May 15, 2005 – July 15, 2005
Papers, 1767, of Baily Washington (of Stafford County, Va.) concerning a dispute with Charles Eskridge over the unauthorized clearing of land belonging to Eskridge in Loudoun County, Va., by Washington's overseer. 2 items. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Papers, 1786–1910, of the Cooper family (of New York and "Cameron," Fairfax County, Va.) primarily including correspondence and related materials of General Samuel Cooper (1798–1876) of the United States and Confederate States armies; his father, Samuel Cooper (1757–1840), Revolutionary War veteran of New York City and Fairfax County, Va.; his wife, Sarah Maria (Mason) Cooper of Analostan Island in the Potomac River; and his children. 161 items. Gift of Mrs. Virginia D. Beebe through the courtesy of Mrs. Virginia B. Veillette.
Letter, 1849 July 7, of James Henderson Fitzgerald to Murray Forbes discussing an outbreak of cholera in Virginia and a visit to the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs.  p. on 2 leaves: holograph signed; 8 x 10 in. Gift of Mrs. William Murray Forbes Bayliss.
Autograph album, 1861–1863, of Mary A. McMullen including autographs, lines of verse, and drawings inscribed to Mary McMullen and Kate Watkins (of Charlottesville and Gordonsville, Va.). 1 vol. (40 leaves): handwritten; 5 1/2 x 7 in. Bound volume. Gift of H. B. Tennant, Inverness, Fla., through the courtesy of the Orange County Regional History Center.
Letter, 1863 Oct[obe]r 10–11, written by Conway Robinson Howard, Murray Forbes Taylor, and [Richard Henry Toler] Adams to members of the Willis family (of "Wood Park," Orange County, Va.) concerning breaking camp in Madison County, Va.  p.: handwritten; 4 1/2 x 7 in. Gift of Mrs. William Murray Forbes Bayliss.
Letter, 66 Mar[ch] 8, of Robert E. Lee (of Lexington, Va.) to Edw[ar]d Pollard, acknowledging information sent by Pollard. 1 p.: holograph signed; 8 x 5 1/4 in. Purchased.
Register, 1877–1899, of the Richmond Club, Richmond, Va., including records of visitors, with names, dates and addresses.  p.: handwritten; 14 x 13 1/2 in. Bound volume. Gift of Dr. Beverley Randolph Wellford.
Signature book, 1892–1901, of the Security Savings Bank, Richmond, Va.  p.: handwritten; 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Gift of N. W. Durrett.
Records, 1907–2003, of Lane Company, Inc., Altavista, Va., furniture manufacturing firm and producers of Lane Cedar Chests, including early corporate records of the Standard Red Cedar Chest Company (precursor to Lane Furniture); stockholder records; legal materials; plant and equipment maintenance records; advertising records; company histories; Lane Foundation materials; Lane family papers, chiefly concerning the settlement of personal estates; and personal papers of Bernard B. Lane. ca. 200 linear feet. Gift the Lane family and the Lane Company, Inc., through the courtesy of Minnie Bassett Lane.
Records, 1957–1958, of the Model General Assembly conducted by the Virginia District of the Young Men's Christian Association of the Southern Area Council in Richmond, Va. Records concerning the Tenth Annual Assembly in 1957 and the Eleventh Annual Assembly in 1958 were compiled by delegate Daniel Thomas Balfour (of Franklin, Va.). 48 items. Gift of Daniel T. Balfour.
Thackara & Vallance, Plan of the City of Washington (Philadelphia, 1792), accompanied by “Description of the City of Washington” from Universal Asylum, and Columbia Magazine (March 1792).
United States Coastal Survey, Rappahannock River Virginia from Occupacia Creek to Deep Creek (Washington, D.C., 1878)
All gifts of Summit Enterprises of Virginia through the courtesy of Alan M. Voorhees.