William Wood Glass Papers

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

William Wood Glass Papers, 20 WFCHS

William Wood Glass was a direct descendant of Col. James Wood, the founder of Winchester. Glass lived from July 24, 1874 to August 29, 1954. He practiced law in Waynesboro and Winchester, Virginia, and served as mayor of Winchester from 1920 to 1924. He was considered to be an authority on local history.

This collection contains land abstracts, local histories, correspondence, genealogy on local families, news articles, scrapbooks. It provides a broad view of early Winchester history during the 1700s and 1800s. (5 boxes) Last updated 11/02.

BOX 1 Land Abstracts, Winchester and Frederick County

[ ] = main land owner, ( ) = original lot number, " " = house name

All items are typescript unless otherwise noted.

Frederick County

Cocus Farm - letter, 1948, 4 leaves
Isaac Zane Grist Mill - history, 9 leaves

Winchester, Amherst to North Loudoun Street, some WPA reports
801 Amherst Street, "Glen Burnie" - 8 leaves
12 and 14 West Boscawen Street (Lot 6) - 20 leaves
129, 131, 133 West Boscawen Street (Lot 7) [Hardy] - 2 leaves
137 West Boscawen Street (Lot 7) [Fourney] - 4 leaves
141 West Boscawen Street (Lot 7) [Barton] - 1 leaf
143 West Boscawen Street (Lot 7) [Wright] - 4 leaves
202 West Boscawen Street [Coble] - 2 leaves
230 West Boscawen Street - letter, 3 leaves
312 West Boscawen Street - 3 leaves
103 North Braddock Street (Lot 3) - 4 leaves
201 South Braddock Street (Lot 13) - 5 leaves
133 North Cameron Street (Lot 23) - 2 leaves
19 South Cameron Street, "Golden Buck Tavern" (Lot 2) - 8 leaves
27 and 29 South Cameron Street (Lot 29) - 2 leaves
41 and 43 South Cameron Street (Lot 29) - 9 leaves
47-109 South Cameron Street (Lot 30) - 5 leaves
201 Fairmont, "Angerona" (Outlot 68) - 15 leaves
311 Fairmont, "Fairmont" (Outlot 67) - 10 leaves
1 North Loudoun Street, "Bell's Corner" (Lot 6) - 6 leaves
17 North Loudoun Street (Lot 5) - 16 leaves
19 and 21 North Loudoun Street (Lot 7) - 2 leaves
23 North Loudoun Street [Baker] - 2 leaves
25 North Loudoun Street (Lot 5) [Baker Drug] - 3 leaves
27 and 29 North Loudoun Street (Lot 5) [Orndoff]- 3 leaves
100 North Loudoun Street Lots 19, 26) [Linn] - 20 leaves
101 North Loudoun Street Lots 4, 5)[Union Bank] – 6 leaves
101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 115 North Loudoun Street (Lot 4) - 20 leaves
108 North Loudoun Street (Lot 19) [F & M Bank] - 6 leaves
119 North Loudoun Street (WPA report) [Taylor Hotel] - 9 leaves, 1 b/w photo
126 and 128 North Loudoun Street, "George Washington Tavern" - article, Winchester Evening Star, 2 leaves
186 North Loudoun Street, "Hotel Evans" - 7 leaves
411 North Loudoun Street, "Fort Loudoun" - 3 leaves

Winchester, South Loudoun to Wolf Street
2-14 South Loudoun Street (Lot 18) - 8 leaves
22 and 24 South Loudoun Street, "Zirkle House" (Lot 18) -6 leaves
25-29 South Loudoun Street (WPA Report) - 8 leaves
28 South Loudoun Street (Lots 16, 17) - 15 leaves
35 South Loudoun Street (Lot 9, WPA Report) - 5 leaves
41 South Loudoun Street (Lot 9, WPA Report) - 5 leaves
42 South Loudoun Street (Lot 16, WPA Report) - 2 leaves
44-48 South Loudoun Street (Lot 16) - 3 leaves
45 and 47 South Loudoun Street (Lot 9, WPA Report) - 4 leaves
422 South Loudoun Street (WPA Report) [Miller, Godfrey] -will, 24 leaves
627 South Loudoun Street, "Hollingsworth House" - 5 leaves
47 East Piccadilly Street (Lot 50) [Rutherford] - 2 leaves
35 West Picadilly Street (Lot 53) [Stephens] - 5 leaves
101 North Washington Street (Lot 3) [Wood] - 11 leaves
106 North Washington Street (Lot 3) [Duffield] - 3 leaves
112 North Washington Street (Lot 2) [McDougle] - 6 leaves
126 North Washington Street (Lot 1) [Harry, Mesmer] - 8 leaves
142 North Washington Street (Lot 55) [Wright] - 5 leaves 1876 plat, 1 leaf
South Washington Street (Lots 7, 8, 9) [Lemley] -13 leaves
8 South Washington Street (Lots 7, 8) [Lemley, Harr] -1 leaf
14 South Washington Street [Harr] - 1 leaf
24 South Washington Street [Harr, Baker] - 1 leaf
407 South Washington Street, "Thornhill Manor" - 3 leaves
116 Wolfe Street, "Fort George" - 3 leaves

BOX 2 Local History (typescript unless otherwise noted)

Book Reviews

Old Frederick Parish - 1 leaf
Quaker Clockmakers - 2 leaves
Old Frederick Parish - 2 leaves

Local History - Churches
Baptist Church - 2 leaves
Catholic Church - 7 leaves
Ebenezer Church - 3 leaves
Episcopal Church - 34 leaves
Frederick Parish - 4 leaves, photocopy
Friends Meeting House - history and abstract, 5 leaves
Hopewell Meeting House - WPA Report, 22 leaves
Kent Street Presbyterian - 3 leaves, indenture for property, l leaf
Lutheran Church - article for Winchester Evening Star, 1 leaf
Lutheran Church bell - 17 leaves
Lutheran Church Cemetery - 4 leaves
Lutheran Church - copy of minute book, 1813-1872, 36 leaves
Lutheran Church - history and title abstract, 18 leaves
Methodist Church - 17 leaves
Old Stone Presbyterian Church - article and title abstracts, 58 leaves
Old Stone Presbyterian Church - school board lease, 6 leaves
Old Stone Presbyterian Church - program, September 26-27, 1944, 1 item
Opequon Presbyterian Church - title abstract, 9 leaves
Opequon Presbyterian Church - article, deed copies, WPA Report, 16 leaves
Opequon Presbyterian Church - ministers, 4 leaves
Opequon Presbyterian Church
"Unveiling of DAR Marker, June 14, 1939" - program, 1 item
"Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried There" - 1 leaf, manuscript
"Trustees" - 1 leaf
Opequon Presbyterian Church - WPA article, 10 leaves, 3 b/w photos
Presbyterian Church - article on Reverend Wilson, 5 leaves
Presbyterian Church – history
Presbyterian Church - program, April 15, 1942, 1 item
Reformed Church - history and title abstract, 8 leaves
United Brethren Church - article and title abstract, 3 leaves
Correspondence, Yost-Glass, 1948-1952, with list of members, Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Society, 1870, 21 leaves

Local History - Miscellaneous
"Abram's Delight" - 3 leaves
Apple industry - 8 leaves
Braddock Trail memories - article, Winchester Evening Star, 1 leaf
1748 Census - 2 leaves
Churches and graveyards, Winchester and Frederick County—article, Winchester Evening Star, 1933, 8 leaves
Fairfax line - 1 leaf
Farmers & Merchants Bank - 1943 letter, 25 leaves
Fort Loudoun cannon - article, Winchester Evening Star, 1923, 9 leaves
Frederick County Establishment Act, 1738 - 1 leaf
Frederick County history - 9 leaves
Frederick County militia, 1756 - parts of article, Winchester Evening Star, 4 items
Grave sites - distinguished Virginians, 19 leaves
Hickman, William, Jr., "Slave Joe's Pardon" - 1 leaf
Historic markers - article, Winchester Evening Star, 1920, 2 leaves
"Market House" - WPA Report, council minutes, 1865, 13 leaves
Masonic Lodge - minutes, 1809, 1 leaf
Northwestern Turnpike, marker inscription - 1 leaf
Revolutionary soldiers' graves - 4 leaves
Spottswood's journey - 1 leaf
Stephens City - plat and court records, 2 leaves
Stonewall Jackson's headquarters - WPA Report, 2 leaves
Washington's headquarters - 9 leaves
Winchester - Chamber of Commerce Report, 1921-1946, 8 leaves
Winchester - flag to Winchester, England, 2 leaves, 1 manuscript
Winchester - founding, 11 leaves
Winchester - history and 1938 letter, 7 leaves
Winchester, Virginia:
Building restrictions, 3 pages
Fire protection, 26 leaves
Water supply, 10 pages
Short sketch, 1 leaf
War Memorial Building brochure, 1 item, 4 pages

Local History – Schools
Angerona - 1942, 7 leaves Angerona - 15 leaves
Fort Loudoun Seminary - reunion, 2 leaves
Law school - Mr. Henry St. George Tucker, Lot 29, Kent Street, 6 leaves
On-Site of Fort Loudoun - 14 leaves
Togno School - 7 leaves
Winchester Academy - 14 leaves
Winchester Academy - abstract, 7 leaves
Winchester Academy - correspondence, 9 leaves, manuscript, typescript
Winchester Episcopal Female Institute - 15 leaves
York-Billings-Valley Female Institute - Fairfax Hall, 5 leaves

Box 3 – Family Notes

Ahlenfeld - 1 leaf
Allensworth - 3 leaves
Antle - 2 leaves
Artz - 1 leaf
Ashby - 9 leaves
Bailes/Bayle - 2 leaves
Baker - 6 leaves, 8 pages
Ball - 19 leaves, 1 item
Barr - 1 leaf
Baylis - 1 leaf
Beatty - 3 leaves
Beeler - 2 leaves
Blackburn - 1 leaf
Brannon - 1 leaf
Brill - 1 leaf
Brooks - 10 leaves
Bruce - 1 leaf
see also Wickersham
Bucher - 1 leaf
Buckles - 5 leaves
Butler - 7 leaves
Byrd - 1 leaf
Caine - 1 leaf
Calmes - 6 leaves
Campbell - 1 leaf
Canterill - 3 leaves
Carrell/Carroll - 1 leaf
see also Wickersham
Carter - 14 leaves
Cartmell - 1 leaf
Cather - 6 leaves
Chenowith - 3 leaves
Christman - 3 leaves
Clark - see Whiteman
Clevinger - 1 page
Cloud - 2 leaves
Combs - 1 leaf
Compton - 17 leaves
Conrad - 16 leaves
Crabtree - 5 leaves, 8 pages
Crepts/Creps/Krebs - 3 leaves
Dandridge - 3 leaves
Davis - 2 leaves
Disponet/Disponnette/Dispanet - 3 leaves
Dorsey - 4 leaves
Douglas - 2 leaves
Downing - 3 leaves
Dunlap - 1 leaf
Dunn - 4 leaves
Ellis - 3 leaves
Evans - 1 leaf
Fairfax, Thomas, Lord - 21 leaves
Farra - 2 pages
Foreman - 11 leaves
French - 1 leaf
Frost-1 leaf
Glass - 14 leaves
Glasscock - 5 leaves
Graichen, F. August - 2 leaves
Grapes - 10 leaves
Gray - 2 leaves
Griffith - 2 leaves
Haines - 1 leaf
Fry/Frey - 6 leaves
Fuller - 2 leaves
Fulton - 6 leaves
Funk - 2 leaves
Gabbert - 2 leaves
Garmong - 3 leaves
Gibbons - 3 leaves
Gibson - 3 leaves
Gillespie - 7 leaves
Glaize - 1 leaf Hampton - 4 leaves
Hansher/Hancher/Henshaw -3 leaves
Hardin - 2 leaves
Harrel/Harrol/Herrell -2 leaves
Hathaway - 1 leaf
Havins - 2 leaves
Heiskall - 12 leaves
Helm - 2 pages – missing 3/23/01 RAE
Hoff - 1 leaf
Hoge/Hogue - 1 leaf
Holmes, Colonel Joseph - 3 leaves
Hughes - 2 leaves
Humphreys - 2 leaves
Isaac - 1 leaf
Jackson - 4 leaves
Jacobs - 1 leaf
Jones - 2 leaves
Keller - 3 leaves
Keeler - 2 leaves, 2 items
Kendall - 3 leaves
Kennedy - 2 pages
Kline - 1 leaf
Knipe - 2 leaves
Krebs - see Creps
Lauck - 1 leaf
Lehew/Lehue - 7 leaves, see also Owens
Lemmon - see Grapes
Lindsey - 6 leaves
Little - 2 leaves
Littler - 11 leaves, see also Wicksersham
Lockmiller - 1 leaf
Long - 1 leaf
Louthan - 16 leaves
Macky/Mackey - 4 leaves
McCabe - 1 leaf
McCan - 1 leaf
McCormick - 7 leaves
McDonald - 2 pages
McMechan - 14 leaves
Mauck - 8 leaves
Mercer - 1 leaf
Merriman - 4 leaves
Morgan - 22 leaves, 1 item
Mouser/Mauzer - 2 leaves
Negro Sarah - 7 leaves
Nelson - 1 leaf
Neville/Neavil - 6 leaves
Nisewanger - 10 leaves
Oglesby - 10 leaves
O'Rear - 1 leaf
Orndorff - 5 leaves
Owens - 1 leaf
Parkins - 2 leaves
Pemberton - 5 leaves,3 pages
Pickering - 3 leaves
Pugh - 3 leaves
Rankin - 2 leaves
Rhodes/Roads - 2 leaves
Ridgeway - 3 leaves
Rouss, Charles B. - 2 leaves
Rutherford - 3 leaves
Sample - 1 leaf
Scheppler/Schepler/Sheplars - 5 leaves (1 leaf empty)
Seaborn - 1 leaf
Settle - 2 leaves, 2 pages
Shaver - 1 leaf
Shepard - 1 leaf
Sheriff - 1 leaf
Ship - 1 leaf
Stephens - 1 leaf
Stockslager - see Funk
Stockton/Stogden - 1 leaf
Streit - 4 leaves
Strider - 2 leaves
Swango - 2 leaves
Swearingen - 1 leaf
Taylor - 6 leaves
Thomas - 2 leaves
Thrasher - 2 leaves
Vanmeter - 2 leaves
Varner - 1 leaf
Waite - 3 leaves, 2 pages, 2 items
Washington - 5 leaves
Whitacre - 1 leaf
Whiteman - 1 leaf
Wickersham - 3 leaves
Wiley, Bernard - 2 leaves - 1 item
Wilkes - 1 leaf
Wilson/Willson - 6 leaves = 2 pages
Wisecarver - 9 leaves
Wolfe - 2 leaves
Wood - 35 leaves, 6 items
Worley - 2 leaves
Worthington - see Pemberton
Miscellaneous Business Correspondence - W. W. Glass, 45 leaves

BOX 4

"Events" - newspaper articles, 1936-1964
Grotjan's Philadelphia Public Sale Report, March 18, 1822
Local Homes History - A-M
Local Homes History - M-W
"People" - engagements, marriages, obituaries, etc.
Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. - articles
Scrapbook - miscellaneous newspaper clippings

BOX 5

Certificates - Shenandoah Valley Academy
News clippings
Notes

BOX 6

News articles – series of brief articles written by W. W. Glass, published in Winchester Evening Star, by F&M Bank, 1948-1950. Unnumbered leaves (photocopy), not indexed

Last updated 08/02