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 contains two ledgers of a business, probably that of a general store, known as “Steele Bros.” The ledgers show debits and credits for various persons and entities for the period of March 1873 to Feb. 1878. Many individual accounts show balances carried forward from (or to) previous (subsequent) volumes. Extrapolation suggests this business began approximately in 1867.
(1 box) Last updated 09/04. DIGITIZED 04/07.
Biographical/Historical: The Opequon, Frederick County, VA records show three brothers, Mager W., Milton B., and John M. Steele engaged in merchandise selling a range of goods from staples such as potatoes and butter, to clothing, coal oil, planks, and unspecified merchandise.
Bibliography: 1880 United States Census
Cite As: Steele Brothers Records, 1571 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Store ledger, 1874-1875, entries cover Nov. 1873-Dec. 1875, manuscript
Store ledger, 1876-1879, entries cover 1876-1879, manuscript