Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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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
SCOPE AND CONTENT: 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.
(1 box) Last updated 11/10.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Hampshire Furnace was built sometime in the late 1700s near Middle Ridge by Edward McCarty. It was located 12 miles south of Romney, WV.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Maxwell, Hu and Swisher, H. L., History of Hampshire County, West Virginia, From its Earliest Settlements to the Presents, A. Brown Bougher, Printers, Morgantown, WV, 1897, pgs. 533-534.
CITE AS: Hampshire Furnace Records #542, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA
Day book – accounts for the Hampshire Furnace on Middle Ridge in Hampshire County, VA, 1812-1820, 1 item, leather-bound. The records are hand written in ink and are somewhat faded and difficult to decipher.
Note: Ledgers for other years are in the Clerk’s office in Romney, WV.