September 15, 2011 – November 15, 2011
Bleecker, Katharine. Business Etiquette: the A B C of Making Good. New York, 1942. Success for businessmen is attributed to proper appearance, speech and behavior. Gift of Cheryl Wilcox Dunford.
Bradburn, Douglas and John C. Coombs. Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion. Charlottesville, 2011. Collection of essays that brings to light new interpretations of the study of colonial Virginia. Purchased through the First Settlers Fund.
Earth Design Associates. A Monument for Arthur Ashe, Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. Casanova, 1995. A color broadside showing the preliminary design for the statue by Paul DiPasquale by the landscape architects for the project. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Egnal, Marc. Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War. New York, 2009. Basic economics portrayed as the primary factor that brought about the secession of the South. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Evans, Elizabeth Marshall. Annie Armstrong. Birmingham, Ala., 1963. In 1888, Armstrong was instrumental in creating the Woman's Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention. This volume bears a presentation inscription from the author. Purchased through funds given by St. Gertrude's High School, Richmond, on behalf of U.S. history students.
Falmouth and Alexandria Railroad Company. Address to the Farmers of Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Fauquier, Prince William, Stafford, and Fairfax. Alexandria, 1839. Includes correspondence of Alexander John Marshall on the commercial advantages of a railroad between Alexandria, Fredericksburg and Warrenton. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Fowler, William M. American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781–1783. New York, 2011. A chronicle of a desperate phase in American history during which the British still occupied three major American cities, peace talks dragged on, and the Continental Army was unpaid. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Frantel, Nancy C. Richmond, Virginia, Lost Souls Restored: African-American Interments as Listed in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Register, 1875–1908. Important genealogical source for Richmond African Americans that lists more than 1,300 interments. Gift of the author.
Hechtlinger, Adelaide. The Great Patent Medicine Era: or, Without Benefit of Doctor. New York, 1974. Includes a laid in Christmas gift tag: "To Grandaddy Robins from Greg and Sheryl." Bequest of Lora E. McGlasson Robins.
Howard-Douglas, Daisy. The History of St. Paul's Catholic Mission, Hague, Virginia (1890–2008). Lottsburg, 2009. Bears signature of author and Frank J. Ready, Vicar General, Diocese of Arlington. Gift of Janet Schwarz.
Jefferson, Thomas. The Jefferson Bible: the Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Washington, D.C., 2011. A color reprint of the Jefferson Bible held by the Smithsonian Institution that includes a history and conservation of the Bible Jefferson created by literally using a razor blade to piece together sections of the Gospels. Gift of Smithsonian Books.
Johnston, Francis Claiborne. A More Complete Record of Those Who Perished in the Richmond Theater Fire, December 26, 1811. Richmond, 2011. Contains seventy-eight biographical sketches of persons who died in the Richmond theater fire. Gift of the author.
Makely, Wesley. I Fear I Shall Never Leave this Island: Life in a Civil War Prison. Gainesville, Fl., 2011. Correspondence of an Alexandria Confederate officer and his wife while he was imprisoned on Johnson Island paired with new archaeological discoveries portraying the challenges of prison life. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Mann, Charles C. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created. New York, 2011. The voyages of Christopher Columbus created a new world of economic and ecological change. Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.
McWhirter, Cameron. Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. New York, 2011. A summer of race riots and lynchings in communities such as Norfolk set the stage for the Civil Rights Movement. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Fund.
Newcomer, Elsie Renalds and Janet Renalds Ramsey. 1861 Life in the Shenandoah Valley: A Compilation of the Journal of Siram Peter Henkel, the Letter Collection of Caspar Coiner Henkel, M.D., the Daily Dispatch of Richmond, Virginia. Three original sources provide the material for this study of the Shenandoah Valley at the beginning of the Civil War. Gift of Elsie Renalds Newcomer.
Nicholls, Alan James. Collections for the Ancestry of Colonel Richard Lee, Virginia Emigrant. Hereford, England, 2011. An important reference work for genealogists and historians studying the English roots of the Lee family. Purchased through the Charles S. Fazel Fund.
Polk Miller Drug Co., Inc. Save the Dog. Richmond, 1920. Includes products of and testimonials for Sergeant's pet care products, as well as information on the use of dogs on the battlefields in World War I. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Ruschke, Egmont Westy. Lieuie VI, Being the Chronicle of the Battle of Camp Lee as Fought By the Deathless Sixth Battalion: Central Officers Training School, Camp Lee, Virginia, Being in Action from October 15, 1918 to January 15, 1919. Includes biographical sketches of officers and a sometimes humorous look at World War I. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Virginian-Pilot. Voices of the Civil War: The Virginian-Pilot. Norfolk, 2011. Includes images of Camp Greble near Norfolk and a skirmish on Ely's Farm from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society. Purchased through the William A. Hagey Fund.
Deed, 1693 November 21, of Arthur Allen to Capt. Thomas Swann for 2,400 acres in Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry County. Sheet: handwritten signed; 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Gift of the Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown, N.Y.
Patent, 1737 June 10, issued by the Virginia Land Office to John Chafin for 200 acres in Goochland County. Sheet: handwritten; 11 x 15 in. Signed by Sir William Gooch as governor of Virginia. Gift of the Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown, N.Y.
Student notebook, 1785–87, kept by John Holt Bell in Surry County. Bound volume.  p.: handwritten; 7 1/2 x 9 in. Includes "Canons of a School" laying out expected behavior and responsibilities of both teacher and students. Gift of James Halsey Bell, Ellen Bell O'Neill, and Bonnie Bell Potter.
Muster roll, 1864 October 31–1865 February 25, of Captain William R. Campbell's Company (C Company) of the 6th Battalion of Reserve Forces of Virginia in the Confederate States Army. 2 p. on 1 sheet: printed form with handwritten completions; 21 3/4 x 33 3/4 in. The unit was based in Abingdon. Purchased.
Papers, 1882–1952, of Richard Cary Lee (of Hampton) concerning the purchase of various tracts of land in Elizabeth City County (now City of Hampton). 42 items. Gift of Richard C. Lee.
Papers, 1889, of the Huckless family (of Columbia) concerning the courtship of Martha Jane Huckless and Bartemeus Franklin. 2 items. Gift of George Franklin Haskins.
Papers, 1947, and memoir of Mildred Davis Bruce concerning the first Virginia Girls' State, held July 20–26, 1947, at Radford College [now University] and sponsored by the Virginia Department of the American Legion Auxiliary. 7 items. Gift of Mildred Davis Bruce.
Minute book, 1977–82, bearing related documents, 1986–2000, of the Ideal Fishing Float Company, Inc., of Richmond. Bound volume. c. 174 p.: typescript with handwritten annotations; 9 x 11 3/4 in. Bequest of Ludwell Hill Kimbrough, Jr.
[Map of] Maj. Gen'l. P. H. Sheridan's Campaigns: Seventh Expedition. The Appomattox Campaign. Sheet: printed; 4 x 7 in. Purchased through the Frank F. Byram Memorial Fund.
[Map of Hopewell] Produced for Fowle and Elder, Inc., c. 1961. Sheet: printed; 56 x 71 cm. Purchased through the Frank F. Byram Memorial Fund.
Semi-Weekly Examiner (Richmond), 1860 October 9. Gift of Adeline Parker through the courtesy of Shirley Massie.
Sentinel (Richmond), 1864 January 20 (incomplete). Gift of Carolyn S. Wright.
Bayonet (Camp Lee), 1918 January 18, March 8, and November 8. Gift of Mary Grace Taylor.
Sixty-one postcards showing men engaged in various drills and buildings at Camp Lee during World War I. Gift of Ben Kastelberg, Caravati's Inc., Richmond.
One broadsheet lithograph, Centennial: The Course of Empire "Westward Takes Its Way," designed and illustrated by Daniel T. Ames, published by James Miller, N.Y., 1876; twenty-six tobacco cards from the Great Generals of the Civil War series, Flags of All Nations and Flags of the States and Territories series, and various cards showing smokers of diverse nationalities and historical time periods distributed by Allen & Ginter's Cigarettes, Richmond. Gift of Bensley H. L. Field.
Two nineteenth-century photographic prints or crayon portraits of Martha Allen Holman DuVal (1810–1850) and her daughter, Marian Hazeltine DuVal Cross (1841–1903). Gift of Sunta C. Rosapepe in memory of Doris Elizabeth Minter Cabanillas.