A Guide to the John Walter Wayland Papers, 1798-1950 Wayland, John Walter, Papers 26 WFCHS

A Guide to the John Walter Wayland Papers, 1798-1950

A Collection in
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library
Accession number 26 WFCHS


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Repository
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library
Accession number
26 WFCHS
Title
John Walter Wayland Papers, 1890-1950
Physical Characteristics
6.19 linear feet.
Creator
Wayland, John Walter
Language
English

Administrative Information

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.

Preferred Citation

John Walter Wayland Papers, 26 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Acquisition Information

Acquired as a gift.

Alternative Form Available

Selected materials from this collection have been digitized and are available online through the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Digital Collections. See the container list below for details and links to online content.


Biographical Information

Dr. John Walter Wayland was born on December 8, 1872 to John Wesley and Anna Kagey Wayland in Shenandoah County, Virginia. From 1890 to 1893, he taught in the public schools. He received a B.S. degree from Bridgewater College in Virginia and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 1907. Wayland taught at several institutions in Virginia, including the University of Virginia and Madison College (now known as James Madison University), until his retirement in 1931. Following retirement he did extensive research and writing on the history, places and people of the Shenandoah Valley. During his life he authored 40 books and is one of the leading historians of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Wayland died in 1962.

Scope and Content

The John Walter Wayland Papers contains a variety of materials written by Wayland, to include extensive correspondence, compilations of tombstone inscriptions, family Bible records, genealogies, military rosters, court records, and property books. The collection also includes some diaries from the period of the Civil War as well as an assortment of pamphlets, advertising materials, books, and music.

Contents List

Box 1
Correspondence, Abi - Gru
Box 2
Correspondence, Hal - Sla
Box 3
Correspondence, Sma - Vir
Box 4
Correspondence, W - Z, and Miscellaneous
Box 5
Index to Correspondence
Unnumbered items, typescript and manuscript
Box 6
General correspondence and book orders
Unnumbered items
Box 7
1 volume (306 pages, manuscript) ; 25 cm
Box 7
1 volume (284 pages, manuscript) ; 25 cm
Box 7
1 volume (308 pages, manuscript) ; 25 cm
Box 7
1 volume (292 pages, manuscript) ; 25 cm
Box 8
1 volume (154 pages, manuscript) ; 36 cm
Box 8
1 volume (163 pages, manuscript) ; 36 cm
Box 8
1 volume (161 pages, manuscript) ; 36 cm
Box 8
1 volume (40 pages, manuscript) ; 36 cm
Box 8
Daily Journal of Anna Kagey Wayland, 1847-1865
1 volume (212 leaves, typescript)
Box 8
Items from Anna K. Wayland Diary, 1866-1900
1 volume (30 leaves, typescript)
Box 9
Militia Companies -- Heads of Families, Rockingham County
1 volume (114 pages, transcript)
Box 9
Wartime Diary of Samuel Angus Firebaugh, 1862-1864
1 volume (26 pages, typescript)
Box 9
Wartime Diary of John P. Louderback, 1862-1863
1 volume (22 leaves, typescript)
Box 9
Wartime Diary of Joseph Franklin Kauufman, 1862
1 volume (38 pages, typescript)
Box 9
Leaves and Branches from 300 Family Trees
1 volume (420 pages, typescript)
Box 10
Shenandoah River Navigation
1 volume (70 pages, typescript)
Box 10
List of Marriages (Shenandoah County, VA)
1 volume (158 pages, manuscript)
Box 10
Property Book for Rockingham Coounty, VA, 1798
1 volume (158 pages, manuscript)
Box 10
Waterlick Baptist Church 1798
1 volume (76 pages, typescript)
Box 10
Jefferson County (WV) Marriages, 1802-1884
1 volume (150 pages, typescript)
Box 10
Five Courthouses of Rockingham County, VA
1 volume (32 pages, typescript)
Box 11
A Virginia Commnity (Shenandoah County Survey)
1 volume (130 pages, manuscript)
Box 11
The Valley Turnpike
1 volume (182 pages, manuscript, photocopy)
Box 11
800 Colonial and Revolutionary Soldiers from Augusta, Frederick, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah Counties
1 volume (207 pages, manuscript)
Box 11
Colonial Soldiers of Frederick County, VA
1 volume (126 pages, manuscript, photocopy)
Box 12
Advertising Literature for Dr. Wayland's Publications:
3 items, printed
Box 12
Wayland, John Walter.Battle of New Market. New Market, VA: Henkel Press, 1926
24 pages, printed
Box 12
Wayland, John Walter. Bird's Eye View of the Shenandoah Valley with Map.Staunton, VA: McClure Co. Inc., 1924
2 copies
Box 12
Song, "Old Virginia," from supplement to Normal School Bulletin Vol. 9, No. 6. Lyrics by John Walter Wayland, Music by Will H. Ruebush, October 1917
2 pages, printed
Box 12
Wayland, John Walter. "Shenandoah Valley in History and Literature,"Normal Bulletin Vol. 7, No. 1. Harrisonburg, VA: State Normal School, January 1915
24 pages, printed
Box 12
Wayland, John Walter. Sixty Errors Corrected: A Manual for Use in Public Schools. 2d edition. Harrisonburg, VA: 1931
Box 12
Wayland, John Walter, "A True Gentleman," written for contest in the Baltimore Sun, 1909
3 leaves, printed, photocopy
Box 12
Smith, Glenn Curtiss. Biographical Sketch. "John Walter Wayland: Veteran Historian of Virginia," printed in the Commonwealth, February, 1956
1 page, printed
Box 12
Wayland, John Walter. List of Writings.
Box 12
News Articles, John Walter Wayland's Testimony before Senate Committee regarding Supreme Court
2 leaves, printed
Box 12
Wayland, John Walter. Whispers of the Hills. New Market, VA: Henkel Press, 1928
Box 12
Lucy Buck Diary, 1861-1865
1 volume (240 leaves, typescript)