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Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

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Richard Edward Griffith Papers
166 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 07/1988. Last revised 03/2018.

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EXTENT: 1.46 linear feet

CREATOR: Griffith, Richard Edward, 1886-1945

DATE:  1768 -1945

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains genealogy inquiries and responses by Richard Griffith. Also included are Griffith family papers and correspondence.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Richard E. Griffith was born on Dec. 24, 1886, in Winchester, VA to Richard E. Griffith and Viola Hunt. He attended the School of Miss Virginia Sherrard and graduated from Shenandoah Valley Academy. For many years, he represented the Frick Co. of Waynesboro, VA. In 1918 he enlisted in the tank corps of the U.S. Army and saw action in France. Afterward he devoted his life to historical and genealogical research and writing of the Winchester-Frederick County, VA area. He authored several local history books. He married Ann Douglas Williams and had one son. Griffith died on Oct. 24, 1945, and is buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Quarles, Garland R. Some Worthy Lives. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1988.

CITE ASRichard Griffith Papers, 166 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1 

Genealogical inquiries and responses by Richard Griffith, c. 1940s, typescript and manuscript

Folders arranged by surnames researched

Surnames A-H

Allen

Anderson

Babb

Baker (see also Lusk)

Ball

Black

Boone

Borden

Bothwell

Bower(s)

Boyd

Brady

Brannon (see also Griffith)

Branson

Brent

Briarly (see also Bryarly)

Brooks

Bruce

Bryarly

Buck

Buffington

Burton

Byrd

Caldwell

Carter

Cather

Cheek

Clark

Claypoole

Cleveland

Coale

Colvert

Coontz

Cordell

Crumley

Dallas

Darlington (see also Hoge)

Davenport

Davis

Davison

Dean

Dick (see also Littler)

Drake

Dunbar

Elliot

Ellis

Fairfax

Farnsworth

Faulkner

Fawcett

Fisher

Friedley

Fry

Goodnight

Gore

Gray

Green

Griffith

Hackney

Harrison

Hawks

Helm (see also Goodnight)

Hensel

Henton

Hiatt

Higgins

Hill

Himmelwright

Hite

Hodgson

Hoge (see also Griffith)

Holliday (see also Smith)

Hollingsworth

Hough (see also Taylor)

Hulse

Hunt

 BOX 2 

Genealogical inquiries and responses by Richard Griffith

Folders arranged by surnames researched

Surnames J-S

Jack

Jacobs

Jenkins

Julian

Kagey

Kennedy (see also Gray)

Kerfoot

Kern/Keran

Lambert

Layton

Lee

Leith

Lessinger

Levan

Lickliter

Littler

Logan

Long

Lusk

Mathews (see also Leith)

Matson (see also Mercer)

McCarty

McDonald

McKay

McMechen (see also Bruce)

Mendenhall

Merchant

Meredith (see also Hodgson)

Michael

Minghinni

Moore

Moreland

Morgan

Moseley

Nichols (see also Farnsworth)

Nolen

Odicorne (see also Morgan)

Ord/Orr (see also Leith)

Ott

Parkins

Paynes

Perry (see also Boyd)

Pitzer

Pleasant

Province

Rader (see also Mercer)

Rankin

Redd (see also Williams)

Richards (see also Hollingsworth)

Richardson

Rogers

Ross

Rowles (see also Bryarly)

Russell

Rust

Schultz (see also Smith)

Singleton

Sleeth

Smallwood

Smith

Spinning

Sprinkel

Staley

Steinbarger/Stonebarger

Stephens

Stephenson

Stewart

Stickley

Stockton

Sydnor (see also Brent)

 

 

 BOX 3 

Genealogical inquiries and responses by Richard Griffith

Surnames T-W

Taylor

Thatcher (see also Brannon)      

Thornburg (see also Ellis)          

Townsend                                  

Trout                                         

Troutwine (see also Lusk, White)                                      

Turley                                       

Turner                                       

Vance                                        

Ward (see also Lusk)                

Washington                              

Waterman                                  

Wayne                                       

White                                        

Williams                                   

Willis                                         

Wood (see also Griffith)             

Worthington (see also Gore)

 

 

BOX 4 

1836—Griffith, R. Edward – Penmanship Copy Book, 1 item, manuscript

18?? 1849—Griffith Family Correspondence

1845-1856, Sept. 1871-May1876—Correspondence/Financial Papers Regarding Lydia Lytle

1845, 1859, 1865, 1872, 1896, 1897—Griffith Family Financial Papers and Correspondence, 58 items, manuscript

1850-1860—Griffith Family Correspondence

1860-1865—Griffith Family Correspondence

1865-1878—Griffith Family Correspondence

1868 July 1—Griffith, A.H.—Freedman’s Bureau Correspondence, 1 leaf, manuscript

1896 – Griffith, John, Correspondence, August 28, 1896, 2 leaves, manuscript and typescript

1870—Griffith, John—Diary, 1870, 1 item, manuscript

1870—Griffith, John—School Books—Latin book, Definition book, 2 items, manuscript

1876-1906 undated—Griffith Family Correspondence

undated—Miscellaneous Papers—Poetry, etc., 16 items, manuscript/printed

1905—Griffith, Richard E.—Griffith Family Notes, 10 items, manuscript/typescript

1917-1945—Griffith, Richard Edward—Correspondence—Personal and Business, unnumbered items, typescript/manuscript

1930-1945—Griffith, Richard Edward—Correspondence—Historical Subjects, 11 folders, typescript

“Colonial Houses in Winchester and Vicinity” by R. E. Griffith, July 22, 1935 – 3 leaves, typescript, 4 leaves, manuscript

Miscellaneous Notes, unnumbered leaves, manuscript

Promotional Cards (c. 1860-1890s)—3 cards, printed

MAP CASE 1, DRAWER 4

Shenandoah Valley Academy Diploma – June 14, 1898, Awarded to Richard Griffith for Junior Arithmetic, Geography, American History, and Elementary English, 1 leaf, printed

Shenandoah Valley Academy Diploma – June 14, 1900, Awarded to Richard Griffith for Preparatory Latin, and Junior English, 1 leaf, printed

MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 5

Loganian Society, membership certificate of R. Edward Griffith,1 leaf, printed

MAPCASE 5, DRAWER12

Griffith, Mary-Faulkner,John, marriage certificate, 1768, York , Penn.,1 leaf, manuscript