Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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MacCallum, Ian Crawford and Lucille. Papers, 1431 WFCHS
This collection is comprised of notes, sketches, architectural renderings, and miscellaneous papers of architect and artist Ian Crawford MacCallum. The works concern structures in Winchester and Frederick County, VA, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and other Shenandoah Valley counties in the 1930s and 1940s.
Macedonia Baptist Church Records, 548 THL
This collection is comprised of two large land deeds belonging to the Macedonia Baptist church, an African-American church, both from 1909.
MacKay-Smith, Alexander. Collection, 562 THL
The Alexander MacKay-Smith Collection lists names, pedigrees, and owners of horses in northern Virginia. Alexander MacKay-Smith, born in 1904 and died in 1998, was an avid horseman, serving as Master of Foxhounds for the Blue Ridge Hunt for two decades.
Macky, Robert. Records, 1752 THL
This collection holds a ledger belonging to Dr. Robert Macky, a physician who practiced medicine in the area in and around Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia. The ledger contains records of treatment and the sale of medicines to patients between the years 1796 to 1808.
Maddox, Libby Bywaters. Collection, 1595 THL
This collection contains Glaize family correspondence of Frederick County, Virginia, for the years 1854 to 1859, 1860, 1867 to 1877, and 1888 to 1908.
Marbert, Lois. Collection, 990 WFCHS
This collection contains genealogical information on the Scrivener, Elliott, and Pope families of Frederick County, Virginia. A notebook of alphabetized obituaries and funeral cards for the years 1876 through 1953 is included.
March, Michael. Collection, 538 THL
The items in this collection consist of photographs, genealogical materials, and ephemera concerning Margaret Copenhaver Trussell and other Copenhaver family members. It also includes information about allied families, including the McCormick and March families.
Market Street United Methodist Church Records, 238 WFCHS/THL
The Market Street United Methodist Church Records contain books kept by the church on marriages, baptisms, probationers, members, and pastors. Market St. United Methodist Church dates its beginnings to 1789.
Martin, Donald J. Collection, 453 THL
The Donald J. Martin Collection contains county records including wills, deeds, and land records for Culpeper, Essex, King, and Queen Counties. Also included with this collection are genealogy records for the Dulaney-Furlong, Menefee-James, Roberts, Russell, Sims-Butler, and Tucker-Scott families of Virginia.
Martinsburg & Winchester Turnpike Company Records, 407 WFCHS
This collection contains account books, treasurer’s records, stock certificates, and other miscellaneous papers concerning the construction of the Martinsburg and Winchester Turnpike. The Turnpike, a macadamized road from Martinsburg, WV to Winchester, VA was conceived in 1834, built in 1849, and in business as late as 1879.
Maslaney, Nicholas. Collection, 1496 THL
This collection contains slides and photographs taken at Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival for the years 1971, 1976-1979, 1981-1987, 1991-2002.
Massey, Ruth Farley. Collection, 1464 WFCHS/THL
This collection contains a variety of materials related to the history and events of Winchester, VA, such as Apple Blossom Festival catalogs, programs from local plays, various school papers, records Of Camp Rim Rock from 1949-1966, and genealogical information of Ruth Farley Massey’s family. The collection also contains items concerning Ridgewood Orchards and the Shenandoah Candy Company.
McCabe, Susan L. Collection, 1721 THL
This collection contains genealogical information on several families of Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia (check this inventory of the names of these families) all of which were researched by local genealogist Susan L. McCabe.
McDonald, Tommy. Collection, 1426 THL
This collection contains genealogical material 64 Winchester/Frederick County families as well as information on local Black history.
McGuire, Hunter Holmes. Collection, 956 WFCHS/THL
The collection contains addresses and articles that were made by or about physician Hunter H. McGuire (1835-1900) of Winchester and Richmond, VA.
McVicar, Charles William. Papers, 1514 WFCHS
This collection contains correspondence, diaries, account books, and various records of Charles William McVicar (1841-1906) and his family. The diaries and correspondence are from the time of the Civil War, including wartime letters to his sister celebrated journalist for several local newspapers, Kate McVicar.
McVicar, Kate. Collection, 1018 THL
This collection was kept by Kate McVicar of Winchester, VA, and contains five large scrapbooks filled with newspaper articles and pictures, along with other short, published articles from a variety of sources. Mary Katherine (Kate) McVicar (1843-1920) spent her life writing for The Winchester Journal and then for The Winchester Times, under the name "Nemo."
Meaney, Peter. Collection, 666 THL
The collection contains the research notes of Father Peter Joseph Meaney for his book Civil War Engagement at Cool Springs, July 18, 1864. The material includes copies of original documents, notes on Father Meaney’s research on the battle, maps that were for research and some originals that appear in the book, articles on the battle written by Brother James Sommers, and photographs of the battlefield taken by Father Meaney.
Media Collection, 1306 THL
This collection contains DVDs of community events and local cable programs in Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia, USA. Earlier videotapes have been converted into DVDs. VHS Tapes are Stored off-site. DVDs are available at the Archives for researcher’s use.
Melvin, Albert E. Collection, 680 THL
The Albert E. Melvin Collection contains membership and account information about the Fairfax Club of Winchester, Virginia, for 1905 through 1917. The Fairfax Club was a social club in Winchester, Virginia, active between 1905 and the 1930s.
Merchandise Account Book, 1641 THL
This collection contains an account book for a general store between 1838 and1839. The name of the store and the proprietor are unknown.
Middle East Wars Collection, 1660 THL
The collection contains the photographs, oral histories, news articles, and other information about the service of Winchester-Frederick County, Virginia service men and women in Middle Eastern military operations from the 1970s to present.
Middletown Heritage Society Collection, 1622 THL
This collection contains material relating to Middletown, VA, including 1938, 1941, and 1948 yearbooks for Middletown High School and a news article about World War II Middletown Aircraft and Warning Station, minutes and ephemera for the Middletown Homemakers Club, and twentieth century records from the Grace Methodist Church and genealogical material relating to the Robert Rogers Brown family.
Middletown Scrapbook Collection, 1673 WFCHS
This collection contains a scrapbook of photographs of unidentified people and scenes from in or near Middletown, VA. The photographs were probably taken during the late nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth centuries.
Middletown, Virginia, Collection, 1499 THL
This collection contains materials concerning Middletown, VA. Some notable items in the collection are an account book dated from January 2, 1806 to June 29, 1806 with an index and a list of lots assigned stockholders by the Middletown Land and Improvement Co. and drawing of lots, July 2 and 3, 1890, Middletown, VA. Also included are the forms prepared by the Middletown Heritage Society in 2003 to register Middletown Historic District with the National Register of Historic Places.
Milburn, Jacqueline. Collection, 1606 THL
This collection contains transcribed Chancery Court cases (1849-1859) for Isaac vs. Peter Dick, Dick Heirs vs. Dick Heirs, and Evan Berry, etc. vs. Joseph Berry Dec’d. from Frederick County, Virginia. Chancery Court Records, 1824.
Miller and Anderson Collection, 1618 WFCHS/THL
This collection contains correspondence, account books, and catalogs for Miller and Anderson Plumbing and Heating, a business in Winchester, VA. Miller and Anderson Plumbing and Heating started business in 1911. The appliance division was sold to Spicher’s Appliances in 1991.
Miller, Bettie. Collection, 1295 WFCHS
This collection contains an album with photographs, clippings of poems from newspapers, a lock of hair, sprig of flowers and handwritten poems put together by Catherine Elizabeth Miller (1837 – 1895).
Miller, Godfrey. Correspondence , 1274 THL
This collection consists of correspondences to Godfrey S. Miller from Nan Miller, C.P. Krunth, his niece and his mother from 1853 to 1857. Collection consists of 29 letters and 11 envelopes.
Miller, Godfrey. Family Papers, 301 WFCHS
The Godfrey Miller Family Collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, account and business papers, school books, receipts, and other memorabilia concerning the Godfrey Miller family from 1786 to 1938.
Miller, J. P. Family Papers, 1728 WFCHS
This collection contains family papers and miscellaneous items of the Miller family including journals, diplomas, scrapbooks, photo albums, sales receipts and various Handley High School items. Some information regarding the Henkel family is included as well. Joseph P. Miller was born November 22, 1980 and died December 18, 1968.
Miller, James A. Collection, 1421 WFCHS
The James A. Miller Collection contains material from both the Miller and the Henkel families of Frederick County and Winchester, Virginia.
Miller, Marianna. Collection, 1271 THL
The collection contains an album of photographs in a leather binder. The photographs are of people and buildings in Winchester, VA. Marianna Miller, the photographer, lived from 1861 to 1933.
Miller, Matt. Collection. 1785 THL
The Matt Miller Collection consists of four books printed by the Henkel Press in New Market, Virginia, between 1817 and 1820. The Henkel Press was an important German language printer in the mid-Atlantic and the South and produced a great number of devotionals, hymnals, and other religious works for the Lutheran Church.
Miller, Vicki Marks. Collection, 1515 THL
This collection contains the genealogy records and correspondence of Alexander Marks compiled by Penelope Ann (Lowman) and Vicki Lynn (Marks) Miller. It includes biographical sketches of family members and copies of estate settlement records, photographs, military records, and marriage, death, and census records covering a period from approximately 1750 to 1987.
Miller, William and Virginia. Collection, 133 WFCHS
This collection a variety of items on local history, with an emphasis on local businesses.
Millwood Station Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company #21, Inc. Records, 1731 THL
This collection includes the news articles, records and scrapbooks regarding Winchester Volunteer Rescue and Millwood Station Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company #21, Inc. dating from 1957 to the present.
Milton, John S. Records, 1467 THL
This collection is comprised of an account book kept by John S. Milton from October 1842 to January 1849 documenting business transactions with people in Winchester and Strasburg, VA.
Mitchell, Ann Marthena Clevenger. Collection, 1677 THL
This collection contains genealogical information on the Shyrock, Hieskell, Samsel, Lemley, Trussell, and Guard families, including Daughters of the American Revolution applications, family charts, deeds, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials.
Mitchell, Connie Jean Casilear. Collection, 1630 WFCHS
This collection contains the notes of genealogist Connie Jean Casilear Mitchell, concerning her research about the people, places, and historic events include Frederick County, Warren County, Clarke County, and Loudoun County, VA as well as parts of the West Virginia Panhandle.
Morgan, Daniel. Collection, 170 WFCHS
This collection contains biographical articles, copies of legal documents, articles and correspondence about the controversy caused by the city of Cowpens, SC, when an attempt was made to move Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan’s remains from Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA to Cowpens.
Morith, Thomas E. Collection, 1724 THL
This collection contains genealogical information on the Barbee, Burroughs, Hedges, Daugherty, Reade, Mullikin, Shields, and Smith/Smythe families.
Morris, Mary Thomason. Collection, 434 THL
This collection includes genealogical material of the Thomas Barrow line of the Barrow family, the Morris and Thomason families including Thomasson notebooks, "Some Virginia Marriage Records" from 1700-1850, and some Kentucky Marriage Records 1792-1819.
Morrow, Dale W. Collection, 1154 THL
The collection contains genealogical information on Joseph Morrow of Summit Point, WV as well as multiple guides to biographies in Illinois and Indiana with connections to Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
Morton, Oren Frederick. Papers, 572 WFCHS
This collection contains handwritten research notes of Oren Frederic Morton (1857-1926), the author of numerous county histories of the Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia.
Mount Carmel Baptist Church Collection, 1715 THL
This collection contains news articles relating to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church as well as directories of the church and its members. Mt. Carmel Baptist Church was originally organized in 1866 by Rev. Nathan Cook Brackett, the first pastor of the church. The African-American congregation continues to grow and is still an active part of the Winchester/Frederick County area.
Mount Hebron Cemetery Records, 84 THL
Mount Hebron Cemetery, located on E. Boscawen Street in Winchester, Virginia, was incorporated in 1844.
Mount Hebron Evangelical United Brethren (E.U.B.) Collection, 1582 THL
The collection contains the ledger of Mt. Hebron Church and Sabbath School of Triplett, VA.
Mountain Falls Fulling Mill Collection, 1070 THL
This collection is comprised of a master’s thesis by Cassandra Faye Richards entitled, "The Fulling Mill at Mountain Falls, VA—An Ethnographic History" (1987). This paper discusses the fulling (a finishing process for wool) mill in Mountain Falls, VA and the community associated with it during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Mulvey, Mary Lou. Collection, 1602 WFCHS
This collection contains several booklets about the City of Winchester, Virginia from the early twentieth century, and the 1913-1914 catalogue of the Fort Loudoun seminary. Other items concern Captain Edmund Lee Hoffman, including a journal covering the years 1862 to 1882, mostly in Berkeley County, WV.
Muse, Charles K. Collection, 1533 THL
This collection contains genealogy material covering the descendants of John Muse of Virginia, 1600s to the present. It was researched by Mariane Muse, 1930-1965, and edited, compiled, and indexed by Roz McLelland, November 1990.
Mutual Assurance Society Records, 248 WFCHS
The Mutual Assurance Society Records collection contains insurance policies (1746-1838) to dwellings in Winchester, VA and Frederick County, VA, which include policyholder’s names.
Mutual Farmers Club of Frederick County, Virginia, Records, 421 WFCHS
The Mutual Farmers Club of Frederick County, VA Records contains a variety of materials including the Club’s constitution, meeting minutes from the period 1871 to 1918, and minutes of the organizational meeting in 1871. The Records also include information about local farms and crops, and programs of Farmers Institute Meetings from 1900 and 1907.
Myers, John H. Records, 390 WFCHS
This collection contains an account book kept by John H. Myers from 1848. Also included is a certificate presented to John Myers from Governor Byrd to become the Virginia representative to U.S. Good Roads Association, 1927.