Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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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
Scope and Content: This collection contains several booklets about the City of Winchester, Virginia from the early 20th Century, and the 1913-1914 Catalogue of the Fort Loudoun seminary.. It also contains two copies of a program to celebrate the birthday of Charles B. Rouss, dated Feb. 10, 1900. Most of the collection concerns genealogical information, correspondence, the service record, and a manuscript (photocopy) of the Journal of Captain Edmund Lee Hoffman covering the years 1862 to 1882, mostly in Berkeley County, WV. The journal contains extensive details describing farming including prices, harvest times, and weather. Also included are several pages of a roster and promotion information for the 15th West Virginia Infantry with a note stating that the book had been captured at Martinsburg in 1864 and given to E.L. Hoffman.
(1 box) Last updated 08/09. DIGITIZED 04/07.
Biographical/Historical: Mary Lou Mulvey is a resident of Winchester, Virginia, and compiled the contents of this collection. Edmond Lee Hoffman was born ca. 1839 in Berkeley County, WV (VA). He was a lifelong farmer in that county. He enlisted at Martinsburg in 1861 in Company D, 2nd Virginia Infantry, was wounded at the Battle of Kernstown, and paroled at Winchester, VA, on April 24, 1865. Hoffman died at his home on September 27, 1904, and was buried at Green Hill Cemetery in Martinsburg, WV (VA). He was survived by his wife and several children.
Bibliography: 2nd Virginia Infantry, The Virginia Regimental Histories Series, Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1984.
Cite As: Mary Lou Mulvey Collection, 1602 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
City of Winchester, Virginia: Its Past and Present, 1900, 1 booklet, printed
Fort Loudoun Seminary Catalogue, 1913-1914, 1 booklet, printed
In the Garden of The Old Dominion—Winchester, VA, 1900, 1 item, typescript, 6 leaves
Rouss, Charles Broadway—Menus, Birthday celebration, Feb. 10, 1900, 2 items, printed (photocopy)
The Winchester of Yesterday and Today, n.d., 1 booklet, printed
Hoffman Capt. Edmund Lee—Journal, 1867-1882, 1 booklet, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman Family Records – 1804-1893, 8 leaves, typescript, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – Official Correspondence, 1859-1868, 17 leaves, printed, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – Correspondence, May 3 – Nov. 29, 1861, 35 pages, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – Correspondence, Jan. 5-Dec. 19, 1862, 7 leaves, 2 pages, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – Correspondence, Feb 2- Oct. 9, 1863, 10 leaves, 1 page, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – Correspondence, April 6-Dec. 23, 1864, 3 pages, 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – Correspondence, Feb. 2, 1865, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – Correspondence, March 23, 1898, 1 leaf, typescript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – Correspondence, no date, 3 pages, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)
Hoffman, E. L. – News Clippings
Hoffman, E. L. – Obituary, September 27, 1904, 1 leaf, printed
Hoffman, E. L. – Service Records, Company D, 2nd Virginia Infantry, 1861-1865, 9 leaves, typescript, manuscript (photocopy)
Lee’s Orders at Appomattox, April 10, 1865, 4 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)