September 15, 2007 – November 15, 2007
Papers, 1749–1923, of Doctor Philip Turpin (of Powhatan County and later Richmond, Va.) consisting chiefly of correspondence while a student of medicine at the University of Edinburgh just before and during the early years of the American Revolution, concerning his return to Virginia and efforts to reassert his citizenship, and post-Revolutionary life and business in Virginia. 115 items. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund and with funds provided by Shirley Carter Olsson.
Papers, 1802–1907, of the family of Moses T. Hunter (of Winchester) and the related Alfred C. Weeks family (of "Belle Grove," St. Martins Parish, La.). Letters primarily describe daily life and news in antebellum, Civil War, and postwar Virginia and Louisiana. 330 items. Gift of William Howard Adams.
Papers, 1806–1857, of John Dundore (of Port Republic) primarily concerning his tannery business, Dundore & Givens, and including some personal financial materials. 127 items. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Papers, 1855–1920, of Floyd Hughes (of Norfolk) concerning his real estate business and including materials concerning his father, Robert W. Hughes, and Sally Buchanan (Preston) Floyd. 22 items. Gift of Patricia Hughes Jardine.
Records, 1882–1896, of the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company primarily consisting of contracts with other railroads and suppliers. 22 items. Purchased.
Papers, 1889–1980, of Eloise Taylor Waldrop (of Norfolk), primarily consisting of letters written to her sister Ellen Douglas (Waldrop) Brooke while traveling in Europe in 1937 and again in 1956, as well as letters of Mary Virginia Peyton Wendt while working with the American Fund for French Wounded during World War I. 48 items. Gift of Ellen Douglas Brooke Parker.
Papers, 1903–1985, of Robert Thomas Barton, Jr. (of Winchester and Richmond) concerning his education, military service in the United States Army, and career as an attorney and state legislator. 416 items. Gift of Edith Barton Sheerin.
Minute book, 1950–1957, of the Gesang Verein Virginia (of Richmond), a traditional German singing society. 1 v.: handwritten; 7 x 9 1/2 in. Gift of Gesang Verein Virginia, Richmond.
Federal Republican and Commercial Gazette (Georgetown, D.C.), 1813 September. Gift of Fred E. Way.
Southern Religious Telegraph (Richmond, Va.), 1837 February 3. Gift of Mary Ingles Fox.
New York Times (New York, N.Y.), 1862 June 5. Gift of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Daily Enquirer (Richmond, Va.), 1870 June 8. Gift of Patricia H. Jardine.
Camp Pickett News (Camp Pickett, Va.), 1943 January 7–1945 September 27 (Bound volume: some issues missing). Bequest of John Mauro.
Allen, Thornton W. Washington and Lee Swing, words by C. A. Robbins, music by T. W. Allen, M. W. Sheafe. Ukelele arr. By May Singhi. New York, [c. 1920]. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.
Arrowsmith, Aaron. A New and Elegant General Atlas, Comprising all the New Discoveries, to the Present Time . . . . Philadelphia [et al.] incl. Petersburg & Norfolk, Va., 1804. Includes signature of Charles Turner Southall. Gift of the Hester family.
Dr. Lawrence's celebrated Rosadalis. N.p., 1868. Includes "notices of the press," many from Virginia cities. Gift of the Hester family.
Duke Ellington and Orchestra in a Rare Performance Presents Concert of Sacred Music Adopted [sic] to a Modern Setting ... Mosque Auditorium . . . November 8, 1968 . . . Sponsored by Progressive Matrons of the Fifth Street Baptist Church. N.p., 1968. Broadside. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Fasquelle, Louis. A New Method of Learning the French Language . . . on the Plan of Woodbury's Method with German. New York, 1857. Bears signature of Nannie M. Barksdale, Mount Athos, Campbell County. Gift of Nancy Read Schaefer in memory of John Mason Read.
Grottoes of the Shenandoah at Grottoes, Virginia: Caverns of Magnitude, Grandeur and Beauty: In a Class to Itself, Without a Peer or Rival at Grottoes Station, on N & W Railway. [Staunton, c. 1900]. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Hildebrand, E. T. New Onward and Upward: A Collection of Gospel Songs and Hymns for Sunday-Schools, Endeavor Societies, Epworth Leagues, Devotional Meetings, Chapel Exercises, Revivals, Etc. . . . Roanoke, 1909. Gift of Summer Wickham.
Rosser, Leonidas. Recognition in Heaven. 4th ed. Richmond, Va., 1857. Bears signature of Mary Randolph Lane of "Woodstock" in Mathews County. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Southworth, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte. The Mother-In-Law: or, Married in Haste. New York, 1875. Fiction set in Virginia. Purchase. Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Tazewell, Littleton Waller. A Review of the Proclamation of President Jackson, of the 10th of December, 1832. Norfolk, 1832. In a series of numbers, originally published in the Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald under the signature of "A Virginian." Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Hester.
To-day, 2:15 p.m., the Auditorium of Winchester, Virginia, Saturday matinee: Laura Hulbert supported by the Burrill Comedy Company in the comedy drama, Rip Van Winkle. . . . N.p., [18--?]. Broadside. Purchase. Donald Haynes Fund.