May 15, 2010 – July 15, 2010
Bruner, George A. Celebrating the Byrd Theater: Incredible History, Exciting Future, Byrd Theatre, 1928. Manakin-Sabot, 2008. Gift of the author, who inscribed the title page.
Kelley, Blair Murphy. Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessay v. Ferguson. Chapel Hill, 2010. Includes extensive information on race relations in twentieth-century Richmond. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Lambert, David E. The Protestant International and Huguenot Migration to Virginia. New York, 2010. Traces the migration path of these religious refugees to Manakin Town in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Gift of Susan Riggs.
Lewis, Felice Flanery. Trailing Clouds of Glory: Zachary Taylor's Mexican War Campaign and His Emerging Civil War Leaders. Tuscaloosa, 2010. An extensive study of the Mexican War and the 163 men in Taylor's army who became Union or Confederate generals during the Civil War. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Madan, Martin. Juvenal and Persius: Literally Translated, with Copious Explantatory Notes, by Which These Difficult Satirists are Rendered Easy and Familiar to the Reader. Oxford, 1839. Bears the ownership signature of Richard Lancelot Maury and the ownership stamp of Herndon Maury Gatewood. Gift of Hunter F. Avery.
Mercantile Agency Reference Book (And Key): Containing Ratings of Merchants, Manufacturers, and Traders Generally Throughout the Southern States. New York, 1922. Contains information on credit ratings of Virginia business enterprises in the early twentieth century. Gift of David H. Smith.
Ossman, Laurie. Great Houses of the South. New York, 2010. The Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Maymont, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Shirley Plantation and the Wickham-Valentine House are among the historic buildings discussed in depth. Purchased through the John and Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Payne, Lillian Harris. May Queen: Carnival Extravaganza. Richmond, 1926. This rare second edition printing of an American children's May Day play bears the ownership signature of Mrs. C. C. Woolridge. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Fund.
Ragosta, John A. Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty. New York, 2010. This important work on religious freedom in Virginia contains an image of Patrick Henry from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society. Gift of Oxford University Press.
Roche, T. F. Songs Written By Capt. T. F. Roche, C.S.A., Prisoner of War at Fort Delaware, 1865: Sung by the Fort Delaware Minstrel Troop Organized by the Confederate Officers to Aid Sick Comrades in Hospital. Winchester, 19–? This collection of minstrel music bears the signature of J. Ogden Murray, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on the front cover. Gift of Hunter F. Avery.
Rushworth, John. Historical Collections of Private Passages of State . . . and Historical Collections the Second Part. London, 1680 and 1682. These two volumes were a valuable resource for many early Virginia lawyers and statesmen. Copies of them were owned by Robert "King" Carter, William Byrd, John Mercer and Thomas Jefferson. Purchased through the First Settlers Fund.
Salander, Gustav Adolf. Vom Werden der Menschenrechte. Leipzig, 1926. A German account of modern constitutional history, which includes information on the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Gift of W. Hamilton Bryson.
Sheehan, Colleen A. James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government. New York, 2009. Madison's legacy and influence on the United States form of representative government. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Wilson, Kathleen Curtis. Textile Art from Southern Appalachia: The Quiet Work of Women. Johnson City, Tenn., 2001. Contains seventeen biographical sketches of weavers and textile artists from Southwest Virginia. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Papers, c. 1680–1948, compiled by Herbert Lawrence Ganter for a projected biography of Scottish educator and physician William Small, one of Thomas Jefferson's teachers at the College of William and Mary, including correspondence and extensive research files. 77 folders. Gift of the estate of Donald Haynes through the courtesy of Gerald Griffin, executor.
Papers, 1722–1990, of the Louthan family (of Caroline County) including Carter M. Louthan (concerning his service in the Confederate army and his postwar work as a civil servant in Virginia), his son Henry Thompson Louthan (concerning his career as a Baptist minister and his career in education, particularly on the faculty at the College of William and Mary and Staunton Military Academy), Henry's wife, Elizabeth Rowland (Hurt) Louthan, and his daughter Mary Tyler Louthan (chiefly concerning her work as a genealogist). Also included are significant correspondence and financial papers of members of the related Brown, Hurt, Morgan, Seay, Thomas, and Tyler families. 14,522 items. Gift of Mary Tyler Louthan, Thomas Carter Louthan, and Paige Gillette Louthan.
Papers, 1788–1967, of Patrick Crawford Hoy (of Petersburg) concerning his Civil War service in the Bradford Battery, Confederate Guards Artillery, including postwar letters and a memoir written in 1903; also, include correspondence of Elizabeth (Randolph) Meade and her granddaughter Elizabeth Randolph (Meade) Callender. 110 items. Gift of Charlotte Beverly Hoy Howaith.
Papers, 1898–1988, of the Gray family (of Lawrenceville, Richmond, and West Point) including correspondence, accounts, scrapbook, writings, and related materials of Episcopal minister Arthur Powell Gray (1883–1938) and his wife, Elizabeth Stuart (Derby) Gray, and their descendants, including Elizabeth Stuart Gray (secretary of the Chesapeake Corporation for twenty years) and Arthur Powell Gray IV (1946–1970), killed in Vietnam. These papers primarily concern daily life and activities, family information, and the Reverend Mr. Gray's work as a parish priest and author of various articles and book reviews. 162 folders. Gift of Elizabeth Stuart Gray.
Records, 1907–2003, of the Lane Company of Altavista concerning the daily operations of the furniture manufacturing firm and including financial records, board of directors and administrative papers, plant records, legal files, advertising materials, historical materials, Lane Foundation records, Lane family papers, personal papers of B. B. Lane, records compiled by corporate officer R. Stuart Moore, and records of the acquisition and operation of several subsidiaries. 264 linear feet. Gift the Lane family and the Lane Company, Inc., through the courtesy of Minnie Bassett Lane, Landon B. Lane, Jr., Mrs. Edward Hudson Lane, Jr., and Furniture Brands International of St. Louis, Mo.
Death mask of President John Tyler (1790–1862), molded in Richmond a day or so after his death at the Exchange Hotel; death mask of David Gardiner (1784–1844), father of Julia Gardiner Tyler, who was killed in the explosion aboard the USS Princeton on the Potomac River in 1844; tortoise shell walking cane inscribed to President John Tyler; photographs of the Tyler family. Gift of the Honorable Madison E. Marye.
Photographic print of the USS Alabama, 15 September 1901, in Hampton Roads with flag at half mast honoring President William McKinley. Gift of Frances Boush Johnson and Dorothy Temple Johnson.
Oil on canvas portrait of John Young Mason (1799–1859) by John Robertson, c. 1857. Bequest of Nancy Read Schaefer.
E. Baker Premium Bitters Pottery Jug, 1832. Purchased through the James H. Willcox, Jr., Virginia Decorative Arts Purchase Fund.
American coin silver cream jug and covered sugar bowl attributed to Benjamin Barton II of Alexandria, c. 1840. Purchased through the James H. Willcox, Jr., Virginia Decorative Arts Purchase Fund.
Lancaster, Arthur J. Portsmouth Official Song: Portsmouth, Virginia Bicentennial, 1752–1952. Portsmouth, 1952. Sheet music which was "adopted for the Bi-Centennial Celebration September 29 to October 4, 1952." Gift of William Cole.