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Katherine Glass Greene 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

712 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a variety of items and works of Katherine Glass Greene, 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.
(1 box) Last updated 10/11.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Katherine Glass Greene (1865-1948) was the oldest daughter of Colonel W. W. Glass and his wife Nannie Rebecca Campbell Wood. Greene, a graduate of Fairfax Hall Academy, studied extensively abroad and at several universities on the East Coast. In 1905, she founded the Fort Loudoun Female Seminary with Miss Laura Gold and served as its president until 1925. A widely respected scholar, Greene was the author of several books and articles relating to early Winchester and Frederick County history as well as a book entitled The Evolution of the Concept of God in 1934. She was married to H. R. Greene in 1921. She died on May 11, 1948 and is buried with her husband at Mount Hebron Cemetery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Quarles, Garland R. Some Worthy Lives, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, VA, 1988; pg. 111. Foreman, Michael M., Some Worthy Women, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, VA, 2007, pgs 47-48.

CITE AS: [Katherine Glass Greene Collection # 712 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



"Back to the Soil and Some Early Winchester Influences" by Katherine Glass Greene, newspaper clipping of address to the UDC, Virginia division, October 6, 1927, illustrated, pasted in book, 19 pages, printed

Correspondence, February 20, 1868-1927, 18 leaves, manuscript; includes newspaper clipping, "Harewood", poem by Susie Glass Strider for DAR, June 16, 1925

Fairfax hall – commencement exercises, June 10, 1880 program, 2 pages, printed

Fort Loudoun – notes by Katherine Glass Greene, 1 leaf, typescript

Fort Loudoun Seminary – catalog, 1925-1926, booklet, 56 pages, printed

Genealogy notes – Wood, Glass, Lockhart, Welsh, 13 leaves, manuscript, typescript

Greene, Katherine Glass – obituary, May 11, 1948, Winchester Evening Star, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Greene, Katherine Glass – remarks made about her at the dedication for the historical marker for Fort Loudoun, October. 1966 by Mollie Glass Pamplin, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Miscellaneous Items, folder contains the following:
Embroidered purse
Christmas card, n.d.,printed
Letters and sketch, 6 leaves, manuscript
Science notes, 16 pages, manuscript

Notes on various topics (historic figures, opera, composers, etc.) 37 leaves, manuscript

Putnam Fire Insurance – policy, 1871, for machinery on Rose Hill Farm, 1 sheet, manuscript on printed form.

Revolutionary War events in New York, 15 leaves, manuscript

"Stone Mead: Sketch," by Katherine Glass Greene, 19 leaves, typescript

"True Tales of Old Winchester": -- anecdotes to be included, 6 leaves, typescript

Washington, Lawrence Augustine, folder contains the following:
Article, 7 leaves, manuscript
Notes, 5 leaves, manuscript

Will – Katherine Glass Green, May 28, 1948, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

"Winchester, Frederick County, and the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival," by Katherine Glass Greene, Philip Williams, and W. W. Glass, 1 booklet, reprinted, from An Economic and Social Survey of Frederick County, August, 1930, 28 leaves, printed

Wood Jr., James – article by Katherine Glass Greene, 34 leaves typescript / manuscript (2 copies)


Wood, James – Miscellaneous Items ,folder contains the following:
Extracts of survey, 1736-1744, 10 leaves, manuscript
Catalogue from sale of James Wood papers, 1894, printed; and correspondence about
sale, 3 items, typescript/manuscript
Correspondence, appears to be from Dr. Robert Wood, no date, 1 item, 2 leaves,

Wood, Mary Rutherford – copy of will, 1790, 1 page, manuscript