William G. Russell Collection

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

William G. Russell Collection, 1017 THL

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of a scrapbook of news articles by William G. Russell, primarily from The Winchester Star. The articles pertain to people and events of Winchester, VA, USA.
(1 box) Last updated 12/03.

Biographical/Historical: William Greenway Russell was born in Winchester, VA on October 5, 1800 to David Russell and Hannah Greenway. Before the Civil War, Russell was in the mercantile business with his brother, Isaac. He was treasurer of the city of Winchester and a member of city Council for several terms. In 1876, the Winchester News printed an article by Russell entitled, "What I Know About Winchester." These recollections were later printed in a book form in 1953. Russell married Catherine Wolfe and had six children. Russell died on January 31, 1891 and is buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA.

Cite As: William G. Russell Collection, 1017 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Scrapbook containing news articles on the following subjects:
"What I Know About Winchester," by William Greenway Russell
"Winchester & Its beginnings," by W.W. Glass
"History of Our Streets," by H.R. Pritchard
1886 Execution in Winchester
Winchester Medical College
Winchester Before the War
Dr. James A. Graham and Presbyterianism
Colonial Houses in Winchester & Vicinity
Apple Blossom Pageant, 1936