July 15, 2007 – September 15, 2007
Papers, 1805–1964, of the Pollard family (of King William County) primarily consisting of the correspondence of Robert (1783–1856) and Evelyn Byrd (Chamberlayne) Pollard (of "Zoar"), their children and grandchildren. Correspondence concerns visits to the Virginia springs, education, relations with enslaved African Americans, and life in rural Virginia. 277 items. Gift of the estate of Albert H. Stoddard, III, through the courtesy of co-executor Lynnford B. Hadwin.
Papers, 1817–1864, of the Wickham family (of Richmond and "Hickory Hill," Hanover County) primarily consisting of bank and account books and related loose papers of John Wickham, William Fanning Wickham, and Williams Carter (of "North Wales," Caroline County). 16 items. Purchased.
Papers, 1839–1918, of the Johns family (of Anne Arundel County, Md., and Fairfax County and Norfolk) primarily consisting of correspondence and related materials of Dr. Kensey Johns, eldest son of Bishop John Johns of Virginia. 38 items. Gift of Eleanor H. MacRae.
Diary, 1852–1853, of Ovid Americus Kinsolving, kept as an Episcopal minister in Bedford and Loudoun counties, concerning his parish duties, travels through Virginia, and diocesan matters. 2 volumes. Gift of the Reverend Mr. Douglas Pitt.
Papers, 1897–1921, of the Shands family (of Washington, D.C.) primarily consisting of letters written by brothers Richard, Alfred, and George King Shands while attending the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, to their parents, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aurelius Rives Shands and Agnes Horner (Eppes) Shands (formerly of City Point). 42 items. Gift of Alfred R. Shands.
Papers, 1913–1993, of Margaret Annie Blanchard Downing Cutherell (of Norfolk) including a teacher=s license and record book kept while teaching Polish immigrants at the Homestead School, Norfolk County, in 1913–1914. 5 items. Gift of Carroll Jennings Downing through the courtesy of Margaret Downing Acquarulo.
Records, 1941–1996, of the Virginia Division of the American Cancer Society and its predecessor, the Virginia Cancer Foundation. Include administrative, biographical, and project files, photographs, publications, and compiled and published histories. 5 linear feet. Gift of the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., through the courtesy of Jack Shipkoski, CEO.
Papers, 1981–1983, of Charlie Lee Williams as an employee of A. H. Robins Company, Richmond, concerning his volunteer work with the "Adopt a School Program" (career fair). 9 items. Gift of Charlie Lee Williams.
Jedediah Hotchkiss, Map of the Lands Belonging to the Shenandoah Iron, Lumber, Mining, and Manufacturing Company : Situated in Page and Rockingham Counties, Virginia. . . . 1871. Pen and ink; 65 x 48 in. Gift of Charles D. Stevens.
Maps, 1902–1927, of Fort Wool, by various mapmakers. 8 items. Gift of Peter Civla.
Johnson, Thomas L. Twenty-eight Years a Slave: or, The Story of My life in Three Continents. 7th ed. Bournemouth, Eng., 1909. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Lieber, Francis. On Civil Liberty and Self-Government. Philadelphia, 1853. Bears ownership signature of Richard T. Greener, the first African American to graduate from Harvard University and later Dean of Howard Law School. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Lost Opportunities; or, The History of Clarissa Newton. Philadelphia, 1852. Bears stamp; sold by Starke & Ryland, Richmond, Va. Gift of the Crigler family of Clifton Farm, Culpeper County.
McCreath, Andrew Philip. The Mineral Wealth of Virginia Tributary to the Lines of the Norfolk and Shenandoah Valley Railroad Companies. Harrisburg, Pa., 1884. Gift of W. Hamilton Bryson.
Piedmont Agricultural Society. Rules and Regulations and Premium List of the Twelfth Annual Fair of the Piedmont Agricultural Society. . . . Baltimore, 1884. Gift of the Crigler family of Clifton Farm, Culpeper County.
Pradt, Dominique Georges Frédéric. The Colonies and the Present American Revolutions. London, 1817. Translated from the French. Includes chapter entitled "What will the United States become." Purchase. Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Rosemont, Marion, Virginia. Sales Catalog for Rosemont, a Marion, Virginia Firm Headed by Laura Copenhaver, that Produces Reproductions of Early American Textiles . . . and Furniture. Marion, [193?] Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Virginia. General Assembly. Laws Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia: Begun and Held at the Capitol in the City of Richmond. . . . Richmond, 1811. Bears ownership signature of William H. Cabell. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Wallis, N. A Book of Ornaments in the Palmyrene Taste Containing Upwards of Sixty New Designs for Ceilings, Panels, Pateras & Mouldings, with the Raffle Leaves at Large. London, 1771. George Hamilton, a Williamsburg cabinetmaker, made furniture whose designs appear to have been copied from this book. Purchase. Lettie Pate Evans Fund.
Watts, Isaac. The Knowledge of the Heavens and the Earth Made Easy: or, Geography Explain'd by the Use of Globes and Maps, with a Solution of the Common Problems by a Plain Scale and Compasses as well as by the Globe. . . . London, 1752. Includes notes on Virginia. Gift of Stuart G. Christian, Jr.
Wilson, Woodrow. A History of the American People. New York, 1918. In ten volumes. Gift of Stuart G. Christian, Jr.