Bible records, 1779–1973, of the Howard family. 12 p.: handwritten; 8 1/2 in. x 11 in. Gift of F. Murphy Sprinkel, Glen Allen, and Mary Jane Stout, State College, Pa.
Genealogical notes, 1779–1973, on the Howard family. 78 items. Gift of F. Murphy Sprinkel, Glen Allen, and Mary Jane Stout, State College, Pa.
Genealogy and photograph album, ca. 1776–1996, concerning the family of Waller and Huldah Fontaine (Lewis) Holliday of “Prospect Hill,” Spotsylvania County. 1 volume. Gift of Frances Walker Holladay, Richmond, 2019 June 13.
Grant, 1794 June 10, issued to John Threlkeld for 400 acres in Randolph County, Va. [now W. Va.]. 1 sheet. Gift of Myrna Mason, Gainesville, Fla., 2019 August 28.
Papers, 1804–30, of the Eldridge, Cabell, and Glover families of Buckingham County and Richmond. Represented are Rolfe Eldridge, Sr., Clerk of Court for Buckingham County, Rolfe Eldridge, Jr., Mary (Moseley) Eldridge and Mildred Kidder Eldridge [later Cabell], David S. G. Cabell, and Rolfe Eldridge Glover. 9 items. Gift of the estate of Barbara Grace Ford (Smith) Glover, Hopkinton, N.H., through the courtesy of Rolfe E. Glover IV, Savannah, Ga., 2019 July 27.
Genealogy and photograph album, 1818–2008, concerning the family of James Toy and Mary Ridley (Blackwell) Walker of “Rose Hill,” Mecklenburg County, and “Secluseval,” Lunenburg County. 1 volume. Gift of Frances Walker Holladay, Richmond, 2019 June 13.
Papers, 1830, of Giles Ward, Lynchburg. 2 items. Gift of the Matyas Family Trust, Portage, MI, through the courtesy of Stephen M. Matyas, Jr., Trustee.
Cookbook, ca. 1837–92, of Lucy Page (Kennon) Williams of Mecklenburg County. 1 volume. Gift of Margery Williams Ludwig, Williamsburg, 2016 October.
Correspondence, 1848–49, of Alexander Nelson Montgomery concerning Elk Creek Furnace, Nelson County. 11 items. Purchased from Swann Auction Galleries, New York, NY.
Indenture, 1853 August 22, between Jacob Miller and David B. Clark, Overseers of the Poor for Washington County, and James Crow. 1 item : printed form with handwritten completions ; 12 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Purchased from Jerry Showalter, Ivy.
Autograph album, 1857–73, kept by Catherine E. (Ficklen) Williams at “Petmouth Grove,” Stafford County, Va., and Newark, N.J. 1 volume. Gift of the Willard Library, Battle Creek, Mich., in 2016.
Scrapbook, 1861–63, of Mary E. (Armstrong) Tatum of Richmond, containing newspaper accounts of battles, patriotic songs, and poetry. 1 volume. Gift of Nancy Valdes-Franklin, Harwood, Md., in 2016.
Diary, 1862 August 28–1863 June 19, of Jacob Castner Wandling, kept as a member of Company B, 31st Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, U.S.A. 1 v. (111 [i.e. 118] p.) : handwritten ; 12 x 7 1/2 inches. Gift of John Wandling, Carrollton, in December 2016.
Autograph album, 1862–66, of James A. Robins, kept in Bohn’s Album and Autographs of the University of Virginia (Richmond, 1859). 1 volume. Purchased in 2015 from Black Swan Books, Richmond, with monies from the William Anderson Hagey fund. Conservation was underwritten by Harry F. Byrd.
Diary, 1864 May 28–1865 January 27, of Mary McLean (Stockton) Terry of Lynchburg, describing her arrest by Federal authorities and trial and imprisonment in New York on the charge of attempting to run the blockade. 1 volume. Gift of Elizabeth Terry Long, Richmond, 2019 August 12.
Pass, 1864 August 8, Fort Monroe, issued to William Mann, Jr., granting him permission to leave and return. 1 item. Gift of the Sass family through the courtesy of Sara Sass, Alexandria, 2019 September 14.
Roll book, 1864–65, of Company C, 3rd Regiment, Reserve Forces of Virginia, C.S.A., kept by John Walter Nicholas of Buckingham County. 1 volume. Gift of Richard L. Nicholas, Charlottesville, 2019 August 14.
Military band music, c. 1865, compiled by James M. Wescott, 20th New York State Militia, Richmond. 3 v. (52, 40, and 40 pages): handwritten; 8 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 inches. Gift of an anonymous donor.
Deed, 1871 August 28, of Frank T. Sutton to William H. Tatum, for two lots in Henrico County. 2 pages. Gift of Nancy Valdes-Franklin, Harwood, Md., in 2016.
Letter, 1884 March 7, of John M. G. Fitzpatrick, Chester, to [?] Pulliam. 1 item; handwritten, signed: 4 3/4 inches x 8 inches. Gift of Nancy Markhoff, Boones Mill.
Family records, 1898, written by Maria L. Carrington for her children, containing the history of the Carrington and related Cabell, Dabney, Lewis, Morris, and Towles families. 1 volume. Gift of William C. Washburn, Jr., Henrico, 2019 September 10.
Inventory book, 1910–14, of J. R. Doyle & Company, McKenney, a general merchandise store in Dinwiddie County. 1 volume. Gift of Robert Doyle, Denver, Colo., through the courtesy of Maxine Doyle Wilkinson, in August 2016.
Letters, 1918, of James C. Derieux, of Richmond, while stationed in Paris, France, working for the Young Men’s Christian Association. 3 items. Gift of Samuel A. Derieux, Henrico, 2017 November 20.
Scrapbook, 1931–71, of Elizabeth Cabell Dugdale, concerning Ambassador Alexander W. Weddell, Virginia Chase Steedman Weddell, and Virginia House, Richmond. 1 v. ([ii], 70] pages) : photographs and mounted clippings ; 12 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches Gift of Elizabeth Dugdale MacIntosh, Haverford, Pa.
Account book, 1935–54, of the Blue Ridge Sanatorium Sunday School, kept by A. Alline Forrest, Charlottesville. 1 volume. Gift of the estate of Susan Jean Goode in 2016.
Correspondence, 1937–40, of Charles Scott Bridges (native of Gloucester County) while serving as the manager of the Export Division of Libby, McNeill & Libby, chiefly with Charley F. Embree, while the latter worked in Batvia, Java, as an agent for Libby. 36 items. Gift of Ambassador Peter S. Bridges, Arlington, 2019 October 29.
Minute books, 1938–2010, of the Seaboard Bag Corporation, Richmond. 5 volumes. Gift of James B. Edge, Jr., Richmond, in 2018.
Scrapbook, 1941–c. 2009, kept by members of the Heinline family, Radford.  pages: mounted clippings; 12 x 14 inches. Gift of Vickie Collawn, Gum Spring.
Letters, 1942–46 and 1973–75, of Beverley Patton Browne of Richmond. 32 items. Gift of Josephine Jackson Miller, Richmond.
Scrapbook, 1944–45, of Spotswood Braxton Hall, Jr.  pages: mounted clippings, photographs; 9 3/4 in. x 13 in. Given in honor of Spotswood Braxton Hall, Jr., by Jane Hall Armfield, Richmond, Elizabeth Landon Hall, West Lebanon, N.H., and Catherine Hall Jensen, Park City, Ut.
Scrapbook, 1944–52, of Joseph Poleo, Jr., kept primarily as a member of the Corps of Cadets of John Marshall High School, Richmond. 1 v. (86 p.) : mounted photographs and clippings ; 11 x 14 inches. Gift of Joseph Anthony Poleo, Hilton Head, S.C.
Diary, 1945 May 10–1946 April 3, of Carl B. Andrews, while serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS John A. Bole. 1 volume. Gift of Patricia Andrews, Henrico, 2013 July 15.
WWII oral history of David Hoge Crighton, conducted by Florence Crighton Olsen, May 2013. Concerns Crighton’s time in the U.S. Army, 1945–46, while stationed at Camp Lee, working with German prisoners of war. 12 leaves. Gift of Florence Crighton Olsen, 2019 January 31.
Genealogical chart, ca. 1958, of the Snead family of Fluvanna County. Compiled by Adelaide Snead and John Will Creasy. 1 sheet. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holland, Richmond, through the courtesy of Nicholas Cooke, April 2019.
Essay, , “Houlder Hudgins of Mathews County, Virginia and his descendants,” by Houlder Hudgins IV. Boston, Mass., September 1958. 1 item (viii, 27 leaves) : printed ; 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Gift of J. William H. Hudgins, Edgartown, Miss.
Research notes, 1950s–70s, of D. Reid Ross on the Bennett and Matthews families, colonial merchant trading companies, the English Civil War and its aftermath, Puritans in England and America, and the Surrender of Virginia to Parliamentary rule. 45 items. Gift of D. Reid Ross, Durango, Co.
Papers, 1969–2006, of Phyllis Eason Galanti. 110 items. Gift of Phyllis (Eason) Galanti, Richmond.
Notes and article, 1972, by Donald Edward Dale concerning Phyllis Galanti for The Richmond Mercury. 3 items.
Videodisc, 2011, Civil War Fredericksburg, Then and Now / A Cooperative Production of the Fredericksburg Civil War Round Table and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. 1 videodisc; 4 3/4 in. Gift of Heritage Media, Inc.
Oral history, 2013, of World War II experiences of David Hoge Crighton, conducted by Florence Crighton Olsen. [i], 12 leaves : typescript ; 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Gift of Florence Crighton Olsen, Arlington.
Essay, 2017, “How ‘Brown’ became ‘Browne’ (again?)” by Robert L. Browne. 4 leaves: typescript; 8 1/2 in. x 11 in. Gift of Robert L. Browne, Nellysford.
An ordinance, 2018 (no. 2018-228), to rename the Boulevard from its northerly terminus at its intersection with Brookland Parkway and Westwood Avenue to its southerly terminus at Byrd Park as “Arthur Ashe Boulevard.” 1 item (2 leaves): printed; 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Gift of the Richmond City Council.
Essay, , “The second Mulberry Island parish church and its social impact,” by Richard Dunn. 3 leaves : typescript ; 8 1/2 x 11 in. Gift of Richard Dunn.
Papers, 1838–1966, of Sally Louisa Tompkins of Richmond, primarily relating to her role as the head of Robertson Hospital during the Civil War, documenting the operations of the facility and care of Confederate soldiers. 116 items. Items received by the Confederate Memorial Literary Society from various donors at different times.
Journal, 1848 August–November, of an unidentified man living in Richmond, describing his active social life, his regular attendance of St. Paul’s and St. James’s Episcopal churches in Richmond, his work at an unnamed store (probably a dry goods store) in downtown Richmond, and his election to and service as a fireman. 1 volume. Provenance unknown.
Papers, 1853–95 (bulk 1862–65), of William H. Routt, Orange County. 25 items. Gift of William Wallace Scott of Orange County to the Museum of the Confederacy in 1895. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Collection, 1854–1932, of Matthew Fontaine Maury materials concerning his military career and life. 92 items. Received by the Confederate Memorial Literary Society from various donors at different times. Previously formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Navy Collection.
Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1855–2001, relating to the Confederate States Navy. 352 items. Received by the Confederate Memorial Literary Society from various donors at different times. Previously formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Navy Collection.
Papers, 1856–98, of John Thomson Mason of Fairfax, Va., and Baltimore, Md., 85 items. Gift of Kate Mason Rowland’s estate, to the Museum of the Confederacy, February 13, 1916. Previously formed party of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Navy Collection.
Papers, 1858–64, of John Daniel Petty of Lunenburg and Mecklenburg County. 4 items. Gift of Dorothy Bray Weber, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 2010 September 28.
Papers, 1860–81, of the Pritchett family of Pittsylvania County. 7 items. Gift of Rebecca D. Hare of Richmond to the Museum of the Confederacy, August 1, 1996. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Commonplace book, 1860–63, of Robert C. Nelson of Hanover County. 1 v. ( p.) : handwritten ; 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Gift of Robert V. England of North Fort Myers, Fla., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1989 October 6.
Papers, 1860–65, of William Ferguson Slemons of Monticello, Ark. 62 items. Gift of Sterling Tucker of Little Rock, Ark., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, December 31, 1994. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Commonplace book, 1861–62, of Thomas H. Moore of White County, Tenn. 1 v. ( leaves) : photocopies ; 6 3/16 x 5 1/2 in. Gift of Mary Virginia (Moore) Kerr, great granddaughter of T. H. Moore of Richmond, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1985 May 3.
Diaries, 1861–62, of John Benjamin Richardson while serving in the 1st Company of the Washington Artillery Battalion. 2 items. Gift of Cornelia A. “Nannie” (Pugh) Richardson, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1910 September.
Papers, 1861–63, of Sidney S. Stringer of Amelia, County. 4 items. Gift of Amelia Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, to the Museum of the Confederacy, October 5, 1917. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Pocket diaries, 1861–63, of James Thomas Petty, of Washington, D.C., and Front Royal, Va., describing his service as a private in Company B, 17th Virginia Infantry (Warren Rifles), and as a clerk in the quartermaster and commissary departments. 3 volumes. Gift of Col. James M. Petty, grandson of James Thomas Petty of Front Royal, made to the Museum of the Confederacy 1943 February 12.
Papers, 1861–64, of John Daniel Petty of Lunenburg and Mecklenburg County. 7 items. Gift of Eula Petty Young, granddaughter of John D. Petty, made to the Museum of the Confederacy 1934 September 24.
Papers, 1861–64, of Tucker St. Joseph Randolph, Richmond. 39 items. Gift of Janet Henderson (Weaver) Randolph of Richmond to the Museum of the Confederacy on an unknown date. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Papers, 1861–64, of William Samuel Woods. 47 items. Gift of David S. Woods, of Newbern, Ala., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, February 27, 1989. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Registers, 1861–64, relating to Confederate Military Hospitals, complied by Gertrude Lewis Mattern. 2 items. Gift of Mrs. E. L. Mattern (Gertrude (Lewis) Mattern) of Pittsburgh, Penn., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1925 May 13.
Papers, 1861–65, of Philip Dangerfield Stephenson of St. Louis, Mo. 6 items. Gift of Philip Daingerfield Stephen made to the Museum of the Confederacy on an unknown date.
Papers, 1861–65, of Theodore Hoyt Woodard of Tensas Parish, La. 6 items. Gift of Annie (Woodard) Fox of Washington, D.C., to the Museum of the Confederacy, April 1929. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Commonplace book, 1861–74, of assistant surgeon Robert Pooler Myers kept largely with serving in the 16th Georgia Infantry. 1 volume. Gift of Robert Pooler Myers of Claremont, Calif., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1916 May 5.
Papers, 1861–82, of Samuel Hollingsworth Stout of Nashville, Tenn., primarily relating to his roles during the Civil War as the superintendent of hospitals and later medical director for the Army of Tennessee. 239 items. Items received by the Confederate Memorial Literary Society from various donors at different times.
Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1861–1980, relating to Confederate Hospitals. Items received by the Confederate Memorial Literary Society from various donors at different times. Consult Senior Archivist for more information.
Collection, 1861–1985, of materials relating to the military career of Michael Phillip Usina. 17 items. Given in two parts, first by Camilla N. (Usina) Holt of Savannah, Ga., to the Museum of the Confederacy, February 1, 1902, and the second by Anthony Michael “Mike” Fairbanks and Charles Fairbanks to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1985. Previously formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Navy Collection.
Diary, 1861 April 18–October 21, of James Stanley Newman of Orange County. 1 v. ( p.) : handwritten ; 3 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. Gift of Clifford Lewis Newman of Raleigh, N.C., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1936 March 16.
Papers, 1862–64, of the Smith Family of Russell County. 5 items. Gift of Samuel A. Duff to the Museum of the Confederacy on an unknown date. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Papers, 1862–63, of Alexander Stone of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. 3 items. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Diary [handwritten copy], 1862–65, of Thomas W. Trussell [possibly of selected entries only] completed in the 1870s, listing without detail or description the movements, encampments, and engagements of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, May 1862–April 1865. 3 leaves. Provenance unknown.
Papers, 1862–65, of Isaac Scott Tanner of Shepherdstown, W.Va., consisting of records and correspondence relating to his service as surgeon during the Civil War. 30 items. Material acquired in two accessions, the first a gift of Dr. George W. Banks (Isaac Tanners’s son-in-law) of Shepherdstown, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1932 January 18. The second, a gift of Keenor W. Eutsler, of Lewistown, W.Va., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1961 September.
Letter, 1862 March 15, of Peter Howard Smith to Daniel Adkinson Smith, Aquia Creek. 1 leaf : handwritten ; 5 3/16 x 8 1/4 in. Gift of Mildred Minnie (Smith) Sheetz of New York, N.Y., to the Museum of the Confederacy, June 6, 1944. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Pocket diary, 1863–64, of Edward Owen. 1 v. ( p.) : printed with handwritten completions ; 3 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. Gift of Edward Owen made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1913 July.
Field notebook, 1863–64, kept by Brig. Gen. Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, including pencil sketch maps, diary entries, and sundry lists, made while serving around Chattanooga, Tenn., ca. October 1863, and in East Tennessee, and a diary kept 1864 April 22–November 26. 1 volume [208 pages]. Gift of his nephew, William W. Mackall, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1925 October.
Papers, 1863–65, of William Alexander Thom of Northampton County, relate to his service as a surgeon during the Civil War as well as his involvement with the Confederate Association of Army and Navy Surgeons. 8 items. Gift of Marian Elizabeth Thom (daughter of William Alexander Thom, 2nd recording secretary of the association) of Northampton County, through George Ross, made to the Museum of the Confederacy on 1906 August 13.
Commonplace book, 1863–66, of James R. Wright of Norfolk, consists of a pocket notebook used for a variety of purposes, including documenting names and addresses, accounts, information on his military unit and its service, a few diary entries from Point Lookout, Md., prison camp, and signatures. 1 volume. Provenance unknown.
Papers, 1863, William Burch Short of Brunswick County. 19 items. Gift of Leone Anna Robinson (Mrs. Caleb Royston) Short of Warfield, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1977 April 1.
Papers, 1863, of John Walker Vinson. 2 items. Gift of Porter Paisley Vinson, M.D., the son of William Daniel Vinson, to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1934 November 20.
Pocket diary, 1863, of Sgt. Lawson Morrissett of Chesterfield County, as a member of the 4th Virginia Cavalry. 1 volume. Gift of Daniel Morrissett Blood (grandson of Lawson Morrissett) of Hampton, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1953 November 27.
Logbook, 1863 April 9–1864 January 18, of the CSS Steamer Georgia. Gift of William L. Maury made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1902 March 2.
Diary, 1863 June 10–October 19, of John “Jack” Henry Vest of Louisa County, who received this pocket notebook from a comrade who “captured” it at Winchester, 1863 June 14 (according to a note on page 3). Entries concern, in part, his movements in western Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. 1 volume. Gift of Ann Hill Granger, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1987 May 27.
Pocket diary, 1863 October 17–1864 May 6, kept by Pvt. James Robert Montgomery of Madison County, Miss., while serving in the Confederate Signal Corps, Heth’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia. 1 volume. Gift of made by an unknown donor to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1910.
Story of Siege of Savannah During War Between the States, compiled by Georgia Callis West from the 1864 journal of Albert Lawrence West in 1941. 13 leaves. Gift of Georgia Callis West, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1941.
Manuscript, 1864–65, of Brig. Gen. Gabriel James Rains concerning the Confederate States Torpedo Bureau.  p.: handwritten; 8 1/4 x 10 5/16 in. Gift of Gabriel Rains’s daughter, Katherine (Rains) Paddock of San Antonio, Texas, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, January 22, 1926. Previously formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Navy Collection.
Records, 1864–1954, of the Hollywood Memorial Association of Richmond, document the organization’s activities concerning efforts to care for Confederate soldiers’ graves in Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond) and to celebrate and memorialize deceased Confederate soldiers. 3,393 items. Gift made to the Museum of the Confederacy on an unknown date.
Journal, 1864 October 21–1865 November 3, of William Conway Whittle, Jr., of Norfolk.  p. : handwritten ; 8 5/16 x 12 13/16 in. Previously formed party of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Navy Collection.
Letter, 1864 October 2–3, of Linden Kent, Richmond, to Sally Garland Hunter Kent. 1 leaf: handwritten; 7 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in. Formerly formed part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s Soldier Letters Collection Series.
Papers, 1865–1939, of Tench Francis Tilghman of Oxford, Md., relating to his service in the Confederate States Army. 4 items. Gift of Mrs. Fred Tilghman (Katharine Lyon [Scott] Tilghman) of Richmond, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1964 February 27. Notebook of complied Tilghman family history, gifted by William Boyle Bagbey of Roanoke, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, on an unknown date.
Pocket diary, 1865 March 10–April 23, of Lt. Channing Moore Smith, of Parkersburg, W.Va., primarily describes the Confederate evacuation of Petersburg, the Appomattox Campaign, Lee’s surrender to Grant, and Channing’s journey home. 1 volume [32 pages]. Gift of Clarine “Kinnie” E. Smith of Parkersburg, W.Va., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1926 November 2.
Diary [handwritten copy], 1871, of Milton Boyd Steele of Frederick County, detailing the movements and engagements of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, 1863–65. 1 volume [34 pages]. Provenance unknown.
Pocket diaries, 1874–95, of William Proctor Smith of West Virginia, for the years 1874, 1887, and 1895, including, among other details, visits in Richmond with former Confederate officers, including Joseph Reid Anderson, Jubal A. Early, George E. Pickett, Bradley T. Johnson, and visits with former federal officers, including Quincy Adams Gillmore and John G. Barnard. 3 volumes. Gift of Connie Caswell of Brookline, Mass., made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 2004 May 25.
Papers, 1874, of William Lewis Ritter of Baltimore, Md., consisting of a collection of transcribed entries from his Civil War diary. 3 items. Received as part of the Southern Historical Society donation made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1912.
Biography, 1920, “The Five White Brothers in the Confederate Army,” complied by Cordelia White Phifer. 1 item ( pp.) : handwritten ; 6 5/16 x 9 5/16 in. Gift of Cordelia White Phifer, made to the Museum of the Confederacy, 1920 August.
Howe, Henry. Map of the state of Virginia from the latest authorities. [Charleston, S.C.: W. R. Babcock, 1847.] 1 map ; hand colored ; 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. Gift of William W. Cole, Yorktown, 2019 September 11.
Taylor, Ruth. Virginia. [Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1938, c1935.] 1 map : color, illustrations ; 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches. Gift of William W. Cole, Yorktown, 2019 September 11.
Dolph’s map of Richmond Virginia and vicinity [1961–69], published by Dolph Map Co.; distributed by Capitol News Agency. 1 map : color ; 57 x 47 cm., on sheet 61 x 94 cm., folded to 24 x 11 cm. Gift of the Westman Collection, Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury, Conn.
Allestree, Richard. The Works of the Learned and Pious Author of The Whole Duty of Man. Oxford, Eng., 1695. This devotional work was common for more than two centuries in the libraries of elite American colonists. Gift of William C. Wooldridge.
Anderson, Alicia K. and Lynn A. Price. George Washington’s Barbados Diary, 1751–52. Charlottesville, 2018. Washington’s only voyage away from North America is extensively documented in his diary in which he recorded his observations on everything from the natural environment to plantation slavery. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Ansary, Cyrus A. George Washington: Dealmaker In-Chief: The Story of How the Father of Our Country Unleashed the Entrepreneurial Spirit in America. Washington, D.C., 2019. Includes an image of the painting The Courtship of Washington, 1758 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris as well as an image of Daniel Parke II by John Closterman from VHS museum collections. Gift of Cyrus A. Ansary.
B. F. Johnson Publishing Co. Great Inducements!!! Richmond, 1888–90. An appeal to become a traveling salesman made by the Richmond publisher B. F. Johnson. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Bellamy, Wes. Monumental: It Was Never About a Statue. Newport News, 2019. Dr. Wes Bellamy was a city councilman in Charlottesville who led the fight to remove the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from city parks. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Brill, Kristen. The Diary of a Civil War Bride: Lucy Wood Butler of Virginia. Baton Rouge, 2017. Lucy met her husband while he was a student at the University of Virginia. Her diary begins in the spring of 1861 and ends with the death of her husband at the battle of Chancellorsville. Gift of Louisiana State University Press.
Broth, Mickael and Edward Trask. Murals of Richmond. Richmond, 2018. This book contains more than 200 illustrations of Richmond’s murals, which complements our acclaimed Fresh Paint exhibition. Purchased through the John and Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Bushman, Richard L. The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History. New Haven, 2018. Includes articles on the Founding Farmers and farming life in Virginia in the post-Revolutionary period. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Carmichael, Peter S. The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. Chapel Hill, 2018. The daily life of a soldier is described as “brutal and unpredictable.” Carmichael examines their records and correspondence to create a picture of how they prevailed. Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Cecere, Michael. The Invasion of Virginia 1781. Yardley, 2017. Virginia saw little military action during the Revolutionary War until the fall of 1780 continuing through the defeat of the British at Yorktown in July 1781. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Cleary Ben C. Searching for Stonewall Jackson: A Quest for Legacy in a Divided America. New York, 2019. Cleary travels Stonewall Jackson’s battlefields as he questions the general’s legacy in a time in which Confederate monuments are falling. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Cohen, Kenneth. They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic. Ithaca, N.Y., 2017. The rise of commercial inequality is traced through the Carter and Tayloe families of Virginia. Purchased through the Douglas A. Gordon Fund.
Copenhaver, Laura Lu Scherer. Colonial Coverlet. Marion, Va., 1927. The author established a textile industry in her home which employed women from farm families and became a leading entrepreneur in Southwestern Virginia. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
DeLombard, Jeannine Marie. Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture. Chapel Hill, 2007. The executions of Nat Turner and John Brown as portrayed in the popular print media greatly influenced American’s view of slavery. Purchased through the Douglas A. Gordon Fund.
Dove, John. Virginia Text-Book Containing the Book of Constitutions, Illustrations of the Work, Forms and Ceremonies, with a Digest of the Laws of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. Highland Springs, Va., 1945. Bears the manuscript signature of C. W. Holladay, Clifton Forge. Gift of Jay Taylor.
Ensor, Rachel Malcolm. Igbo Talking Signs in Antebellum Virginia: Religion, Ancestors and the Aesthetics of Freedom. Ann Arbor, Mich., 2006. Explains the presence of cemetery stones in Amherst County with writing of Igbo craftsmen from West Africa. Gift of Paul Taylor.
Fede, Andrew. Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the Atlantic World. Athens, Ga., 2017. “From colonial Pennsylvania to Civil War era Texas . . . slave owners were hardly every legally punished for their role in the violent death of their slaves.” Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Fox-Amato, Matthew. Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America. New York, 2019. The enduring images created of slavery were used for a variety of purposes by slaveholders, abolitionists, soldiers, and even the slaves themselves to justify their social and political goals. Gift of the Oxford University Press.
Gallagher, Gary W., and Stephen Cushman. Civil War Writing: New Perspectives on Iconic Texts. Baton Rouge, 2019. Essay collection that focuses on participant narratives and includes Loreta Velasquez’s primarily fictitious memoir of a woman who enlisted in the Confederate army after the death of her husband and served as a spy in Richmond. Gift of the Louisiana State University Press.
Gaskins, Ruth L. A Good Heart and a Light Hand: Ruth L. Gaskins Collection of Traditional Negro Recipes. Alexandria, 1968. Gaskins collected these recipes and tested them for three years long before the concept of soul food developed. She self-published this signed first edition and donated the proceeds to an African American settlement house. Later editions were published by Simon and Schuster and were popular with black and white audiences. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Guyatt, Nicholas. Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation. New York, 2016. Segregation has its roots in the Founding Father’s beliefs in equality coupled with their inability to create an equalitarian society. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. The Hampton Institute Trade School: Blacksmithing and Wheelwrighting. Hampton, 1913–16. One of a series of pamphlets produced by the school on the variety of occupational training courses available to African Americans. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. Notes on Agriculture. Hampton, 1904. A series of agricultural leaflets primarily written by C. L. Goodrich, head of Hampton’s Agricultural Department until his resignation in 1904. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Hantman, Jeffrey L. Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People. Charlottesville, 2018. Tells the story of the Monocan Indian people of Virginia stretching from A.D. 1000 through the moment of colonial contact in 1607 and into the present.” Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Harker, Jaime. The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon. Chapel Hill, 2018. From the 1970s through the 1990s a network of southern women writers, civil rights activists, feminists, and lesbians enabled the creation of a new type of southern literature. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Hartman, Fred J. Graphic Arts Education in Wartime. Lexington, Va., 1942. The Journalism Laboratory Press at Washington & Lee University published this report of the national Graphics Arts Education’s diminished resources and activities during wartime. They canceled their annual conference because of the gas rationing and limited transportation during World War II. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Hogarth, Rana A. Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780–1840. Chapel Hill, 2017. Southern physicians studied African Americans resistance to diseases like yellow fever and ironically created a culture of white superiority. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Horn, James. 1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy. New York, 2018. The creation of the General Assembly and the arrival of African Americans in 1619 were the most important political developments of the seventeenth century and influence our society today. Purchased through the Kirbye First Settlers Fund.
Howard-Woods, Christopher. #Charlottesville: White Supremacy, Populism, and Resistance. New York, 2019. A collection of essays from a wide range of people involved with the tragedy in Charlottesville “untangling the events of August 2017 from the logic of removing historical monuments to the ethics of punching Nazis.” Purchased through the Douglas A. Gordon Fund.
Hull, Helen Schuyler. The Cruise of the Manatee: the 1941 Journal of a Young Artist Discovering the Coastal South. Richmond, 2019. After this cruise and on the heels of WWII, Helen and her husband moved to Richmond. She painted and copied historical portraits and often worked here with the VHMC portrait collections. Gift of Helen Schuyler Bailey.
James River Valley Immigration Society. Proceedings of a Convention of Citizens of the James River Valley, (State of Virginia, U.S.A.), Held at Natural Bridge, Va., July 10, 1888 and Report of the Organization of the James River Valley Immigration Society. Richmond, 1888. The society was founded on 6 September 1888 by Archer and J. R. Anderson, Jr., and other Richmond leaders to promote emigration to the James River valley which was “still affected by the aftermath of the Civil War.” Gift of the Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Jayne, Thomas and Anne Walker. The Finest Rooms in America: Fifty Influential Interiors from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. New York, 2010. The tea room at Monticello, the large dining room at Mount Vernon, the morning room at Bassett Hall, and the parlor at Oakley Farm are noted by the author as being the best interior design examples for the last 200 years. Gift of the Estate of William Joseph Ryan and Raymond Lowell Thomas.
Johnson, E. Patrick. Black. Queer. Southern. Women: An Oral History. Chapel Hill, 2018. More than seventy narratives were collected from “queer” African women in the South and reveal the ways these marginalized women have built a thriving community. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Kass, Ray and Howard Risatti. The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Art in Locale. Farmville, 2018. Art workshops have been conducted here for almost forty years with prominent artists who work with the local community to connect art and the larger culture. Purchased through the John and Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Kazas, Tom, and Marian A. Violaris. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1917–2017: A Century of Faith, Hope, and Love. Brookfield, Mo., 2018. Centennial history of a Richmond church that started with a handful of Greek immigrants and has become a vibrant and diverse congregation of 600 families. Gift of Marian A. Violaris.
Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey R. Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America’s Coastal Slave Trade. Cambridge, Eng., 2019. In October 1841, the slave ship Creole left Richmond for New Orleans. The 139 slaves on board escaped to the Bahamas with the assistance of nineteen “rebels.” Gift of Cambridge University Press.
Khan, Khizer. An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice. New York, 2017. The compelling story of an American immigrant who tragically lost his son in Iraq after struggling to put himself through Harvard Law School. A fierce advocate of the rights of all Americans, he encourages us to “step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.” Signed and presented as a gift by Khizer Khan.
Lear, Ashley Andrews. The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow. Gainesville, Fla., 2018. Correspondence between Rawlings and Glasgo illustrates the deep connections built by these women based on their love of nature and social activism. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Lee, Heath Hardage. The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home. New York, 2019. One hundred and sixteen prisoners of war returned home from Vietnam on 12 February 1973. This first group of prisoners and the others who followed owed their freedom to the sorority of wives who fought both the North Vietnamese and U.S. governments to obtain their husband’s release. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Memorial Fund.
Lee, Shau Yan. China Has a Ten Thousand Mile Spiritual Wall. Norfolk, 1947. Lee was the minister at the Chinese Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia. He sent a copy of this work to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who thanked Lee in a letter for his work. The Lee family still retains a copy of this letter. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Lender, Mark Edward. Cabal!: The Plot Against General Washington. Yardley, Pa., 2018. The plot to remove George Washington from the command of the Continental Army is avoided by his astute political maneuvers. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Levin, Kevin M. Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth. Chapel Hill, 2019. Levin’s research shows that blacks in the Confederate army served primarily as personal servants and forced laborers and retained their status as slaves. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Ligon, Charlene Butts, and Kietryn Zychal. Fearless: How a Poor Virginia Seamstress Took on Jim Crow, Beat the Pool Tax and Changed Her City Forever. Bellevue, Nebr., 2017. Evelyn T. Butts was a mother and active citizen who lead battles to improve education, housing, and voting rights in her Norfolk community. She challenged and won the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that abolished the poll tax. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Memorial Fund.
Lindsay, Lisa A. Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa. Chapel Hill, 2017. Narrative of the James Churchwill Vaughan whose enslaved father was born in Richmond and who set out for Liberia in 1853 to honor his father’s dying wish. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Lippard, Cameron D., and Bruce E. Stewart. Modern Moonshine: The Revival of White Whiskey in the Twenty-First Century. Morgantown, W.Va., 2019. The growth of artisanal distilling has begun to “decriminalize” moonshine in places like Franklin County, which during Prohibition was known as the Moonshine Capital of the World. Gift of West Virginia University Press.
McAuliffe, Terry. Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism. New York, 2019. McAuliffe’s description of the events of 11–12 August 2017 and his plan to fight racism, extremism, and hate. Purchased through the Douglas A. Gordon Fund.
McCluksey, Audrey Thomas. A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South. Lanham, Md., 2017. Includes a chapter on Nannie Helen Burroughs, an activist educator from Orange County. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Memorial Fund.
McCracken, Adelaide. Tyler-Chadwick Letters: Steadfast Love, Forgotten War. Barnard, Vt., 2019. The World War I romance of Margaret Tyler of Sherwood Forest, Charles City County, and Stephen Chadwick is captured in their correspondence as Chadwick serves in the U.S. Army in Siberia. Gift of Adelaide McCracken.
McInnis, Maurie, and Louis P. Nelson. Educated in Tyranny: Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University. Charlottesville, 2019. A collection of essays that consider the lives of the slaves who built and later served the University of Virginia during its first fifty years. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Marshall, Paule. Triangular Road: A Memoir. New York, 2009. The acclaimed African American novelist taught at VCU from 1982 to 1994, where she won the Guggenheim fellowship in 1992. In this work, she describes her movement to Virginia and her first experience living below the Mason-Dixon line. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation.
Matrana, Marc R., Robin S. Lattimore, and Michael W. Kitchens. Southern Splendor: Saving Architectural Treasures of the Old South. Jackson, Miss., 2018. Documents fifty houses built before the Civil War that have been authentically conserved, including Monticello, Arlington House, Berry Hill Plantation, the Abijah Thomas House, and the White House of the Confederacy. Gift of University Press of Mississippi.
Merritt, Keri Leigh. Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. Cambridge, Eng., 2017. The harsh life of poor whites working in an economic system based on slave labor. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Miller, Benjamin L. In God’s Presence: Chaplains, Missionaries, and Religious Space During the American Civil War. Lawrence, Kans., 2019. Chaplains not only ministered to the soldier’s religious needs but also fought to find space for religious practice on the battlefield, in prison, camp, and hospitals. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Musselwhite, Paul. Urban Dreams, Rural Commonwealth: The Rise of Plantation Society in the Chesapeake. Chicago, 2018. The English colonies were established with dreams of city towns located near plantations. The failed attempts to create them resulted in the development of an “agrarian plantation society” in the Chesapeake region of Virginia and Maryland. Gift of Paul Musselwhite.
Nash, Gary B. Warner Mifflin: Unflinching Quaker Abolitionist. Philadelphia, 2017. Born into a large slaveholding family in Accomack County, Mifflin upheld the Quaker doctrine of pacifism during the Revolutionary War and became of pioneer of the slave reparations movement. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Onuf, Peter S. Jefferson and the Virginians: Democracy, Constitutions, and Empire. Baton Rouge, 2018. Onuf analyzes Jefferson in partnership with Washington, Patrick Henry, and James Madison to create a new identity for Virginians and Americans based on the principles of democracy, constitutional law, and empire. Gift of Louisiana State University Press.
Osgood, Ernest Staples. The Field Notes of Captain William Clark, 1803–1805. New Haven, 1964. Clark’s notes were discovered in an attic in 1953 have been reproduced in facsimile and transcript with maps and illustrations and an were edited and annotated extensively by Osgood. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Our President Woodrow Wilson Has Set Aside Friday, April 26th, as a Holiday, on Which All Americans Shall Gather to Show their Patriotism. Virginia, 1918. Liberty Bonds were sold during World War I in order to finance the war debt. This postwar bond drive was called a Liberty Loan Drive, and at the end of all of the campaigns, $17 billion dollars had been raised. Gift of James E. Holland, Jr.
Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown. New York, 2018. With French assistance at the battle of Chesapeake, Gen. George Washington was able to achieve victory at Yorktown. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Philip Morris Incorporated. “Philip Morris: Christmas Open House.” Richmond, 1982. Charming color invitation to its Christmas party, which can use used to create an architectural model of the Operations Identity Tower which opened in 1982. Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Powell Anthony V. The Bloody First: A History of the 1st Regiment of Virginia Volunteers in the American Civil War. Bloomington, Ind., 2018. Includes an image on the cover from the collections of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture of the members of the First Virginia at the hanging of John Brown in Charlestown in December 1859. Gift of LifeRich Publishing.
Rainville, Lynn. Invisible Founders: How Two Centuries of African American Families Transformed a Plantation into a College. New York, 2019. African American labor enabled the transformation of a southern plantation into Sweet Briar College in 1906. Gift of Lynn Rainville.
Rusert, Britt. Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture. New York, 2017. African American writers’ reactions to Jefferson’s claims in “Notes on the State of Virginia” of black inferiority yield the first critiques of racial science. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Shaffer, Michael. In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas Wallace Colley’s Recollections of Civil War Service in the 1st Virginia Cavalry. Knoxville, 2018. Schaffer edited the diaries and correspondence of Thomas Colley who left his farm to fight and became one of the 20,000 soldiers who left military service with an amputated limb. Gift of University of Tennessee Press.
Shockley, Megan Taylor. Creating a Progressive Commonwealth: Women Activists, Feminism, and the Politics of Social Change in Virginia, 1970s–2000s. Baton Rouge, 2018. Extensive research and oral history interviews have resulted in an amazing work of the individual women in Virginia who sought to achieve the passage of the Equal Rights amendment and other legal and social rights for women. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Sketch of the Life of George Washington. Also, a Journey to Niagara Falls. Auburn, N.Y., 1842. A rare and charming nineteenth-century children’s story of George Washington that includes an additional tale about a trip to Niagara Falls. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Snow, Kitty. From Richmond to France: Images and Stories of Richmond and Her World War I Soldiers. Richmond, 2017. Picture postcards, letters, and interviews are used to tell the compelling stories of soldiers from Richmond during the Great War. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Sommerville, Diane Miller. Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South. Chapel Hill, 2018. The full human cost of the Civil War is seen in the personal suffering in both black and white communities which resulted in suicidal thoughts and acts of suicide. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Tarbell, Rich. Regarding Charlottesville Music: An Oral History. Charlottesville, 2018. Documenting five decades of local musicians who live near the University of Virginia. Gift of Rich Tarbell.
Tarter, Brent. Gerrymanders: How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White Supremacy, and Partisan Minorities in Virginia. Charlottesville, 2019. Traces the roots of the “gerrymander monster” to colonial times and offers a historical perspective of the elections to come in 2021. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Taylor, Amy Murrell. Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps. Chapel Hill, 2018. Fleeing plantations, slaves went to Union army camps, such as Fort Monroe, seeking freedom as soon as the Civil War began. Purchased through the Battle Abbey Council Fund.
Taylor, Sam, Quentin Mason, and Cody Hopper. Tactical Urbanism Toolkit. Richmond, 2018. Cleverly packaged into seven illustrated titles, this collection is designed as a kit for developing a grass roots organization to establish neighborhoods that can initiate social change. Gift of Amber Jones.
Thomas, Jeff, Jr. Virginia Politics and Government in a New Century: The Price of Power. Charleston, S.C., 2016. Contrary to the idea of honorable principles, political maneuvering in Virginia politics is described by the author as the “Virginia way.” Gift of Todd Culbertson.
United Klans of America. It’s Time to Save our Schools: Forced Integration, Illegal Bussing, Narcotics, Homicides, Assaults, Violence, Suicides, Rapes, Burglaries, Drunkeness, Sex Education, Interracial Dating. Richmond, between 1970–74. Virginia Klan pamphlet advocating its principles of segregation. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Memorial Fund.
Virginia. Division of Industrial Development and Planning. Virginia Bietet Viele Moglichkeiten. Brussels, Bel., 1968–72. Guide produced by the state of Virginia to illustrate the possibilities of European business enterprises locating their plants and/or offices in Virginia. Gift of Jeanette Cadwallender.
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co. Crop Book Department. Cotton. Richmond, 1915. Includes an insert entitled “The Great War and Potash” noting that because of World War I supplies for potash to make fertilizer are limited. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Washington, Booker T. Daily Resolves. London, Eng., 1896. The famous African American educator, author, speaker, and leader’s rare first book, a small collection of inspirational quotes with multicolor illuminated manuscript style illustrations. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Williams, Emily. Stories in Stone: Memorialization, the Creation of History and the Role of Preservation. Leicester, Eng., 2018. Alexander Dunlop, a free black living in Williamsburg, purchased tombstones for his father-in law and mother-in law in 1851 and 1856. These stones were discovered in 2004 and have been conserved and compared with other regional memory projects. Gift of Emily Williams.
Wilson, Gaye. S. Jefferson on Display: Attire, Etiquette, and the Art of Presentation. Charlottesville, 2018. Jefferson changed his image to exploit and promote his personal and political agenda. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Zombeck, Angela M. Penitentiaries, Punishment, and Military Prisons: Familiar Responses to an Extraordinary Crisis during the American Civil War. Kent, Ohio, 2018. This study of five understudied Civil War prisons, including Castle Thunder in Richmond, reveals that prisoners of war were treated in the same manner as antebellum criminals. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Native American ground-stone axe, Archaic period, (3000–2000 BCE), found in Church Hill in 1939. Gift of Rhina Cross Mingee.
Collection of political campaign memorabilia related to presidential campaigns from George Washington (1789) to Donald Trump (2016), including presidential opponents and “hopefuls,” and materials related to Virginia political campaigns. Gift of Dr. Allen A. Frey.
Portrait of Anna Maria Marshall Jones (1788–1823), niece of Chief Justice John Marshall and wife of William Strother Jones, Jr., of “Vaucluse” in Frederick County. Gift of Anne Lewis Jones and the Klinefelter family.
Silver teapot made by George Angell, London, c. 1856, and presented to Mary Amanda Williamson Stewart (1822–1910) of “Brook Hill” from Daniel Kerr Stewart (1809–1889), her brother-in-law. Gift of Shelah Kane Scott.
Landscape painting of “Bremo” in Fluvanna County by Edward Troye (1808–1874); Portrait of Col. William Browne (1759–1799); Portrait of Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Browne (1771–1799); Portrait of Sarah (Sally) Edwards Browne as a child (later Mrs. John Tucker Bowdoin); Portrait of Sally Elizabeth Courtney Bowdoin (Mrs. Philip St. George Cocke) (1815–1872) by William James Hubard (d. 1862); Portrait of John Tucker Bowdoin (1787–1821) attributed to William Edward West (1788–1857). Bequest of John Page and Lois Dunfee Elliott.
Model of a late nineteenth– early twentieth-century flue-cured tobacco barn made by Henry Denton Rice (b. 1930) of Brunswick County, c. 2019. Purchased through the James H. Willcox, Jr., Fund.
Child’s Halloween witch costume worn by Diane Jamison (b. 1933) in 1939 as a child in Rocky Mount. Also worn by family members in 1968 and 1983 in Franklin County. Gift of the family of Diane Jamison Kingery.
Sixteen photographic prints representing the career of Richmond photographer, educator, and social advocate Earle Taylor (b. 1928) and a Minolta X-370 SLR camera. Gift of Earle Taylor.
Freedom Tower Foundation Steel, a steel beam sample from Banker Steel of Lynchburg, 2006. Gift of Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling.
Davis Cup Championship ring presented to Arthur Ashe, 1970. Purchased.
Collection of tobacco related materials from the American Tobacco Company. Gift of the Honorable John Hager.
Effects of Christopher P. Werle (b. 1949) when he served in Kuwait with the Defense Reconstruction Assistance Office (DRAO) during the 1991 Persian Gulf war as the DRAO staff environmental engineer and DoD liaison officer to Red Adair and the other international firefighting teams who eventually extinguished/controlled 751 oil wells that were destroyed by retreating Iraqi forces. Gift of Christopher P. Werle.
Blackwell family tree. Researched by Thelma Doswell, the family tree was illustrated on canvas by Thomas E. Brumfield and includes more than 5,000 family members from fifteen states, Africa, Canada, Germany, and Haiti. 1991. Gift of the Blackwell/Ashe Family.
Clothing worn by Carol Schall and Mary Townley at their marriage ceremony in San Francisco (2008) and vow renewal ceremony in Richmond (2014); a green bauble necklace worn by Emily Schall-Townley during the 2014 Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the Virginia same-sex marriage ban; a notebook with handwritten notes made by Carol Schall, Mary Townley, and Emily Schall-Townley during the 2014 Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the Virginia same-sex marriage ban; domestic partnership affidavit, 2003, filed by Mary Townley and Carol Schall; joint custody consent order, 1998, for Emily Townley with accompanying letter from Thompson & McMullan law firm; bumper stickers and signs related to marriage equality. Gift of Carol Schall, Mary Townley, and Emily Schall-Townley.
Items related to the academic career of Ginai Seabron at Virginia Tech (2014–18) including her mortar board decorated to reflect her achievement as the first African American woman to earn a B.S. in nanoscience. Gift of Ginai Seabron.
Sash, hats, t-shirt, and selfie photo frames related to the Women’s March held in Richmond (2017 and 2019) and Washington, D. C. (2017). Gift of Monica Morris, M.D.