Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Click on the collection titles to view the complete inventory.
Galilee Christian Church Records, 1755 THL
This collection contains the Board of Directors meetings, minutes and financial records for the Galilee Christian Church from 1993-2014, as well as records of Sunday school programs, news clippings, histories and centennial celbration materials from 1973. The Galilee Christian Church was founded in 1873.
Gano, Timothy. Collection, 1386 THL
The Timothy Gano Collection consists of three land grants for land in the Northern Neck Proprietary. The first two were issued by Thomas, Lord Fairfax, and the third was issued by Beverley Randolph, Governor of Virginia, after Fairfax’s death but based upon a warrant issued by Lord Fairfax.
Garland R. Quarles Elementary School Records, 630 THL
Scrapbooks maintained by the principal of Garland R. Quarles Elementary School in Winchester, VA dated from 1955 to 1970. It contains news items, pictures, and other memorabilia of school and local events, and reflects national events such as school integration.
George Washington Hotel Collection, 830 WFCHS
News articles, memorabilia, and promotional material from the George Washington Hotel of Winchester, VA, which opened in Winchester in 1925.
Ginn Family Collection, 1672 WFCHS
The collection contains memorabilia from the Ginn Family during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Included are documents relating to Fairfax Hall, including certificates and a graduation diploma awarded to Edith May Ginn, letters addressed to Ginn while she was a student at Fairfax Hall, and several of her poems.
Ginn, Goldie Affleck. Collection, 1561 WFCHS
This collection contains a variety of items from the life of Eula Affleck including an Easter Sunday School bulletin, an essay on the Apple Blossom Festival written in 1927, and a letter to Ms. Affleck from H. S. Duffey while she was a teacher at Woodbine School. Ms. Affleck, who spent most of her professional life as a teacher at Virginia Ave Elementary School, taught in the Winchester City School System for 45 years. She died on November 28, 1975.
Glaize, Edwin. Collection, 67 WFCHS
This collection includes histories, both published and unpublished, supporting documents, correspondence and scrapbooks of the Glaize family and antecedents. Photographs and the Dorsey Family Bible are included in the collection.
Glaize, John. Papers, 1353 WFCHS
Deeds and legal papers, both business and personal, of John Glaize of Frederick County, VA. Glaize was Captain of the Quartermaster Dept. of the VA Militia. He also served as High Sheriff (1867-1868), served two terms as president of the Winchester City Council, and was director of the Winchester and Potomac Railroad and the Valley Turnpike Corporation.
Glass, Robert D. Family Collection, 1007 THL
This collection contains account books, wills, estate papers, correspondence, legal papers, and genealogical materials concerning the families of Robert David Glass (1771-1844) and Robert J. Glass.
Glass, William Wood. Papers, 20 WFCHS
This collection contains land abstracts, local histories, correspondence, genealogical materials on families local to the Wichester-Frederick County area, news articles, and scrapbooks covering the mid-1700s to the late 1960s.
Glen Burnie Garden Club Records, 1688 THL
This collection contains the records of the Glen Burnie Garden Club of Winchester, VA, and includes minutes, membership directories, program, news clippings, and awards. Founded in 1960, the Glen Burnie Garden Club celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010.
Glover, Marjorie. Collection 1652 WFCHS
The collection contains several items relating to Winchester in the first 15 years after World War II including four minstrel show programs, two of which chronicle performances by Patsy Cline before her rise to stardom, and a Place Mat for a local diner.
Gochenour, Patricia. Collection. 379 THL
The Patricia Gochenour Collection contains a variety of personal papers of the Gochenour family, as well as lesson plans on George Washington, and collections of school writings by her son, David.
Gordon, C. Langdon. Collection, 452 WFCHS
A variety of published and unpublished documents concerning local churches, Winchester Hiram Lodge #21, schools, the fire department, and government offices, all of which were compiled by Langdon Gordon, a resident of Winchester, Virginia.
Gordon, James C., Jr. Collection, 1687 THL
This collection contains a tooth-extractor made by Dr. William Janney Best in his blacksmith shop.Doctor William Janney Best (1834-1908) was a family doctor in Brucetown, VA.
Gougé, John Oscar and Susan Cornelia Jones. Papers, 1074 THL
This collection consists largely of both manuscript and typescript correspondence between John Oscar Gougé (1921-2003) and Susan Cornelia Gougé, née Jones. There are also letters from Susan’s mother, Gladys Moon Jones, copies of V-Mail, a few photographs, and news articles.
Grace Lutheran Church Collection, 724 WFCHS
Items relating to the Grace Lutheran Church, during the period of 1776 to 1978, including Church minutes, membership rosters, church magazines, newsletters, and historical information. Grace Lutheran Church was established between 1759 and 1762.
Grace United Methodist Church Records, 697 THL
This collection is comprised of an account book, 1899-1911, for the Grace United Methodist Church in Middletown, Virginia.
Graham Family Collection, 798 WFCHS/THL
This collection contains writings of Henry Tucker Graham and John Randall Graham as well as the memorial biographical sketch of Fanny Bland Graham and biographical sketch and reminiscences of John Randall Graham. Historic figures mentioned include Washington, Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, and John Randolph.
Grant, S. Lee. Collection, 1297 WFCHS/THL
This collection contains a variety of material, which gives details of the life of Stuart Lee Grant (1907-1983), Winchester Fire Companies, water and sewage works, and general history of Winchester, VA. Photographs and postcards illustrate people, places, and events in Winchester.
Graves and Company Records, 1216 WFCHS
The collection is comprised of four account books of Graves and Co. of Winchester, VA from 1846 to 1861.
Gray, Robert S. Family Papers, 1429 THL
This collection is comprised of legal documents (1841-1855), genealogy notes, and a biographical sketch of Robert Gray (1781-1859) of the Shenandoah Valley, VA.
Greene, Katherine Glass. Collection, 712 THL
This collection contains a variety of items and works of Katherine Glass Greene (1865-1948), founder of the Fort Loudoun Female Seminary and the great-great granddaughter of Colonel James Wood, the founder of Winchester, Virginia. Including in the collection are several essays written by Greene, memorabilia from the Fort Loudoun Seminary, her obituary, and items relating to her family.
Griffith, Harriet Hollingsworth. Collection, 1179 WFCHS
This collection is comprised of a diary kept during the Civil War by Harriet Hollingsworth Griffith (1839-1919) of Winchester, VA.
Griffith, James H. Records, 385 WFCHS
This collection contains one account book kept by James H. Griffith (1812-1899) from the General Store in White Hall, VA.
Griffith, Richard Edward. Papers, 166 WFCHS
This collection contains genealogy inquiries and responses by Richard E. Griffith (1886-1945), the author of several local history books.
Grim Family Collection, 38 WFCHS
This collection is comprised of memorabilia acquired by the Grim family during the first half of the twentieth century.
Grimm, Bobby M. Collection, 352 WFCHS
The Bobby Grimm Collection contains materials relating to the Sarah Zane Fire Engine House and its transfer of property. The collection includes genealogical materials for the Grim and Anderson families, a list of enslaved persons born between 1807 and 1860 into the estate of John Carper includes the following surnames: Banks, Grimes, Harris, Sprigs, Wells, and Wilkerson.
Grove, John W. and George A. Grove. Wagon Maker’s Account Book, 1821-1833, 397 WFCHS
This collection contains a single account book kept by John W. Grove and George A. Grove of Newtown, VA, from 1821 – 1833.