J. Floyd Wine Collection

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


Inventory created by Archives Staff 09/1984. Last revised 09/2018.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

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EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet

DATE: 1650 – 1985

RELATED MATERIAL: Material concerning J. Floyd Win is also available in the Sound Archives at the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives. See below:

Oral History Interview of J. Floyd Wine, commemorating his 90th year, Conducted  by Wilbur S. Johnston, Feb. 13, 2007

“Postal History of Frederick County, Virginia,” Talk presented to Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. By J. Floyd Wine, April 25, 1985

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains numerous essays by J. Floyd Wine which cover a wide variety of subjects on the history of the Shenandoah Valley. The collection also includes Wine’s sermon written in anticipation of his one hundredth birthday in 2017.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: J. Floyd Wine was born in 1917 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. He made his career in the Winchester Post Office and served as a minister for the Church of the Brethren. He was also active in his community and volunteered at the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library. Additionally, he served as Director Emeritus of the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society and was a member and former director of the Shenandoah Valley Folklife Society. He died on December 13, 2015.

CITE AS: J. Floyd Wine Collection, 457 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



BOX 1 - Essays by J. Floyd Wine

Home Coming Worship, Flat Rock Church of the Brethren, Forestville, Virginia, (Shenandoah County, VA), Sunday August 5, 1979, William Good and the Early Settlers of Faith, by Rev. J. Floyd Wine – 10 leaves, typescript

Frederick County – by J. Floyd Wine, 7 leaves typescript

From the Palatinate to the Shenandoah Valley – complied by J. Floyd Wine, 11 leaves, typescript

Postal History - Frederick County, VA– Articles written by J. Floyd Wine and published in the Winchester Evening Star, [April – May, 1976] 18 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Some Early History of the Shenandoah Valley – by J. Floyd Wine, 5 leaves, typescript

Some Reflections on Free Ministry –by J. Floyd wine, 6 leaves, typescript

St. Mary’s Pine Lutheran Church, VA, 225th Anniversary Observance and Homecoming Celebration, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 1985 (Shenandoah County, VA) –by J. Floyd Wine, 7 leaves, typescript

Union Church, Mt. Jackson, and Areal Primitive Churches (Shenandoah County, VA) – by J. Floyd Wine, 14 leaves, typescript

The Valley Pike – by J. Floyd Wine, 5 leaves, typescript 

“Waiting in the Shadows, Acts 9: 1-16,” by Rev. J. Floyd Wine in anticipation of his 100th birthday (February 26, 2017); 4 leaves, typescript [NOTE:  this was to be his sermon at the Brethren Church]

Winchester Early Water Works – by J. Floyd Wine, 28 leaves, typescript 

Writings about J. Floyd Wine 

Deer Hunting – 1940 – “Big Horn Buck” by Nelson Lafton, published in Whitetail Times, vol 23, #1, August – September 2007, pages 10-13. 

News Articles, Unnumbered, print (photocopy) 


Joseph Floyd Wine family-8 Generation Ancestor Chart, covers 1650-1947, 1 leaf, typescript on printed form

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com