May 15, 2009 – July 15, 2009
Records, 1877–1992, of Retreat for the Sick, Richmond (now Retreat Hospital), including minute books of the board of directors and board of managers, annual reports, and miscellany concerning the history of Retreat for the Sick, and materials concerning the School of Nursing. 447 items. Gift of The Retreat Health System, Inc., Richmond.
Papers, 1889–2001, of Stuart E. Brown (of Berryville) concerning his work editing and publishing the autobiography of George Freeman Pollock, entitled "Skyland: The Heart of the Shenandoah National Park." The collection contains correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and related items concerning Pollock, creation of the Park, and the resort known as Skyland. 299 items. Gift of Stuart E. Brown.
Papers, 1894–1999, of Dr. Betsy Brinson (of Richmond) concerning her work with the American Civil Liberties Union Southern Women’s Rights Project, Virginia Women’s Cultural History Project, and the Richmond Branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association, as well as her research on women’s history. c. 2,000 items. Gift of Betsy Brinson.
Papers, c. 1924–85, of Dorothy Marie Mosby Wickham (dancer and socialite of Richmond and Chicago, Ill.), including correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks concerning her theatrical career and philanthropic work. c. 500 items. Gift of the late Ellen Douglas Bruce Crane Fisher.
Papers, 1966–91, of Phyllis Eason Galanti (of Richmond) primarily consisting of correspondence with various local and national politicians and government officials, POW/MIA organizers and organizations, Richmond community leaders, and other members of POW/MIA families seeking information on and release of her husband, downed U.S. Navy pilot Paul Galanti, and other POWs in the Vietnam War. Also, includes materials concerning the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, photographs, and scrapbooks compiled by Mrs. Galanti; and materials, 1979–80, of the Women’s Bank of Richmond, of which she was a director. 155 folders. Gift of Phyllis E. Galanti.
Papers, 1968–81, of Caroline M. Gillespie (of Lynchburg) consisting entirely of letters received in response to those she wrote to U.S. congressmen M. Caldwell Butler and Richard H. Poff, and to U.S. senators Harry F. Byrd, Jr., William B. Spong, Jr., Paul Trible, and John W. Warner. 8 items. Purchased.
Records, 1980–96, of the Junior Leagues of Virginia State Public Affairs Committee, including by-laws, minutes, annual reports, correspondence, and materials of the Association of Junior Leagues International; much of the material concerns legislative matters at the state and national levels. 279 items. Deposited by the Junior Leagues of Virginia State Public Affairs Committee, Richmond.
Additional papers, 1982–2001, of Patricia Smith Ticer (of Alexandria) concerning her service as a Democratic Party member of the Virginia Senate from 1999 to 2001. Include constituent letters, invitations, committee materials, and related items. 500 folders. Gift of the Honorable Patricia S. Ticer.
Brownlow, William Gannaway. Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession: With a Narrative of personal Adventures among the Rebels. Philadelphia, 1862. Gift of Richard R. Duncan.
Democratic National Committee. "It is the right inherent in every freeman to possess himself of the political principles and opinions of those into whose hands the administration of the government may be placed." Gen Taylor to Mr. Deloney. Washington, 1848. Attack on the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, for failing to express his views about slavery during the campaign. Purchased through the William A. Hagey Fund.
The Federalist: On the New Constitution. Written in the Year 1788, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay; with an Appendix Containing the Original Articles of Confederation; the Letter of George Washington, as President of the Convention, to the President of Congress . . . A New Ed.: with a Table of Contents, and . . . index. The Numbers Written by Mr. Madison Corrected by Himself. Washington, 1831. Bears ownership signature of John Marshall on the title page. Acquired by exchange with William Reese Company.
Hard Cider and Log Cabin Almanac for 1841: Harrison and Tyler. Washington City, 1840. Campaign literature for William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. Purchased through the William A. Hagey Fund.
Harland, Marion. Marion Harland's Cook Book of Tried and Tested Recipes . . . . Baltimore, 1907. Virginia author. Gift of Nancy Carter Crump.
Headley, Joel Tyler. The Lives of Winfield Scott and Andrew Jackson. New York, 1861. Originally printed as campaign literature for Scott in1852, it was reprinted when Scott became commander of the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Mansfield, Edward Deering. Eulogy on the Life and Character of William Henry Harrison: Ninth President of the United States, Delivered in Wesley Chapel, Cincinnati, on Fast Day, 14th of May, 1841. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1841. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Northrup, Solomon. Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northrup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnaped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River in Louisiana. Auburn, N.Y., 1853. Gift of Richard R. Duncan.
Southern College (Petersburg). The Dramatic Club Presents Readings from Victorian Novels, Saturday, April 13, 1935 . . . . n. p., 1935. Broadside. Purchased through the William A. Hagey Fund.
The Virginia Almanack, for the Year of our Lord 1794: Being the Second after Leap Year. And the Eighteenth of American Independence. By Robert Andrews. Richmond, 1793. Gift of Richmond Public Library.