September 15, 2006 – November 15, 2006
Deed, 1754 January 26, of the trustees and chief men of the Nottoway Indians to Samuel Blow for 57 acres in Southampton County, Va. sheet: handwritten signed; 15 x 17 : in. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Papers, 1815–1890, of Amanda Fitzallen Peale Keezle (of Keezletown, Va.) including correspondence and other records concerning her farming enterprises, her son attending boarding school, the adoption of a distant, orphaned family member, and other family matters. 167 items. Purchased.
Papers, 1839–1924, of the Compton family (a Virginia family that migrated to Mississippi to engage in cotton farming). Consists of the correspondence and related papers of Thomas A. Compton, his wife, Eliza (Shaw) Compton, and their children, Eleanora V. Compton, Mary E. Compton, William Compton, Julia E. Compton, and Charles C. Compton. 102 items. Gift of Mary Ingles Fox.
Papers, 1867–1941, of Benjamin Lewis Stephens (farmer of Southampton County, Va.) primarily consisting of accounts with various businesses in the town of Boykin, Va. 48 items. Gift of Neil Steverson.
Account book, 1899–1900, of M. J. Johnson & Co., a mercantile establishment operated by Mary Jane (Wagner) Johnson, presumably in Sussex County, Va. 312 p.: handwritten; 8 x 13 in. Bound volume. Gift of Raymond J. Browder.
Papers, 1905–1997, of Eleanor Gwathmey (Powell) Dewey (of Richmond and Williamsburg, Va., and New York City) chiefly consisting of Powell family correspondence, along with genealogical materials and miscellany, including materials related to her brother, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (Richmond attorney and United States Supreme Court justice).
Financial report, 1936, of the Peninsula Transit Corporation, Norfolk, Va., primarily concerning its operation of bus lines. Includes a balance sheet and loss statement as of February 1936.  leaves: typescript; 11 x 17 in. Gift of Caroline White Dozier.
Papers, 1952–2005, of Georgia Bazacos Morgan (of Richmond, Va.) concerning her employment by A. H. Robins Company, including documentation regarding her establishment of a library for the company. 6 items. Gift of Georgia B. Morgan.
Scrapbook, 1955–1986, compiled for Jessie H. Meredith (of Glen Allen, Va.) on the occasion of her retirement from the packaging division of the A. H. Robins Company of Richmond. 1 volume. Gift of Jessie H. Meredith.
Records, 1974–2005, of the Every Monday Club (a women=s literary organization in Richmond, Va.) including materials regarding club programs, along with minutes of meetings and a club history. Addition to previously donated club records. Gift of the Every Monday Club through Mrs. Rachel B. Rooke and Mrs. Betty Andrews.
Papers, 1984–1992, of Julia H. Davidson (of Richmond, Va.) concerning her employment by A. H. Robins Company and her work at Quinton Instruments of Seattle, Wash., a Robins subsidiary. 210 items. Gift of Julia H. Davidson.
Allemong, Courtney: Don't Forget your Dear Old Mother. Roanoke, Va., 1916. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.
Casey, James W.: Glory of Jamestown: Exposition March, 1607–1907. New York, 1907. Gift of Randolph W. Campbell.
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel: Twenty-Four Negro Melodies. Transcribed for Piano by S. Coleridge-Taylor . . . With a Preface by Booker T. Washington. Boston, 1905. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Crummell, Alexander: A Defense of the Negro Race in America from the Assaults and Charges of Rev. J. L. Tucker, D. D., of Jackson, Miss., in his paper before the "Church Congress" of 1882, on "The Relations of the Church to the Colored Race." Prepared and Published at request of the Colored Clergy of the Prot. Epis. Church, by Alex. Crummell, Rector of St. Luke's Church, Washington, D.C. . . . . Washington, D.C., 1883. A reply to Tucker's speech delivered at the Richmond Church Congress. Gift of Brook Hill.
Gecks, Mathilde & Charles Skinner: Trips to Take: A Second Reader. Richmond, Va., 1928. Gift of Lila Ware Palmer.
Harman, Frank P.: A Review of the Pocahontas Strike and Its Causes from the Operators' Standpoint . . . Together with a Reply by "Junius." N. p., 1895. Gift of Nettie M. Gordon.
Kane, Amanda Stewart Bryan: The Whirlwind and the Little Girl. N.p., 1913. A collection of stories for children by a Virginia author. Gift of Brook Hill.
Knox, John: The Historie of the Reformation of the Church of Scotland: Containing Five Bookes; Together with some Treatises Conducing to the Historie. London, 1644. Bears the ownership signature of Frances MacKemie, who settled on Virginia's Eastern Shore and is generally regarded as the founder of the Presbyterian church in America. Gift of Margaret Massie Disharoon, James Pleasants Massie, Jr., and Kate Roy Massie Christian.
Langston, John Mercer: Freedom and Citizenship: Selected Lectures and Addresses of Hon. Jon Mercer Langston, LLD., U.S. Minister Resident at Haiti. Washington, D.C., 1883. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Lolme, Jean Louis de: Constitution of England: or, An Account of the English Government, in which it is compared, both with the Republican Form of Government, and the Other Monarchies in Europe. Dublin, 1785. Gift of Margaret Massie Disharoon, James Pleasants Massie, Jr., and Kate Roy Massie Christian.
Malone, John: Trial of Richard Wilson by John Malone, Colored Magistrate. (First trial by a colored magistrate in Dinwiddie County, Virginia). N.p., 1903. Purchase. Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Smith, W. C.: W. C. Smith, Manufacturer and Dealer in Pleasure and Business Vehicles, 314 N. Fifth Street, Richmond, Virginia . . . . Richmond, Va., 1900. Gift of Brook Hill.
Sud Seite von Virginia: Eduard Schafer, Grundeigenthums-agent, South Hill, Va., Mecklenburg County. N. p., 18--? Bears stamp: Roanoke Land & Development Co. (Incorporated) Successors to E. Schaefer. Gift of Brook Hill.
Tucker, Beverley: The Partisan Leader: A Tale of the Future. Washington, D.C., 1856. Actually printed in 1836 under the pseudonym of "Edward William Sidney," this copy bears a hand written personal statement of Thomas Alexander Ware explaining how this book influenced his life. Ware subsequently edited and republished this book in 1861. Gift of Kirkland Tucker Clarkson.
Virginia. Dept. Of Public Instruction: Illiteracy in Virginia: Some Fact that Cannot be Overlooked. Richmond, Va., 1914. Purchase. Donald Haynes Fund.