Braddock Street United Methodist, 925 THL

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Braddock Street United Methodist Church Records, 925 THL

Scope and Content: These 10 boxes contain the church records of Braddock Street United Methodist Church, and include church registers (1778-1927); minutes and treasurers records (1879-1934), as well as a variety of items. Also within the records are items from the Woman’s Missionary Society, Braddock Street United Methodist Church Sewing Society records, quarterly conferences (1883-1989) records, and monographs relating to the history of Methodism and Braddock Street United Methodist Church, Winchester, VA, USA. (10 boxes) Last Updated 12/10

Biographical/Historical: Braddock Street United Methodist Church formed from Market Street Methodist Church and organized July 24, 1858, under the Virginia Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, by Sunday School Superintendent William R. Denny because of a dispute with the Market Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Winchester, VA) over reserved seating for students from the nearby Valley Female Institute (Winchester, VA). The first minister was Reverend George H. Ray, who arrived in November, 1858. During the Civil War the church was used as a hospital by both sides. The church building underwent a major renovation in 1898-99. Between World War I (1914-1918) and World War II, (1939-1945) the church acquired additional land, and membership grew.

Bibliography: Quarles, Garland R., Winchester, Virginia: Streets, Churches, Schools, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, VA, 1996, pgs. 140-143,

Cite As:

Braddock Street

United Methodist Church Records, 925 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Note: M denotes documents that have been microfilmed.

Box 1

Church register, 1778-1887, containing a roll of the preachers who served Winchester and memorials, 109 pages, manuscript [M]

Church register, 1886-1891, 35 pages, manuscript [M]

Tyler, Reverend George, membership book, 1886-1887, 34 pages, manuscript [M]

Church register, 1890-1900, 62 pages, manuscript [M]

Church register, 1900-1906, 40 pages, manuscript [M]

Church register, 1906-1919, 76 pages, manuscript [M]

Church register, 1920-1927, 66 pages, manuscript [M]

Box 2

"First Christmas at

Braddock Street

," news clipping, 1858, 1 page, printed [M]

 

Record book, first Sunday School organized by the Methodists of Winchester, 1838-1857, 64 pages, manuscript [M]

Box 3

Records of the Woman's Missionary Society and Sewing Society Woman's Missionary Society - minutes, 1889-1897, 1 item, 37 pages, manuscript [M]

Woman's Missionary Society - minutes, 1898-1909, 1 item, 47 pages, manuscript [M]

Woman's Missionary Society - minutes, 1919, 1 item, 17 pages, manuscript [M]

Woman's Missionary Society - minutes, 1928-1934, 1 item, 104 pages, manuscript [M]

Woman's Missionary Society - treasurers records, 1879-1884, 1 item, 81 pages, manuscript [M]

Woman's Missionary Society - treasurers records, 1887-1899, 1 item, 71 pages, manuscript [M]

Woman's Missionary Society - treasurer's book, 1899-1904, 1 item, 24 pages, manuscript [M]

Sewing Society - minutes, 1913-1916, 1 item, 78 pages, manuscript [M]

Sewing Society - minutes, 1917-1919, 1 item, 20 pages, manuscript [M]

Box 4

Woman's Missionary Society - report and history, 1895, 3 pages, manuscript

Woman's Missionary Society - miscellaneous, 1891-1928, 25 leaves, manuscript; 4 items, printed

Woman's Missionary Advocate , 3 items, printed
October 1903
February 1904
March 1904

Woman's Missionary Society, Baltimore Conference, 25th anniversary, 1914-1939, 26th Annual Report, 1939, 1 item, printed

"Through the Years with the Woman's Missionary Society," by Emma V. Peppler and Jessie W. Dashiell, 1939, history of the Baltimore Conference, 1 item, printed

Woman's Missionary Society - minutes, 1930-1940, 1 item, 128 pages, manuscript [M]

Woman's Society of Christian Service - minutes, 1940-1947, with signatures of charter members, 1 item, 102 pages, manuscript [M]

Box 5 Church School Records

Missionary Sunday School Society - record book, 1882-1902, 1 item, 54 pages, manuscript

Bible Board, Baltimore Conference, ME Church South - minutes, 1904-1921, 1 item, 45 pages, 3 leaves, manuscript

American Bible Society - correspondence and receipts, 1913-1922, 6 leaves, typescript; 11 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Bible Board, Baltimore Conference, ME Church South -minutes, March 23-24, 1922, 2 leaves, typescript

Francis Asbury Educational Fund - records, 1942-1946, 94 leaves, typescript; 2 leaves, manuscript

Young Christians Sunday School class - roll book, 1924, 1 item, manuscript

Young Christians Sunday School class - officers, 1926, 1 page, manuscript

Young Christians Sunday School class, 1932-1936, 93 pages, manuscript; 2 pages, typescript; 1 printed bond with envelope

Box 6

The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South , 1894, 1 item, printed

A History of Methodism , by Holland N. McTyeire, 1884, Southern Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, 1 item, printed

Quarterly Conference, Winchester Station - record books [M]
1883-1898
1898-1902
1902-1906
1906-1910
May 1910 - March 6, 1911
May 9, 1911 - March 15, 1915
June 1915 - March 24, 1919
July 7, 1919 - March 21, 1923
June 20, 1923 - September 12, 1927
March 4, 1927 - September 23, 1930
June 17, 1930 - September 18, 1934
December 12, 1934 - September 12, 1938
1939-1941
January 29, 1941 - October 1, 1948
October 1, 1948 - June 1954

Box 7

Board of Trustees, Winchester Station, 1893-1895, 1 item, manuscript [M]

Board of Stewards - record book, 1909-1915, 1 item, manuscript [M]

Treasurer's records, Braddock Street Methodist Church, 1946-1968, Shenandoah National Bank printed on cover, 1 item, manuscript

Official Board minutes, 1948-1949, 74 leaves, typescript/manuscript [M]

Official Board records, 1953-1955, 111 leaves, typescript/manuscript [M]

Official Board records, 1955-1957, 83 leaves, typescript [M]

Box 8

Board of Education - minutes, 5 items, typescript [M]
1938-1944, 85 leaves
1944-1945, 17 leaves
1946-1950, 70 leaves
1950-1953, 65 leaves
1953-1956, 79 leaves

Box 9

Board of Stewards - minutes, 8 items
1920-1925, 100 leaves, manuscript/typescript
1926-1927, 89 leaves, manuscript/typescript
1928-1930, 70 leaves, typescript
1931-1932, 53 leaves, typescript
1933-1934, 61 leaves, manuscript/typescript
1935-1936, 54 leaves, typescript
1937-1939, 49 leaves, typescript
1940-1944, 72 leaves, typescript

Directories (lists of members), printed
1913, 3 items
1923, 3 items
1966-1967, 2 items
1973, 2 items
1981, 3 items
1989, 3 items

Box 10

News Articles – unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

Bulletins – October 21, 1926; November 26, 1944, printed

Certificate of Church Membership – Linda Virginia Ebert, April 11, 1963, 1 booklet, 4 pages, printed and manuscript

"Church History Notes," by William G. Hardy, 112 leaves, typescript; 2 leaves manuscript; 13 leaves, carbon typescript

History of Braddock Street ME Church , by Charles D. Bulla, 1904, 1 item, printed

Methodism in Winchester , by John I. Sloat, 1926, 1 item, printed

"A History of the New Church Enterprise," 1926, 10 leaves typescript; 1 leaf, 1 page, printed; 2 leaves, printed (photocopy); 1 leaf, manuscript

"The First One Hundred Years of Braddock Street Methodist Church, 1858-1958," 2 items, 32 pages printed

"Brief Items of Braddock Street Church History," by Walter M. Shade, 1981, 2 items, 12 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

"A History of the Braddock Street United Methodist Church," by Garland R. Quarles, 1984, 1 item, printed

Civil War damages claim (National Archives Records), 180 leaves, photocopy

Correspondence, 1911-1955, 9 items, l leaf, manuscript on printed form; 1 leaf, typescript; 6 leaves manuscript with envelopes; 1 manuscript

Steele, Mary Louise - memorabilia, 1902-1986, 20 items, printed; 9 newspaper clippings

New education building, 1956, 1 brochure, printed; 26 leaves, typescript; 1 leaf, manuscript

New sanctuary, 1975, 1 brochure, printed; 16 leaves, typescript; 4 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Poetry by Church members, 4 leaves, manuscript; 1 envelope

Sunday School - miscellaneous, 6 items, printed; 3 leaves, manuscript; 13 leaves, typescript

Mapcase 2, Drawer 14

Braddock Street ME Church, new education building, 1956, 1 leaf, blueprint