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John Leatherman 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

688 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 09/1985. 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: 5 volumes

DATE: 1747-1817

LANGUAGE: English; German

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The John Leatherman Collection contains five books belonging to the Dellinger family: two Bibles, two religious works, and one copy of The Olive Branch, written by Matthew Carey in 1814 to help unify the nation during the War of 1812. One of the Bibles and the two religious works are written in German. The English language Bible contains family records for the Wisman family in the center pages and is inscribed with the names George W(ashington) Dellinger, 1872, and L. Kirby Dellinger, 1917. The German language Bible is inscribed to W. W. Dellinger from his grandmother Katherine Dellinger, 1895.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The books in this collection were originally owned by the Dellinger family and came into the possession of the donor, John Leatherman, through his wife Olivia.

CITE AS: John Leatherman Collection, 688 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.



Carey, M. The Olive Branch, or Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic. A Serious Appeal on the Necessity of Mutual Forgiveness and Harmony. Winchester, Va.: J. Foster, 1817. [See also 975.5 Car Rare]

The Holy Bible, American Tract Society, 1857, belonged to George W. Dellinger, 1892

Bible, in German, 1797


Funter Band des D. Pfaffischen Bibelwerks, no date [trans. of title page: 5th volume of Bible words - Prophets – Ezekiel, Daniel and two small prophets with explanations in each chapter)

Book, Johann Hartmann, Evangelia und Episteln (Gospels and Epistles), Tubingen, 1749.