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
Inventory created by Archives Staff 06/1984. Revised by staff 07/2018.
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: 0.21 linear feet
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Bobby Grimm Collection contains materials relating to the Sarah Zane Fire Engine House and related property transfers up to 1903. The collection contains genealogy materials for the Grim and Anderson families. There is also a list of slaves born between 1807 and 1860 into the estate of John Carper, which includes the following surnames: Banks, Grimes, Harris, Sprigs, Wells, and Wilkerson.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Sarah Zane Fire Company was founded around 1840 and housed on Piccadilly Street on property deeded to the city of Winchester by George and Harriet Long on December 6, 1848. In approximately 1879 James B. Russell purchased the property. The deeds in this collection show that it changed hands on subsequent occasions. The slave records of the John Carper estate were found in a Bible belonging to David Carper Grim who married Nancy Carper. Bobby M. Grimm is the compiler of this collection.
CITE AS: Bobby M. Grimm Collection, 352 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
BOX 1 [Note: The first seven folders relate to the former Sarah Zane Fire Engine House]
Indenture - William L. Black and Henry Kinzel to James B. Russell, October 1879 (City of Winchester selling engine house), 4 pages, manuscript
Deed - Russell to Henry and Gibbens, December 13, 1894, 1 page, manuscript
Deed - Gibbens to Henry, January 1896, 2 leaves, typescript/manuscript
Deed - Henry to Gearing and Shiner, September 29, 1902, 2 pages, manuscript/typescript
Deed - Wulfert, Dohrendahl, Gundelach, Mechow, Gerlach, Sherer, and Stuart to Gearing and Shiner, March 16, 1903, 2 pages, 1 leaf, manuscript; 3 leaves, typescript
Power of attorney - Diedrich and Margaret A. Wulfert to Henry Wulfert, April 2, 1903, 3 leaves, manuscript/typescript
Power of attorney - Wilhilmine Dorrendahl to Henry Wulfert, May 12, 1903, 1 page, manuscript
Grimm Family Bible records, 1778-1854, 5 leaves, manuscript (photocopy); 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)
Carper, John - list of slaves in estate born between 1807 and 1860 (surnames included: Banks, Grimes, Harris, Sprigs, Wells, and Wilkerson), 1 leaf, manuscript