Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Lalley, Ann Dudley Field. Collection, 1543 WFCHS
This collection contains a variety of Confederate currency for Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Land Records and Surveys, Winchester-Frederick County, Virginia, 1126 WFCHS
This collection contains deeds, surveys, and abstracts of deeds for Winchester, Fredrick County, and surrounding areas from 1765 -1926.
Larrick, Rollin. Family Collection, 1489 THL
This collection contains miscellaneous business receipts of Homer and Nelson Dry Goods from 1840 to 1859, incomplete. Also included is genealogical material pertaining to the Larrick, Sine, and Whiting-Carlyle-Burwell, Brill, and Orndorff families.
Layton Family Collection, 228 THL
The Layton Family Collection contains news clippings, correspondence and writings by William W. Layton (1915-2007), Mary Layton, and Benjamin Layton, regarding African-American history and the Civil Rights Movement.
Leatherman, John. Collection, 688 THL
The John Leatherman Collection contains five old books, three of which are written in German and two are bibles. A copy of The Olive Branch, a book of the early 1800s, is also part of the collection.
Lee, Mary Greenhow. Papers, 1182 WFCHS
This collection contains a typescript of a diary of Mary Greenhow Lee (1819-1907) from period from March 11, 1862 to November 17, 1865. The diary contains a detailed account of Winchester (VA) during the Civil War, 1861-1865, including major battles and Union occupation of the town.
Lee, Robert E. Collection, 1055 WFCHS/THL
This small collection contains ephemera about General Lee with a focus is on his service in the Confederate Army.
Lemley, E. L. Records, 1637 THL
This collection is comprised of two account books showing business transactions from 1902 to 1931. The entries for the first book are believed to be for Fancy Groceries Confectionary in Stephens City, VA with E. L. Lemley being the proprietor.
Lewis, Colonel W. D. Papers, 573 WFCHS
The Colonel W.D. Lewis Papers are an assortment of military reports and correspondences from 1862. Col. Lewis, who was a member of the Federal Army, 110th Penn., received these letters and reports while he was serving as post commander of Winchester, VA, during the federal occupation between March and May 1862.
Lewis, John G. Collection, 142 WFCHS
This collection contains notes, news clippings, and correspondence pertaining to various historic properties in Winchester and a few in Frederick County, VA.
Light, Mary Jane. Collection, 236 WFCHS
This collection contains several private publications of a literary society that existed in Frederick County, VA during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also in the collection are four account books, a sales ledger, an IOU and receipt, correspondence, an essay, three diaries, and an autograph book, all from the same time period as the literary society publications. There are also several minute records and brochures concerning the Society of Friends in both Hopewell, VA and Baltimore, MD, including minute entries and a memorandum concerning the rebuilding of the Hopewell Meeting House in 1910.
Lord Fairfax Area Food Bank Collection, 1495 THL
This collection consists of newspaper articles related to the Lord Fairfax Area Food Bank in Winchester, VA, from 1988 to the present. Lord Fairfax Area Food Bank, which began in 1988, is the Winchester, VA branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Inc. network, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Lord Fairfax Garden Club Records, 1466 THL
This collection contains history, constitution, bylaws, and scrapbooks of the Lord Fairfax Garden Club. The Lord Fairfax Garden Club was chartered in November 1947.
Lord Fairfax Interchurch Council Records, 176 THL
This collection contains papers, reports, planning documents, and financial reports for the Lord Fairfax Interchurch Council, covering 1972 to 1981. The Lord Fairfax Interchurch Council is an ecumenical association of Christian churches located in the northern district of Virginia. It was established in 1974 for the purpose of bringing the efforts of local churches to bear the problems of the humanity of the area.
Lovett, Harry and Lee. Papers, 1671 WFCHS
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Harry and Lee Lovett, including records from the Lovett Brothers Shoe Store, Attorney Lee Lovett, the Lovett Building, as well as papers on their civic and family life.
Loving, Monty. Collection, 1621 THL
This collection contains genealogical material pertaining to the Loving, Pangle, Stover, and Stickley families. In addition, there is a typescript title "Winchester Isaac Walton Club, Inc.—The First 25 Years" and copy of U.S.A. Hospital Department Register for Strasburg General Hospital and York Hospital during the Civil War, 1862.
Lupton, David W. Collection, 56 THL
The David W. Lupton Collection is made up of various Lupton family Bible records and issues of The Luptonian, a genealogical publication on the Lupton family, which covers the years 1974 to 1992.
Lupton, Helena Knight. Family Collection, 1077 WFCHS
This collection contains family Bible records for Hollingsworth, Janney, and Knight families, as well as general records concerning the Lupton family and their activities and home “Shadyside,” 1849-1944, in Martinsburg, WV.
Lupton, Susan E. and Lucinda. Papers, 1767 THL
This collection contains two journals/friendship albums belonging to Susan E. and Lucinda Lupton. The journals were kept from 1848-1897 and contain inscriptions, verse, signatures, newspaper clippings/obituaries, and serve as a sort of scrapbook for local events. Susan and Lucinda Lupton were born in Frederick County, Virginia in 1822 and 1828, respectively.
Luttrell, Scott. Collection, 603 WFCHS/THL
This collection is made up of account and record books for the Kronk and Shaver families, the German Baptist Brethren Church, and Shockeysville United Methodist Church, all located in Shenandoah and Frederick counties of VA. The time period of the account books is from 1787 to 1966. An estate inventory and Shaver family correspondence are also included.