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Virginia Historical Society

Overview
Works: 654 works in 907 publications in 2 languages and 12,184 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Biography  Bibliography  Genealogy  Catalogs  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: F221, 975.5
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The Virginia magazine of history and biography by Virginia Historical Society( )

26 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays, notes and documents and book reviews on all aspects of the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia."
Southern Historical Society papers by Southern Historical Society( )

in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound away : Virginia and the westward movement by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bound Away offers a new understanding of the westward movement. After Frederick Jackson Turner's thesis celebrating the frontier as the source of American freedom and democracy and the iconoclasm of the new western historians who dismissed the idea of the frontier as merely a mask for conquest and exploitation, David Hackett Fischer and James C. Kelly take a third approach to the subject. They share with Turner the idea of the westward movement as a creative process of high importance in American history, but they understand it in a different way."
The life of John Smith, English soldier by Henry Wharton( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and Latin and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Jesuit Mission in Virginia, 1570-1572 by Clifford M Lewis( Book )

6 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia railroads in the Civil War by Angus James Johnston( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee and Grant by William M. S Rasmussen( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

County court records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645 by Virginia( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northampton County was originally established in 1634 under the name of Accawmac which has been transliterated in this book as Accowmacke. In 1642-1643 the name was changed to Northampton. Accomack County was created in 1663 from Northampton County
General Lee's photographer; the life and work of Michael Miley by Marshall W Fishwick( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Virginia historical register, and literary companion( )

in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Virginia historical register, and literary note book( )

in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists in Virginia before 1900 : an annotated checklist by R. Lewis Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letterbook of John Custis IV of Williamsburg, 1717-1742 by John Custis( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing letterbook, meticulously edited and thoroughly annotated, provides remarkable insight into the life and concerns of 18th-century colonial Virginians. We see in these 144 letters, an intimate view of John Custis IV (1678-1749), best known as the father-in-law of Martha Dandridge Custis, the wife of George Washington. Custis, a third-generation Virginian, was a wealthy, influential and shrewd planter-businessman-politician who served for years on the governor's Council. The letters are especially revealing about economic life, the material culture of colonial Virginia, and the treacherous legal and financial conditions in which even important planters operated. The correspondence clearly shows how a wealthy colonial planter uses and could be misused by the British mercantile system. The letters also provide a view of the personal side of the sober and overly frugal Custis: his fashionable passion for gardening (in which he was "inferior to few if any in Virginia"); his strife-filled nine-year marriage to Frances Parke, before her death from smallpox; his uneven relationships with his son and daughter which were especially difficult concerning the financial arrangements for their marriages; his persistent ill health; and the mixed roles Custis had with his 200 slaves (as harsh taskmaster, as personal physician, and perhaps as father of a favored slave)
An account of discoveries in the West until 1519, and of voyages to and along the Atlantic Coast of North America, from 1520 to 1573 : Prepared for "The Virginia historical and philosophical society." by Conway Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1848 and 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History notes : the newsletter of the Virginia Historical Society( )

in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collections of the Virginia Historical Society by Virginia Historical Society( )

in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Occasional bulletin - The Virginia Historical Society by Virginia Historical Society( )

in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memorial volume of Virginia historical portraiture, 1585-1830 by Alexander Wilbourne Weddell( Book )

4 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the choice and extensive law and miscellaneous library of the late Hon. William Green, LL. D( Book )

2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bound away : Virginia and the westward movement
Alternative Names

controlled identityVirginia Historical and Philosophical Society

Historical Society

Historical Society Virginia

VHS.

Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Languages
English (186)

Latin (1)

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Bound away : Virginia and the westward movementLee and GrantThe letterbook of John Custis IV of Williamsburg, 1717-1742