Remarks on Lord Rogers were made by William A. McDonough, Dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Remarks on Elaine Jones were made by Robert E. Scott, Dean of the University of Virginia School of Law
Regrets that she cannot find a suitable autograph of her father, Admiral Charles Stewart, as his letters are "scattered." She suggests that she can find some in trunks here or abroad and good likenesses also, better than the one she has enclosed (i.e., of a profile on one side of a medal given to him by caregivers after his capture of the Cyane and Levant at the time of his marriage). If Weidenmeyer she can wait she will send him a photo of a miniature which her father gave her of himself, which is in Ireland. She adds if you have a copy taken of the photo I send the lines can be better worked than in the said photo
The papers of the family, particulary Richard Everard Meade primarily contain news of family and friends. Of interest are letters written to Meade when he was studying medicine at Edinburgh and touring Europe, and a few letters written to him by a medical student in Philadelphia. Slavery and western settlement are mentioned briefly. There are also scattered bills and certificates in French, a preface to a cookbook by Harriet Meade Brown and an 1833 August 31 suicide note by Edwin Randolph
A collection of miscellaneous letters, chiefly Virginian, includes a letter, 1 May 1776, from Lord Dunmore, aboard the ship Dunmore, to the commanding officer at Portsmouth, regarding provision of clothing and other necessities to British prisoners of war; and a letter, 22 October, 1796, Edmund Randolph, Fredericksburg, Va., to J.H. Norton, Winchester, Va., regarding the death of an acquaintance and the possiblity of procuring slaves from John Page
"The Memoirs of Dr. Paul B. Barringer," is a review of the late Dr. Barringer's stories in the newly published book "The Natural Bent," released by the University of North Carolina Press. Barringer was a student at the University of Virginia Medical School and later taught there. He is credited with building the first unit of the U. Va. hospital, restoring the Rotunda after it burned down, expanding the University and overseeing the construction of Cabell Hall
The note reads: "To the Treasurer Dec 6th 1776 Pay the within Account of fifteen Pounds By Order of the Convention. Button Gwinnett Speaker." Only the signature and the word "Speaker" are written by Gwinnett
"This brick was in the wall of the building in which The Southern Literary Messenger was published when that journal was edited by Edgar Allan Poe. This building was located at the S.E. Cor. of Main and 17th Sts., Richmond, Va. and this brick was selected by Hon. Rosewell Page, of Hanover Co., Va. & Dr. J. Packard Laird of Miami, Fla., the afternoon of Nov. 10th 1922.".