Elaine Walker Hall Collection

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 07/79. 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.

EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet.

CREATOR: Hall, Elaine Walker

DATES: 1866-1974

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains articles, memorabilia, and photographs of the Brill, Spaid and Walker families in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from West VA and PA. Elaine Walker Hall, a descendant of these families, compiled this material. The collection also contains items on the Winchester and Wardensville Railroad as well as World War II.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL:  Elaine Walker Hall was born on September 6, 1924 in Pennsylvania. She became  the executive director of the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society from 1981 until her retirement in 1989. Hall was also an avid genealogist, and an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She died on January 30, 2003 and is buried at Mount Hebron Cemetery.    

BIBLIOGRAPHY:. Obituary of Elaine Walker Hall, Winchester Star, February 2, 2003.

CITE AS: Hall, Elaine Walker Collection 5, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA



Capon Township schools, Hampshire County, WV - Ell Ridge School, list of officials and pupils, no date, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Capon Township schools, Hampshire County, WV - notes written in 1965 by Walton E. Brill (1895-1976), 3 leaves, manuscript; 2 leaves, typed transcript

Family Bible records - Brill, 4 leaves, manuscript on printed form (photocopy)

Family Bible records - Spaid, 4 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Family Bible records - Walker, 5 leaves, manuscript on printed form (photocopy)

"Mitchell Family History," by J. Montgomery Seaver, 1971, 1 item, 39 pages, printed

Nelson, Charles F.—attorney-at-law; 1 leaf, manuscript, November 18,1893

"Pictorial Bible Lessons," 1914-1915, The Presbyterian Committee of Publication, Richmond, VA, 18 cards, printed

"Popular Home Remedies and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans," by A. Monroe Aurand, Jr., 1941, 1 item, 32 pages, printed

Radio directory for all stations in the United States, ca. 1927, 1 page, printed

Spaid, Arthur (1866-1936) - biographical information and tributes, 1 page, printed; 1 leaf, typescript; 2 leaves, typescript (copy)

Spaid, Charles - curriculum vitae, 1 item, 6 leaves, printed

Spaid, Isa - letter to Joseph Spaid, 1894, 6 leaves, typescript; 1 envelope, typescript/manuscript

Winchester and Wardensville Railroad Company - capital shares, stock certificates and coupons, 1931 and 1960, 4 items, 3 pages, printed; 1 page, manuscript on printed form

World War II - "The Battles of Kwajalein and Roi-Namur," articles published by Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1974, 1 item, 62 leaves, printed (photocopy)

World War II - ration books of Harry F. and Hazel M. Nelson, 1 item, pouch, contains 3 books, 1 card, manuscript/printed


Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com