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
Scope and Content: This collection is comprised mainly of correspondence from John I. Sloat to Maggie Olivia Crisman, both of Winchester, VA, 1895-1903. John Sloat married Maggie Crisman on February 22, 1899, in Winchester by Reverend Sam G. Cox. Correspondence covers the time period before and after the marriage. Sloat established The Winchester Evening Star in 1896. Several years later, he sold it to Richard E. Byrd and Scott Hansbrough. Sloat was a founder of the Commercial and Savings Bank in 1916.
(1 box) Last updated 08/04.
Biographical/Historical: Maggie Crisman Sloat was the recipient of the correspondence in this collection. Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sloat died February 11, 1954 in Augusta Co., VA. She is buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA.
Bibliography: Obituary in The Winchester Evening Star, February 1954.
Cite As: Maggie Crisman Sloat Papers, 1475 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Correspondence–Chrisman from Sloat, n.d., 36 pages, manuscript; 21 leaves, manuscript; 26 envelopes, manuscript
Correspondence–Chrisman from Sloat, December 1895, 1 leaf, manuscript; 2 pages, manuscript, 2 envelopes, manuscript
Correspondence–Chrisman from Sloat, Jan. 10-Dec. 21, 1896, 35 pages, manuscript; 11 leaves, manuscript, 28 envelopes, manuscript
Correspondence–Chrisman from Sloat, Jan. 15-Nov. 17, 1897, 24 pages, manuscript; 8 leaves, manuscript; 16 envelopes, manuscript
Correspondence–Chrisman from Sloat, Feb. 7-May 30, 1898, 27 pages, manuscript; 9 leaves, manuscript; 14 envelopes, manuscript
Correspondence–Chrisman from Sloat, June 3-Oct. 10, 1898, 49 pages, manuscript; 11 leaves, manuscript; 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form, 22 envelopes, manuscript
Correspondence–Chrisman from Sloat, May 2-Nov. 13, 1899, 13 pages, manuscript; 2 leaves, manuscript; 5 envelopes, manuscript
Correspondence–Chrisman from Sloat, July 17-Aug. 17, 1903, 1 page, manuscript; 27 leaves, manuscript; 10 leaves, typescript; 8 envelopes, manuscript
Miscellaneous correspondence to Maggie Chrisman Sloat, 1897-1903, 3 pages, manuscript; 1 leaf, manuscript; 4 cards; 2 envelopes, manuscript
Sloat, Lucy and Thomas E.–Divorce papers, Jan.4, 1897, 5 leaves, typescript