May 15, 2007 – July 15, 2007
Papers, 1737–1943, of the Moore family (of Richmond) including diaries of Josiah Staunton Moore (of the 15th Virginia Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.), William Neville Cummins (b. 1874) of the Red Jacket Coal Sales Company of Columbus, Ohio, and William Neville Cummins (1903–1969) of Virginia Electric and Power Company, and related Cabell, Moore, and Cummins family materials. 61 items. Gift of Margaret Holladay Altman.
Papers, 1770–c. 1980, of the Shore and related Epes, Fitzgerald, and Ward families (of Nottoway County) primarily including correspondence, financial accounts, legal documents, personal materials, and genealogical information of family members largely involved in agriculture. Also, include extensive information on women's life, slave life and work, and religion. 1,681 items. Purchased through the Margaret C. Schweidler Fund.
Commonplace book, 1824–c. 1825, kept by David Walker Barton while attending the law school conducted by Judge Henry St. George Tucker in Winchester. Includes abstracts of cases and legal terms and phrases, and some notes on arguments by legal counsel in local trials, along with enclosures. 7 items. Gift of Edith B. Shedlin.
Records, 1894–1951, of Baskervill & Son, Richmond, architectural firm, including drawings and specifications for public and private projects undertaken throughout Virginia, but primarily in the Richmond area. 100 boxes. Deposited by Baskervill & Son, P.C.
Papers, 1898–1954, of Harry Admiral Brinkley (lawyer of Portsmouth) primarily concerning his legal career and including licenses, appointments, diplomas, and some photographs. 14 items. Gift of Marie A. Orr.
Papers, 1901–1984, of Louise Burgess Herndon (teacher of Richmond) including financial records kept by her father-in-law, Brodie S. Herndon (of Portsmouth) and other materials concerning the Herndon family, a scrapbook compiled by her sister Conway Burgess, and materials concerning prominent educators living in the Richmond area. 309 items. Gift of Louise B. Herndon.
Papers, 1942–1990, of Norman D. Schellenger (as an employee of A. H. Robins Company, Richmond) primarily consisting of a bound volume of division manager's meeting records, memoranda, and sales bulletins. c. 1,200 items. Gift of Norm Schellenger.
Scrapbook, 1948–1953, kept by Katherine M. Terrell (later Nufer) while a student at Miss Turnbull's School for Girls in Norfolk. 1 vol. Gift of Katherine Nufer.
Papers, 1952–1989, of Carl Dalton Lunsford (as an employee of A. H. Robins Company, Richmond) including promotion letters, congratulatory letters from colleagues, press releases, and articles from throughout his career. c. 100 items. Gift of Carl D. Lunsford.
Papers, 1964–2005, of William J. Welstead (research chemist of Hopewell) primarily consisting of chemical research personnel directories from the period when he was employed by A. H. Robins Company, Richmond, and by Wyeth. Also, include promotional materials for drugs developed by Welstead, resumes, and related materials. 10 items. Gift of William J. Welstead.
Art Work in Norfolk and Vicinity. Chicago, 1895. Pictorial work including buildings and other historic structures throughout the Hampton Roads area. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Christening and Launching of the Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln CVN72, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, February 13, 1988. Newport News, . Purchase. John A. C. Keith Fund.
Gaines, Gartrell J. Where Do We Stand? The Negro in the South Today. New York, 1957. Includes correspondence between author and Sarah-Patton Boyle of Charlottesville, author of The Desegregated Heart. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Heller's, Spring and Summer: We ask for your trade because we give you all the advantages of low prices. . . . [Winchester? Va., 18--]. Broadside. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Hill, Annabella P. Mrs. A. P. Hill's New Cook-book: or, Housekeeping Made Easy; a practical system for private families, in town and country especially adapted to the Southern states.... [2nd ed.] New York, 1882. First published in 1867, its author is identified in fine print as the "widow of Hon. Edward Y. Hill, of Georgia." Gift of the estate of Hoskins Mallory Sclater.
Notice, Temperance Meetings: Rev. J. W. West, Field Secretary of the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia, will speak on. . . . [N.p., 190-?]. Broadside. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Pise, Charles Constantine. The Indian Cottage: A Unitarian Story . . . by the author of Father Rowland. . . . Baltimore . The “Indian Cottage” was an “ancient mansion situated on the Virginia shore.” Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Seaboard Airline Railroad Company. Where Money Grows. [Portsmouth, 1904]. Advertising for citrus growing in Manatee County, Florida. Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
United States. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers. Report of the Secretary of War, in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate, in reference to the Construction of the Potomac Aqueduct. . . . [Washington, D. C., 1841]. Gift of Stan Vladyka and Michele Cannon.
United States Military Academy. Official Register of Officers and Cadets. West Point, N.Y., 1844, 1847, 1849, 1851–55, 1893. Gift of John G. Sebrell.
Victory! Victory! Victory! We Celebrate the Fall of Richmond April 3d, 1865. [N.p., 1865]. Broadside. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Virginia. Governor (1814–1816: Wilson Cary Nicholas). Richmond, Council Chamber, June 1st, 1816. Gentlemen, as it very frequently occurs, that the recommendations made by the county courts of persons to be added to the Commission of the Peace, are not certified to the Executive in the manner prescribed by the act of the General Assembly passed January 21st, 1806. . . . [Richmond, Va., 1816]. A reminder to the Virginia courts that recommendations for Justices of the Peace had to be filed per a strict protocol. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Wesley, John. Thoughts Upon Slavery. Philadelphia, 1784. Bears signature: James Dupuy's book 1797. Gift of Patsy K. Pettus.
What Do We Smoke. [Richmond, 1887]. On cover: J. F. Allen & Co., Richmond, Virginia; John F. Allen, Lewis Ginter. Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.