑Crawford genealogical chart, 1 item, 1 leaf, manuscript

Winchester brochure, Kohler brochure, U.S. Seal and seals of 13 original states, historical points of interest, 5 items, printed

Winchester Fire Department, souvenir booklet, 1 item, illustrated, printed

Wood, Anna ‑ "A Valley Seed Grows in the Tidewater,” by Elizabeth Engle, 1991, 1 item, 24 leaves, typescript

Box 3  Engle Book Notes

Engle – churches

Engle descendants‑addresses

Civil War‑letter and soldier information

Deeds to Robert N. Engle, 1905, 1911

Engle‑Fairfax land grants

Hall, William‑Fairfax land grant, 1756

Hart-Ingle deeds, 1754

Plat‑Peacher land, 1870

1908 sale‑Lot 9, half Lot 2, and old Merritt land

Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 of 1867 division

1867 plat

Engle‑kin (mostly modern)

Engle‑items used


Family trees‑Moore, Duke

Virginia Cavalcade, 1977

Engle‑1993 reunion bios



Engel, John‑house and will

Engle‑deeds, 1848 division

Miscellaneous deed notes

Resource file

Daniels Family‑genealogical notes (Frederick findings)


R. W. Darke's Company roster


Evans – Dust

Moler‑articles and plats

Moler Family

Moler, George Adam‑grant

Jeremiah Moore and Moorefield

Moore Family‑old

Strider Family (also Keyes)

Strider farm plat, 1841

BOX 4 Awards 

Preservation of Historic Winchester, Inc., 1990, one leaf, printed

Shenandoah University President’s Award, 1991, one item, printed

Friends of the Handley Regional Library, 1992, two items, newsletter, 2007, recognition award, 1992

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1993, one item. Printed

Frederick County School Board Memorial Resolution, William Henry Gold, 1991 


Resolution of Appreciation presented to Elizabeth Engle by Shenandoah Board of Trustees, February 26, 1992