July 15, 2008 – September 15, 2008
Papers, 1748–1981, of the Ware family (of Essex County, Va.) and the related families of Maddox, McWane, Latané, and Rouzee, including correspondence, financial accounts, legal records, commonplace books, scrapbooks and related materials. Among the topics concerned are agricultural operations, local government, including activities of the overseers of the poor, local businesses, and the Equal Suffrage League and Virginia World War II History Commission. 6,788 items. Gift of Lila Jane (Ware) Palmer.
Papers, 1787–1938, of the Gresham family (of Tappahannock, Essex County, Va.), primarily consisting of correspondence of Doctor Henry Gresham with Laura Monroe (Jones) Gresham, in part while serving as a surgeon in the 55th Virginia Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States Army and as superintendant of schools in Essex County. 398 items. Presented by Addison B. Thompson.
Papers, 1791–1998, of the Freeman family (of Richmond, Va.) chiefly consisting of the records of newspaper editor and historian Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman, his wife, Inez Virginia (Goddin) Freeman, and their children Mary Tyler (Freeman) Cheek McClenahan, Anne Ballard (Freeman) Adler Turpin, and James Douglas Freeman. 1,472 folders. Gift of the late Mary Tyler (Freeman) Cheek McClenahan.
Papers, 1857–1864, of William T. Nelson (while serving in Company D of the 57th North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States Army in Virginia), primarily consisting of letters written to his wife, Ann T. (Crawley) Nelson (of Winston, N.C.). 36 items. Gift of Frances W. Crawley. (* This collection was conserved by VHS manuscripts and conservation staff after surviving the effects of Hurricane Katrina in Picayune, Miss., in 2005.)
Papers, 1859–1899, of the Waring family (of Powhatan County, Va.) chiefly consisting of the correspondence of Adelaide (Lancaster) Waring, especially with relatives serving in the Confederate States Army or attending the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 115 items. Gift of Joyce A. Cook.
Papers, 1880–1972, of Doctor Emily Earl (Chenault) Runyon (of Richmond, Va.) primarily concerning her daily and family life and her attempted missionary work in China; also includes some materials concerning her medical career as one of the first woman doctors in Virginia. 729 items. Gift of Cynthia Brewster Ambler.
Correspondence, 1944–1945, of Captain Fraser Neiman (of Williamsburg, Va.) while serving as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army in Europe during World War II. 270 items. Gift of Stella Duff Neiman.
Records, 1972–1991, of the Virginia Peninsula United Methodist Historical Society including individual, unpublished histories of a number of churches in the Peninsula District of the United Methodist Church. 16 folders. Gift of the Virginia Peninsula United Methodist Historical Society.
Papers, 1986–1988, compiled by Elizabeth B. Bauder (as senior vice president for sales promotion at Thalhimer Bros., Inc., Richmond, Va.) concerning the opening of a branch department store in Southpark Mall, Charlotte, N.C. Materials primarily consist of marketing studies, pre-opening planning documents, and advertising and promotional records. 211 items. Gift of Elizabeth B. Bauder.
A Brief Memoir concerning Abel Thomas, a Minister of the Gospel of Christ in the Society of Friends, compiled from Authentic Documents. Philadelphia, 1824. Includes notes on Virginia. Purchase. William A. Hagey Fund.
Bailey, Ebenezer. The Young Ladies' Class Book: a Selection of Lessons for Reading, in Prose and Verse. Boston, New York & Cincinnati, 1858. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Graham Stevens in honor of Robert Reid Howison.
Comettant, Oscar. Voyage Pittoresque et Anecdotique dans le Nord et le Sud des Etats-Unis d'Amérique. Paris, 1866. Includes descriptions of Arlington and Mt. Vernon. Purchase. William A. Hagey Fund.
Fort Loudoun Seminary, Winchester, Virginia: resident and day departments for young women . . . . Winchester, Va., 1905. Purchase. William A. Hagey Fund.
Howison, Robert Reid. A History of Virginia: From Its Discovery and Settlement by Europeans to the Present Time. Richmond, New York & London, 1848. Bears inscription to Mrs. Mary E. Howison from the author. Gift of Dr. And Mrs. Graham Stevens in honor of Robert Reid Howison.
New Virginia Theatre, D. P. Wine, Manager, Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 1915 . . . Fred G. Berger presents The Columbia Players in Henry Miller's charming comedy "Her Husband's Wife," a comedy in three acts by A. E. Thomas . . . . Harrisonburg? Va., 1915. Gift of Somer Wickham.
Page, Thomas Nelson. Two Little Confederates. New York, 1895. Bears inscription "Presented to Mary Graham & Margaret Morton Howison . . .1896, Braehead." Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Graham Stevens in honor of Robert Reid Howison.
Peabody, Francis Greenwood. Founder's Day at Hampton: an Address in Memory of Samuel Chapman Armstrong . . . January 30, 1898. Boston & New York, 1898. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Souvenir Booklet: Marie M. Miller Benevolent Home, 402 North Market Street, Staunton, Virginia, Sunday, April 4th, 1954 . . . . Staunton, Va., Dedication of a "convalescent home for the needy." Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Stirby William. The Battle of Buena Vista: composed and arranged for piano forte and respectfully dedicated to Major General Zachary Taylor. Louisville, Ky., 1954, 1848. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.
Young, Edward. The Compliant: or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death and Immortality. . . with the Life of the Author. Philadelphia, 1816. Bears signature: "Hugh P. Taylor, Sept. 1821." Gift of Dr. And Mrs. Graham Stevens in honor of Robert Reid Howison.