Frederick William Holliday Family Collection

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

Frederick William Holliday Family Collection, 1061 WFCHS/THL

Scope and Content: This collection includes copies of legal papers, speeches, and personal correspondence of Frederick W. Holliday. Family bibles, property histories and items relating to R.J.M. Holliday, Dr. S.J. Holliday, and James V. Hutton Jr.’s research notes and writings about Governor Holliday are also part of the collection as well as a microfilm of 286 items in Duke University’s collection.
(2 boxes) Last updated 7/12

Biographical/Historical: Holliday was born in Winchester on February 22, 1828 to Dr. R.J. and Mary Catherine Taylor Holliday. He was educated at Winchester Academy and Yale University before taking degrees in philosophy, political economy and law at the University of Virginia. He served as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Frederick County from 1861 to 1865. During the Civil War, he was Colonel of the 33rd VA regiment of the Stonewall Brigade before being wounded and losing his right arm. Elected Governor of Virginia in1877, he served until 1882. After returning to Winchester, Holliday made extensive worldwide trips, which he recorded and published. He died on May 29, 1899 and was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA.

Cite As: Frederick William Holliday Family Collection, 1061 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

News Articles/Obituaries unnumbered pages, printed (photocopy)

Hayes, President Rutherford B. - correspondence, miscellaneous, 1878, 14 items, manuscript (photocopy); 12 leaves, printed; 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Holliday, Frederick William Mackey - Civil War papers, 1861-1864, 20 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Holliday, Frederick William Mackey - legal papers, 1851-1854, 38 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Holliday, Frederick William Mackey - legal papers, 1856-1860, 42 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Holliday, Frederick William Mackey - legal papers, no date, 51 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Holliday, Frederick William Mackey - news article about his home in Winchester, 1 item, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Holliday, Frederick William Mackey - personal correspondence, 1846-1896, 17 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Holliday, Frederick William Mackey - speech given by James V. Hutton, Jr., 2 items, 12 leaves, typescript; 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Holliday, R. J. M. vs. Tidball, A. S., 1833-1834, 3 items, printed, 30 pages, 60 pages, 62 pages

Holliday, Dr. S. T. - obituary, 1 item, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Hutton, James V., Jr. - correspondence, notes, re Frederick W. M. Holliday, manuscript, typescript

Hutton, James V., Jr. - notebook, 1 item, 67 pages, manuscript

Imboden, General J. D., to Frederick Holliday –correspondence, 1875, 5 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Lee, Robert E. - "In Memoriam," oration by Colonel F. W. M. Holliday, 1875, pamphlet, 2 copies, 60 pages, printed

Miscellaneous - 4 items, printed

"Of Cavaliers and Yankees - Frederick W. M. Holliday and the Sectional Crisis, 1845-1861," by James Tice Moore, 1991, 1 item, 38 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Office building history, by Garland R. Quarles, no date, 2 copies, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Property history, author unknown, no date, 1 item, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy); 1 leaf, plat (photocopy)

Rouss, Charles Broadway to Holliday, Frederick W. M. -correspondence, 72 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

"(The) Sleeveless Hero of the Shenandoah," by James V. Hutton, Jr., 1 item, l4 leaves, typescript (copy)

Thesis - Frederick William Mackey Holliday, author unknown, The University of Virginia, 1 item, 79 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Yale College - Class of 1847, 45th anniversary meeting, 1892, 1 item, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Box 2

History of the Second Pilgrimage to Richmond by the Knights Templars, compiled and edited by Fred P. Bacon, 1882, 148 pages, leather-bound

The Book of Common Prayer, 1893, 566 pages, fiber-bound

The Book of Common Prayer, Administration of the Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, 1854, 966 pages

The Holy Bible, 1848, 1055 pages, leather-bound

The Holy Bible, 1850, 1278 pages, leather-bound, steel clasp missing

Bound book collection of Japanese court life, ceremonies, games, and sports, c. 1880, hand-painted, 15 pages

Hieroglyphic letters, gift from D. Mosconas, inscribed "F. H. January, 1892" from travels in Egypt, 1 leaf; two cards depict Governor Holliday's name and address

Inaugural address and messages, 1878-1881, 1 item, bound, printed

Inaugural address and messages, including 1876 address to University of Virginia alumni on higher education, 1 item, bound, printed to the Centennial, 1871, authorized by Ulysses S. Grant appointment to Board of Electors, 1876

BOX 3 Not to be made available to researchers without permission of archivist

Oriental shoes brought from Gov. Holliday’s world tour

BOX 4 Not to be made available to researchers without permission of archivist

Photographs from Gov. Holliday’s world torn

Mapcase 1, Drawer 17

F. W. M. Holliday - Certificate of Award, United States Centennial Commission, 1876, engraving F. W. M. Holliday - appointment as Commissioner

F. W. M. Holliday - appointment as Commissioner to the Centennial, 1871, authorized by Ulysses S. Grant appointment to Board of Electors, 1876

Bill of fare in Chinese writing with English explanation of courses, 1887

Drawing of proposed monument in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA (never built), hand-colored sketch, 1933

Microfilm, Miscellaneous

285 items from Duke University collection

(Note: Letters of Travel, by Frederick W. Holliday, 7 volumes, is available in the open stacks in the Archives Reading Room, call number 910 Hol.)

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