July 15, 2006 – September 15, 2006
Papers, 1793–1873, of Thomas Henry Fox (of Hanover County, Va.), including a diary, 1850–1861, and a memoir, written ca. 1861, covering his life as a farmer and educator. 4 items. Gift of Mary Ingles Fox.
Autograph album, 1832–1849, of Narcissa Bertonia Hamilton, kept primarily in Lexington, Va.  leaves: handwritten; 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Bound volume. Includes lines of verse and autographs of family members and friends, including a poem composed by Sam Houston. Gift/purchase from Mary Elinor Hoyler Gray.
Commonplace book, ca. 1852–1869, of Thomas Taylor Galt (of Fluvanna County and formerly a student at Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Va.), including mathematical problems and exercises, lines of verse, and drafts of letters to various correspondents. Also, possibly concerns the attendance of his brother Robert at Episcopal High School during the period 1852–1853.  p.: part holograph; 9 3/4 x 8 in. Bound volume. Purchased.
Papers, 1855–1962, of Charles Simeon Stringfellow (lawyer of Petersburg and Richmond, Va.), including antebellum speeches on historical topics, a memoir including information on Stringfellow's service in the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States Army, a scrapbook, and estate papers. 29 items. Gift of the Stringfellow family through the agency of Langhorne Gibson, Jr.
Diary, 1889–1892, of James K. Galt (Baptist minister and lawyer of Reba, Bedford County, Va.), primarily concerning his travels through Piedmont Virginia and his itinerant preaching career, and later his law practice and interaction with fellow Confederate veterans. 2 volumes. Purchased.
Papers, 1908–1910, of Helen Blackwood (Patterson) Gilkerson (of Montezuma, Va.), including diaries and a commonplace book kept while a student at Tinkling Springs Academy in Rockingham County, Va. 5 items. Gift of Mary Ingles Fox.
Account book, 1925–1929, of Charles C. Ellett (of Beaverdam, Hanover County, Va.) concerning the purchase of household and farming supplies and including accounts of Carrie Grice (Libby) Ellett (Mrs. Charles C. Ellett).  leaves: handwritten; 14 5/8 x 5 7/8 in. Bound volume. Gift of Mrs. Margaret Ballard Thompson through the courtesy of Virginia C. Ellett.
Papers, 1943–1945, of Russell Greenway McAllister (of Winchester and Richmond, Va.), including a commonplace book, diary, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and related materials concerning his service in the United States Army Air Corps Medical Corps in the southwestern United States and in the Pacific Theater during World War II. 19 items. Gift of Mrs. Charlotte Croll.
Papers, 1978–2002, of Edgar E. MacDonald (of Richmond, Va.), primarily consisting of letters from Frau Katharina Reinhart (of Wiesbaden, Germany) largely concerning Glasgow Clark and his sister Josephine Clark (of Richmond, Va.) and the Virginia Historical Society. With photographs. 56 items. Gift of Edgar E. MacDonald.
Conservatory of Music (Farmville, Va.): Fall term begins September 12, 1917; Spring term begins January 21, 1918. Farmville, Va.?, 1917. Includes faculty members and their musical specialties. Gift of L. & T. Respess Books.
Moore, J. Staunton, ed. and comp.: History and By-laws of Henrico Union Lodge, No. 130, A. F. $ A. M., Richmond, Virginia, with a list of officers and members. Richmond, Va., 1905. Gift of Margaret Holladay Altman in recognition of the Moore Family.
Fry, Benjamin St. James: The Life of William M'Kendree by .... New York, 1852. Biography of a Methodist bishop who served as a circuit rider in Virginia. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Henkel, Ambrose: Das Grosse ABC-Buch: b Enthaltend: das ABC, Wurzelwörter, und Wurzelwörter mit ihren angehängtewn Ableitungssylben. Nebst vielen Arten Buchstabier-und Leseubüngen, & c., von Ambrosius Henkel. 2nd ed. New market, Va., 1820. Illustrated with twenty-six woodcuts. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
James, George Payne Rainsford: The Old Dominion: A Novel, by G. P. R. James. Leipzig, Germany, 1859. Gift of William Cole.
Loriot, Antoine-Joseph: A Practical Essay on a Cement, and Artificial Stone, Justly Supposed to be that of the Greeks and Romans, lately Re-discovered by Monsieur Loriot .... London, 1774. A copy of this was ordered by Landon Carter for his library at Sabine Hall. Purchase. Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Fund.
Lee, James Kendall: A Volunteer's hand Book: Containing an Abridgement of Hardee's Infantry Tactics, Adapted to the use of the Percussion Musket in Squad and Company Exercises ..., by J. K. Lee. Richmond, Va., 1861. Confederate imprint. Gift of Margaret Holladay Altman in recognition of the Moore family.
Made-in-Richmond Exposition, 1921. A Classified List of Products Manufactured in Richmond, Virginia for Special Use of Householders, Farmers, Merchants, Manufacturers, and Business Men of the Nation. Issued ... under the auspices of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Richmond, Va., 1921. Gift of James A. Kline.
Moore, Josiah Staunton: A Trans-Atlantic Itinerary. Richmond, Va., 1901. Gift of Margaret Holladay Altman in recognition of the Moore family.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Racial Inequalities in Education: “How about a decent school for me?” New York, 1938. Includes Virginia notes throughout. Gift of Betsy Brinson.
Richmond Auto Show March. Revised by Claude Elam. Richmond, Va., 1917. “Dedicated to Richmond Auto Show Committee by the Coorley Piano Company.” Sheet music. Gift of James A. Kline.
Scott, John Calderhead: The Story of Sigma Nu: A Narrative History of the Fraternity 1869–1926. Indianapolis, 1927. Includes a history of the fraternity at Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Vecellio, Cesare: Habiti Antitichi Ouero , Raccolta di Figure Delineate dal Gran Titiano, e da Cesare Vecellio suo Fratello, Diligentemente Intagliate, conforme alle Nationi del Mondo .... Venice, 1664. Third edition of a celebrated costume book originally published in 1590 that includes woodcuts of “Virginia” Indians. Purchase. First Settlers Fund.