March 15, 2008 – May 15, 2008
Papers, 1748–1955, of the Thornhill family (of Lynchburg) including planter Joshua Thornhill, Dr. George W. Thornhill (largely concerning his service as a physician in the Confederate States Army), and Dr. William Bibb Thornhill. 1,306 items. Gift of Mrs. June B. Goode.
Papers, 1813–1891, of General William Whann Mackall (of Langley, Fairfax County) primarily concerning his service in the United States and Confederate States armies and including letters to his wife, Aminta (Sorrel) Mackall, and from fellow officers. 52 items. Gift of Aminta Sorrel Mackall McElroy and Mary Earle Mackall Wilson Dozier.
Papers, 1834–1928, of the Gatewood family (of Louisiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Virginia), including records of Dr. John W. Gatewood, his wife, Ellen Spencer (Giltner) Gatewood, and their daughter, Mary Frances (Gatewood) Witherspoon. 286 items. Gift of Mrs. Raymond E. Oliver.
Papers, 1847–1889, of the Smith family (of Maine and Marion, Smyth County) primarily concerning George S. Smith, Republican Party activist in the 1870s, and his son, George Dexter Smith, superintendent of silver mines in Arizona and a sales agent in Virginia for the Maryland Fertilizer Company. 17 items. Gift of the Clarke Historical Museum, Eureka, Calif.
Letters, 1861–1862, of Arthur Emmet O’Conner (while serving in the 99th New York Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army of the Potomac, at the General Hospital at Camp Hamilton, Va.) to Captain [?] Wise. 4 items. Gift of Mrs. Donald Shultis.
Scrapbook, 1893–1929, kept as a young woman by Mary Maude Schultz McLelland (of Richmond) primarily concerning her social life and educational activities.  p: 6 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. Bound volume. Gift of Gwynn R. Litchfield.
Letters, 1898 July–September, of Thomas Beardsworth (while a musician at the Rockbridge Alum Springs) to his future wife, Julia Ada Bantz (of Winchester). 29 items. Purchased.
Constitution and by-laws, 1914, of the Virginia Railway and Power Company’s Relief Association, Richmond & Petersburg Division.  p.: printed with handwritten completions; 6 1/4 x 4 in. Bound volume. Includes certificate of membership issued to A. H. Brown. Gift of Professor John Paul Jones.
Papers, 1942–1945, of the family of Walter Wert (of Cincinnati, Ohio) consisting of letters written by U.S. soldiers training or serving at Virginia military installations (including Donald K. Aston of the U.S. Navy at Camp Allen, Norfolk). 51 items. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Correspondence, 1990–1991, and miscellaneous materials concerning the retirement of William Blum Thalhimer, Jr., of Thalhimer Bros., Inc., Richmond. 80 items. Gift of Barbara Thalhimer.
Byrn, Edward W. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century. New York, 1900. Chronology of inventions of the nineteenth century. Gift of Marshall Johnson.
Dryden, John. The miscellaneous works of John Dryden, Esq.: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales, and Translations . . . . London, 1760. In four volumes, all containing the armorial bookplate of Ralph Wormeley (1715–1790) of Rosegill. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Fox, John. Motto's of the Wanderers: In Latin and English: Several of Which are Paraphras'd in Heroick Verse. [With] . . . Public Spirit; a Poem. London, 1718. Virginia born author. Purchase. Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Goodnoh, Edward C. A Break for Liberty: A Tale of the Days that Tried Men's Souls. Chicago, 1899. Famous tunnel escape from Libby Prison. Gift of Fred Fettinger III.
Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro. [Collection of twelve miscellaneous speeches delivered by R. M. T. Hunter from 1838–1857 on various subjects. Hunter represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representative, the U.S. Congress, and the Confederate States Congress.] Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Hester.
Mosaics. Published by the girls of the Virginia Female Institute (Staunton). Roanoke, 1900, 1902–03. Annual. Gift of Marian Mann Fletcher.
Shenandoah Valley Springs. "Helena" Natural Aperient Mineral Water as Bottled at the Spring, Near Elkton, Rockingham County, Virginia. . . . Washington, D. C. [1916?] Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
United States. Circuit Court. The Opinion of Chief Justice Marshall: In the Case of Garnett, Ex'r of Brooke v. Macon et al. Richmond, 1825. Gift of John L. McElroy, Jr.
Virginia. Governor. Communication from the Governor of Virginia: Transmitting Report and Opinion of Messrs. James G. Field, M. B. Seawall, and John M. Forbes, of the Johnson–Poe Settlement of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Matter. [Richmond, 1877.] Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Hester.