Garland Quarles Collection

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

Garland Quarles Collection
1525 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 02/76. Last revised 02/18.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers. 

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 1.04 linear feet

CREATOR: Quarles, Garland

DATE: 1976-2018

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is comprised of miscellaneous papers covering a range of subjects from genealogical information to state histories. Box 3 focuses on information about Garland R. Quarles and his wife, Nancy Crisman Quarles.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Garland Redd Quarles was born January 27, 1901 at Ruther Glen, Caroline County, VA, the only child of George Wilson and Elizabeth Wesley Donahoe Quarles. He came to Winchester, VA in 1923 after graduating from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA, having accepted an English teaching position at Handley School. He married Nancy Katherine Crisman, a fellow teacher, on June 13, 1925.

Garland Quarles served as Handley High School principal and Winchester schools superintendent, retiring in 1965. He was a scholar and authored fourteen books, most of which dealt with the history of the Winchester area. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:  Quarles, Garland Redd. A History of the Ancestors and Descendants of William Quarles of St. Margaret’s Parish, Caroline County, Whose Will Was Proved July 14, 1817 and Sundry Allied Families. Winchester, VA: self-published, 1980.

CITE AS: Garland Quarles Collection, 1525 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA. 




Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1900, members of – Directory, 1 item, 63 pages, printed

Conserving and Developing Virginia – Report of the State Commission on Conservation and Development – 1926-1934, 1 item, printed

Delaware, A History of the State – 1871, 1 item, printed

Evans Hotel, Winchester, VA – Christmas Dinner Menu – 1900, 2 items, printed

Faulkner, Thomas – Estate papers, 1809-1810, 2 leaves, manuscript

General Society of Sons of the Revolution – 1908 Meeting Proceedings, 1 item, printed

Haverford College. Catalog of Officers and Students, 1864-1865, 1 item, printed

Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, Souvenir Guide, 1607-1907, 1 item, printed

Journal of American History – Vol. XI No. 2, 1917, 1 item, printed

(The) Kansas City Weekly Star, March 22, 1905, 1 item, printed

Maryland Tercentary 1634-1934, 1 item, printed

Miscellaneous Items, 4 items printed, 1 page, manuscript

Parkins and Hollingsworth – Births and Deaths – 1746-1855, 1 leaf, manuscript

Quarles, Garland R. Testimonial Dinner – April 1, 1979, 3 items printed, unnumbered leaves, typescript

Rouss, Charles Broadway – birthday celebration banquet at the Charley Rouss Fire Company, February 11, 1909, 1 item, printed

Rouss, Charley Fire Company, 1907 Roll, 4 leaves, typescript/manuscript

Shenandoah Valley National Bank – 50th Anniversary Booklet, 1 item, printed

Some Worthy Lives – list of biographies contained therein, 4 leaves, typescript

(The) Twice-A-Week American, February 21, 1905, 1 item, printed

V-J Day, August 1945 – newspapers, 4 items, printed

Westtown Boarding School -- Chester County, PA, Catalogs of Officers and Students, 1867-1872 – catalogs, 4 items, printed

Winchester, VA Map, 1933, 1 item, printed


Math book:  John R. Grigsby, 1845-1847, 1 item, manuscript

Fantlaroy, Joseph – scrapbook: c. 1810, 1 item, manuscript and printed

Scrap Book: in 1817 account book, 1 item, manuscript and printed

Scrap Book, items pasted into account book, 1804-1806, 1 item, manuscript and printed


Quarles, Nancy Katherine Crisman – Memoirs, started in 1956, mainly biographical, it also paints a vivid picture of life in Winchester in the early 1900’s -1920’s. manuscript (photocopy) 35 leaves, 10 leaves, typescript

News Articles – Dr. Garland Redd Quarles – unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

“A Bibliography of Shenandoah Valley History, Winchester, Virginia, September, 1952, 3 leaves, typescript

“Historic Winchester in Virginia,” by Garland R. Quarles – article in The Iron Worker, Summer, 1955, 3 items, printed

Quarles, Garland R. Testimonial Dinner – April 1, 1979, 3 items printed, unnumbered leaves, typescript