Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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 family papers and miscellaneous items of the Miller family including journals, diplomas, scrapbooks, photo albums, sales receipts and various Handley High School items. The Millers are a family who has held residence in Winchester, VA for some time, therefore their family papers are important to providing information relating to the history of the city. Some information regarding the Henkel family is included as well. A Roanoke College Yearbook from 1899 is also housed within this collection.
(3 boxes and last date updated 11/15)
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Joseph P. Miller was born November 22, 1980 and died December 18, 1968 at the age of 78. Mr. Miller married Edith Hicks in 1916 and had two children, Joseph R. Miller and Mrs. Mary Miller Wolfe. He was the owner and operator of Miller’s Dry Goods Store in Winchester, Virginia. After WWII began, he got work at the Post Office. Miller worked at the Post Office for 36 years before retiring. Some notable accomplishments include being treasurer of the Godfrey Miller Board and one of the original board members of the Winchester Hiram Lodge # 21. Joseph P. Miller is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
CITE AS: J.P. Miller Family Papers, 1728 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Journal book #1—January 1876-Febuary 1876, city directory, inventory of goods, 1 item, manuscript
Journal book #2—January 1894-December 1896, book shows purchases, sales and inventory, 1 item, manuscript
Journal book #3—October 1895-January 1898, sales account book of A.H. Miller, owner of dry goods store, 1 item, manuscript
Journal book-W.R. Miller 1912-1920, daily account entries and monthly sales figures, 1 item, manuscript
Journal—inscribes Rebecca Miller 12/11/1913, clippings of misc. news articles posted over 1902 business journal entries, 1 item, manuscript
Biographical sketch of Dr. Caspar C. Henkel, 1 item, printed
Handley High School items:
Game day football program, Handley v. Harrisonburg, 1948
Game day football program, Handley v. Harrisonburg, 1950
Game day football program, Handley v. Martinsburg, n.d.
Class of 1943, 25th reunion, 1968
Class of 1943, 40th reunion, 1983
Postcards from Cuba—3 blank, 1 written by W.R. Miller to Robert Bell
Receipts and tax form—A.H. Miller:
Three sales receipts from Stonewall Mills, 1 item, manuscript
1919 tax return, 1 item, typescript
List of goods purchased, 1899, 1 item, manuscript
Roentgen Rays—Roanoke College Yearbook 1899, 200 pages, typescript
Family-local news items, obituaries
Copy of Knoxville Register 6/14/1863 paper
Article on “Yankee Atrocities in Virginia”
Civil War Provost, Marshal’s passes
Photo album of Stella Virginia Hicks, Winchester resident, World War I nurse 1892-1937
Photo album—family pictures, many of Cacapon River views and possible Kirk Hook Farm
MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 5
Award Certificate to William Miller 9/18/1845
Diploma Penn. Academy at Gettysburg—William Miller 9/18/1845
Diploma—Virginia Board of Examiners, Dr. Alfred D. Henkel 11/26/1887
Examinations permit of Dr. Alfred D. Henkel 11/1887
Membership Volunteer Medical Corps—Dr. Alfred D. Henkel11/9/1918
Winchester High School Diploma—Alfred S. Henkel 6/16/1905