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.
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: This collection contains information pertaining to the probation of John Handley’s will. It includes court cases challenging the bequests in favor of establishing educational institutions in Winchester, VA (USA) and also information concerning the responsible body for administering the bequests, the Handley Board of Trustees. (1 box) Last updated 12/10.
Biographical/Historical: The Handley Board of Trustees was established February 7, 1896, by the Winchester City Council. The Board was chartered "to carry out the purpose of Judge Handley’s will as it relates to the City of Winchester; ‘to superintend and direct the custody and investment of the fund’ resulting from the said will."
Cite As: Handley Board of Trustees Collection, 864 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Bibliography: Quarles, Garland R. John Handley and the Handley Bequests. 2d ed. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1998.
Box 1 Miscellaneous Files
News Articles—unnumbered copies, printed (photocopy)
Charter and By-Laws of the Handley Board of Trustees, August 1918
Court Case – Board of Handley Trustees vs. Winchester Memorial Hospital, et al.
Court Case – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania – Re: Estate of John Handley
Glaize and Brothers – Bid to Construct Handley Library, June 18, 1906-December 4, 1906, 31 leaves, typescript and manuscript
Handley Fund; A Report to the Board of Handley Trustees, 1918
Reply to Common Council by Handley Board of Trustees, 1900
Report of the Handley Board of Trustees, 1913, 1917
Common Council Report to Handley Board and Fund, 1900
Court Case – Henry Handley, et al, vs. John Handley’s executors, 1898
BOX 2 Correspondence
BOX 3 Lawsuits
BOX 4 Account Books
MAPCASE 2, DRAWER 13
New Lot Layout, Smithfield Farm, 1923
New Lot Layout, Adjacent to Virginia Ave. School, 1931
Holiday Memorial Annex, Handley Library, 1931
Mapcase 3, Drawer 8
Preliminary Plat of Handley Board of Trustees Lot’s, Winchester, VA
Richard V. Goode, July 10, 1963
Plan and Profile to accompany Preliminary Plat