Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Inventory created by Archives Staff 05/1984. Last revised 03/18.
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. NOTE: Scrapbooks may not be photocopied.
EXTENT: 23.1 linear feet
FINDING AIDS: An An index to scrapbooks numbers 1-6 and 8 is available in the Archives Reading Room and as a searchable PDF via this link.
ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: Scrapbook Volume 1 – 8 (incomplete) on 2 CDs and 1 disc as well as in Boxes 48-51.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Alfred D. Henkel Collection contains correspondences, business papers, books, genealogy notes, Lutheran church information, and news clippings. Also included are scrapbooks of Civil War newspaper articles, a military pass, and military occupation information.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Alfred Henkel was a Winchester, VA physician, who lived from 1860 to 1947. He was an avid collector of local and family history.
RELATED MATERIAL: Information on closely related families may also be found in the Miller Family collection, 301 WFCHS, or the James A. Miller Collection, 1421 WFCHS
CITE AS: Alfred D. Henkel Family Collection, 163 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Note: Each piece of correspondence is numbered. These numbers follow each listing
Correspondence – ALL-CRI – 1-110
Correspondence – CUR-EVE – 111-198
Correspondence – FAH-FUN – 199-293
Correspondence – GAR-HEN/AMB – 294-386
Correspondence – HENKEL, ANNA – 387-529
Correspondence – HEN/ANN-HEN/FRED – 530-741
Correspondence – HEN/GER-HEN/JUL – 742-937
Correspondence – HEN/JUL-HEN/LIZ – 938-1130
BOX 9 through BOX 15
Correspondence – Henkel, Martha, 1920-1944 – 1131-2454
BOX 16 through BOX 20
Correspondence – Henkel, Mathias, 1894-1925 – 2455-2933
Correspondence – HEN/MIL-HEN/OTTO – 2934-3048
Correspondence – HEN/REB-HEN/WIL – 3049-3230
Correspondence – HIG-MEY – 3231-3314
Correspondence – MILLER – 3315-3419
Correspondence – MOO-MYE – 3420-3556
Correspondence – NAY-RUH – 3557-3683
Correspondence – RUP-STE – 3684-3791
Box 28 through Box 31
Correspondence – Stephenson, Maggie Henkel, 1884-1921 – 3792-4239
Correspondence – SIR-ZIR – 4240-4349
Correspondence signed by first name only – 4350-4565
Correspondence from unknown sources – 4566-4775
Greeting cards, invitations, programs – 4776-4897
Correspondence – ABE-HUS – 4898-5096
Correspondence – JAC-WOO, initials, first names, unsigned, unknown, other names - 5097-5278
Account books, 3 items – Alfred Henkel, 1890s, Dr. Solomon Henkel, 1809
Business statements, undated and 1828
Business statements, 1828-1830
Business statements, 1830-1852
Business statements, 1852-1877
Business statements, 1881-1944
Receipts, undated - 1828
History, Henkel Press
Wills, John and Mara Hoff
Wills, Godfrey Miller
Wills, J. William Moreland
Wills, William Schultz
The Augsburg Sunday School Lesson Book – 1909
Foreign Missionary Magazine – 1946
Lutheran Church Visitor – Newspaper, 1917
Lutheran Magazine – 1926-1940
Lutheran Synod of Virginia – minutes, annual conventions, 1917-1947
Lutheran Synod of Virginia – constitution, by-laws and standing resolutions, 1941 booklet
Parish and Church School Magazine – April 1922
Trinity Lutheran Church – Lancaster, PA, 175th anniversary
Cornerstone laying booklet – 1905
Virginia Lutheran newsletter – 1922
Church publications and hymnbooks – Paul Henkel, manuscript
Hardbound collection of church pamphlets
-The Burning of the Old Lutheran Church, Winchester, VA, by Rev. Charles P. Krauth, Sept. 27, 1854
-Minutes of the Semi-centennial Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Virginia, held in Woodstock, VA
-Muhlenberg’s Ministry in Virginia, by D.M. Gilbert, D.D.
-Minutes of the Seventy-Fifth Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of VA, held in Woodstock, VA, Aug. 1904
-The Praises of the Lord in the Story of Our Fathers, by Rev. D.M. Gilbert (including incomplete second copy)
-The Lutheran Church in Virginia 1776-1876, by Rev. D.M. Gilbert
-Minutes of the Seventh Annual Convention of the Sunday Schools comprised in the VA Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, held in Stephens City, VA, July 25-27, 1899
-The Problem of the Lutheran Church in the South, delivered by Rev. Prof. H.E. Jacobs, D.D. LL.D. at Hickory NC, August 7, 1902
Boxes 41 and 42
"The Henckel Family Records," booklets 1 – 7 and 13
"The Henckel Family News Letter," July 1928
"The Henkel Memorial – 1717-1917," booklet, 2 copies
"The Family Puzzle"
Notes on Winchester area, Dr. Alfred D. Henkel's book, compiled by Lewis Barton, Jr.
A. H. Henkel – notebook, 1882
Barbara Tetier Henkel – genealogy note
Henkel Family Association - reports from historian, 2 items
Henkel Family history, by Siram Pete Henkel – August 5, 1844
Henkel Family notes
"Henkel Family of New Market, VA," by Klaus Wust, 1967
Schultz, Catherine – funeral invitation and note, 1839
Schultz, John – funeral invitation and note, 1840
“Dream” – Sunday School book of Maria Miller, 1827, printed
"The Henkel Memorial," 1910 and "History, Henkel Family and Others, a Record of the Miller, Otto, Sperry, Kurtz, Henkel, Stephenson, Moreland, and Gardner Families in Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 1717-1943”
“One Minute Too Late” Sunday School book of Rebecca M. Henkel, 1869, printed
“Virginia Highway Historical Markers,” 1930, printed
Trip to Centennial, Feb. 12, 1879
Alfred Henkel – school records
New Market Polytechnic Institute, monthly summary reports 1877-1879
Letters of recommendation
Graduation news clippings
College course offerings
Tariff of fees adopted by the Augusta County Medical Society, February 9, 1866
University of Pennsylvania Catalogs – 1884-1889
German translation material
Henkel, A. D. – original ink memo re Judge Handley
Henkel hair samples, 1894, 1899
Henkel, Martha – School certificates, 187(?)-1883, 3 leaves, manuscript on printed form
Henkel, Reverend Paul – religious address (German translation)
Kerr, John – biography (as related by John Miller), 1912
Miller, Abraham – Medical Cures, 1794
Moore, Mrs. Josephine Henkel – news clipping, 1953
Seaside Water color sketch by Abbritt
Schultz, John – letter to his father (John Schultz), 1813
Stephenson, Virginia – autograph book (with hair braids)
Wood, Colonel James – tablet dedication program, 1946
Scrapbook #1, Index is with the scrapbook
Scrapbook #2, Index is with the scrapbook
Scrapbook #3, Index is with the scrapbook
Scrapbook #4, Index is with the scrapbook
Scrapbook #5, Index is with the scrapbook
Scrapbook #6, Index is with the scrapbook
What Other Women Have Found Out, Alfred S. Henkel, 1 item in composition book
Scrapbook #7—articles pasted on pages of The Appendix to the Congressional Record
Scrapbook of pictures clipped from magazines kept by Anna Maria Henkel
-Abraham Miller, 1777-1842
-Godfrey Miller, 1730-1803, photocopy
-John Schultz, 1753-1840, 4 items, printed
Scrapbooks–articles from The Cottage Hearth, includes biographical sketch of Rev. Paul Henkel
-St. Stephen’s Witness, pamphlet, July 1887
-”Black Sam, the Prairie Thunderbolt,” Beadle’s Dime New York Library, Vol. 21 No. 261, Oct. 24, 1883
Harper’s Bazaar, March 1921—includes photos pasted in bound book of pamphlets
Bound book of pamphlets include
-Richardson’s Virginia and North Carolina Almanac, 1864
-Report of the Proceedings of the Twenty-second Session of the Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod, convened at Trinity Church, Lincoln County, NC, Sept. 12-16, 1842
-Pictures of plants, animals, insects, buildings, furniture, and people’s occupations identified in German, Latin, French, and Italian. (no title page)
-History of St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germantown, PA, 1740-1905
-The Henkel Memorial, including biographical sketch of Rev. Paul Henkel
Note: Articles pasted in scrapbook and Harper’s Bazaar
Scrap Book for Old Papers from Catharine Otto and John Schultz and other members of their family.
Scrap Book made by father of Kate Miller
BOX 52 -- Books & Pamphlets
Henkel, David. Answer to Mr. Joseph Moore, the Methodist: With a few Fragments of the Doctrine of Justification. New Market, VA: Henkel Press, 1825.
Pamphlet. Auszug aus den Berhandlungen. New Market, VA: Henkel Press, 1832.
Berbefferte und erleichterte Griechifche Grammatica, Buchhandlung: Im Berlag der Baifenhaus, 1821.
Church Psalmist, New York: Mark H. Newman & Co. (Fifteenth ed.), 1849.
Coleman, Mrs. The Bridal Keepsake from Approved Authors. Boston: Samuel Coleman, n.d.
Pamphlet. Ecclesiastical Annals Report of the Transactions of the Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod. New Market, VA: Henkel Press, 1832.
Pamphlet, in German. An Evening Talk Between Three Children in North Carolina setting forth a conversation plainly what follows [Englaih translation]. New Market, VA: Ambrose Henkel & Co., 1811.
Geddes, Donald Porter. Franklin Delano Roosevelt—a Memorial. New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1945.
Pamphlet. Gilbert, Rev. D.M. The Praises of the Lord in the Story of Our Fathers. New Market, VA: Henkel & Co. Printers, 1877.
Henkel, Bon Paulus, Der Christliche Catechismus, Henkel Press, New Market, VA: 1816. 3 volumes.
Henkel, Rev. Paul, Church Hymn Book, New Market, VA: S.G. Henkel & Br., 1857.
Kincaid, Alexander, The Book of Common Prayer. His Majesty’s Printer, Edinburgh: 1772.
Kinder-Cramen, Kurze. Der feline Catechismus. Philadelphia: Henrich Schweitzer, 1804.
Pamphlet. Kurzer Beitdertretb. Henkel Press, New Market, 1812. 2 items
Pamphlet. Mason & Hamlin, Model Melodeons, Organ-Melodeons, Harmoniums, and Organ-Harmoniums, Boston: Stacy & Richardson, 1856.
New Testament, New York: American Bible Society, 1847. Belonged to Samuel Stephenson, Lebanon Church, VA.
Obstetric Calendar, 1 leaf
Probasco, S. Key to Exercises adapted to Murray’s English Grammar. Philadelphia: 1824.
Stapleton, A., editor. The Henkel Memorial (a history of Rev. Anthony Jacob Henkel). York, PA: A. Stapleton, 1910.
The Union Primer. 1 volume.
Watts, I., D.D. The Psalms of David imitated in the Language of the New Testament., Philadelphia: R.W. Pomeroy, 1830. Belonged to Samuel Stephenson, Lebanon Church, VA.
Alfred D. Henkel’s Book. New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, January 10, 1883. A family history of Rev. Anthony Jacob Henkel and his descendants, this book is handwritten in an account book with handwritten notes by another hand in margins. Book includes loose page of notes. News articles are pasted to the pages in the back.
Beisbach, D. Christian. Bahrhafte und Grundliche ?ur aller dem menschlichen leibe zuftoffenden Krausheisen nach der vernunstigen und unverrudten Methode Der Katur, Frankfurt: ben Heinrich Ludwig Bronner, 1764. 1 volume ;16 cm
The Holy Bible. Stereotyped by B. and J. Collins. New York. Boston: West and Richardson, 1818. 1 volume ; 14 cm
Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly XXIII, no. 2 (April 1914). 1 volume.
Salyards, Joseph, Idothea; or, the Divine Image. New Market, VA: Henkel, Calvert & Co., Printers, 1874.
Stirewalt, Rev. Julius N. A Biographical Sketch, of Samuel G. Henkel, M.D. A reprint from the “Lutheran and Missionary,” of March, April, 1868. with extracts from the History of the Tennessee Synod by Rev. S. Henkel, D.D. Baltimore: Lantz and Arnold, n.d.
Bound book marked “A.D. Henkel’s book, Winchester, VA 1914. Magazines may have been saved because of articles about the Henkels. This book includes the following publications and notes:
-The Taylor-Trotwood Magazine, The Magazine of the South, August 1910, Nashville, Tennessee. (Penciled notes appear in margins of article.)
-The Pennsylvania-German, Vol. II, No. 8, December 1906. (Penciled notes appear in margins of table of contents.)
-Stirewalt, Rev. Julius N., A Biographical Sketch, of Samuel G. Henkel, M.D. A reprint from the “Lutheran and Missionary,” of March, April, 1868. with extracts from the History of the Tennessee Synod by Rev. S. Henkel, D.D. Baltimore: Lantz and Arnold, n.d. (A penciled errata appears in front of this sketch.)
-In Memoriam. Rev. Socrates Henkel, D.D. (Handwritten notes appear on fly leaves in front and back.)
-Likenesses of seven Henkel men.
-Luther League Review, The Official Organ of the Luther League of America. Vol. XXVII, No. 1, January 1914. (Penciled notes appear in margins on p. 22.)
-Wood, George B., M.D., An Address of the Class of Medical Graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, delivered at the public commencement, April 2, 1841, Philadelphia, 1841.
-The Pennsylvania-German, Vol. IV, No. 2, April 1903.
Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com
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