Get Curated Reading Suggestions on Selected Topics Sent Right to Your Inbox.

Jerome Poe 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

414 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 02/84. Last revised 09/18.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, 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: 1894-1963

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Jerome Poe Collection contains correspondence of the Larew family and Louise Ridgeway. There are also school papers and a report card of Tom Pollard and other ephemera.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Larew family lived in Winchester, VA, and Louise Ridgeway lived in Stephens City, VA, at the time of the correspondence.

CITE AS: Jerome Poe Collection, 414 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.                                                                                                      


Box 1

Larew Family, sympathy cards for death of Mrs. Philomena Siler Larew, January 1933, unnumbered, printed

Larew, Philomena, correspondence regarding VA Federation of Telephone Workers, 1945, 3 leaves, mimeographed

Miscellaneous (folder contains the following):

Tulane Medical School Program 1923, printed, leatherette cover, 11 x 15 cm

S H Hable, Winchester, VA, clothier, envelope (empty) mailed to Louise Totty, Stephens City, 1919

Letter to “Solona” [Totty?] from Mattie E.H., Rockingham County, 3 leaves, manuscript

Casket warranty – no date, printed

Bill of sales/payments – no identifying information – handmade ledger, 5 leaves, manuscript

News articles, unnumbered, printed – from various newspapers; people both local and famous

Pollard, Tom - folder contains the following:
Report card 1935-1936, John Kerr Elementary School, Grade 3 – signed by mother:  Augusta Richards Pollard
Plane Geometry problems, n.d.
Spelling paper, n.d.

Ridgeway, Mrs. Louise, correspondence, 1946 – 1949, 1963, unnumbered items, printed

Totty, Mrs. S.E. (folder contains the following):
Receipt from Funk and Ray for Lawrence’s casket, etc., 1894 manuscript on letterhead, 1 leaf
Collection agency for C P Kremer, grocer for $106.99, 1895 manuscript on letterhead, 1 leaf
Insurance policy from Hanover Fire Insurance Co. for “Mrs. Totty/Mrs. Stickley” for a dwelling in Winchester, VA for $1500 with a premium of $10.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through