January 15, 2006 – March 15, 2006
Commission, 1780 April 19, issued to Jacob Woodson as a captain in the Prince Edward County militia by the governor of Virginia. 1 p.: printed form with handwritten completions; 83 x 6 in. Signed by Thomas Jefferson and bears seal of Virginia. Gift of the late Perkins Morton Flippin.
Commonplace book, 1858–ca. 1888, of Gottfried Gross kept as an apprentice to wheelwright Thomas D. Eckerson in New Durham, N.J., and later as a carriage and wagon manufacturer with Conrad Gross (as C. & G. Gross) in Richmond, Va.  p.: part holograph; 4 x 6 3/4 in. Bound volume. Includes drawings and descriptions of wagon component parts and wagon construction. Purchased.
Circular, 1861 March [?], issued by Betts & Gregory, Auctioneers of Richmond, Va., to "Dear Sir." 1 p.: printed form with handwritten completions; 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. Concerns prices current for the sale of African American slaves in Richmond, with listings of prices for specific categories of persons. Gift of Richmond Mayo-Smith through the courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Commonplace book, 1889–1892, of Thomas C. Ruffin (of Richmond, Va.).  leaves: holograph; 72 x 92 in. Bound volume. Includes essays and speeches prepared for debates participated in as a member of the Henrico Lyceum, as well as a travel account concerning a convention of the Episcopal Brotherhood of St. Andrew in Philadelphia, Pa. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Ruffin.
Commonplace book, 1892–1899, of George J. Gross (of Richmond, Va.) primarily concerning the carriage and wagon manufacturing business of Conrad Gross. 1, 20,  leaves; holograph; 3 1/2 x 6 in. Bound volume. Includes prices for manufactured parts for wagons and carriages, as well as costs for construction and repair of vehicles and descriptions and drawings of gears. Purchased.
Letter, 1899 December 21, of F. H. Deane & Co. of Richmond, Va., to Davidson & Quisenbury. 1 p.: printed; 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. Concerns prices for and sale of hay, clover and straw.
Specification of labor and materials for the construction of a bank building for the Peoples National Bank of Charlottesville, Va., compiled by architect Eugene M. Bradbury, ca. 1916. 31 leaves: typescript; 13 1/2 x 9 in. Gift of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Student notebook, ca. 1920, kept by Collins Denny (of Richmond, Va.) for a course in jurisprudence while attending Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. , 160 [i.e., 161],  p.: holograph; 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. Bound volume. Also, includes loose class notes. 6 items. Gift of Dr. W. Hamilton Bryson.
Virginia Herald (Fredericksburg, Va.), 1804 November 23 and December 18. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Enquirer (Richmond, Va.), 1828 February 5. Gift of Mrs. Virginia W. Christian.
The Log Cabin (Albany & New York, N.Y.), 1840 August 1. Gift of William W. Cole.
The New-York Times (New York, N.Y.), 1862 June 5. Gift of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Association of American Railroads. School and College Service: The Iron Horse Goes to War: a Picture Story about Railroads in the War Between the States: How they became the Great Basic Military Asset that They are Today. Washington, 1960? Comic book. Gift of George P. George.
Coles, Sade Catherine and John Lee Higgins: Gallant Commander. Dedicated to Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd. Arlington, Va., 1928. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship. Richmond, Va., 1847.
From the library of John Melville Jennings, given in his memory by George Stoner.
Fuller, Thomas: The Historie of the Holy Warre. Cambridge, 1640. From the library of John Melville Jennings, given in his memory by George Stoner.
Gadsden, Christopher Philip: The Bible, the Only Safe Director of the Activity of the Day: an Address Delivered Before the Cadets' Bible Society of the Virginia Military Institute, June 3rd, 1859. Richmond, Va., 1859. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Galloway, Joseph: Cool Thoughts on the Consequences to Great Britain of American Independence. On the Expense to Great Britain in the Settlement and Defence of the American Colonies. London, 1780. From the library of John Melville Jennings, given in his memory by George Stoner.
Graeme's Executor, and Vial's Executor vs. "The Mutual Assurance Society Against Fire on Buildings of the State of Virginia": brief for the appellants. Richmond, Va.? 1884. Litigation concerning claims against the Mutual Assurance Society for losses incurred during the 1865 burning of Richmond. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Hogshead, Alexander Lewis: The Gospel Self-Supporting. Wytheville, Va., 1873. Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial foundation Fund.
John Scott, plaintiff vs. Anne Brooke and Martin P. Brooke, in their own right, and as heirs and distributees, and the said Martin P. Brooke, as administrator of Francis W. Brooke, defendants. Washington, 1840. Case involving the settlement of a partnership account and the purchase and hiring of slaves. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Manson, Theodore: Pocahontas March and Two-Step. Chicago, 1903. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.
Rayner, B. L.: Sketches of the Life, Writings, ad Opinions of Thomas Jefferson, with Selections of the most Valuable Portions of his voluminous and unrivaled private correspondence. New York, 1832. From the library of John Melville Jennings, given in his memory by George Stoner.
Salmon, Thomas: A Review of the History of England: so Far as it Relates to the Titles and Pretensions of our Several Kings .... London, 1722. From the library of John Melville Jennings, given in his memory by George Stoner.
Walton, Izaak: Complete Angler: or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fishponds, Fish, and Fishing .... London, 1760. From the library of John Melville Jennings, given in his memory by George Stoner.