C. W. Henshaw Collection

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains newspapers and almanacs from the mid-1800s. Newspaper titles are Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, May 9, 1863, Nov. 12, 1859, Nov. 5, 1859, and March 12, 1859; The Southern Illustrated News, Oct. 11, 1862; The Virginia Free Press, Nov. 3, 1887; Spirit of Jefferson, Aug. 23, 1881. The almanacs cover the years 1836, 1846-1848, and 1852. The collection also contains several items concerning the Old Stone Chapel Presbyterian Church, Clarke County, VA.

(1 box) Last updated 05/15.

HISTORICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL: C. W. Henshaw (1852-1920) and was a farmer near Middleway, West Virginia for most of his life. He was married to Flora B. Glaize (1853-1928), and both are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Middleway.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from an interview with Jane Henshaw Shiley Cunningham, his grand daughter, and Tombstone Inscriptions, Jefferson County, West Virginia, complied by the Bee Line Chapter, NSDAR, 1981, pg. 227.

CITE AS: C.W. Henshaw Collection, 1570 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Newspaper, Spirit of Jefferson, Charlestown, WV, Vol. XVI, No. 34, dated Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1881.

Newspaper, The Virginia Free Press, Charlestown, WV, dated Thursday, Nov. 3, 1887, Vol 77, No. 10.

Newspaper, The Indianapolis News, dated Thursday, April 21, 1906.

Newspaper, The Ohio Practical Farmer, Cleveland Ohio, dated Saturday, May 24, 1884, Vol. LXV, No. 21.

Newspaper, The Southern Illustrated News, Richmond, Vol. 1, No. 5, dated Saturday, Oct. 11, 1862.

Newspaper, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, No. 171, Vol. VII (New York Edition), dated Saturday, March 12, 1859—contains the story of the “Washington Tragedy … the Shooting of Philip Barton Key,” by the Hon. Daniel E. Sickles.

Newspaper, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, No. 206, Vol. VIII (New York Edition), dated Saturday, Nov. 12, 1859—contains the story of John Brown’s trial at Harper’s Ferry, VA, “Harper’s Ferry Insurrection.”

Newspaper, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, No. 205, Vol. VIII (New York Edition), dated Saturday, Nov. 5, 1859—contains story of John Brown and the “Harper’s Ferry Conspiracy.”

Newspaper, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, No. 397, Vol. XVI (New York Edition), dated Saturday, May 9, 1863—contains “Bombardment of Fort Sumpter.”

Almanack, The Farmer’s Calendar, dated 1848, pages 1-26 (not numbered).

Almanack, The Hagerstown Town and Country, No. XXVI, dated 1847, pages 1-28 (not numbered).

Almanack, The Hagerstown and Town and Country, No. XXV, pages 1026 (not numbered), dated 1846.

Almanac, The Union, dated 1852, pages 1-36.

Almanack, The Farmers and Mechanics, dated 1836, pages 3-34

Church Transfer Certificate for Thomas Hunsicker and Anna Gertruda, May 13, 1754, four copies written in German, manuscript (with English translation)

Deed – From John Edwards to Peter Hunsicker, September 12, 1805, 1 leaf, manuscript

Deed – From Rebecca K. Hunsicker to Charles W. Henshaw, February 24, 1885,
1 page, manuscript

Stone Chapel Presbyterian Church, Clarke County, VA – Church Programs, September 2, 1973 (3 copies), 4 pages, printed, July 13, 1986, 3 pages, printed

Stone Chapel Presbyterian Church, Clarke County, VA – Estimate of repair work for church cemetery, September 4, 1986, 4 leaves, typescript

Stone Chapel Presbyterian Church, Clarke County, VA – Histories of the church, 4 items
by James M. Carr, Pastor, July 31, 1936, 6 leaves, typescript
no author, July 13, 1986, 1 booklet, 3 pages, printed
no author, 1886-1986, 17 pages, typescript
no author, no date, 15 leaves, typescript