Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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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
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
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EXTENT: 0.42 linear feet.
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.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
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
MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 12
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