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.
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H. B. Kline Brothers Records, 324 WFCHS
This collection contains mainly various documents related to the operation of the H. B. Kline & Brother mill and general store, including receipts and commodity orders, accounts, handwritten business notes, and inventories of stock, dated during the 1880s and 1890s.
Haines, John. Collection 735 THL
The collection contains several articles by John Haines, as well as articles on various subjects by other authors. There are also materials relating to the genealogy of the Bumgardner, Elosses, Fagan, and Haines family, as well as a nineteenth century Bible which had been owned by Mary Elosses.
Hall, Elaine Walker. Collection, 5 WFCHS
This collection contains articles, memorabilia, and photographs of the Brill, Spaid and Walker families in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Hamill, Giles C. Records, 387 WFCHS
This collection contains one account book of Giles C. Hamill, a tanner in Jefferson County, WV, and Warren County, VA, covering the years 1844 to 1859.
Hampshire Furnace Records, 542 THL
The Hampshire Furnace Records collection is comprised of a day book, which lists customer accounts for the Hampshire Furnace on Middle Ridge in Hampshire County, VA, 1812-1820. Hampshire Furnace was built sometime in the late 1700s near Middle Ridge by Edward McCarty.
Handicaps Unlimited of Shenandoah Valley Collection, 1097 THL
This collection contains newsletters of the Handicaps Unlimited of Shenandoah Valley (HUSV) during the 1980s.
Handley Board of Trustees Collection, 864 THL
This collection contains information pertaining to the probation of John Handley's will by the Handley Board of Trustees, established February 7, 1896, by the Winchester City Council.
Handley Regional Library Records, 138 THL
The collection contains material, plats, survey, DVDs, and news clippings relating to the Handley Regional Library.
Handley, John. Collection, 522 THL
The John Handley Collection contains information about the dispersal of Judge Handley's estate and a few personal items and biographical sketches. There is a handwritten opinion by Judge Handley in a case he adjudicated in September 1875.
Handley, William B. Collection, 1531 THL
This collection contains genealogy material of the descendants and allied families of William Handley who immigrated from Ireland to Pennsyvania and Augusta County, Va. in the mid-1700s.
Hardesty, Lucy. Collection, 1460 WFCHS
This collection contains correspondence between clients and Lucy Hardesty and Pearl Ritenour regarding genealogical research. Also included are Frederick County birth (1853-1897) and death (1853-1897) records (also on microfilm) and personal memorabilia of Lucy Hardesty and Pearl Ritenour.
Harper, Jeannette and Robert G. Harper. Family Papers, 1777 THL
Correspondence, financial documents, land and property records, and miscellaneous papers belonging to the Gray family of Berkeley County, West Virginia and related families. The bulk of the material concerns John Gray and his descendants through his son James William Gray from the late 1700s to the early 1900s.
Harris, David. Papers, 1206 THL
This collection contains business accounts for Harris & Keller Grocery Store in Middletown, VA during the last half of the nineteenth century, as well as business papers of Danner & Newman of Woodstock, VA.
Harrison, Burr P. Papers, 167 WFCHS
This collection is comprised of historical and genealogical information on the Harrison family including correspondence, political papers and speeches, and other miscellaneous material. Also included are nine scrapbooks (1916-1963) concerning the political careers of Burr P. Harrison and his father, Thomas W. Harrison.
Hartman and Bowly Records, 1627 THL
This collection contains a ledger for Hartman and Bowly, a druggists store in Winchester, Va., covering the years 1856 to 1857.
Hawse, John. Collection, 53 THL
This collection contains copies of family Bible records, vital records, and other material of genealogical value for the Chapman, Dellinger and Simpson families from the 1800s through to 1963. It also includes a transcript of a diary written by Jasper Hawse (d. 1905) during his service in the Civil War. Hawse began the diary while a member of the 14th Regiment of the Virginia Militia.
Hellmann, Paul T. Papers, 777 THL
This collection contains the tours and maps associated with Paul T. Hellmann's proposed book, Country Roads: Frederick County. Hellmann died in 2011 before the book could be published.
Helm, Elizabeth. Collection, 1162 THL
This collection contains a scrapbook of Elizabeth Helm's campaign for mayor of Winchester, VA. It consists of news articles, photographs, notes, etc. covering Sept. 1986 to May 1996. The rest of the collection contains speeches, correspondence, news clippings, issues, and events from Helm's term as mayor from 1988 to 1992.
Henkel, Alfred D. Collection, 162 WFCHS/THL
The Alfred D. Henkel Collection contains correspondences, business papers, genealogy notes, Lutheran church information, and news clippings. Also included are scrapbooks of Civil War newspaper articles, a military pass, and military occupation information. Alfred Henkel was a Winchester, VA physician, who lived from 1860 to 1947.
Henkel, Paul. Family Papers, 896 THL
This collection contains personal and business correspondence of the Paul Henkel family and correspondence of the Lutheran Church to several Henkels. Many of these letters are in German. Some of them have been translated. Also included are marriages, obituaries, diaries, and other family materials. Paul Henkel was born on December 15, 1754 iand died in 1825.
Henshaw, C.W. Collection, 1570 THL
This collection contains newspapers and almanacs from the mid-1800s. Newspaper titles are Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, May 9, 1863, Nov. 12, 1859, Nov. 5, 1859, and March 12, 1859; The Southern Illustrated News, Oct. 11, 1862; The Virginia Free Press, Nov. 3, 1887; Spirit of Jefferson, Aug. 23, 1881. The almanacs cover the years 1836, 1846-1848, and 1852. The collection also contains several items concerning the Old Stone Chapel Presbyterian Church, Clarke County, VA.
Hess, Abram. Records, 1407 THL
The collection contains an account book belonging to Abraham Hess and runs from 1818 to 1822. The entries in the book refer to his dry goods merchandise and to whom they were sold. His store was located in Frederick County, VA.
Hickman, Isabelle Bailey. Papers, 1658 THL
This collection contains the papers of the Bailey family of Frederick County, VA, including their membership at Braddock Street United Methodist Church, their grocery business, correspondence, and associated memorabilia. Some of the letters are related to Ora Bailey, Isabelle Bailey Hickman's uncle, and his service with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War I.
Hinkle, Kenneth S. Papers, 1536 WFCHS
This collection contains the poems of Ken Hinkle (2003-present).
Historic American Buildings Survey Collection, 521 WFCHS
This collection is comprised of surveys of buildings and homes in the Winchester-Frederick County, VA, USA area conducted by the Historic American Buildins Survey (HABS). There are blueprints for some sites.
Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers, 168 WFCHS
This collection is comprised of business notes, correspondence, legal documents, and other miscellaneous papers concerning the Hite, Bowman, and Hall families of Frederick County, Va., 1766-1903.
Hite Family Association Collection, 1465 THL
This collection is comprised of correspondence, biographies, articles, and other genealogical materials concerning the Joist Hite family and their descendants.
Hite, Isaac Fontaine. Papers, 251 THL
Correspondence and personal papers of Isaac Fontaine Hite (1807-1884), son of Major Isaac Hite Jr. of the Belle Grove in Middletown.
Hockett, Jack. Collection, 1619 WFCHS/THL
Genealogical material on the McNew (Macknew, McKnew), Marlow (Marler, Marley), Hargis, and Berry families, who moved through Frederick County on their way to Fincastle County, Virginia, in 1773.
Hoffman House Collection, 1678 THL
The collection contains memorabilia from the Hoffman Family and their ancestral home in Middletown, VA, including a 2008 guide to touring the house. Built in 1797, the Hoffman House has been in the possession of the Hoffman family since 1852.
Hoffman, Evelyn "Peggy" McCauley. Collection, 1360 WFCHS/THL
Genealogical materials on the Boyce, Hoffman, Liller, McCauley, Moreland, Pepper, Powell, Roe, Barbour, and Schuler families. It also contains obituaries from the Winchester Star, Martinsburg Journal, Northern Virginia Daily, Washington Post, and Richmond Times.
Hofstra, Warren. Collection, 559 WFCHS
The Warren Hofstra Collection is comprised of copies of project papers written by students of Dr. Warren Hofstra, full-time faculty at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia. The paper topics cover a wide range of local history from events to people to buildings.
Holliday, Frederick William. Family Collection, 1061 WFCHS/THL
This collection includes copies of legal papers, speeches, and personal correspondence of Frederick W. Holliday (1828 - 1899). Family bibles, property histories and items relating to R.J.M. Holliday, Dr. S.J. Holliday, and James V. Hutton Jr.'s research notes and writings about Governor Holliday are also part of the collection as well as a microfilm of 286 items in Duke University's collection.
Hollingsworth Family Papers, 3 WFCHS/THL
This collection contains correspondence, deeds and wills, land surveys, inventories, Bible records, and other documents belonging to the Hollingsworth family. The collection covers a period from the mid-1700s to the 1960s.
Holmes, Hugh. Records, 398 WFCHS
The Hugh Holmes Records collection contains mathematical equations, philosophy notes, accounts, 1786-1794, and an account book, 1798-1806.
Hugh Holmes II was born in 1768, in Pennsylvania. He moved to Frederick Co., VA, became a lawyer and judge and served as mayor of Winchester and in the House of Delegates. He died in 1825.
Hook, Mildred. Collection, 1163 WFCHS
This collection contains typescript records of cemeteries in Frederick and Clarke Counties, VA and WV counties.
Hooper, Nicholas. Records, 388 WFCHS
This collection contains one account book (1828-1835) of Nicolas Hooper, which includes bills of sale for general merchandise, and later tree plantings in 1871, probably by his son.
Hoover, Charles Loring. Papers, 247 THL
This collection contains World War II memorabilia, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and other items associated with Winchester native Charles L. Hoover (1920-1942). Hoover, who was a 1937 graduate of Handley High School, was the first Frederick County, VA soldier killed in action during World War II.
Hopewell Monthly Meeting – Society of Friends Records, 1615 THL
Hopewell-Centre Monthly Meeting of Friends Collection contains minutes of meetings, membership, business transaction receipts, and a graveyard chart for the Hopewell (Quaker) Society of Friends, from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Horsey and Atwell Records, 147 THL
Horsey and Atwell were clothiers and haberdashers in Winchester and Woodstock in the late 1800s and ealry 1900s.
Hotchkiss, Jedediah. Papers, 1335 THL
This collection contains miscellaneous papers and reports collected by Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828 - 1899), several issues of The Virginias, a news journal edited by Hotchkiss; and information written by Hotchkiss on Virginia geology and geography. The collection focuses on his career after the American Civil War in Virginia. During the war, he served as a cartographer for Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. After the war, he worked in the field of geology and wrote extensively about the Civil War campaigns in Virginia.
Huddleston, Bethina S. Collection, 1356 THL
This collection is comprised of reports written by Bethina Huddleston’s 7th grade class from the Daniel Morgan Middle School, Winchester, VA. These reports cover a wide range of topics from African Americans in Virginia, furniture, art, toys and games of early Virginia.
Humbert, Judy. Collection, 899 THL
This collection contains four interviews with former students of the Old Stone School for African-Americans, and memorial cards for funerals of Winchester residents. The memorial cards include biographical sketches and information of the deceased. There are also two issues of the Virginia Informer, July and August 1939.
Hutton, James V., Jr. Collection, 588 WFCHS/THL
This collection contains writings of James V. Hutton, Jr. (b. 1927) on historic figures and events in Frederick County, Virginia. It also includes information from the 1860 U.S. Slave Census. News clippings, scrapbooks, and papers include extensive World War II service personnel information.