March 15, 2006 – May 15, 2006
Records, 1802, of the clerk of Charles City County, Va., including writs of execution in debt cases and an escape warrant issued for Thomas Willcox, Jr., a debtor. (These items may have been removed from the grounds of the Charles City County Courthouse in 1862.) 5 items. Gift of Mrs. James M. Fetter in memory of Mary T. Morton.
Account book, 1859–1876, of George W. Rowan (of Bath County, Va.).  p.: handwritten; 6 x 7 1/2 in. Bound volume. Includes records of work done by agricultural laborers, accounts with businesses (including Warm and Hot Springs) and individuals, and merchandise purchased for home and farm use. Gift of Lt. Col. William H. Chandler (USAFR).
Scrapbook, 1881–1968, kept in part by Margaret Briscoe Stuart Robertson.  p.: 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. Bound volume. Includes poetry, correspondence and newspaper clippings concerning her husband, Alexander F. Robertson, her father, Alexander H. H. Stuart (United States Secretary of the Interior), and her son Archibald G. Robertson, along with information on the Stuart and Baldwin families of Virginia. Gift of Mrs. Stuart G. Christian, Jr.
Report, 1882 August 22, Commissioner's Office, Richmond, [Va.], of Thomas J. Evans to the Chancery Court of the City of Richmond. 1, 11,  p.: holograph signed; 8 x 12 1/2 in. Concerns settlement of the estate of Jane M. Ely (of 1112 E. Clay Street, Richmond) by her executor, Robert A. Lancaster, Jr. (including the conversion of her former residence into a rental property). Purchased with funds provided by Frances H. Mills in memory of Waverly K. Winfree.
Account book, 1897–1907, of W. K. Irvine (of Beverly Manor, Augusta County, Va.).  p.: handwritten; 6 x 8 1/2 in. Bound volume. The first part of the book, 1889–1891, contains the medical notes of an unidentified medical student under Dr. Janeway [likely Dr. Edward Gamliel Janeway] and Dr. Bryant [likely Dr. Joseph D. Bryant]. The second part, 1895–1920, contains accounts kept by William K. Irvine, including accounts for the wages of agricultural laborers, the purchase of supplies, repairs to wagons, horseshoes, and farm implements. Gift of Lt. Col. William H. Chandler (USAFR).
Specifications, 1907, agreed upon by the School Board of Caroline County, Va. (by Wesley Wright, chairman) and J. T. Terrell concerning an addition to School House Number 3 at Concord, Va. 1 p.: handwritten; 9 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. Gift of Elizabeth Lee Wright through the courtesy of Elise B. Hofheimer Wright.
Memoir, 1944, of Bland Selden Hobson Goddin (of Goochland County and Richmond, Va.) primarily concerning her service with the United States Army Base Hospital #45 in Toul, France, during World War I.  p.: typescript; 8 1/2 x 11 in. With enclosures. Gift of C. Hobson Goddin.
Papers, 1919–1939, of Carter Nelson Williams (of Richmond, Va.) concerning the mortgage on his home (2823 Grove Avenue) and the acquisition of property by Richmond Structural Steel Company, Inc., of which he was president. 14 items. Gift of Morris Weinstein, Jr.
Papers, 1946–1948, of Helen Bowman Jones (of Ettrick, Va.) including letters written by H. W. and Bep Daniels (of Rotterdam, Holland) concerning their World War II experiences in Java and as refugees in the Netherlands, and the aid provided by the Jones family following the war. 7 items. Gift of Page Jones Traylor.
Camp Pickett News (Camp Pickett, Va.), 1943–1945 (bound volume). Bequest of John Mauro.
Atlantic & Virginia Fertilizing Company: The Celebrated super-Phosphate of Lime Manufactured by the Atlantic & Virginia Fertilizing Co., near Orient, L. I. New York, 1876. Gift of the family of James Pleasants Massie, Jr.
Confederate States of America. War Dept. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office: General Orders No. 3. The Following Act of Congress is Published for the Information of the Army: An Act to Provide for the Appointment of a General in chief of the Confederate States. Richmond, Va., 1865. Confederate imprint. Broadsheet announcing the appointment of Robert E. Lee as the supreme commander of the Confederate armies. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Confederate States of America. War Dept. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office: General Orders, No. 138. Richmond, Va., 1863. Confederate imprint. An act "to regulate impressments, in respect to labor on fortifications and other public service." Richmond, Va., 1863. Confederate imprint. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Imboden, John D.: Virginia, the Home for the Northern Farmer: Three Letters from Gen. John J. D. Imboden, domestic agent of immigration for the state of Virginia, to Hon. Horace Greeley. New York, 1869. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
The Little Gleaner. Vol. 1, no. 6 (Jan. 1868). Fredericksburg, Va. Children's periodical. Gift of the family of James Pleasants Massie, Jr.
Martha Washington College (Abingdon, Va.): Announcement of the Character, Plan, Government, &c., of Martha Washington College, Abingdon, Virginia: Projected by M'Cabe Lodge, no. 56, I. O. O. F.: to be under the control of the R. W. Grand Lodge of Virginia .... N.p., 1855. Addressed to Miss Carrie Massie, Orange, Co., on cover. Gift of the family of James Pleasants Massie, Jr.
Pemberton, Christopher Robert: A Practical Treatise on Various Diseases of the Abdominal Viscera. Richmond, Va., 1830. Bears the signature of Samuel P. Hargraves. Gift of the family of James Pleasants Massie, Jr.
Thornton, Phineas P.: The Southern Gardener and Receipt Book .... Camden, S.C., 1840. Gift of the family of James Pleasants Massie, Jr.
Virginia. General Assembly: Resolutions of the Legislature of Virginia, adverse to the movement made for the abolition of slavery, &c. Washington, D.C., 1836. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
William B. Isaacs & Co.: Petition of William B. Isaacs & Co., of Richmond, Va., representatives of certain banks in Richmond, praying for the restoration of certain coin belonging to them now in the Treasury of the United States. Washington, D.C., 1877. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.