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Alexander Walker and Bonnie Huffman Finley Family 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

1552 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 02/2001. Last revised 04/2022

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

CREATOR: Finley, Alexander Walker; Finley, Bonnie Huffman

DATE: 1792-1942

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This Alexander Walker and Bonnie Huffman Finley Collection contains material about local history and the Finley family as well as genealogical material on the Faulkner, Helpinstine, Kremer, and Maynard families. The collection includes copies of newspapers The Progressive Advocate and The Virginia Informer, published by Willard P. Gibson of Winchester, Va. for the City’s African American community.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Alexander Walker and Bonnie Huffman Finley are long-time residents of Winchester, VA.                              

CITE AS: Alexander Walker and Bonnie Huffman Finley Family Collection, 1552 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA



BOX 1 Finley Family

Card – “Club Alcazar”, July 8, 1927, 1 item, printed

Program – “A Civic Conclave”, Douglas School, September 3-4, 1942, 5 pages, printed

The Progressive Advocate, Jan. 4, 1930, 4 pages, printed (photocopy)

The Virginia Informer, Volume 1, July 17, 1939, 4 pages, printed (photocopy)

Virginia Informer, Volume 1, August 1939, 6 pages, printed (1 original copy, 1 photocopy)

BOX 2 Items found by Mr. Finley (not related to his family)

Faulkner – Deed, I. H, Faulkner Sr. to I. H. Faulkner Jr, March 30, 1898, 2 pages, manuscript

Faulkner – Deed, Oliver Faulkner to Virginia Faulkner, October 1, 1800, 2 leaves, manuscript

Faulkner – Legal transaction for property of John Frederick, 1897, 4 pages, typescript/manuscript

Faulkner – Receipts, 2 leaves, manuscript

Helpinstine -- DAR Application, Virginia Faulkner Maynard, ancestor of Philip Helphinstine, 8th Virginia Infantry, n.d., 2 pages, manuscript

Helpinstine -- Family Genealogical Information, 4 leaves, 1 page, manuscript; 2 leaves typescript

Kremer – Letter from Kramer, Albert to son Conrad Kremer, 1792, 3 pages, manuscript, 1 envelope

Kremer -- Marriage Bond between John Frederick and Catherine Kremer, February 23, 1809, 1 leaf, manuscript

Kremer -- Revolutionary War Service Record, Conrad Kremer, 1leaf, typescript/manuscript

Maynard -- Family Genealogical Information, 6 pages, manuscript

DAR – Christmas Speech, 1940, author unknown (speech written on Jno. H. Rosenberger, Mount Williams, VA, stationary, 6 pages, manuscript

Song Lyrics – The Alamo, In Memory of the Fallen Heroes of Texas, by Mrs. James Myers, n.d., 2 pages, manuscript