Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Libraries and Archives. (Historical News and Notices)

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Libraries and Archives. (Historical News and Notices)

Article excerpt

The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond reports the following recently accessioned manuscript collections: papers, 1833-1925, of the Wimbish family of Halifax County, primarily consisting of correspondence and legal and financial records concerning mercantile operations in that area; commonplace book, 1849-1862, of James Henry Fitts of Warren County, N.C., and Mecklenburg County, Va., primarily concerning agricultural operations and including lists of slaves and a slave birth and death register; papers, 18561897, of Dr. Warner Washington of Caroline and Westmoreland Counties, primarily concerning his service with the Confederate States Army, postwar farming, financial and family activities, and his medical practice; letter, October 26, 1863, of Henry F. Gladding of the 4th Rhode Island Volunteers concerning the execution of Dr. David Minton Wright in Norfolk; papers, 1895-1920, of Isabel Louise (Ball) Baker of Northumberland County, largely concerning family affairs in Virginia; records, 1929-1993, of the Richmond Stamp Club, concerning club operations, officers, exhibitions, and publications; papers, 1930-2000, of the late Sydney and Mrs. Frances A. Lewis of Richmond, primarily concerning their involvement as patrons in the contemporary American art scene and their philanthropic activities throughout Virginia; papers, 1937-1960, of John Frances Poulton while serving with the 27th Battalion Seabees of the U. …

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