Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Notes and Announcements

Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Notes and Announcements

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Recent Accessions

The Virginia Historical Society recently accessioned the following manuscript collections:

Bible records, 1745-1902, of the Bonewell family of Accomack County. 3 leaves (photocopies). Concern the family of Joachim Michael Bonewell (d. 1783). Also concern the Allen, Lewis, Melson, Russell, andTunnall families, all of Accomack County. Gift of Ray and Laura Flournoy, Richmond * Bible records, 1796-1954, of the Rutter family of Deep Creek and Gilmonton [now city of Chesapeake], Va. 5 leaves; 8 1/2 x 11 in. Photocopies made from an original Bible at the Norfolk County Historical Society, Chesapeake. Gift of the Norfolk County Historical Society, Chesapeake, through the courtesy of Robert B. Hitchings, Norfolk * Membership register, 1827-49, of Shiloh Methodist Episcopal Church, Montpelier. 1 v. ([165] p.); handwritten: 6x7 1/2 in. Pages 1-145 concern white members of the church; pages 146-47 are blank. The book then turns and begins in the back on page 148 with African American members. Deposited by the Board of Trustees of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Montpelier * Letter, 1836 October 5, of R. H. W. Brent, Danville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, to Mrs. Margaret L. Gibson, White Stone, Lancaster County, Virginia. 1 item (3 pages on 1 leaf); handwritten, signed: 10 x 15 3/4 inches. Concerns Brent's experiences as a Methodist circuit rider on the Northumberland Circuit and his doubts about his abilities. Gift of Deanna Bello, Anzo, California * Letter, 1862 May 26, of James T. Sowder, Camp Stephenson near Winchester, to his parents, Jacob G. and Sarah Jane (Lee) Sowder. Recounts several days of hard marching around the Shenandoah Valley as a member of the Stonewall Brigade. Gift of Rachel M. Riley, Alexandria * Papers, 1957-2018, of Ambassador Peter Bridges. 1 linear foot (12 folders). Materials reflect Ambassador Peter Bridges's career in the U.S. Foreign Service and in particular his time as ambassador to Somalia. …

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