July 15, 2009 – September 15, 2009
Papers, 1800–1953, collected by Thornton Tayloe Perry (of Charles Town, W.Va.) primarily concerning the history of Jefferson County [now W. Va.], the life and career of lawyer and statesman Charles James Faulkner (of Martinsburg, Va. [now W. Va.]), and the history of other areas of Virginia, West Virginia, and nearby states. 39 items. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Papers, 1810–2004, of the Taliaferro family (of Gloucester County) including correspondence of the related Catlett, Lee, Montague, and Seddon families; Civil War letters of Taliaferro family members who served as officers in the Confederate Army; correspondence of artist Harriotte Lee (Taliaferro) Montague while she was studying in Germany and France; and correspondence of her son, historian Ludwell Lee Montague. 1,018 folders. Gift of Ann Jeffrey Montague Ours and Letitia Nelson Montague Grant.
Diary, 1848–49, of Junius Augustus Littlepage (of King William County), kept while a student at Delaware College, Newark, Del. , 193 [i.e., 192] pp.: part holograph; 8 x 10 1/4 in. Bound volume. Also, includes the diary, 1849, of Caroline Burnley (Ellett) Littlepage and the diary, 1853, of Rose Burnley Littlepage. Typed transcription accompanies the original. Gift of Louise E. Schroeder in memory of Ruth Littlepage Barnette Eichhorn.
Papers, 1850–1918, of John Edwin Roller (of Harrisonburg) largely concerning his work as a post–Civil War attorney and his interest in local history and literature. 845 items. Purchased.
Diary, 1864–67, of Caroline Burnley (Ellett) Littlepage (of "Woodbury," King William County).  pp.: holograph; 14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. Bound volume. Typed transcription accompanies the original. Gift of Louise E. Schroeder in memory of Ruth Littlepage Barnette Eichhorn.
Papers, 1887–1906, of Charles Euker (German immigrant to Richmond) largely concerning his life as a Confederate veteran, as well as his service in the cavalry of the Virginia militia in the 1880s and 1890s. 25 items. Gift of Ben W. Price.
Papers, 1887–1994, of Edward Reeves Adams (of Richmond), in part concerning the service of his aunt Elizabeth Dietrich as a nurse with the United States Army during World War I and including records of his own service in the United States Navy during World War II. 138 items. Gift of Edward R. Adams.
Records, 1946–75, of the Monument Avenue Crest Garden Club, Richmond, primarily consisting of scrapbooks compiled by officers and members and some loose papers concerning club activities, projects, and involvement with the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Richmond Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. 72 items. Gift of Henry R. Gonner.
Abbott, Henry L. Siege Artillery in the Campaigns Against Richmond: With Notes on the 15-Inch Gun, Including an Algebraic Analysis of the Trajectory of a Shot in Its Ricochets Upon Smooth Water . . . . New York, 1868. Gift of William B. Baylor.
Archer, Adair Pleasants. The Mystery of the King’s Birth. By Adair Archer . . . Presented December 29th and 30th by the Little Theater League of Richmond, Va., which he founded. Richmond, 1919. Gift of Richmond Public Library.
Bunker Hill Songster; Containing National and Patriotic Songs: as Sung by the Principal Vocalists. New York, 185–? Gift of Richmond Public Library.
Du Verney, M.: Tractatus de Organo Auditus. Continens Structuram, Usum et Morbos Ominum, Auris Partim. Lugduni Batavorum, 1730. Bears manuscript genealogical notes on Halyburton family and stamp of J. B. Halyburton. Gift of Richmond Public Library.
Farmer, C. M. The Fairy of the Stream: and Other Poems. Richmond, 1847. Gift of Richmond Public Library.
The Freemasons' Library and General Ahiman Rezon: Containing a Delineation of the True Principles of Freemasonry . . . . Baltimore, 1817. Gift of Richmond Public Library.
Gauger, Nicholas. Fires Improved: Or, A New Method of Building Chimnies, so as to Prevent Their Smoking, in Which a Small Fire Shall Warm a Room Much Better Than a Large One Made the Common Way: and the Method of Altering Such Chimnies as are Already Built, so They Shall Perform to the Same Effects . . . Made English from the French Original by J. T. Desaguliers. London, 1736. In Helen Park’s List of Architectural Books Available in America Before the Revolution. Purchased through the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Fund.
Hardee, William Joseph. Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics: for the Exercise and Manoeuvers of Troops When Acting as Light Infantry or Riflemen, by Lieut. Col. W. J. Hardee, Late of the U. S. Army, Now of C. S. Army. Memphis, Tenn., 1861. Gift of William B. Baylor.
Moore, Thomas Verner. Inspiration of the Scriptures: Morell's Theory Reviewed: A Lecture, in Course, on the Evidences of Christianity, Delivered at the University of Virginia, November 24, 1850. Richmond, 1850. Gift of Richmond Public Library.
Roberts, Joseph. The Hand-Book of Artillery: For the Service of the United States (Army and Militia), by Capt. Joseph Roberts . . . . 2d ed. Richmond, 1862. Gift of William B. Baylor.
Tucker, Beverley. A Discourse on the Dangers That Threaten the Free Institutions of the United States: Being an Address to the Literary Societies of Hampden Sidney College, Virginia, Read on the 22nd of September, 1841, at the Request of the Philanthropic Society of That College. Richmond, 1841. Bears author’s signature on front flyleaf. Bears inscription from Moses D. Hoge. Gift of Richmond Public Library.
United States. Army. Official Report of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Embracing a History of the Operations of the Armies of the Union from March, 1862 to the Closing Scene of the Rebellion: Complete. New York, 1865. Gift of William B. Baylor.
Witherspoon, John. A Serious Inquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Stage; and a Letter Respecting Play Actors. By the Rev. John Witherspoon; Also a Sermon, on the Burning of the Theater at Richmond, &c. by Samuel Miller; Together with an Introductory Address by Several Ministers in New York, &c. New York, 1812. Gift of Richmond Public Library.