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Mrs. W. Nelson Page Collection

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 11/1982. Last revised 03/2018.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet.

DATE: 1845- 1966; bulk early 1900s

SCOPE AND CONTENT:  This collection contains two photo albums containing pictures of infants, children, and adults taken in the early 1900s and kept by Mrs. W. Nelson Page (Willie McGuire Page) of Winchester, Virginia. In addition, there is genealogical material relating to the Page and McGuire families, and Raymond Rickard. A booklet honoring the centennial of Shenandoah Valley National Bank in 1966 in Winchester, VA, is included with volume 1, August 1892 of “The Blandome and Random News,” edited by Hunter McGuire.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL:  Mrs. Nelson (Willie McGuire) Page was born in 1809 to Dr. William P. and Nannie Tucker McGuire. She was educated in Winchester, VA and New York. She was a lifelong member of the Christ Episcopal Church and sang in the choir for 60 years. She died on June 24, 1985, and is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:  Obituary, Winchester Evening Star, June 24, 1955

CITE AS: Mrs. W. Nelson Page Collection, 131 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives , Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



BOX 1 

Album #1 – contains 128 photos including two cynatypes

Album #2 – contains 47 photos; primarily infants and children

“The Blandome and the Random News,” vol. 1, August 1892, Hunter, McGuire, Editor in Chief, John Carmichael, business manager, unnumbered pages, handwritten (mimeographed)

Frederick Parish, history of, 3 leaves, typescript, no author, no date

Page, Robert Powell, 1845-1930, Memorial Booklet, 1 item, published, 8 pages

Page-McGuire Family History Notes, 2 leaves, manuscript

Rickard, Raymond—obituary, April 6, 1909, Harrisonburg, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Shenandoah Valley National Bank, Century of Service, 1866-1966, written and prepared by Dr. Melton Wright [1966], 1 item, printed



Plat of land owned by Handley Board of Trustees


Plat of Mt. Hebron Cemetery, c. 1947


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