Savage Family Collection

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

Savage Family Collection, 325 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Savage Family Collection contains an album from Shenandoah Valley Academy, 1880-1882, Lycurgus Ezekial?s prison release conditions, oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, and information regarding the L. E. Savage Sons Distillery, which was located in Kernstown, VA. Also included are materials regarding Natalie Savage Carlson, noted author of books for children. (1 box) Last updated 08/11.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Natalie Savage Carlson was born in Kernstown, VA on October 3, 1906, the daughter of Joseph Hamilton Savage. Her father owned and operated a distillery in Kernstown near the Opequon Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Carlson was writer of children?s books, and was awarded the Newberry Award in 1959 for her book The Family Under the Bridge. She was married to a career naval officer. Carlson died on September 23, 1997 and is buried in Rhode Island.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection

CITE AS: Savage Family Collection #325, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

Box 1

Savage, J. H. - autograph album, 1880-1882, 1 item, 47 pages, manuscript

Savage, Lycurgus Ezekiel, folder contains the following three items :
Pass through Confederate lines, April 8, 1863, 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form
Release from [Libby] prison, February 26, 1863,1 leaf, manuscript
Letter about the items from granddaughter, Natalie Savage Carlson, 1984, 1 leaf, typescript

L. E. Savage Sons - Kernstown distillery, 2 items, no date, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy); 1 leaf, typescript

Carlson, Natalie Savage - autobiographical sketch, no date, 40 leaves, typescript

Carlson, Natalie Savage - correspondence, 3 items, 1 leaf with envelope, typescript [signed by Mrs. Mamie Doud Eisenhower]; 1 leaf, typescript

Carlson, Natalie Savage - "Spooky and the Bad Luck Raven," original manuscript, no date, 6 leaves, typescript

Carlson, Natalie Savage - photograph album of talks to children, 1957-1980s, 1 item, 12 pages