July 15, 2011 – September 15, 2011
Anderson, Betsy. Weston: A Place Apart. Warrenton, 2010. Sponsored by the Warrenton Antiquarian Society, this illustrated book tells the story of the house and the Nourse, Redd, Cephas, and Edmonds families who were its occupants. Purchased through the John & Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Arp, Bill. Bill Arp's Peace Papers. New York, 1873. A humorous fictional account of the Civil War and Reconstruction, which bears an inscription to Belle de Wolfe from her husband, Clarence, dated February 10, 1873. Gift of Kristin Lambert.
Bix, Cynthia Overbeck. Petticoats and Frock Coats: Revolution and Victorian Age Fashions from the 1770s to the 1860s. Minneapolis, 2012. Contains information on the clothing of Dolley Madison, James Monroe, George and Martha Washington, as well as an image from the VHS collections of Stonewall Jackson's pocket watch. Gift of Twenty-First Century Books.
Bell, Carolyn Wilkerson. Remembering Tinbridge Hill in Lynchburg, Virginia, 1920–1970. Lynchburg, 2011. Consists of documentation concerning the social life and customs of an African American neighborhood in twentieth-century Lynchburg. Gift of Dr. Lauranett L. Lee.
Bowen-Sherman, Judith. The Burying Ground at Old St. John's Church: A Concise History with Fifty Family Profiles and a Parish Burial Register. Waynesboro, 2011. Comprehensive resource on a famous Richmond cemetery that includes grave marker illustrations and a churchyard map. Gift of Judith Bowen-Sherman.
Fry, James Barnet. McDowell and Tyler in the Campaign of Bull Run, 1861. New York, 1884. Postwar account of the unseasoned Union troops who fought in the first major land battle of the Civil War. Gift of Kristin Lambert.
Gottfried , Bradley M. The Maps of First Bull Run: An Atlas of the First Bull Run (Manassas) Campaign, including the Battle of Ball's Bluff, June–October 1861. New York, 2009. Fifty-one detailed maps give a complete picture of all aspects of this battle. Purchased through the Frank F. Byram Memorial Fund.
Griffin, Eric. Unfinished Business: The John-Griffin Day Sermon. Farmville, 2011. This sermon was delivered at the First Baptist Church in Farmville on April 17, 2011, in memory of Barbara Rose Johns Powell and the Rev. L. Francis Griffin. Gift of Patrice Carter, Robert Russa Moton Museum.
Hogge, Dennis. Matthew Brady's Manassas Photo Journal: Exploring the First Battlefield of the American Civil War in Period Images. Centreville, 2011. Inscribed to the Virginia Historical Society by the author and contains images from the Robert Knox Sneden collection. Gift of Dennis Hogge.
Horton, James O. and Amanda Kleintop. Race, Slavery and the Civil War: The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory. Richmond, 2011. Compilation of papers presented at the annual conference sponsored by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Kimberly, J. B. Fortress Monroe. Old Point Comfort, 1900. Mounted photographs of many of the buildings associated with this famous fort, including the Coast Artillery School, library, parade grounds, post chapel, moat, and YMCA building. Gift of the Rock Island Historical Society.
McCormick, Mary R. A Letter from Africa to the Executive Secretary. Richmond, 1937. A letter from a missionary in Nigeria to the Southern Baptist Convention Foreign Mission Board in Richmond. Purchased through the William A. Hagey Fund.
McGuffey, William Holmes. McGuffey's New Second Eclectic Reader For Young Learners. Cincinnati, 1865. Bears the signature of William T. Parke dated May 18, 1875. Gift of Sally Behrhorst.
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Virginia Conference. Proceedings of the Virginia Conference in the Trial of W. A. Smith, D.D., on charges preferred by C. F. Deems, D.D., at the Session of 1855. Richmond, 1856. Documents the conflict between Charles F. Deems, prominent Methodist minister who was formerly a professor at Randolph Macon College, and the Rev. William Smith, a leading advocate of slavery who was then president of the College. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Ritchie, Thomas. Thomas Ritchie's Letter Containing Reminiscences of Henry Clay and the Compromise. Richmond, 1852. A eulogy-biography of Henry Clay by Thomas Ritchie, who knew Clay in his youth. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Sage, Connie. Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel. Charlottesville, 2011. Batten began his career working on his uncle's newspaper in Norfolk and created the Weather Channel in 1982. Gift of the University of Virginia Press.
A Short History of Thomas Fortune Ryan's English Racing Stable, 1923–1928. New York, 1929. Privately printed, this volume documents each horse owned by Ryan at his English stable, including one named “The Virginian.” Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Van Noy, Rick. A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons. Athens, Ga., 2011. Radford University professor Von Noy, describes the natural Virginia landscape and the importance of environmental education for children. Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Vaux, Roberts. Memoirs of the Life of Anthony Benezet. York, England, 1817. Contains letters of a Quaker abolitionist, some of which deal with slavery in Virginia and treatment of Native Americans. Gift of Kristin Lambert.
Virginia College for Young Ladies (Roanoke). Virginia College for Young Ladies with Conservatory Advantages in Music, Elocution, and Art. Roanoke, 1901. The Virginia College for Young Ladies opened in 1893 and was designed to offer a progressive education to young women with coursework in geography, history, reading, astronomy, English, Greek, Latin, and French, as well as the “finishing courses” of music, elocution, and art. Gift of Janean Monahan.
Westmoreland Club (Richmond). Westmoreland Club, 1900: Constitution, Rules, Members, Officers, Committees. Richmond, 1900. Bears the bookplate of William J. Perry, Fancy Hill, Staunton, dated February 17, 1949. Gift of Lisa R. Moore.
Papers, 1806–8, of George Hoadley (of Northfield, Conn.) consisting of letters written to his father from Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pa., while the younger man worked as a correspondent for the United States Gazette. Letters primarily focus on political and social life during the second Jefferson presidential administration. 11 items. Gift in honor of George Hoadley and his great-granddaughter Martha Mary (Hoadly) Bowles by Aubrey B. and Jane Bowles.
Papers, 1861–63, of the Trelease family (of Morris County, N.J.) primarily consisting of letters written by three sons serving in New Jersey volunteer infantry units in Virginia (two of whom died in service), especially Walter K. Trelease (of the 27th New Jersey Infantry of the U.S. Army of the Potomac). 8 items. Gift of Pat Trelease Kennedy through the courtesy of Michael Bell.
History, 1880–2010, of the Fifth Street Baptist Church Brotherhood Bible Class, Richmond, compiled by Stanley F. Williams. Includes a history of this African American congregation and of the activities of the men's Bible class in the local community. 3 vols. Gift of Stanley F. Williams.
Cook family papers, 1890–2007, primarily consisting of courtship letters between John James Smithson Cook (of Mecklenburg County) and Blanche Louise (Moseley) Cook, as well as a state teaching certificate and teacher's contract awarded to Mrs. Cook by the South Hill District of Mecklenburg County. 26 items. Gift of Margaret Phillips Moore McClanahan.
Papers, 1936–51, compiled by Richard Smith Taylor (as gardener) concerning Virginia House, Richmond. Include insurance policies, correspondence concerning the estates of Alexander W. and Virginia Chase Stedman Weddell, and renderings of the gardens. 7 items. Purchased.
Letters, 1943 March 19–September 16, written by Arthur Hadley Dittemore (while serving in the U.S. Navy) concerning his basic training at Camp Peary and travel through Richmond, additional training at Camp Endicott, Rhode Island, and service with the 1008th Construction Battalion Detachment in the South Pacific. 16 items. Gift of Rhonda Kay Dandliker.
Records, 1954–2008, of the Ashland Garden Club, Ashland, including minutes of meetings of the club membership and executive committee, with reports of officers and records of awards and presentation cups interspersed. 31 items. Gift of the Ashland Garden Club through the courtesy of Mrs. M. E. Shamburger III, historian.
The Cornucopia Map of Norfolk and Vicinity, compiled and platted by James F. Carr. Norfolk, 1887. Purchased through the Frank F. Byram Memorial Fund.
Rural Delivery Routes, Halifax County, Virginia. Washington, D.C., 1912. Gift of Janet J. Perkins.
The Port of Hampton Roads: Embracing Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A. Richmond, 1937. Purchased.
Painting, "The Four Captains' Memorial: A 9/11 Tribute"; uniform cap of Capt. Charles F. Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, Washington to Los Angeles, that was crashed into the Pentagon; photograph and biography of Captain Burlingame; uniform cap of Jason M. Dahl, pilot of United Airlines Flight 93, Newark to San Francisco; photograph and biography of Captain Dahl; United States flag that flew over the U.S. House of Representatives in the days after September 11, 2001. Gift of Dr. Kenneth J. Strafer.
World War II uniform coat and shirt of Frederick Pilgrim Haseltine; vulcanized case in which letters and other items were sent to him by family members during his service in the U.S. Army; photograph of Haseltine as postwar Richmond radio personality. Gift of Nell Haseltine.
Braided leather whip reportedly used on enslaved persons, possibly in Virginia, in the first half of the nineteenth century. Gift of Adrienne Strandberg in honor of her father, Alton M. Motter, a pastor in Pennsylvania to whom it was given by a civil rights movement member in the 1960s.