November 15, 2008 – January 15, 2009
Papers, 1810–55, of Charles James Faulkner (lawyer and legislator of Berkeley County [later W.Va.]) primarily concerning his legal career and including plats and surveys of land, a legal opinion regarding property of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, and related materials. 9 items. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Papers, 1818–1951, of the Rives family (of Castle Hill, Albemarle County) consisting primarily of accounts, photographs, and miscellaneous materials, and especially focusing on Alfred Landon Rives and his daughter, author Amélie Louise (Rives) Chanler Troubetzkoy. 529 items. Gift of Allen Potts.
Daybook, 1825 September 7–November 7, of Andrew Dickerson, kept as a merchant at Stony Fork. 29 [i.e., 26] p.: holograph; 7 3/4 x 12 in. Gift of Alma Dickerson Heyl.
Arithmetic book, 1825–68, kept by Andrew Dickerson in Montgomery County. 157 [i.e., 152],  p.: part holograph; 7 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. Bound volume. Consists of mathematical exercises, some local accounts for carpentry, and birth records of members of the Dickerson, Dodd, and Miller families. Gift of Alma Dickerson Heyl.
Papers, 1843–1939, of Ella Wood (Rutherfoord) Wheat, primarily consisting of correspondence between Mrs. Wheat and her husband, Richmond physician S. H. Lewis Wheat. 194 items. Gift of Frances Boushnall Forsyth.
Records, 1867–97, of the Marshall Manufacturing Company of Manchester [now Richmond], cotton and textile manufacturer, including correspondence with customers and suppliers, and account books. 193 folders and 7 volumes. Gift of an anonymous donor.
Papers, 1894–1961, of the Pollard family (of Richmond) largely consisting of "round robin" letters between members of the family of Virginia governor John Garland Pollard. 486 items. Gift of Emma Clarke White.
Records, 1913–63, of St. Luke’s Hospital, Richmond, primarily concerning financial support of the institution from the estates of Joanna Bethune Arents and Dr. and Mrs. Stuart McGuire. 57 items. Gift of Humana, Inc., Louisville, Ky., through the courtesy of Joan O. Lenahan, corporate secretary.
Papers, 1926–94, of Anne Hobson Freeman, author and oral historian, concerning research on the history of Richmond, investment firms Scott & Stringfellow and Wheat First Butcher Singer. 204 folders. Gift of Anne Hobson Freeman and Wheat First Butcher Singer, Richmond.
Papers, 1937, of Kathryn Viola Gray (of Richmond) including a diploma and photograph of the graduating class of 1937 of Armstrong High School. 2 items. Gift of Jason Morris.
Records, 1937–74, of the Laburnum Construction Corporation of Richmond, primarily consisting of minute books of directors’ meetings, ledgers, and financial reports. 60 items. Gift of Roberta Bryan Bocock.
Bird, Jacob. Narrative of Two Perilous Adventures Recently made into Dixie's Land: Also an Account of Six Months Imprisonment in a Secession Jail: and a Recital of Some of Capt. S. B. Phillips' Adventures in Western Virginia since the Breaking Out of the War, by Rev. Jacob Bird. Also includes: Leaves from a Journal of a Soldier's Wife. Pittsburgh, Pa., 1862. Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial foundation Fund.
Elsesser, Harry C. When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in France. Words by Harold Freeman; music by Harry C. Elsesser. Roanoke, 1918. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.
Goodrich, Samuel Griswold. Stories about Captain John Smith, of Virginia; for the Instruction and Amusement of Children. Hartford, Conn., 1829. Illustrated. Gift of William Cole.
Greenwood, John J. The Wreck of the Noble Maine: Patriotic Song. Words by Alice A. Russell; music by John J. Greenwood. Norfolk, 1898. Sheet music. "Dedicated to the dead heroes of the U. S. Battleship Maine, sunk in Havana, Cuba, on the evening of Feb. 15th, 1898." Gift of William Cole.
Jefferson, Thomas. Message from the President of the United States, to Both Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Tenth Congress: and Documents Accompanying the Same. Pittsfield, Mass., 1808. Bears the bookplate of Gordon W. Jones, M.D., Falmouth. Gift of Donald P. Tobias in loving memory of Doris D. Tobias.
Schaberg, Anna Lou. Millard the Mallard’s Christmas. 2d ed. Richmond, 1979. "A Frogmore Fantasy." Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Southworth, May E. The Motorist’s Luncheon Book. 1st ed. New York, 1923. Gift of Margaret C. Hager.
Vote for Wm. Bullitt Fitzhugh: First District Candidate and the Best Equipped Man for Lieutenant Governor. . . . Norfolk, 1921. Broadside. Gift of Mr. Southey Holland.
Wagner, Conrad. The Seashore for Mine: A Breezy Waltz Song. Words by G. Ed. Weitzel; music by Conrad Wagner. Richmond, c. 1912. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.
Warren and Woodhouse (Norfolk). Norfolk, Va., December 19th, 1864: Dear Sir: Having Removed Our Stock of Farming Implements, Iron, Seed, &c. from Our Old Stand, no. 13 Wide Water Street, to no. 8 Roanoke Square, We Respectfully Solicit a Call at Our New Stand. . . . Norfolk, 1864. Broadside. Gift of Mr. Southey Holland.
Wilson, Woodrow. The Road Away from Revolution. Boston, Mass., 1923. From the author’s personal stock of 380 reprints in book form, this is number 180. Purchase. Donald Haynes Fund.
Wood, C. J. Reminiscences of the War: Biography and Personal Sketches of All the Commanding Offices of the Union Army: Narrative of the Morgan Raid in Indiana and Ohio: Fall of Richmond and the Surrender of Gen’l Lee: Flight of Jeff. Davis: Capture and Court Martial . . . by C. J. Wood, M.D. Purchase. William A. Hagey Fund
World’s Congress of Representative Women. The Congress of Women Held in the Women’s Building: World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago. Chicago, Ill., 1894. Includes notes on Virginia. Gift of Nell A. Warren.