Handley Board of Trustees 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

864 THL

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


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