Ralph Triplett 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
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

Ralph Triplett Collection
297 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 08/84. Last revised 12/18.

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:  0.42 linear feet

CREATOR: Triplett, Ralph, 1898-1984

DATES: 1941; 1971-1978

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains an article by Ralph Triplett about Bee Tree Cuts and three books about the Back Creek Valley of Frederick County, Virginia. Books two and three of this series appear not to have been published.  There are also four books about cemeteries in Hampshire County, West Virginia, including numerous hand-written entries collected after the publication of his original work. 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Ralph Triplett (1898-1984)  was a long-time resident of Frederick County, VA, and the author of several books on genealogy, including Cemeteries of Hampshire County, W. Va., Early Births, Western Frederick County, Virginia, Eastern Hampshire County, West Virginia (with Grace Kelso), Early Marriages, Western Frederick County, Virginia, Eastern Hampshire County, West Virginia (with Grace Kelso), Frederick County Historical Series: A History of Upper Back Creek Valley, and Frederick County Virginia Obituaries. All of these books are available in the Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library. Triplett died in Gore, Virginia on May 24, 1984 and is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Gore. 

CITE AS: Ralph Triplett Collection,  297 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA. 

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift

ORGANIZATION

BOX 1

 Bee Tree Cut by Ralph Triplett, 1971, 25 leaves, typescript (photocopy) 

“Cemeteries of Hampshire County, WV and Vicinity” Volume I by Ralph Triplett 

“Cemeteries of Hampshire County, West Virginia and Vicinity” (also titled “Cemeteries 36”) by Ralph Triplett, Rough Draft of published book, “Cemeteries of Hampshire County, W. Va., and Vicinity, Volume II”, 1976, 123 leaves, typescript 

“Cemeteries of Hampshire County, WV and Vicinity,” Volume III by Ralph Triplett, typescript 

“Cemeteries of Hampshire County, WV and Vicinity,” Volume IV by Ralph Triplett, typescript

“A Genealogical History of Upper Back Creek and Adjacent Areas,” Volume I by Ralph Triplett 

“Odds and Ends of Back Creek Valley and Other Areas”  Volume III by Ralph Triplett, (additional items not included in Frederick County, Virginia Historical Series, A History of Upper Back Creek Valley), 36 leaves, typescript

 “This and That of Back Creek Valley,” Volume II by Ralph Triplett 

Triumphant Service Songs, Rock Enon Church – June 1941, printed