Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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 05/1990. Revised 07/2018.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
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EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet
DATE: 1858 -1927
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Irvan O’Connell Jr. Collection contains a report to assess damages done to the property of John S. Magill during the Civil War. According the to the report, Magill’s farm, which was located about six miles south of Winchester, suffered damage during General Philip Sheridan’s occupation in late 1864 to early 1865. There is also book which appears to have been used originally as a minute book for the Martinsburg and Winchester Turnpike Company beginning around 1857. Later it was reused as a scrapbook by Ruth V. McCann of Stephenson, Virginia, beginning in 1927. Some of the original pages of the account book are still readable but many are pasted over by newspaper clippings about people and events in Winchester as well as national politics.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The donor of this collection, Irvan O’Connell Jr. was born on November 29, 1929 in Winchester, VA to Irvan O’Connell, Sr. and Beatrice Heath. He was a Korean War veteran and a student at Harvard University and the University of Washington. He passed away on August 13, 2008.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Irvan Thomas O’Connell, Jr. Obituary, Winchester Star, August 20, 2008.
CITE AS: Irvan O’Connell Jr. Collection, 346, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA
Scrapbook, loose clippings, printed, 1927; Minute Book, Martinsburg and Winchester Turnpike Company, 1857 – 1890, manuscript, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 32 cm
Report on damage done to the property of John S. Magill, 1865, 8 pages, manuscript