Virginia Alice Parkins Papers

 

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

Virginia Alice Parkins Papers
365 WFCHS 

Inventory created by Archives Staff 09/2003. Revised by staff 07/2018.

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EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet

DATE:  1856-1929

SCOPE AND CONTENT:  This collection contains letters addressed to Virginia “Alice” Parkins from 1856 to 1929. The letters are from one of her teachers at the Valley Female Institute, her brother Alfred, while serving with the 7th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War, and various other relatives.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Virginia “Alice” Parkins was born April 13, 1845 in Frederick County, VA to Alfred and Eliza Hollingsworth Parkins. She was a student at the Valley Female Institute before the Civil War. Her brother, Alfred, served in the 7th Virginia Cavalry. Miss Parkins never married, and died in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 1931. She is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY : Obituary, Winchester Evening Star, March 25, 1931; Parkins, Virginia, Tombstone, Mount Hebron Cemetery. 

CITE AS: Virginia Alice Parkins Papers, 365 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift. 

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1 

Parkins, Alice—Correspondence 1856-1926; 15 letters, manuscript: 

Date

To

From

# of Pages

June 10, 1856

Aunt Lucy

Alice Parkins

1 page

Sept. 30, 1858

Alice Parkins

Buck Parkins

1 page

Dec. 1859

Alice Parkins

Valley Institute

1 page

 

Dec. 6, 1859

Alice Parkins

Valley Institute

1 page

1860

Alice Parkins

Buck Parkins

1 page

Jan. 14, 1861

Alice Parkins

Mother Rogers

1 page

 

July 2, 1861

Alice Parkins

Alfred B Parkins at Romney

1 page

April 18, 1864

Alice Parkins

Unknown

1 page

May 15, 1871

Mother

Daughter Mahale

1 page

Sept. 14, 1888

Mr. Parkins

Unknown

1 page

Sept 22, 1889

Alice Parkins

Mother at Alexandria, VA

1 page

Nov. 12, 1929

John

Erma Buck Harrison at Waco, TX

1 page

Dec. 19, 1926

Cousin

Era Buck Harrison at Waco. TX

1 page

July 23, 1926

Alice Parkins

Erma Buck Harrison

2 pages

No date

Unknown

Unknown

1 page

 Bible, 1 volume, inscribed December 25, 1898 with handwritten inscription from Alice Parkin’s uncle, Samuel D. Buck.