Hartman and Bowly Records

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

1627 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains a ledger for Hartman and Bowly. The ledger for April 9, 1856, through October 7, 1857, lists thousands of purchases by Winchester, VA and area residents. The majority of entries are medically related, referencing prescriptions and other medical remedies. Noteworthy names include Hunter Holmes McGuire, James M. Mason, Hugh Lee, Mrs. Lee, Isaac Hollingsworth, Magill, Judge Parker, Mrs. Bush Taylor, and A.H. Boyd. The business opened in May 1856.
(1 box) Last updated 03/07.

Biographical/Historical: Hartman and Bowly were druggists who conducted their business at 124 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA, opposite the Taylor Hotel. Franklin Bowly was born in about 1820 in Maryland and died in 1880 in Pennsylvania. He was married to Elizabeth Butler Bowly. In 1856 Franklin Bowly, formerly of Dorsey and Bowly, entered into a co-partnership with Lewis P. Hartman to be called Hartman and Bowly. Prior to this Hartman owned the building of and operated a business at 124 N. Loudoun St. Hartman was born about 1809 in Virginia, but it is not known when he died. Both men lived and worked in Winchester.

Bibliography: Russell, William Greenway. What I Know About Winchester. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1953.
Winchester Republican, May-June 1856; Tylor, Dola S. Winchester, VA Register of Deaths 1871-1891, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1991.
Virginia, Frederick County, Winchester, 1850 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication M432, roll 945, p. 299.
Virginia, Frederick County, Winchester, 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, Micropublication M593, Roll 1648, pp. 6e9, 113.

Cite As: Hartman and Bowly Records, 1627 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

Ledger—April 9, 1856-Oct. 7, 1857