George W. Seevers Account Book

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
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

394 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/85. Revised by staff 10/19

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EXTENT: 1 volume (var. pages) ; 33cm, plus one folder

CREATOR: Seevers, George W., 1796-1869

DATE: 1850-1942

ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: Microfilm of this account book is held at the Library of Virginia, call number 41028 Miscellaneous Reel 179. Digitized 2007 by the Genealogical Society of Utah [GSU Disc 008-02]. Not online.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:  This collection contains an account book belonging to George W. Seevers for the Taylor Hotel and the adjacent store owned by George W. Seevers (1796-1869). It contains customer accounts from 1850-1874 for boarding fees, mail fees, and sundry mercantile items purchased at the Winchester, Virginia, hotel and store. There are also inserts consisting of receipts to customers and a list, 1800-1862, of slaves’ names, births and deaths.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: George W. Seevers was born in 1796. On 10 October 1831, he married Ann McKendlis. When Bushrod Taylor died in 1847, Seevers took over the Taylor Hotel and store in Winchester. Seevers also served as mayor of Winchester, Virginia, from 1843 to 1847. After completion of his term, Seevers was appointed an officer at Farmer’s Bank of Virginia in Winchester. He died in 1869.

RELATED MATERIAL: Taylor Hotel Collection, 1145 THL

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Cartmell, Thomas Kemp. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: a History of Frederick County, Virginia from its Formation. Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Company, 1989.

CITE AS: George W. Seevers Collection. 394 WFCHS. Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Account Book, George W. Seevers, 1850-1873, 1 volume (var. pages) ; 33cm, manuscript

Miscellaneous papers found in account book (folder contains the following):
Receipts and Statements of Account, 9 items, manuscript
Letter, Davis A. Robertson to Mrs. Robert Conrad, June 21, 1942, 1 leaf, manuscript, with envelope
Letter, John Brannon to George W. Seevers, September 2, 1858, 1 leaf, manuscript
Note concerning births of Lucy and Charly, 1825; 1843, fragment, manuscript