Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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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
Inventory created by Archives Staff 12/84. Last revised 11/18.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
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EXTENT: 0.42 linear feet
CREATOR: Mutual Farmers Club of Frederick County, VA
SCOPE AND CONTENT: 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.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Mutual Farmers Club was established in 1871 to provide education and assistance to its members of Frederick County’s farming community. The Records show that members received information on a variety of topics, such as sheep and poultry farming, butter making, and how to run a profitable orchard. There are also a series of manuscript letters from members asking for advice on various agricultural topics at meetings. Some of the local family names mentioned in these records are Lupton, Solenberger, Larrick, and Clevenger.
CITE AS: Mutual Farmers Club of Frederick County, VA, Records, 421 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Minutes of organizational meeting, December 20, 1871, 3 pages, manuscript
Constitution and minutes, September 24, 1875 to February 26, 1887, 1 item, 255 pages, manuscript
Minutes, March 26, 1887 to January 25, 1896, 1 item, 235 pages, manuscript
Minutes, April 11, 1896 to May 23, 1903, 1 item, 244 pages, manuscript
Minutes, August 29, 1903 to January 30, 1909, 1 item, 152 pages, manuscript
Minutes, April 3, 1909 to September 19, 1914, 1 item, 79 pages, manuscript
Minutes, March 25, 1915 to June 20, 1918, 1 item, 80 pages, manuscript
Miscellaneous papers, 1903, 1904, 1 leaf, typescript; 3 pages, manuscript; 9 leaves, manuscript; 1 envelope, manuscript
Miscellaneous papers, no date, 27 leaves, manuscript; 1 leaf, printed; 1 leaf, printed (photocopy); 18 pages, manuscript
Programs of the Farmers Institute meetings,
1900, 1 page, manuscript/printed, 2 copies
1907, 2 pages, printed, 4 copies