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Guide to the George Winfield account book and notebook, 1859-1868

Summary

George Winfield was a resident of New Market, Virginia. Collection includes two volumes--an account book and a notebook containing writings, memoranda, accounts, and time tracking for farmhands. The notebook also contains a two-page description of the "Shenandoah Bridge Affair", which involved Ashby's cavalry (Confederate) and Chew's battery (Confederate).

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01398
Title
George Winfield account book and notebook
Date
1859-1868
Creator
Winfield, George
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 2 volumes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes two volumes--an account book and a notebook containing writings, memoranda, accounts, and time tracking for farmhands. The notebook also contains a two-page description of the "Shenandoah Bridge Affair", which involved Ashby's cavalry (Confederate) and Chew's battery (Confederate).

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], George Winfield Account Book and Notebook manuscript narrative, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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Historical Note

George Winfield was a resident of New Market, Virginia.

According to the a biographical sketch, Winfield was born in 1822. It should be noted that a John Quincy Whitfield was also born in Shenandoah County in 1822, and was Captain of Company B of the 7th regiment, Virginia Cavalry, which was part of Ashby's Cavalry. The author of the volume may be in fact John Q. Whitfield or his relative [online source: A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia, 1989, and Virginia Valley Records: Genealogical and Historical Materials of Rockingham, 2010, both by John Wayland].


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Provenance

The George Winfield Account Book and Notebook was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1956.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1956

Encoded by Paula Jeannet, Elizabeth Shesko, May 2014

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 56-487

This collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.