September 15, 2008 – November 15, 2008
Letter, 1676 Nov[embe]r 14, of John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, from Whitehall, [London, Eng.], to [his brother, Charles Maitland] Lord Hatton, . . . in Scotland. 1 p.: holograph; 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. Includes mention of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia. Purchased through the First Settlers Fund.
Papers, 1764–1815, of Thomas Rutherford (of Hampshire and Berkeley counties, Va. [later W. Va.]) primarily concerning his activities in defense of the Virginia frontier during and just after the French and Indian War, as an agent for the commissioners appointed to settle accounts relating to Lord Dunmore's War in 1774, and on behalf of the Berkeley County Committee of Safety in supplying local and Continental Army troops during the American Revolution. Also, include papers of his son Van Rutherford concerning the 55th Regiment of Virginia Militia in 1807 and 1814–15. Total 61 items. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund, the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund, the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund, and with funds provided by the National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars.
Papers, c. 1830–70, of the Blue family (of Hampshire County, Va. [later W. Va.]) including a recommendation from members of the Virginia General Assembly for Charles Blue to be U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia; and letters written to Sarah Ann (Wright) Washington and Sallie Gertrude (Washington) Blue. 4 items. Gift of Sara Blue Anderson.
Letters, 1835 November –6, of Austin Brockenbrough (former U.S. Army officer from Virginia in Jacksonville, Ind.) to Alfred Todd concerning a personal affront and a challenge to a duel. 2 items. Purchased with funds provided by Austin Brockenbrough, III.
Cash book, 1851–79, of Dr. Thomas Horace Buck, kept primarily in the 1850s as a physician and apothecary in Front Royal, Warren County.  p.: part holograph; 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Bound volume. Includes records of cash received and on hand, and numerous medicinal remedies. Gift of the Whitney Library, New Haven Museum and Historical Society, New Haven, Conn.
Papers, 1885–1917, of the Summerfield family (of Danville) primarily concerning the education of Anne L. Summerfield (the daughter of German immigrant parents) in the Danville Public Schools and including grade reports, certificates, programs, and related materials. 28 items. Gift of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, through the courtesy of Jobi O. Zink, registrar and curatorial assistant.
Papers, 1901–49, of John Garland Jefferson (judge of Amelia County) primarily concerning his career as a student at Hampden-Sydney College. 35 items. Gift of H. Marshall Goodman, Jr.
Scrapbook, 1920–76, of Mary Augusta Jefferson (of Amelia County) containing a variety of materials relating to her family's history, her career as a music supervisor for the Lynchburg city schools, activities and history in Amelia County, the battle of New Market in 1864, and related subjects. 1 volume plus enclosures. Gift of H. Marshall Goodman, Jr.
Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel. Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Abridgement of Universal Geography Modern & Antient: Chiefly Compiled from the Abrege de Geographie of Adtrian Balbi. New York, Boston and Philadelphia, 1835. Bears signature on front cover of George Edward Pickett. Gift of Suzanne Pickett Zbar.
Cartee, Cornelius. The Souvenir Minstrel: A Choice Collection of the Most Admired Songs, Duets, Glees, Choruses, &c. &c. with Several Originals, and Many Favorites of the Principal Vocalists. Philadelphia, 1836. Gift of Bensley H. and Maureen Field.
Crafts, William A. Life of Ulysses S. Grant: His Boyhood, Campaigns, and Services, Military and Civil. Boston, 1868. Gift of Bensley H. and Maureen Field.
Dabney, Robert Lewis. A Review of "Theodosia Ernst: or, The Heroine of Faith." Richmond, 1869. The author was a professor at Union Theological Seminary, Hampden-Sydney College. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Devens, Richard Miller. The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion, Civil, Military, Naval and Domestic: Embracing the Most Brilliant and Remarkable Anecdotal Events of the Great Conflict in the United States. . . . Hartford, Conn., 1867. Gift of Bensley H. and Maureen Field.
Lossing, Benson John. Our Great Continent: Sketches, Picturesque and Historic: within and beyond the States. . . . New York, 1889. Includes notes on Richmond, Hampton, Old Point Comfort, and Mount Vernon. Gift of Bensley H. and Maureen Field.
Maury, Matthew Fonatine. Our Navy: Extracts from the Lucky Bag on the Reorganization of the Navy. Washington, 1840. The author's first published work, this pamphlet urged the navy to cease performing such tasks as shipbuilding, for which it had no competence, and to reorganize itself appropriately. Purchased through the James A. C. Keith Fund.
Mount Vernon Ladies Association. An Illustrated Handbook of Mount Vernon, the Home of Washington. Mount Vernon, 1905. Gift of James C. Wheat.
Root, George W. The Battle-Cry of Freedom. Chicago, 1862. Sheet music. Gift of Lamar F. Neville.
Wade, Hugh. Like a Virginia Creeper: (I'll Creep Back to You): Song Fox Trot. . . . "Sung by The Famous Four in the Kelso Brothers' Tivoli Revue." [n.p.] 1927. Sheet music. Gift of William Cole.
Widmeyer, Charles Branon. New Sacred Quartettes: for Male, Female and Mixed Voices. Dayton, 1914. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Virginia Club. Virginia Club, Norfolk, Va., Organized September 1873: Officers and Members, Constitution and By-Laws, Adopted January 4, 1902, Club House cor. Granby and Freemason Streets. 1902. Norfolk, 1902. Gift of W. Hamilton Bryson.