March 15, 2009 – May 15, 2009
Papers, 1844–1958, of the Cary family (of Hampton and Richmond) including correspondence and other records of Colonel John B. Cary concerning his Civil War service, postwar business travels, and involvement with Confederate veterans groups. 1,021 items. Gift of Patricia Hass.
Papers, 1880–1966, of the Bryan family (of Millwood and Petersburg) including correspondence, diaries, commonplace books, and related materials of Episcopalian clergyman Corbin Braxton Bryan and his wife, Mary Sidney Caldwell Scott Bryan, daughters Mary Sidney Caldwell Bryan, Frances Bland Tucker Bryan, and Elizabeth Scott (Bryan) Townsend, and granddaughter Elizabeth Bryan (Townsend) Tasker (while living in postwar Japan) and her husband, Clayton Briggs Tasker (of the United States Army Transportation Corps and Adjutant General’s Office). 113 items. Gift of Elizabeth Townsend Tasker.
Minute book, 1908–22, of Local #28 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, Richmond. 300 p.: handwritten; 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. Gift of the estate of Ann Paul Maynes through the courtesy of Dale Harman Saunders.
Records, 1909–98, of the Richmond Branch of the American Association of University Women, including minutes of directors and members meetings, by-laws and policy statements, directories of members, newsletters, scrapbooks, historical files, and related materials. 190 folders (3.5 linear feet). Gift of the Richmond Branch of the American Association of University Women through the courtesy of Laura Wimmer and Janet B. Schwarz.
Papers, 1921–41, of Mollie Bell McLaughlin (bookkeeper in Richmond) including correspondence with family members in Dunmore, W.Va., and with boyfriends concerning economic and social conditions (especially during the Great Depression), courtship, and health issues. 423 items. Gift of Julia Davidson.
Records, 1926–84, of the Hollywood Cemetery Company of Richmond, primarily consisting of a minute book of the company’s executive committee, with related loose papers, and four minute books of the company’s board of directors. 16 items. Deposited by the Hollywood Cemetery Company, Richmond, through the courtesy of Nelson D. Lankford.
Papers, 1977–2000, of William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. (of Westmoreland County) primarily concerning his years of service in the Virginia General Assembly as delegate for the 99th District, and including correspondence, reports, studies, and other supporting materials especially relating to his involvement in conservation of natural resources and reclamation of the Chesapeake Bay; also, include campaign materials and personal papers. 388 folders. Gift of W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr.
Records, 1993–95 of the Virginia Gay Lesbian Bisexual Community Center of Richmond including board of directors materials and questionnaires. c. 250 items. Gift of Stephen Kent Jones.
Papers, 1995–2001, of Dr. Betsy Brinson (of Richmond) concerning her friendship with and research about Stephen M. Lenton, gay activist and member of the Richmond Aids Ministry. c. 50 items. Gift of Betsy Brinson.
Anderson, Henry W. The Human Side of History: An Address by Henry W. Anderson, Co-Receiver Seaboard Air Line Railway before the Traffic Club, Jacksonville, Florida, November 6, 1933. Richmond, 1933. Gift of W. Birch Douglass.
Guise, D. W. The War March of the Virginians. Baltimore, 1918. Sheet music. Dedicated to the “Hon. Westmoreland Davis, Governor of Virginia.” Gift of William Cole.
Hanover Academy (Taylorsville). Catalogue of Hanover Academy, Virginia. Taylorsville, 1881–82. Gift of Brenton S. Halsey.
Hays, William Shakespeare. "God Bless Robert E. Lee:" Song and Chorus. New York, 1872. Sheet music. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Mills, John. A New System of Husbandry. London, 1767. Five volumes. Volume five only, bearing bookplate of Thomas Lewis of Augusta County with his ownership signature dated 1773. Gift of Richard H. Dilworth.
Moore, H. E. To the Stockholders of the Montrose Land and Improvement Company: Statement showing the Proceeds arising from the Sale and Rentals of the Property of the South Buena Vista land and Improvement Company . . . respectfully submitted, H. E. Brooks. [n.p.], 1902. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Moton, Robert Russo. What the Negro Thinks. Garden City, NewYork, [c. 1929]. Virginia author. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Red Guy, 21,052: Bay horse, 16 hands high, and weighs 1,100 lbs. Was foaled in 1892, bred by M. Walker & Son, Lexington, Ky. . . . will make the season of 1900 at Overly, Va. and Farmville, Va. . . . [n.p.], 1900. Broadside. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Richmond, the Pride of Virginia; An Historical City. . . . Philadelphia, 1900. Bears the inscription “Property of Asa Johnson, Richmond, Va.,” and manuscript annotations throughout. Gift of Randolph McElroy.
Roanoke Collegian. Salem, 1891. "A journal devoted to the interests of Roanoke College." Purchased through the William Anderson Hagey Fund.
Snead, George Tillman. The Story of Agatha Ann, by Georgie Tillman Snead. Philadelphia, 1913. Fiction set in Virginia. Bears a presentation signature from the author to Zuleime Edmonds Chappelear, Glen Allen and Pocahontas, dated 1920. Gift of Diane Curling.
An Universal History: From the Earliest Account of Time. Compiled from the Original Authors, and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes, &c.; With a General Index to the Whole. London, 1747–68. Sixty-five volumes. Volume 13 only, bearing the ownership of Thomas Lewis of Augusta County. Gift of Richard H. Dilworth.
Virginia, or, Lord MacDonald’s Reel: Hull's Victory. Boston, [183?]. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.