November 15, 2007 – March 15, 2008
Letter, 1706 March 18, of Micajah Perry, London, [Eng.], to John Custis, Jun., Northampton County on ye Eastern Shore of Virginia. 1 p.: holograph signed; 13 x 8 in. Concerns Colonel Daniel Parke and his family in Virginia. Gift of Eben Richards.
Letter, 1787 Mar[ch] 25, of George Washington, "Mount Vernon," [Fairfax County], to [John Hopkins].  p. on 1 leaf: holograph signed; 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Concerns the James River Company. Deposited by the Richmond Historic Riverfront Foundation through the courtesy of Brenton S. Halsey.
Papers, 1803–1989, of the Allen and related Graves families (of "Graves Mill" [now Rapidan], Madison County) consisting largely of accounts of George H. Allen with blacksmiths and a variety of merchants and as an agent for the Madison County Poor House. 209 items. Purchased.
Bill of sale, 1825 February 26, of Nathaniel Thompson (of Louisa County) to James Fontaine (of Hanover County) for the slave Viney and her children. 1 p.: holograph signed; 9 3/4 x 8 in. Gift of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord.
Papers, 1828–1928, of the Rosier family (of New York, N.Y., and Richmond) primarily consisting of the correspondence of Fitz William Rosier, musician, musical instructor, and composer, with family, friends, and business acquaintances, along with the correspondence of his wife, Sarah Catherine (Walthall) Rosier, with members of her family. 766 items. Gift of Constance Elizabeth Heindl Sarvay.
Letter, 1848 May 15, of F. G. Peters, Tye River Warehouse, [Nelson County], to Seth Halsey, Lynchburg.  p. on 1 leaf: holograph; 9 3/4 x 8 in. Concerns the sale of the slave Brister and bears a receipt to John D. Murrell. Gift of O. Allen Davis.
Papers, 1884–1915, of the Williams family (of Richmond) including materials concerning the death by drowning at Old Point Comfort of Charlotte Randolph Williams and her cousin Susan Eleanor Williams Gibson and letters written to the family during the final illness and death of John Langbourne Williams. 247 items. Gift of Kathleen Murat Williams.
Papers, 1909–1970, of Henry Clay Hofheimer (businessman of Norfolk) including correspondence, newspaper clippings, stock certificates, photographs, and related materials concerning his materials plants (Hofheimer Concrete Corporation, Southern Materials, Inc.), his mining ventures, and some of his construction projects (Hofheimer Construction Corporation, Marshall Manor, Norfolk). 491 items. Gift of Elise Bessie Hofheimer Wright.
Correspondence, 1928–1961, of Douglas A. Robertson (lawyer of Lynchburg) concerning the Democratic Party in Virginia, Virginia and United States politics, and Civil Rights issues. 213 items. Purchased.
Papers, 1943–1977, of FitzGerald Bemiss (of Richmond) primarily consisting of correspondence with George H. W. Bush regarding Bush's business, diplomatic, and political career and Republican Party politics, as well as Bemiss's career in Virginia politics. 647 items. Gift of FitzGerald Bemiss.
The Builder's Dictionary: or, Gentleman and Architect's Companion. Explaining not only the Terms of Art in all the several Parts of Architecture, but also Containing the Theory and Practice of the Various Branches thereof. . . . London, 1734. Included in Helen Park's List of Architectural books available in America before the Revolution. Gift of Hugh C. Miller.
Callaway, James Etheridge, Thomas Nelson Page, Famous American and Virginian, Warns against the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, and Federal Control of Suffrage: At no Time in the Last Twenty Years have the States of the South Been Placed in such Jeopardy. Montgomery, Ala.. [191–?] Prints a letter written by Page to a Virginia woman on the subject of suffrage. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Cobb, Lyman, Cobb's Juvenile Reader, no. 3: Containing Interesting, Moral and Instructive Reading Lessons . . . To which are Prefixed Observations on the Principles of Good Reading: Designed for the Use of Larger Children in Families and Schools. Baltimore, 1831. Bears ownership signature of William C. Latane. Gift of Lila Ware Palmer.
Dalbiac, Philip Hugh, The American War of Secession, 1863: Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. London & New York, 1911. Rare descriptions of these battles through the eyes of a British colonel. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Ellet, Charles, Report on a Suspension Bridge across the Potomac, for Rail Road and Common Travel: Addressed to the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown, D.C. Philadelphia, 1852. Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Harrison, William Henry, Gen. Harrison's Speech at the Dayton Convention, September 10, 1840. Boston, 1840. Whig campaign literature. Purchased through the Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Hemmeter, John C., The Radio-Activity of the Mineral Waters of Hot Springs, Warm Springs and Healing Springs in Hot Springs, Va. Chicago, 1915. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Milton, John, Paradise lost . . . To Which is Prefixed, the Life of the Author. Philadelphia, 1855. Bears signature with inscription: "W. Orton Williams. Taken from Arlington, Va., estate of Robert E. Lee, Gen. C.S.A." Bears note in another hand: "Col. Williams whose signature is in this book was hung as a spy by Maj. Gen. Rosecrans, U.S.A. in the fall of '62. He came into our lines and sketched all our forts." Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Paris Steele's Institute of Penmanship, Business and School: Present term will commence Nov. 26th, 1883, in the lecture room of the Old Baptist Church . . . opposite Baptist College. [N.p., 1883] Broadside. Includes a lengthy testimonial from students and faculty at Roanoke College. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company, home office, Richmond, Va. Richmond.  Includes lists of officers and directors, financial condition and information regarding policies. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Phillips, Richard, An easy grammar of geography: Intended as a companion and introduction to the "Geography on a popular plan, for schools, and young persons" by Rev. J. Goldsmith. New ed. Philadelphia & Richmond, 1816. Gift of Lila Ware Palmer.
H. M. Smith & Co., Retail price list of the Studebaker wagon for farm and freight use: manufactured by the Studebaker Bros., Manufacturing Co., South Bend, Indiana. Richmond, 1876. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Southworth, Emma Dorothy Nevette, Retribution: A Tale of Passion. New York, 1889. Fiction set in Virginia. Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.