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Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, From Its Introduction into the State, in the Year 1772, to the Year 1829., BENNETT, WILLIAM W.
1 BENNETT, WILLIAM W. Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, From Its Introduction into the State, in the Year 1772, to the Year 1829.
Bennett's Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, Richmond, 1871 1871 Cloth Bound publisher's textured cloth with gilt lettering on spine, small silverfish type holes in cloth of cover--especially the front cover, fraying at corners & spine ends consolidated with flexible book adhesive, worn through cloth in spots along edges of covers, brown endpapers starting to crack at front hinge--loose edges pasted back down, pages tanning but otherwise in good condition and not brittle. 12.7 x 19.6cm. Richmond, VA 
BENNETT, WILLIAM W. Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, From Its Introduction into the State, in the Year 1772, to the Year 1829. By the Rev. William W. Bennett, D.D., Editor of the Richmond Christian Advocate. (Second Edition.) Richmond: Published by the Author. 1871 (c1870). 12.7 x 19.6cm. $75.00 From author's preface: "Soon after the writer of this volume entered the ministry, now above twenty-five years, he conceived the purpose of writing a history of Methodism in Virginia.... The main difficulty lay in the collection suitable materials.... Most fortunately, the family of Rev. Stith Mead placed in his hands the manuscript Journal of that eminently useful and extending through a period of forty years. This was found to contain a record of facts in connection with early Methodism of the greatest value, besides copies of documents of an official character that had escaped the notice of every other writer. This Journal was destroyed, with the library of the author, in the great fire at Richmond in April, 1865... The work has been carried forward in the midst of the daily engagements of the regular pastorate, and though nearly completed before the outbreak of the late civil war, it has since been revised with care... W.W.B. Ashland, Va., 1870." Bound publisher's textured cloth with gilt lettering on spine, small silverfish type holes in cloth of cover--especially the front cover, fraying at corners & spine ends consolidated with flexible book adhesive, worn through cloth in spots along edges of covers, brown endpapers starting to crack at front hinge--loose edges pasted back down, pages tanning but otherwise in good condition and not brittle. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) dedication, (1) blank, 3-4 Preface, vii-x Contents, [9]-741pp, (1) blank. 
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Manuscript Diary of George W. Finley, Romney, WV, covering years 1884-1885., FINLEY, GEORGE W.
2 FINLEY, GEORGE W. Manuscript Diary of George W. Finley, Romney, WV, covering years 1884-1885.
Diary 1884-85, of George W. Finley--Went over the Wall beside Armistead at Gettysburg, then as POW, one of the 'Immortal 600;" Presbyterian minister in Romney, WV 1884-85 Leather The journal is bound in black morocco leather with a fold-around flap to protect pages when carried in a pocket. Small gilt oval on flap that reads "Standard Diary No. 159. Small metal piece on back cover that reads "Patented June 29, 73." Leather at bottom of spine and bottom of edges is starting to fray or tatter, leather split along bottom 5cm of rear hinge, rubbed at all edges, pencil notes on endpapers, pages are lightly tanned but in good condition. 6 x 15.5cm. Romney, WV 
FINLEY, GEORGE W. Manuscript Diary of George W. Finley, Romney, WV, covering years 1884-1885. 6 x 15.5cm.

George Williamson Finley (1838-1909) First Lieutenant, 56th Virginia Infantry, one of the few men who crossed the stone wall beside Gen Lewis Armistead at Gettysburg during Pickett's charge. Finley was beside Armistead as the general lost consciousness on the battlefield. He was taken prisoner, spending the next two years in Unions prisons including at Hilton Head were he became one of the Confederate "Immortal 600." Finley was born Dec. 1, 1838 in Yanceyville, NC. but was raised in Clarksville, VA. He entered Hampden-Sydney College but graduated from Washington College (now Washington & Lee) in 1856. Finley enrolled as a captain in the Confederate Army on May 12, 1861. While he was a prisoner, he decided to become a minister and entered Union Theological Seminary in 1866. He served as pastor in Romney, WV from 1870-1892; then was appointed evangelist for the Abingdon, Virginia Presbytery; and then pastor of the Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church, Fishersville, VA 1903-1909.

The journal consists of lined pages with one page for every day of the year. Finley used the same journal for both 1884 and 1885. The same date as 1884 has the correct day of the week penned in along with "85" at the head of the entry. Pagination of the journal: (32) printed pages including color title & typical almanac material, (366) lined pages for each day, (3) lined memoranda pages, (39) ledger accounting pages. The contents are brief summary of what he did most days, from riding to a parishoner's house to baptize their infant or perform a marriage to "Bred our cow to Bob Fisher's Jersey" or "went fishing quite successful," and "At home--in garden Planted potatoes." It references a revival/special meetings in his church in Jan/Feb. of 1884: "All agree that this meeting must go on prayer meeting to preaching. For several nights I have invited after preaching, all who desired God's blessing in themselves or others to come into the Lecture room. Almost the whole congregation comes--a Solemn Service." Feb. 3 "Closed meeting a very solemn service. Praise to God for His wonderful mercy--Oh to be more faithful. In one way or another about 30 persons express some interest in Salvation, 10 or 12 indulge hope. On May 4, 1884 he mentions his 25th wedding anniversary: "Cumberland, Md.... This is the 25th Anniversary of My Marriage. How great the Lord has been to spare my dear wife to me so long." He and his wife had 14 children of which 9 survived his death. He mentions them Sept 4, 1885 "John & Willie started to Mossy Creek, Jno. to teach & Willie to go to school. God bless the dear boys..." Ledger pages at the end are filled in with financial records for his church.

Entries also include references to his past in the Confederate army: May 29, 1885 "Moorefield before 3pm Address to Ladies Memorial Association to aid them in purchasing Headstone for the Confederate Dead buried in the Cemetery at M." or Aug. 13 1884 "Reunion of Ex. Confederates at Pancakes Sulpher Spring. Large attendance--pleasant day..." June 6, 1885 "Came home to attend the Exercises of Memorial Day. The largest crowd I ever saw in Romney... 12 or 1500 people..."

He traveled a good bit on the newly built railroads in his area: Aug. 20, 1884 "Started with Willie for Thomas on W.Va. Central & Pittsburgh R.R...." Aug. 22, 1884 "Walked with Willie over to the mouth of Beaver Creek on Blackwater--the proposed site of Davis the present terminus W.Va.C. & P. R.R. Boarded at Robt. Eastham's the only home except a few laborer's huts. Aug 24, 1884 "At Easthams to preach forbidden by the Dr. because my throat. How I long to quicken those RailRoad hands & preach to them. No Sabbath for these poor people in the wilderness." Then on Sept 1, 1884 "Cora, Jno. & Lul Eggleston left 1st train over So. Branch Railway..." On that date the South Branch Railroad Company complete its first section from its connection with the B&O RR at Green Spring, WV to Romney WV. Finley also made many trips to Richmond Va. where he was on the Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sidney College "H.S. College."

Sold with the journal: Finley's 1889 pass for travel on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, boldy signed by him on the verso, "Order for Clerical Ticket. This Order is good only when Officially Stamped for the purchase of tickets to and from Stations on Main Line and Branches East of the Ohio River." Good+ condition.

The journal is bound in black morocco leather with a fold-around flap to protect pages when carried in a pocket. Small gilt oval on flap that reads "Standard Diary No. 159. Small metal piece on back cover that reads "Patented June 29, 73." Leather at bottom of spine and bottom of edges is starting to fray or tatter, leather split along bottom 5cm of rear hinge, rubbed at all edges, pencil notes on endpapers, pages are lightly tanned but in good condition.
(17805) 
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3 GRAHAM Planting of the Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia, Prior to

GRAHAM, JAMES R. The Planting of the Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia, Prior to the Organization of the Winchester Presbytery, Dec. 4, 1794. Winchester, Va.: The Geo. F. Norton Publishing Co. 1904. Octavo. Bound black cloth with gold lettering on front cover, lightly rubbed and soiled, decorated endpapers, contents very lightly tanning, otherwise a clean & tight copy, good+ condition. Pagination: (6) 168pp. Includes: index,errata, lists of ministers, tables. Important source for the early history of this Presbytery, which includes the churches of Potomac, Opecquon, Bullskin, South Branch,Cedar Creek, Tuscarora, Black Creek, Cape Capon, Falling Waters, Patterson's Creek, Sheperdstown, Elk Branch, Lost River, North River, Warm Springs, North Branch of Rappahannock, Gourdvine, Turkey Run, Parish of Shelburn in Virginia, Alexandria, Hopewell, Culpeper Court House, Kittocktin, Gum Spring, Springfield, Romney, Winchester, Leesburg, Gerradstown, Charlestown, Martinsburg, Front Royal, Northumberland and Lancaster counties in Virginia. 
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4 MOORE Centennial General Catalogue of The Trustees, Officers, Professors and

MOORE, WALTER W. and TILDEN SCHERER, eds. Centennial General Catalogue of The Trustees, Officers, Professors and Alumni of Union Theological Seminary In Virginia. 1807-1907. Printed by Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Va. [1907] Octavo. Bound maroon cloth, just starting to fray at spine ends and corners, corners bumped, light tanning of pages. Pagination: (2) frontispiece facing title, (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-5 Preface, [6]-189pp. Includes a frontispiece and many black & white illustrations--mostly portraits. There is a 16pp Historical Sketch of the Seminary and then lists of student by year of graduation with short biographical information. 
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5 PELL Hundred years of Richmond Methodism, the Story as Told at the Cente

PELL, EDWARD LEIGH, ed. A Hundred years of Richmond Methodism, the Story as Told at the Centennial Celebration of 1899. Richmond, Va., Idea Pub. Co. [1899] 224pp, frontis, ills., light frayed top of spine & corners, church library stamp & removed pocket on rear endpaper. 
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6 ROBINSON Mother Earth--Land Grants in Virginia 1607-1699.

ROBINSON, W. STITT. Mother Earth--Land Grants in Virginia 1607-1699. By W. Stitt Robinson, Jr., Associate Professor of History University of Kansas. Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1957. 14 x 23cm. Bound mustard yellow card covers with orange & brown print, saddle stapled, staples rusting, covers very lightly soiled and with "M W Carothers" written at top of front cover. Pagination: (2) 1-77, (1) blank. (Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet, Number 12) Illustrated with a portrait, two facsimile title pages and a facsimile woodcut of surveyors; bibliography included. 
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7 ST. STEPHEN'S REFORMED CHURCH ST. STEPHEN'S REFORMED CHURCH, 50th Anniversary & Historical Sketch:

ST. STEPHEN'S REFORMED CHURCH, 50th Anniversary & Historical Sketch: 1894-1944. Harrisonburg, VA, [No place, no publisher] (1944). Illustrated pamphlet. 52pp. 
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8 TAYLOR Life and Times of James B. Taylor. By George B. Taylor. With an Intr
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA-BIBLE & PUBL SOC 
TAYLOR, GEORGE B. Life and Times of James B. Taylor. By George B. Taylor. With an Introduction by J. B. Jeter, D.D. Philadelphia: The Bible and Publication Society, No. 530 Arch Street. (c1872, Westcott & Thomson, Stereotypers and Electrotypers, Philada.) 12mo. Bound publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and publisher's embellished initials on front cover in gilt and rear cover in blind, cloth chipped & rubbed away at spine ends and corners, covers soiled--especially the spine, small red bordered 19th century shelf tag at bottom of spine, yellow endpapers, lacking front free endpaper, light foxing, pages tanning some. Engraved frontispiece of J.B. Taylor. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, 3-6 introduction, 7-359, (1) blank. James Barnett Taylor (1804-1871) Baptist clergyman & administrator. He was longtime pastor in Richmond, Va. and for 26 years corresponding secretary of the Foreign Mission Board. "Through the Civil War and reconstruction period when the Southern Baptist Convention did not meet every year, Taylor kept the organization intact. By private and public appeals, he secured money for immediate and for future needs."--E.C. Routh in Ency. of Southern Baptists II:1347. 
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9 TAYLOR Virginia Baptist Ministers. Sixth Series. 1914-1934 with Supplement

TAYLOR, GEORGE BRAXTON. Virginia Baptist Ministers. Sixth Series 1914-1935 with Supplement. With a Foreword by Rev. R. H. Pitt. Lynchburg, Va., J. P. Bell Co., 1935, 518pp (without suppl.), index, bright & very good condition. The Sixth Series contains biographies of 280 ministers who died between 1914-1934. 
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