November 15, 2012 – January 15, 2013
Arrowood, Charles Flinn. Thomas Jefferson and Education in a Republic. New York, 1930. Discusses the contributions of Jefferson in the field of public education and the establishment of the University of Virginia. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Augusta County Genealogical Society. African American Marriages, 1865–1910, Staunton, Virginia. Fisherville, 2012. Includes the name, age, place of birth and parents' occupation of the bride and groom, as well as the date of the marriage. Purchased through the Charles S. Fazel Fund.
Benedict, Michael Les. A Historian's Guide to Copyright. Washington, D.C., 2012. Comprehensive source on the issues of copyright including its role, limits, securing permissions, registration, penalties for infringement and duration. Gift of the American Historical Association.
Chambers, Thomas A. Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic. Ithaca, N.Y., 2012. Battlefields of the American Revolution were often unmarked and overgrown until the late 1820's, when battlefield tourism began in the United States as a part of the movement to construct a national identity. Gift of Cornell University Press.
Darst, Henry Jackson. The Virginia Cincinnati, 1783–2011: The History of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia. Richmond, 2012. The Society of the Cincinnati is the oldest lineage society in the United States and some of its records are housed at the Virginia Historical Society. Gift of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia.
Donovan, David. Oregon Hill Reunion, Saturday, September 13, 1980. Richmond, 1980. Social history of one of Richmond's most unique neighborhoods. Purchased through the Douglas Huntly Gordon Fund.
Fletcher, Jesse C. Baker James Cauthen: A Man for All Nations. Nashville, 1977. Cauthen was the executive director of the Baptist Foreign Mission Board from 1954 to 1979 and is regarded by Billy Graham as "one of the greatest missionary statesmen in all American church life." Gift of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Foerster, Barrett J. Race, Rape, and Injustice: Documenting and Challenging Death Penalty Cases in the Civil Rights Era. Knoxville, 2012. The author, who was raised in Virginia, was one of twenty-eight law students who went south in 1965 to be part of an NAACP project to prove that the death penalty had been applied discriminatorily against black men accused of raping white women. Gift of the University of Tennessee Press.
Lester, Posey Green. The Tariff: Speech of Hon. Posey G. Lester, of Virginia, in the House of Representatives, Tuesday, May 13, 1890. A two-term congressman from Floyd County, Posey was a minister and editor of Zion's Landmark and served on the committees on railroads and canals, alcohol and liquor traffic, and expenditures in the Department of Justice. Gift of Deanna Baker.
Manca, Joseph. George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon. Baltimore, 2012. Argues that Washington's moral life influenced this home, gardens, and art collections at Mount Vernon. Purchased through the John and Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Meacham, Jon. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. New York, 2012. Explores how Jefferson's political genius and his desire for progress and power enabled him to become a leading American politician. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Mozingo, Joe. The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Captive, His White Descendants, a Search for Family. New York, 2012. The author discovers that he and all the Mozingos in America are descended from a slave who came to Virginia in 1644. After Edward won his freedom, he married a white woman and became the founder of Fone of the country's earliest mixed race family lineages." Purchased through the Charles S. Fazel Fund.
Nester, William R. George Rogers Clark: "I Glory in War." Norman, Okla., 2012. At the age of twenty-six, Clark led rebel troops in the American Revolution to recapture Fort Sackville without losing a single man. The life of one of the Revolution's greatest commanders and friend of Thomas Jefferson is told in this biography. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Palmer, William A. The Battle of Eltham's Landing, May 7, 1862. West Point, Va., 2012. Savage fighting in this small battle taught the Union Army about amphibious landings, battlefield communication, and aerial surveillance that they would use to win the Civil War. Gift of the author.
Pfanz, Donald. The Letters of General Richard S. Ewell: Stonewall's Successor. Knoxville, 2012. Ewell left behind almost 200 letters and four battle narratives, which his editor used to tell the full story of this Confederate general's military career and his life as a farm manager after the Civil War. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Poulton, Robin and Macky Haidara Tall. Dijita, a Malian Girl from Virginia. Richmond, 2011. True story of a seven-year-old Malian girl who lives in Arlington and attends an international school in which she has learned to speak four languages. Purchased through the St. Gertrude's Fund for Students of American History.
Stauffer, John and Zoe Trodd. The Tribunal: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. Cambridge, Mass., 2012. Anthology of speeches, letters, newspaper articles, journals, poems and songs that captured the public response to John Brown's raid. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Stevens, Robert Allan. Sound and Fury: Dahlgren in Fredericksburg, 9 Nov. 1862. Miami, 2012. First person narrative accounts of Capt. Ulric Dahlgren's surprise attack on Fredericksburg, which was driven back by the 15th Virginia Calvary. Gift of the author.
Symonds, Craig L. The Civil War at Sea. Santa Barbara, Calif., 2009. An assessment of the crucial roles played by the Union and Confederate navies. Purchased through the John A. C. Keith Fund.
Tabb, Jennie Masters. Father Tabb, His Life and Work. Boston, 1922. Bears the signature of the author dated 1933 to Estelle Jones whose family lived at the next plantation over from the Tabb family plantation in Amelia County and were lifelong friends of Father John Banister Tabb. Gift of Estelle Jones Morris.
Wiencek, Henry. Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves. New York, 2012. Controversial work based on new archaeological discoveries at Monticello that portrays the economic realities of Jefferson's commitment to slavery. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Williams, Daniel E. The Whitney Navy Revolver: A Reference of the Models and Types, 1857–1866. Atglen, Pa., 2012. Manufactured by Eli Whitney throughout the Civil War; this work contains an image of Whitney revolver owned by Jeb Stuart from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society. Gift of the author.
Wooldridge, William C. Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War. Charlottesville, 2012. Collection of illustrated maps that are on deposit at the Mariner's Museum Library. Purchased through the Frank F. Byram Fund.
Wurtzel, Alan. Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City. New York, 2012. Wurtzel took his family business to Fortune 500 status only to see its demise in 2009. Purchased through the Douglas Huntly Gordon Fund.
Zaborney, John J. Slaves for Hire: Renting Enslaved Laborers in Antebellum Virginia. Baton Rouge, 2012. Virginia as the state with the largest number of slaves developed an intricate system to deal with the circumstances under which slaves were hired out. Purchased through the Douglas Huntly Gordon Fund.
Arithmetic book, 1816, kept by John Dunn Kirby (of Brunswick County).  p.: holograph, with signature; 4 x 6 1/2 in. Bound volume. Includes rules for multiplication and division, conversion of Virginia currency to other currencies, equivalences for dry and liquid measures, and measurements of area. Gift of Nancy Kirby Cuddy.
Recipe book, c. 1865, kept by Mrs. M. J. Casner in an arithmetic book, c. 1818, author unknown.  p.: handwritten and mounted clippings; 3 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. Bound volume. Contains recipes for food, medicine (human and veterinary), and household uses. Gift of Anne R. Worrell.
Letter, 1918 June 28, of Rembrandt Peale, New York, N.Y., to Van H. Manning. 1 l.: holograph signed; 8 1/2 x 11 in. Concerns a contribution to the drive for War Savings Stamps. Purchased.
Papers, 1930–33, of Joseph F. Drummond (of Norfolk) concerning his invention of a vending machine for the purchase of accident insurance. 6 items. Purchased through the Douglas Huntly Gordon Fund.
Records, 1931–33, and related materials concerning the Pan-American School, Richmond. 67 folders. Primarily consist of correspondence of Assistant Director Frances P. Stokes, along with advertisements, inventories of equipment and furniture, and announcements relating to this secretarial school for young women. Gift of Brenda S. Bryan.
Letter, 1956 May 10, of J. Lindsay Almond, Richmond, to [Pamela (Henry)] Manning, Slate Mills. 1 l.: typewritten, signed; 8 1/2 x 11 in. Written while Almond served as Virginia attorney general and mentions concerns about federal power and state's rights. Purchased.
Records, 1965–2011, of the William Byrd Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Richmond. 1 lin. foot. Include minutes of meetings, reports, and meeting rosters. Deposited by the William Byrd Chapter, NSDAR, through the courtesy of Diane Forsythe.
Joint Resolution No. 507, 2011 January 20, of the Virginia General Assembly, honoring Lora McGlasson Robins. 1 p.: printed; 11 x 17 in. Bears seal of Virginia, a brief biography of Mrs. Robins, and a select list of her philanthropic activities. Gift of E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.
Sash worn by Andrew Stevenson (1784–1857) of Virginia, United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, 1836–41. Gift of E. Brooks Robbins and Margaret H. Robbins in memory of Virginia Campbell Coles Robbins, granddaughter of Edward Coles, second governor of Illinois.
Oil on canvas portraits of Dr. Howson White Cole I, and his wife, Eliza Lavalette Dupuy Cole, of Prince Edward County and Danville, by William Garl Brown, c. 1882. Gift of Howson W. Cole III and Elizabeth H. Cole.
Uniform of Charles S. Hopkins, Private, Company B, 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, "Duryee Zouaves," 1861–62. Hopkins served with his unit in Washington, D.C., and died in a hospital in Hampton, during the Peninsula Campaign. Gift of M. Cricket Bauer.