First American Bank Records Collection, 1088 THL

Scope and Content: This collection consists of newspaper articles, correspondence, and historical information of the Bank of the Valley in Virginia, which became Shenandoah National Bank, then First American Bank, Winchester, VA.

(4 boxes) Last updated 1/04.

Biographical/Historical: The Bank of the Valley in Virginia was established in Winchester on January 17, 1818 with branches in Leesburg, Charlestown, and Romney. The bank closed during the Civil War and then reopened afterward as the Shenandoah National bank on January 9, 1866. In the 1980s, the bank was renamed First American Bank.

Cite As: First American Bank Records, 1088 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

First minute book - Bank of the Valley of Virginia, January 1818-December 1827, 1 item, manuscript, leather-bound

Correspondence, history, resolution, etc.
Hardy, Samuel (d. 1897) – tintype
Resolution - appreciation of Samuel Hardy, 1897, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, 1955, Harold Brown to Edwin Hemphill, on Bank of the Valley in Virginia history, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Postcards, 3 items Check, 1 item Banknotes, 1 sheet
Brochure, 2 pages, printed
"A Century of Service, 1866-1966" - booklet, Shenandoah Valley National Bank, 48 pages, printed

Newspapers - with articles on Shenandoah Valley National Bank, The American Banker and Winchester Evening Star, 1940-1941, 13 items

Box 2

Open house invitation- Winchester bicentennial, 1 page, 2 leaves, 1 envelope, printed

Stock subscribers list - Shenandoah Valley National Bank (possibly 1866, foundation date), 1 item, manuscript

Check record book - Bank of the Valley in Virginia, Romney branch, October 26, 1861-October 1, 1866, 1 item, manuscript, leather-bound

Estate ledger - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, July 1865-June 1872, 1 item, manuscript, cloth-bound

Loose papers from estate ledger, 1865-1872, 24 items, manuscript

Box 3

Ledger - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, March 31, 1866-December 31, 1915, 1 item, manuscript

Ledger - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, March 16, 1925-December 30, 1966, 1 item, manuscript

Dividend record book - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, January 1868-February 1894, 1 item, manuscript

Box 4

Expense account book - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, January 1926-March 1929, 1 item, manuscript

Financial statements - January 1911-May 1919, 1 item, printed clippings in book
Farmers & Merchants National Bank
Shenandoah National Bank
Union Bank of Winchester
Commercial & Savings Bank
People's Bank, Inc.
Middletown State Bank

Financial statements - February 1928-June 1934, 1 item, printed clippings in book
(banks listed above)
Western Frederick Bank
Virginia Loan & Thrift Corporation

Bank share book - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, April 1866-July 1908, 1 item, manuscript on printed forms

Bank share book - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, July 1908-April 1923, 1 item, manuscript on printed forms

Board of Directors minutes - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, October 1875-December 1878, 1 item, manuscript

Board of Directors minutes - Shenandoah Valley National Bank, January 1927-December 1931, 1 item, typescript