SELECTED ACCESSIONS: Books & Sheet Music
Morse, Sydney E. A New System of Modem Geography, or a View of the Present State of the World. Boston, 1822. Bears manuscript presentation inscription from the author to Thomas Jefferson and Jefferson's ownership marks. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Moreau, Jacob Nicolas. A Memorial Containing a Summary View of Facts, with Their Authorities, in Answer to the Observation Sent by the English Ministry to the Courts of Europe. Philadelphia, 1757. Contains an extensive extract from the journal that George Washington kept during his 1754 expedition to fortify the forks of the Ohio against the French, including Washington's alleged confession to the massacre of a patrol under Jumonville. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Langley, Batty. The Builder's Vade-mecum: or, a Complete Key to the Five Orders of Columns in Architecture . . . . London, 1729. Located in Helen Park's list of architectural books available in America before the revolution. Purchase. Lettie Pate Evans Fund.
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War. New York, 1896. Gift of William G. Hellmuth.
Encyclopedia Americana: a Popular Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Philadelphia, 1830-33. In 13 vols. Gift of the Hester family.
The Victory Won: a Memorial of the Rev. Wm. J. Hoge, D.D., Late Pastor of the Tabb Street Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, Va., 1864. Confederate imprint. Gift of the Hester family.
Richmond Stove Company, Richmond, Va. Catalogue 1897-98. Richmond, Va., 1897. Gift of the Hester family.
General catalogue [for] Hening & Nuckols, Dealers in Farming Implements for Every Description. Richmond, Va„ n.d. Gift of Richard Hollerith, Jr.
Leeds and Company Plant Catalogue. Fall, 1881. Richmond, Va., 1881. Gift of the Hester family.
Bonner, T. D. The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth, Mountaineer, Scout, Pioneer and Chief of the Crow Nation of Indians. 1st ed. New York, 1856. Beckwourth was born in Virginia. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Weems, Mason Locke. The life of George Washington, with Curious Anecdotes, Equally Honourable to Himself, and Exemplary to His Young Countrymen; Embellished with Six Engravings. Philadelphia, 1838. Purchase.
Findley, William. History of the Insurrection: in Four Western Counties of Pennsylvania in the Year MDCCXCIV; with a Recital of the Circumstances Specially Connected Therewith, and an Historical Review of the Previous Situation of the Country. 1st ed. Philadelphia, 1796. The definitive history of the Whiskey Rebellion. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
An Expose of the Facts, Concerning Recent Transactions, Relating to the Corps of Cadets of the United States Military Academy, at West Point, New York. Newburgh, N.Y., 1819. The case of Cadet Thomas Ragland, of Virginia, who headed a committee to seek to "redress wrongs" by informing the superintendent of their brutal treatment by an officer of the U.S. infantry then in command of the corps. Ragland was dismissed from the corps. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Libby Prison War Museum Association. Catalogue and Program [for] Chicago's Tribute [to the] Libby Prison War Museum. Chicago, 1893. Detailed description of Richmond's Libby Prison, dismantled and reconstructed in Chicago in 1893 for the world's Columbian Exposition. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
U.S. Army. War Department. General orders, no. 360. Satisfactory Evidence Having Been Produced to the War Department that a Bronze Equestrian Statue, Unlawfully Taken from a Private House in Fredericksburg, at the Time of Capture of That Place by the Union Forces, was the Private Property of Mr. Douglas Gordon of That City. It is Ordered That It Be Restored to Mrs. Annie C. Thomas, the Sister of Mr. Gordon. Washington, D.C., 1863. Broadside. An order restraining pillaging in occupied Virginia, concerning a statue now in the collection of the Virginia Historical Society. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Panghorn, J. G. Mountain and Valley Resorts on Picturesque B & 0 [Railroad]. Illustrated by Thomas Moran ... and Others. Chicago, 1884. Includes eleven chromolithograph illustrations of Virginia resort areas along the B & 0. Purchase. Frank F. Byrum Memorial Fund.
Pliny, the Elder. The Historic of the World, Commonly Called The Natural History of C. Pliniu Secundus. Translated into English by Philemon Holland. London, 1601. Gift of Kenny, Ralph, and Janie Lyie Higgins.
Very Little Tales for Very Little Children. In Single Syllables of Three or Four Letters. New York, 1871. Gift of Celia Staples Martin Elder.
von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm. Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States. Philadelphia, 1779. First edition. Gift of the Estate of Paul Mellon.
The American Traveller: or, Observations of the Present State, Culture and Commerce of the British Colonies in America. London, 1773. Gift of the Estate of Paul Mellon.
The History of the British Dominions in North America. London, 1773. Gift of the Estate of Paul Mellon.
Cockings, George. The American War, a Poem; in Six Books. In Which the Names of the Officers Who have Distinguished Themselves, During the War, are Introduced. London, 1781. Gift of the Estate of Paul Mellon.
Franck, Sebastian. Weltbüch: Spiegel vn des gantzen Erdbodens von Sebastiano Franco Wordensi in vier Bücher. Tübingen, 1534. Book six includes information on America. Gift of the Estate of Paul Mellon.
Burrow, Sir James. Reports of Cases Adjusted in the Court of the King's Bench, Since the Death of Lord Raymond, in Four Parts, Distributed According to the Times of his Four Successors. In five volumes. Dublin, 1778. Bears signature of Edmund Randolph (1753-1813). Purchase. Leo Wellhouse Fund.
Rogers, William Edgar. The First Battle of the Iron Clads as Seen by an Eye Witness: Printed from a Talk by Colonel William E. Rogers to the Mount Pleasant Citizens' Association. Washington, 1923. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Executor's sale. Roxbury, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the resident of the late D. C. Wirt, Son of the Distinguished William Wirt. Washington [1893?] Broadside. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Howison, Robert S. Reports of Criminal Trials in the Circuit, State, and United States Courts in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond, Va., 1851. Gift of W. Hamilton Bryson.
von Burkholtz, Louis. On Infantry Camp Duty, Field Fortification, and coast defense. Washington, 1860. Gift of A. Churchill Young III.
Woodburn, James Albert. American Orations: Studies in American Political History. In nine volumes. New York, 1896. Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, Jr., in memory of Lawrence Lewis, Jr.
Geo. Witt Shoe Company. "Dixie Girl," Lynchburg, Va., 1902. Gift of William Cole.
Herzog, Julius, J. "The Jamestown Exposition March and Two Step," Baltimore, Md„ 1907. Gift of William Cole.
Ayers, Lt. Warren J. "The Fighting Amphibians, Little Creek, Va.," 1940. Gift of William Cole.
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