July 15, 2005 – September 15, 2005
Receipt, 1780 March 30, issued by John King to Patrick Henry for the purchase of tobacco. 1 p.: handwritten signed; 33 x 53 in. Written in the hand of Patrick Henry. Gift of Joel and Lydia Allen in honor of Robert Walton and Louise Adele Allen and in memory of Joel Nott and Fannie Walton Allen.
Bond, 1790 September 20, of Joseph Cheuvrant with the governor of Virginia (i.e., Beverley Randolph) regarding Cheuvrant's performance of his duties as a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 1 p.: handwritten; 72 x 9: in. Bears endorsement of Benjamin Wilson, clerk of Harrison County, Va. (now W. Va.). Gift of the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus.
Receipt book, 1847–1849, of John Austin, constable of Buckingham County, Va., including records of debts, payments, and commissions. 1 vol. (31 leaves): part holograph; 6 x 72 in. Purchased through the William Anderson Hagey Fund.
Papers, 1861–1865, of Jane (Collins) Lane (of Charlotte County, Va.) including letters written by her brother John C. Collins (while serving in the Confederate States Army in Henrico County, Va.), her brother Thomas J. Collins (while serving with the 56th Virginia Infantry Regiment), and her husband, Edward V. Lane (also serving with the 56th Virginia Infantry in Chesterfield and Henrico counties, Va., particularly during the siege of Petersburg). 15 items. Gift of Frances Z. White and John E. Zollinger, Jr.
Letter, 1863 Jan[uary] 19, of Will H. Wright (at Richmond, Va.) to his mother (otherwise unidentified). 1 p.: holograph signed; 9 x 7 in. Concerns his situation in Richmond, friends he has encountered, and his relationship with his mother. Gift of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Papers, 1882–1986, of James Skelton Gilliam (of Hopewell, Va.) including correspondence and research materials concerning the Ruffin family of Virginia. 12 items. Gift of James Skelton Gilliam.
Scrapbook, 1889–1890, of Everard Benjamin Meade (of Richmond, Va.) including calendars, holiday greeting cards, and advertising cards from the tobacco firm of Allen & Ginter, Richmond. 1 vol. (35 leaves): printed clippings and cards; 9 x 112 in. Gift of J. Madison Macon.
John Ogilby, The Road from Bristol [England] to Weymouth com Dorset (8. 1675).
N. R. Hewitt, Southern Provinces of the United States (Edinburgh, Scot., 1817).
Both gifts of Summit Enterprises of Virginia through the courtesy of Alan M. Voorhees.
Baker, Sarah: Legacy of Love: A Compilation of Prose and Poetry. Richmond, Virginia, 1869. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Baptist Book Store, Richmond, Va.: Catalog of Supplies for All Departments of Church Work, 1926–1927. Richmond, Va., 1926. Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Bourne, George: Picture of Slavery in the United States of America. Middletown, Conn., 1834. An English immigrant who settled in Virginia, Bourne was one of the first to advocate immediate emancipation in the United States. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Elwyn, Thomas: Letter to a Federalist, in Reply to Some of the Popular Objections to the Motives and Tendency of the Measures of the Present Administration, February, 1805. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1805. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Ford's Hotel, Richmond, Va., electric bells, accommodates 400, rates greatly reduced to suit the times .... Richmond, Va., 189–? Broadside. Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Grand Vocophone concert for the Benefit of J. E. B. Stuart Soldier's Monument Fund .... Petersburg, Virginia, 1900? Broadside. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
George: This Superior Draft Horse of Morgan and Black Hawk Stock will stand the ensuing season of 1882 .... New Market, Virginia, 1882. Broadside. Purchase. Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
M. G. Copeland Co.: M. G. Copeland Co., Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Awnings, Tents, Flags, Horse and Wagon Covers ... No. 108 North Ninth Street, Richmond, Virginia .... Buffalo, N. Y., 19–? Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Piedmont Cider Co.: Piedmont Cider Co. Manufacturers Pure Food Products Ciders, Phosphates, Vinegars. Danville, Va., 19–? Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Slary Bro's Big Show: Benefit J. E. B. Stuart Camp, C. V. No. 14 of Dinwiddie County: Good Music, Fine Programme .... Petersburg, Virginia, 1900? Broadside. Purchase. Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Southern Grocery Store, Inc.: Merchants Reference Book, April, 1938. Roanoke, Va., 1938. Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts: Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812, Being a Supplement to the Pay Rolls Printed and Distributed in 1851. Richmond, Va., 1852. Gift of Marcellus Wrights Cox & Smith Architects.
Virginia Passenger and Power Company: Trolley Rides in Cities and Country: Tri-City System, Richmond, Manchester & Petersburg, Va. Richmond? Va.., 1907?
Virginia Trunk and Bag Company, Petersburg, Va.: Catalog Number 15. Dread-naught Line. Petersburg, Va.? 19–? Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Fund.