January 15, 2009 – March 15, 2009
Records, 1793–1941, concerning ownership of Cedar Park Farm, Middlesex County, by members of the Healy and Muse families. 8 items. Gift of the estate of Betty Sams Christian.
Papers, 1798–1881, of the Wyllie family (of Danville and Lynchburg) including correspondence, financial materials, and related items concerning Captain John Noble, merchant and real estate investor, real estate developer Allen Love Wyllie, and tobacco manufacturer John Noble Wyllie. 117 items. Gift of Kate Wyllie James LePine.
Papers, 1829–1900, of John Coles Rutherfoord (lawyer and state legislator of Rock Castle, Goochland County) largely concerning Virginia and national politics and the Democratic Party in the 1850s, and including some records regarding the expansion of the plantation house at Rock Castle. 283 items. Gift of Henry R. Miller, III, and Helen Rutherfoord Miller Owen.
Records, 1885–2007, of the A. H. Robins Company, Richmond, concerning the pharmaceutical business conducted for a large portion of the company’s history by E. Claiborne Robins. Include corporate materials, product information, company publications, photographs, scrapbooks, Robins family personal records, audio/visual materials, and oral histories of former employees and officers. 21 records center boxes. Gift of the family of E. Claiborne Robins through the courtesy of E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.
Records, 1887–1954, of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Company including ledgers and loose materials concerning financial and insurance claims, correspondence regarding troop transportation during World War II, correspondence and other materials concerning fare increases, and related items. c. 500 items. Gift of the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.
Records, 1906–2003, of the Central Coca Cola Bottling Company, Inc., Richmond, including board of directors minutes and meeting materials, financial records, human resource and labor materials, legal and operations records, marketing and sales promotion materials, publications, sponsorship and philanthropic records, historical compilations, and personal records of Walter Lee Sams, Lottie Crass Sams, Bettie Sams Christian, and Langdon T. Christian as owners and officers. 86 records center boxes. Gift of the estate of Betty Sams Christian.
Papers, 1918–48, of Hugh E. Moser (of Roanoke) concerning his service in Company B of the First Battalion, 602d Engineer Regiment of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War I. Primarily consist of diaries, correspondence, and a memoir. 232 items. Gift of Anne M. Copley.
Papers, 1961–65, compiled by Virginia State Senator FitzGerald Bemiss (of Richmond) concerning restoration of the Bell Tower in Capitol Square in Richmond. 41 items. Gift of FitzGerald Bemiss.
Armistead, Robert Alexander. Abridgement of Armistead’s Lectures on American Grammar: Explaining the Elementary Principles of the English Language . . . . Norfolk, 1823. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
[Colton, Calvin]. The Crisis of the Country. By Junius. [and] Sequel to The Crisis of the Country. By Junius. Philadelphia, 1840. Whig pamphlets written in support of William Henry Harrison's successful 1840 presidential campaign against Martin Van Buren. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
[Colvin, John B.]. A Letter to the Honorable John Randolph, by Numa. [Philadelphia, c. 1810]. An attack against Randolph by a pro-Madison Jeffersonian Republican occasioned by Randolph's splitting away from the party. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
De Grey, Thomas. The Compleat Horseman and Expert Farrier: in Two Bookes: the First, Shewing the Best Manner of Breeding Good Horses, with Their Choyce, Nature, Riding and Dyeting, as Well for Running and Hunting, and How the Rider ought to Behave Himself in the Breaking and Riding of Colts . . . . London, 1639. Gift of Pegram Johnson.
Jefferson Literary and Social Circle (Richmond). Catalogue of the Library of Jefferson Literary and Social Circle: Organized June 12th, 1867. Library Committee: Leon Wallerstein, H. H. Levy, L. Z. Morris. Librarian: Moses S. Block. Richmond, 1893. Purchase. William A. Hagey Fund.
The Mexican War and its Heroes: Being a Complete History of the Mexican War, Embracing all the Operations under Generals Taylor and Scott, with a Biography of the Officers: Also, an Account of the Conquest of California and New Mexico . . . . Philadelphia, 1858. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Newcomb, Robert Hughes (Bobby). Newcomb's Essence of Old Virginia Songster. Cincinnati, Ohio, c. 1870s. An extremely rare collection of compositions by a popular song and dance man, including a number of songs as "Sung by Newcomb's Minstrels." Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Proceedings of the Opponents of the present Administration, at Public Meetings, held in the City of Washington, February 15 and 18, 1840: with the Address of Philip R. Fendal, Esq. Washington, D.C., 1840. Whig pamphlet supporting William Henry Harrison’s successful 1840 presidential campaign against Martin Van Buren. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.