Get Curated Reading Suggestions on Selected Topics Sent Right to Your Inbox.

John Edward Janney Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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 10/1988. Last revised 12/2019.

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: 2 items

DATE: 1874-1904

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The John Edward Janney Collection contains Janney’s medical diploma, awarded by the University of Virginia on July 2, 1874, and a biographical sketch of Janney.  

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: John Edward Janney attended Winchester Academy before studying medical school at the University of Virginia. He set up a medical practice in Frederick County, Virginia. He married Minnie P. Purcell in 1881 and they had two children who survived to adulthood. After Minnie’s death, he married Leila Baker six weeks before his death in March of 1904. He was buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Obituary, Winchester Evening Star, March 21, 1904

CITE AS: John Edward Janney Collection, 857 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.



Diploma awarded to John Edward Janney by UVA for Doctor of Medicine, July 2, 1874, 1 item, manuscript on printed form, parchment

Janney, John Edward – biographical sketch, 4 leaves typescript, 10 leaves background material (photocopy)