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Harriet Hollingsworth Griffith 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

1179 WFCHS

Scope and Content: T This collection is comprised of a diary kept during the Civil War (1861-1865) by Harriet Hollingsworth Griffith of Winchester, VA.
(1 box) Last updated 03/04.

Biographical/Historical: Harriett Hollingsworth Griffith was born Jan. 27 1839 to Aaron Hadeney and Mary Perkins Hollingsworth Griffith at Friendly Grove, Winchester, VA. She attended school in Westtown, PA and at the Friends School in Indianapolis, IN (Earlham College). She later became an agent for the U.S. Sanitary Commission (1864). During the Civil War, she met and later married Capt. William Irving Ellis. In 1867, they left Winchester to live in Melrose, MA (near Boston), where they had two daughters. Harriet was active in the temperance and suffrage movement, and she continued her work as a Civil War nurse as a ladies aid. She died on January 23, 1919 at the age of 80.

Bibliography: Information provided by Laurel A. Choate of Melrose, MA.

Cite As: Harriet Hollingsworth Griffith Collection, 1179 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Griffith, Harriet Hollingsworth–Diary, April 18, 1861-Dec. 26, 1865, includes index, 217 leaves, typescript (photocopy –diary); 8 leaves, typescript (index)

Griffith, Harriet Hollingsworth–Diary, April 18, 1861-Dec. 26, 1865, 217 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Griffith, Harriet Hollingsworth –Reference notes, 4 leaves, typescript

Ellis, Harriet Hollingsworth Griffith, 7 x 5 scanned.