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Bettie L. Payne 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 12/84. Revised by staff 10/18.

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: 1 volume (102 pages) ; 31 cm, plus one folder

DATE:  1857-1871

SCOPE AND CONTENT:  The Bettie L. Payne Records consists of an account book, marked as volume 1, kept by Bettie L. Payne when she ran a girls’ school in the Brucetown-Wadesville area of Frederick County between 1857 and 1871. The account book contains a partial roster of students on page 99. There are a number of additional items, mostly receipts and statements of accounts for tuition and other supplies, newspapers clippings, and a small amount of correspondence.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL:  Census records for 1870 indicate that Bettie L. Payne was born around 1840 and resided in the Stonewall area of Frederick County.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Year: 1870; Census Place: Stonewall, Frederick, Virginia; Roll: M593_1648; Page: 154A; Family History Library Film: 553147

CITE AS: Bettie  L. Payne Collection, 391 WFCHS, Stewart Bell, Jr., Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




Account book, Payne’s School, 1857-1871, 1 volume (102 pages) ; 31 cm

Miscellaneous Papers (folder contains the following):
Newspaper Clippings , 6 items, printed
Receipts and Statements of Account, 34 items, manuscript; and manuscript on printed form
Program, Inorganic Chemistry, Georgetown College, Class of 1868, with envelope, printed
Calling card, Mrs. F. A. Strothers
Letter, J. Randolph Finley to Bettie L. Payne, Winchester, Va., October 21, 1889, 1 leaf, manuscript, with envelope
Letter, J. A. Clendenning to Bettie L. Payne, July 8, 1869, Mill Creek, W.Va., 1 leaf, manuscript, with envelope