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C. Vernon Eddy 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 on 07/88. Last Revised 03/17.

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: 0.42 linear feet.

DATES: 1901-1989.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a bound notebook of articles entitled, “Things and Thoughts,” and a folder containing carbon copies of interviews with C. Vernon Eddy, director of Handley Library and resident of Winchester, VA, USA. It also contains interviews with Mr. Eddy concerning Judge John Handley and other miscellaneous papers.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Charles Vernon Eddy was born in 1877. He attended the Shenandoah Valley Academy and graduated in 1896. He was co-operator of Eddy Press. In 1913, Eddy became the first librarian of the Handley Library, serving until 1960. In the community, he served as secretary-treasurer of the Winchester Historical Society and was considered a distinguished Mason. In 1905, he married Katherine Graham Kurtz. He died in 1963 and was buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Quarles, Garland, Some Worthy Lives, Winchester Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, VA, 1988, pgs.

CITE AS: C. Vernon Eddy Collection, 811 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.



BOX 1 -- C. Vernon Eddy Family

New Articles, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

Eddy, C. Vernon – Biographies, 13 leaves, printed, manuscript, typescript (photocopy)

Eddy, C. Vernon –Personal Correspondence, 1945-1947, 5 items
                              Christmas Card from C. Vernon and Katharine Eddy, 1945
                              Birthday Card to C. Vernon Eddy from Frank R. Horton, Sept 10,
                              Birthday Card to C. Vernon Eddy from [Olive], Sept 10, 1947
                              Birthday Card to C. Vernon Eddy from Bess and Harry, Sept. 12,
                               Post Card to C. Vernon Eddy from Frank P, October 13, 1947                                

Eddy, C. Vernon – “Faithfull Yours, C. Vernon Eddy, Handley Librarian, 1913-1960” by Trish Ridgeway, 2008, 15 leaves, typescript

Eddy, C. Vernon—interview
Conversation about Judge Handley's search for ore, 9 leaves, typescript
Conversation about Judge Handley's purchase of burial ground at Mt. Hebron, 2 leaves, typescript, and 3 copies

Eddy, C. Vernon – Memories of C. Vernon Eddy, 1 leaf, typescript 

Eddy, C. Vernon -- Name Tags; General Communication of the M. W. Grand Lodge of Texas, Waco, TX, December 1-2, 1937, and Atlantic City, 1933; 83rd Annual Assembly Grand Imperial Council June 18, 1955 Detroit, Michigan—3 items

Eddy, C. Vernon – Card from Police Department of Atlantic City, 1 item printed

Eddy, C. Vernon – Tributes and Resolutions, 1 leaf, typescript (photocopy)

Eddy, Charles Vernon—Biographical sketch by Trish Ridgeway for Library of Virginia Biographical Sketches (May, 2015); 4 leaves, typescript

Eddy, Richard Kurtz—College and Army papers, 5 leaves, manuscript on printed form, 2 leaves typescript on printed form, 2 leaves typescript

Envelopes -- Decorated and addressed to C. Vernon Eddy 1941-1950, 16 items

Hotchkiss Maps – Two articles, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy0, 8 pages, printed (photocopy)
                               “The Hotchkiss Collection of Confederate Maps” by Clara LcGear
                                 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
                                 “The Discovery of the Hotchkiss Maps and Papers”, by Peter W.
                                 Roper, WFCHS Journal, Vol. 4, 1989, 8 pages, printed (photocopy)

Nobility Bond – Crescent Temple to the Imperial Council Ancient Arabic Order, July 9, 1933, 1 leaf, printed

Official Program – 59th Annual Session of the Imperial Council A. A. O. N. M. S., Atlantic City, NJ, July 9-13, 1933, 1 item

Virginia Library Association Programs – 1933-1942; 1947, 11 leaves, printed (photocopy)

BOX 2 Eddy Press

Things and Thoughts, Volume 1, March 1901 to February 1902, articles published by Eddy Press, one volume, leather-bound

Eddy Press 1892-1903–Article written for Success magazine, privately printed, 1904–litho printed, 8 sheets

Eddy Press 1892-1903–Announcing the sale of this magazine to “The Alkahest,” 1 leaf, printed


Certificate to C. Vernon Eddy as a delegate to the 50th annual conference of the ALA, May 5, 1928, 1 leaf, typescript on printed form