March 15, 2007 – May 15, 2007
Papers, 1796–1886, of Matthew Bates Nowlin (of Campbell and Franklin counties, Va.) consisting chiefly of letters from his brother Hopkins Nowlin while the latter was traveling in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama buying and selling slaves; also include accounts and estate papers. 322 items. Gift of Susan Nowlin Hare Yauger, James Marshall Henry, and Charlotte Elizabeth Wright Burney.
Letter, 15 Dec[embe]r 14, Baltimore, [Md.], of Thomas J. Parker to Capt. Daniel C[laiborne] Butts, of the Virginia Legislature, Richmond. 1 p.: holograph signed; 8 x 10 in. Concerns a Major Latham of New Orleans, La. Gift of C. Hobson Goddin.
Papers, 1835–1933, of the Clemmitt and related Freeman families (of Richmond, Va.) including a slave bill of sale and deeds of William Freeman, as well as a biography of Thomas Clemmitt (1825–1873) by his son Thomas Clemmitt, Jr. 116 items. Gift of Bruce P. Landau.
Papers, 1837–ca. 1935, of the Owen family (of Halifax County, Va.) including detailed accounts of the management of Maria B. T. Owen's plantation and slaves by her son, Rufus H. Owen. Also, include estate papers of Robertson Owen and scattered correspondence of members of the related Howerton family. 213 items. Purchase.
Autograph album, 1853–1855, kept by Bettie A. (Davis) Green as a young woman in Richmond and in Albemarle, Culpeper, and Orange counties, Va.  leaves: handwritten; 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Bound volume. Includes autographs of and lines of verse written by family members and friends. Gift of Rita (Mrs. Walter) Herter.
Papers, 1888–1991, concerning the family of Joseph Milteer Richardson (farmer of Norfolk County, Va.) and his wife, Helena Amelia (Favill) Richardson, including diaries, account books, some correspondence, and genealogical materials. 32 items. Gift of M. Bradley Tonkin, Jr., in memory of Nelle Richardson Tonkin.
Scrapbook, 1927–1965, of the Virginia Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers primarily compiled by the organization's president, Thelma S. Pegram (of Covington, Va.). 125 leaves: mounted clippings and ephemera; 13 x 20 1/2 in. Includes by-laws and certificate of incorporation, articles, photographs, and related materials. Gift of Samuel and Marian Banks.
Papers, 1940–2000, of Robert A. Hogsett (of Richmond, Va.) concerning his career with A. H. Robins Company and his involvement with the employees' retirement group, the Rockin' Robins, including scrapbooks of Rockin' Robins events. 8 items. Gift of Robert A. Hogsett.
Papers, 1960–1997, of Carolyn N. Page (of Richmond, Va.) documenting her career with A. H. Robins Company and including a scrapbook and related items. 4 items. Gift of Carolyn N. Page and Nat Travers.
Papers, 1976–1977, of Richard A. Velz (of Richmond, Va.) compiled while serving as head of public affairs for the A. H. Robins Company, including depositions given in various courts in relation to the Dalkon Shield litigation. 3 items. Gift of Mrs. Richard A. Velz.
Papers, 1976–1990, of Jacob W. Miller (of Virginia Beach, Va.) concerning his receipt of the Bowl of Hygeia award for pharmacists from A. H. Robins Company and his later work regarding the award as a Robins employee. 6 items. Gift of Jacob W. Miller.
Baker, William Washington: Memoirs of Service with John Yates Beall, C.S.N. . . . Edited with an Introduction by Douglas Southall Freeman. Richmond, Va., 1910. Gift of the estate of Mary Tyler Cheek McClenahan.
Bigelow, John: Memoir of the Life and Public Services of John Charles Fremont: Including an Account of his Explorations, Discoveries and Adventures on Five Successive Expeditions Across the North American Continent. . . . New York, 1856. Gift of the estate of Hoskins Mallory Sclater.
Concert for the Benefit of the Poor, Opera House, Tuesday night, January 11th, Programme. [N. P., 1880?] Broadside. Stonewall Brigade Band included among the performers. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Cook John Esten: Virginia: A History of the People . . . With a Supplementary Chapter by William Garrott Brown. New ed. Boston, 1911. Gift of Thomas J. Headlee, Jr.
Don't Grow Old Before Your Time: Fincannon's Whiskies will keep up the vim and vigor of youth. . . . Bristol, Va.–Tenn. [18--?] Broadside. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Elkton Improvement Company: Charter and By-laws of the Elkton Improvement Company, Elkton, Virginia. Elkton, Va., 1891. Concerns mining and manufacturing in Rockingham, Page, Green, and Albemarle Counties. Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Farmville, Va.: State Normal School: The Virginian. Farmville, Va., 1902–1903. Annual. First issued in 1900. Gift of the estate of Hoskins Mallory Sclater.
Hill, Annabella P.: Mrs. Hill's New Cook-Book: or, Housekeeping Made Easy; a Practical System for Private Families, in Town and Country Especially Adapted to the Southern States. . . . New York, 1882. Originally published in 1867 with the author identified as "Mrs. A. P. Hill, widow of Hon. Edward Y. Hill, of Georgia." Gift of the estate of Hoskins Mallory Sclater.
Military Journal, During the American Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1783: Describing the Events and Transactions of this Period: with Numerous Historical Facts and Anecdotes. . . . Hartford, Conn., 1854. Gift of the estate of Hoskins Mallory Sclater.
Office State Local-Option Com'e, November 25, 1881: to the Friends of Temperance Reform in Virginia. . . . [N. P.] 1881. Broadside. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Paul Henkel Memorial Committee, Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church: Rev. Paul Henkel Memorial. New Market, Va., 1890. Broadside. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Potomac Baptist Association: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Potomac Baptist Association. First Issue. Washington, D. C., 1855. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Richmond Fire Association (Richmond, Va.): Charter of the Richmond Fire Association, Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, Ordinance of the Common Hall: Concerning the Same, and the By-laws. Richmond, Va., 1846. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Twenty-sixth Annual Reunion of the 114th Regimental Association and Dedication of the State Monument at Winchester, Virginia, October nineteenth, 1898. Oxford, N. Y., [1898?] Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
West Rockingham Mutual Fire Insurance Co.: Charter, Constitution and Bu-laws of the West Rockingham Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Bridgewater, Va. [1918?] Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
White's Improved Favorite: Single Hole Corn Sheller . . . manufactured by S. R. White & Bro., Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va., [1895?] Broadside. Includes photocopy of a letter dated Oct. 24, 1894 to H. H. Myer & Son, Lexington, Va., from S. R. White & Bro., manufacturers of agricultural implements. Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.