NEW BOOKS IN THE MUSEUM SHOP
The Huguenot-Anglican Refuge in Virginia:
Empire, Land, and Religion in the Rappahannock Region
Rev. Dr. Lonnie H. Lee examines county court records in Virginia and French Protestant records in England and France to tell the history of a Huguenot emigrant community established in eight counties along the Rappahannock River of Virginia and comprising more than 260 households between 1687 and 1767. It started with the arrival in Lancaster of John Bertrand, an Anglican-ordained Huguenot minister from France who became rector at St. Mary’s Whitechapel and the owner of Belle Isle plantation. $60 (no member discount) + tax/shipping. Purchase online or in the LVHS Museum Book Shop (Wed-Fri 10:00-4:00). Limited quantity in stock.
Home Birth Records of Dr. Chichester Tapscott Peirce:
Margaret L. Forrester and Deborah Beuchelt Walker have compiled information on 252 home births in 1900-1919 attended by local family physician Dr. Chichester Tapscott Peirce in Lancaster, Northumberland, and Richmond counties. The records were found by searching through hundreds of birth certificates and delayed birth certificates from the Virginia Office of Vital Records only released publicly after 100 years. Also included is a list of other physicians and midwives from the area. Paperback, 7×10 inches, 89 pages, June 2023. (This is a companion book to Forrester’s 2018 publication Home Birth Records of Dr. Chichester Tapscott Peirce 1919-1954 with entries derived from Dr. Peirce’s own handwritten records). $15 ($13.50 LVHS Members) + tax/shipping. Purchase online or in the LVHS Museum Book Shop (Wed-Fri 10:00-4:00).
Tobacco: The Crop of Early Lancaster County
Lois Crane Williams’ latest publication is about tobacco agriculture, economy, and uses in colonial Lancaster County in Virginia’s Northern Neck 1651-1780, and contains excerpts and compilations from many original period records plus respected secondary scholarship. This well-cited and footnoted work addresses tobacco agriculture; tobacco in overseas trade; tobacco inspection and port towns; tobacco and the Revolutionary War; tobacco as currency in county court, taxes, church parish matters, and daily life; and notable planters Robert ‘King’ Carter, Robert Bristow I, III, and IV, Joseph Ball II, James Gordon, and William Fauntleroy. 6×9 inches, paperback, 70 pages, Oct 2022. $13 ($11.70 LVHS Members) + tax/shipping. Purchase online or in the LVHS Museum Book Shop (Wed-Fri 10:00-4:00)
I Can’t Tell A Lie:
Parson Weems and the Truth About George Washington’s Cherry Tree, Prayer at Valley Forge, and Other Anecdotes
CLICK HERE FOR FREE VIDEO OF JUNE 13, 2023 PRESENTATION by the Author.
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Washington’s family associations, primarily his Ball family relations, are studied in depth for the first time in this new book, revealing much about Washington’s non-public life. The connections among his family circles, neighbors, and other associates reveal the sources for the many anecdotes of George’s life immortalized by his biographer Parson Weems. Author Jim Bish holds an MA in History and has spent nearly 40 years researching, teaching, and writing about Virginia history. $25.00+ tax/shipping (LVHS Members $22.50). Purchase online or in the LVHS Museum Shop (Wed-Fri, 10-4)
2023 REVISED SECOND EDITION
Historic Sites in Virginia’s Northern Neck & Essex County
42 added entries for a total of 487 total sites with 445 photos and 36 maps! Purchase online or in the LVHS Museum Book Shop. Published by Preservation Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula. $29.00 + tax/shipping (LVHS Members $26.10).