January 15, 2011 – March 15, 2011
Barker, Gordon S. The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns and the Landscape of Race in Antebellum America. Kent, Ohio, 2010. Virginia fugitive slave Anthony Burns received support from Boston abolitionists in his fight for freedom. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Cromley, Elizabeth C. The Food Axis: Cooking, Eating, and the Architecture of American Houses. Charlottesville, 2010. Changes in food spaces from one room to multistory houses shaped residential architecture in America. Purchased through the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Fund.
Davison, Elizabeth A. The Furniture of John Shearer, 1790–1820: A True North Britain in the Southern Backcountry. Lanham, Md., 2010. Shearer migrated from Scotland to Loudoun County and became one of the most accomplished furniture makers of the post-Revolutionary period. Gift of Rowman & Littlefield.
Diggs, Isaac. Virginia Corporation Digest: A Collection of the Case and Statute Law of Virginia on Corporations, Including Railroad, Municipal and Other Corporations, with Notes and References. Richmond, 1907. Contains a binder ticket of William H. Adams, Book Binder, Richmond. Gift of W. Hamilton Bryson.
Eltis, David. Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. New Haven, 2010. Between 1501 and 1867 an estimated 12.5 million Africans arrived on the Atlantic coastline. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Fund.
Gallay, Alan. Indian Slavery in Colonial America. Lincoln, Nebr., 2009. European enslavement of Native Americans began with Columbus. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Glasrud, Bruce A. Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865–1917. Columbia, Mo., 2011. Includes information on the 6th Virginia Volunteers in the Spanish American War. Gift of the University of Missouri Press.
Gravely, Samuel Lee. Trailblazer: The U.S. Navy's First Black Admiral. Annapolis, 2010. Gravely describes his boyhood in Richmond and his struggle to overcome obstacles as he rose in the ranks. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Harrison, Constance Cary. Refugitta of Richmond. Knoxville, 2011. Civil War recollections of Constance Cary Harrison, who wrote newspaper columns in Richmond under the pen name Refugitta. Gift of the University of Tennessee Press.
Haulman, Clyde A. Virginia and the Panic of 1819. London, 2008. Haulman claims Virginia experienced its first economic depression in 1819. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Hollan, Catherine B. Virginia Silversmiths, Jewelers, Watch- and Clockmakers, 1607–1860: Their Lives and Marks. McLean, Va., 2010. Comprehensive biographical sketches on all known Virginians practicing in these fields. Purchased through the John and Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Johnson, Janis. The Artist's Eye: Vernon P. Johnson's Watercolors of the 1950s Small Town America. Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2010. Vernon Johnson moved to Richmond in 1968 and became a prolific painter of familiar scenes, such as the flower vendor on the Boulevard. Gift of Janis Johnson.
Keefer, Louis E. From Maine to Mexico: With America's Private Pilots in the Fight Against Nazi U-boats. Reston, Va., 1997. Includes information about numerous Virginia pilots in the Civil Air Patrol. Gift of Lt. Col. James Shaw.
Long, Christopher Stanley. You. Richmond, 1943. "A book for people who need a working and practical religion." Written while the author was the rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Halifax. Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Mayo, Robert. The Misrepresentations of a Member of the Hickory Club. Washington, D.C., 1837. May was the editor of the Jackson Democrat newspaper in Richmond during the 1828 presidential campaign and a supporter of Andrew Jackson. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Mellen, Grenville. A Book of the United States: Exhibiting its Geography, Divisions, Constitution and Government . . . Hartford, 1837. Bears signatures of C. J. P. Alston and T. W. Harris. Gift of Carol Robert Armstrong and Dr. Frank C. Robert in memory of Joseph Clarke Robert, Ph.D., President of the Virginia Historical Society, 1975–78.
Rhoades, Matthew L. Long Knives and the Longhouse: Anglo-Iroquois Politics and the Expansion of Colonial Virginia. Madison, 2010. From Alexander Spotswood to the French and Indian War. Purchased through the First Settlers Fund.
Richmond Stove Company. Catalogue and Price List, 1902/03. Richmond, 1902. Gift of John M. Camp III.
Riser, R. Volney. Defying Disfranchesement: Black Voting Activism in the Jim Crow South, 1890–1908. Baton Rouge, 2010. Documentation of lawsuits challenging voting requirements for black citizens. Gift of Louisiana State University Press.
Spalding, Henry C. Crab Nets and Sunsets: Recollections of Clay Bank, Virginia. Clay Bank, 2010. Social history of a town in Gloucester County. Gift of Austin Brockenbrough III.
Turnage, Martha A. Company Town Shutdown. Annapolis, 1994. The environmental contamination by the Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp. caused the closure of its plant in Saltville in 1970. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. New York, 2010. Migration of almost six million African Americans who left the South in search of a better life. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Fund.
Winner, Lauren F. A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia. New Haven, 2010. Includes information on the families of William Bryd, Landon Carter, George Mason, and George Washington. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Papers, c. 1840–79, of the Bradfute and related Warwick families (of Lynchburg and Richmond) primarily containing the family and social correspondence of three generations of women including Maria (Byrd) Bradfute, her daughter Margaret Elizabeth (Bradfute) Warwick, and her granddaughter Imogen (Warwick) Bolling. 66 items. Gift of Bradfute Warwick Davenport, Jr.
Records, 1869–1931, of the Kappa Alpha Order, Zeta Lodge, Randolph Macon College, Ashland. 2 volumes. Contain lists of members by date of entrance and minutes of proceedings. Purchased through the Douglas Huntly Gordon Fund.
History, 1872–2009, of the Lynnhaven United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, compiled in 2009. , 15,  pp.: printed; 8 1/2 x 11 in. Gift of Jennifer Lindblad and the Lynnhaven United Methodist Church Chapel Preservation and Historical Committee.
Letters, 1887–93, written by historian Alexander Brown (of Norwood, Nelson County) to historian William Duncombe Pink (of Manchester, Eng.) concerning research regarding the history of seventeenth-century Virginia. 3 items. Gift of Harry Hignett.
Papers, 1904–43, of William Henry Plummer (of Belleville, Nansemond County [now Suffolk]). Include correspondence of Bishop Plummer and others concerning the Church of God and Saints of Christ [an African American religious sect headquartered in Suffolk], and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings concerning Plummer, his son Howard Zebulon Plummer, the Church of God and Saints in Christ, and the Belleville Industrial School. 5 items. Purchased through the Douglas Huntly Gordon Fund.
Papers, 1922–2003, of Virginia Governor Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr. (of Franklin and Norfolk) including a diary, general and political correspondence, certificates and awards, campaign materials, printed programs, financial records, photographs and photograph albums, many newspaper clippings concerning his election and service as governor of Virginia, and materials concerning his death and memorial tributes. Also, contain materials concerning his wife, Constance Simons (Dupont) Darden. 1,818 items. Gift of Irene Dupont Darden Field.
History of the Central Virginia Fallen Biker Committee, Inc., Richmond, compiled c. 2009–10.  leaves: typescript; 8 1/2 x 11 in. Primarily concerns the African American motorcycle clubs that render philanthropic assistance and support to the committee and to Urban L.A.C.E. Outreach, Inc. Gift of the Central Virginia Fallen Biker Committee, Inc., through the courtesy of Valerie E. Travers, director.
Photographs from the Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp Dern in Luray, c. 1930s. Gift of Linden Hughes.
Two hand-colored engravings, "Costumes of the Inhabitants of Virginia in the Time of Conquest" and "Virginians Cooking Fish" by Louis Pierre Rene de Moraine, Paris, c. 1859. Gift of William W. Cole.
Various nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographic prints of members of the Frazier, Bell, and related families, descendants of John Lewis of Virginia. Gift of Lewis Fisher.