January 15, 2007 – March 15, 2007
Letter, 15 Dec[embe]r 14, of Thomas J. Parker (of Baltimore, Md.) to Capt. Daniel C[laiborne] Butts (serving in the Virginia General Assembly). 1 p.: holograph signed; 8 x 10 in. Serves as a letter of introduction for a Major Latham, a veteran of the Battle of New Orleans, La. Gift of C. Hobson Goddin.
Papers, 1859–1910, of the Bond family (of Bedford County, Va.) primarily consisting of letters written between 1861 and 1863 by Henry Clay Bond (while serving with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment, F Company, of the Confederate States Army) to his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Board) Bond (later Meador). 57 items. Gift of Shannon Bryant Starke and J. Bryant Starke.
Records, 1893–1899, of the Polk Miller Drug Company of Richmond, Va., primarily concerning Polk Miller’s dog care and poultry feed products marketed under the names “Sergeant’s” and “Victory Poultry Food.” ca. 700 items. Purchased.
Papers, 1910–1978, of Roger Horace Johnson (African American Baptist minister of Richmond, Va.) including sermons, materials related to his attendance at Virginia Union University, and his employment as a teacher at Armstrong High School. 46 items. Purchased.
Ledger, 1920–1923, of the Clarke County Colored Horse Association of Berryville, Va. [xvi], 184 pp.: handwritten; 12½ x 8 in. Bound volume. Includes a constitution, by-laws, minutes, lists of members, and financial records. Gift of Stuart E. Brown, Jr.
Minute book, 1933–1937, of the Wandering Boys Club of Berryville, Va., an African American choral group that traveled in western Virginia and West Virginia to perform in churches. 200 pp.: handwritten; 10 x 8 in. Bound volume. Also, includes scheduled performances, amounts received, song lyrics, and a list of club officers. Gift of Stuart E. Brown, Jr.
Yearbook, 1934, assembled by Preston W. Watt concerning the class of 1934 of the Ginter Park [Elementary] School, Richmond, Va. (entitled The Gate of ’34).  leaves: handwritten and typescript; 9½ x 12 in. Bound volume. Includes photographs of faculty and students. Purchased.
Scrapbook, 1937, compiled by Floyd F. Jenkins (of Windsor, Va.), covering the death of his wife, educator Varina Bailey Jenkins. 2 vols. Mrs. Jenkins had been supervisor of rural schools in Isle of Wight County, while her husband moved from the posts of superintendent of schools in Nansemond and Southampton counties to the Virginia State Department of Education. Gift of W. Bailey Wilkinson.
Papers, 1970–1971, of Edward J. Frost (of Richmond, Va.) concerning his involvement, as an employee of A. H. Robins Company, with the local Industrial Management Club. 2 items. Gift of Edward J. Frost.
Papers, 1972–1990, of Howard L. Hall ([b. 1934] of Richmond, Va.) concerning his employment with A. H. Robins Company. Materials include resumes and an operating planning facilities report. 4 items. Gift of Howard L. Hall, Jr.
Papers, 1979–1987, of Alex W. Allen (of Richmond, Va.) documenting his career as a graphics designer with A. H. Robins Company. 19 items. Gift of Alex W. Allen.
Addey, Markinfield: Life and Imprisonment of Jefferson Davis: Together with the Life and Military Career of Stonewall Jackson, from Authentic Sources. . . . New York, 1866. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
[Crouch, Nathaniel]: The Strange and Prodigious Religions, Customs, and Manners of Sundry Nations: containing: I. Their Ridiculous Rites and Ceremonies in the Worship of their Several Deities . . . Adorned with Divers Pictures of Several Remarkable Passages Therein. By R. D. London, 1683. Includes information of Virginia. Purchased through the First Settlers Fund.
Evangelical Lutheren Synod of Virginia: Ein kurzer Bericht der Special-Conferenz, gehaltenin der Solomons kirche, in Shenandoah County, Virginien, den 20sten Marz, 1815. New Market, 1815. Published by the Henkel Press. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Henkel, Paul: Kurzer Zeitvertreib, bestehend in einigen Liedern: dienlich zur Sittenlehre. New Market, 1812. Published by the Henkel Press. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Luther, Martin: Doct. Martin Luther’s Smaller Catechism, in the Original German, accompanied by an English translation; with preliminary observations. . . . New Market, Va., 1829. Published by the Henkel Press. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Negro Organization Society of Virginia: Twenty-Sixth Annual Meting Negro Organizational Society of Virginia, Inc. . . . November 9–11, 1938. Richmond, Va., 1938. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Office of Tyler & Son, General Commission Merchants, Richmond, Va., Feb. 17, 1862, Dr. Sir, We herewith hand you today’s prices of the leading articles of produce in our market. . . . Richmond, Va., 1862 . Broadside. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Potomac Baptist Association: Minutes of the First Annual Meeting of the Potomac Baptist Association, held by appointment with the Church of the Pleasant Vale, Fauquier County, Virginia, August 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, 1856. Washington, D. C., 1856. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
The Old Dominion Home. November 1906, Vol. 1, No. 2. Dayton, Va., 1906. Periodical "devoted to chaste, entertaining and instructive literature for Virginia homes." Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Scott, Sylvester: Young Ladies’ Institute, at the corner of Prince and St. Joseph Streets, Alexandria, Va. [Alexandria, Va.? 18–?] Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Shenandoah Normal College, a School for the People, Middetown, Virginia: Thorough, Practical, Progressive. Opening September 4, 1883. Danville, Ill., 1883. Signed: G. W. Hoenshel, Principal, Frederick Co., Middletown, Va. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Stonewall Jackson Institute (Abingdon, Va.): Catalogue of the Stonewall Jackson Institute, Abingdon, Va. Abingdon, Va., 1908. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
United Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina: Kurzer Auszug von der Verrichtungen der Synode des Lutherischen Ministeriums: gehalten im Staat Nord Carolina, im Jahr unsers Herrn 1817. New Market, Va., 1818. Published by the Henkel Press. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
[Williams, Wellington]: Appleton's Southern and Western Travellers' Guide: With New and Authentic Maps. . . . 1st ed. New York, 1850. Includes information on Virginia springs and caves. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Wilson, Woodrow: Lawyer and the Community. Chattanooga, Tenn., 1910. Gift of W. Hamilton Bryson.
Young, Arthur: Rural Oeconomy: or, Essays on the Practical Parts of Husbandry . . . to which is added, The Rural Socrates, being Memoirs of a Country Philosopher, by the Author of The Farmer’s Letters. Dublin, [ca. 1770]. Present in the libraries of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, James Mercer, and Joseph Prentis. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.