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. Revised by staff 12/2019.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
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EXTENT: 7 volumes
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains account books from a blacksmith shop operating in Ninevah, Warren County, Virginia. Five account books belonged to Gabriel Neville (1807[?]-1864) and cover the period 1847 to 1864. One belonged to Beam & Neville and is dated from 1865-1866. The last belonged to P. G. Neville and runs from 1866 to 1900.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Gabriel Neville was a blacksmith in Ninevah, Virginia, a small hamlet in Warren County just a few miles north of Front Royal. After his death, his two sons, both Civil War veterans, operated the shop until their deaths.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Armstrong, Richard L. 7th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard Inc., 1992.
CITE AS: Gabriel Neville, Beam & Neville Collection. 402 WFCHS. Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Account book, 1847-1863, belonging to Gabriel Nevill(e), Ninevah, Warren County, VA, blacksmith, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 32 cm, plus envelope of loose papers found in account book
Account book, 1848-1866, belonging to Gabriel Nevill(e), 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 33 cm
Account book, 1854-1863, belonging to Gabriel Neville, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 33 cm
Account book, 1859-1861, belonging to Gabriel Nevill(e), 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 32 cm
Account book, 1862-1864, belonging to Gabriel Nevill(e), 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 31 cm
Account book, 1865-1866, belonging to Beam & Neville, blacksmiths, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 34 cm, plus envelope of loose papers found in account book
Account book, 1886-1900, belonging to P. G. Neville, 1 volume (variable pagination) ; 32 cm, plus envelope of loose papers found in account book