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Scaisbrooke Langhorne Abbot: Lynchburg Painter

Compiled by Elizabeth Abbot Langhorne and James Callaway Langhorne

with an essay by Elizabeth Forsyth Harris

Hardback: $75

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 S.L. Abbot was Lynchburg's outstanding painter of the twentieth century. Well known for his portraits and still lifes, this remarkable artist produced hundreds of paintings and drawings: a unique record of local life from the 1920s to the 1980s.  Portraits painted in England, France, Italy, and New Zealand are represented as well. This limited-edition book includes more than than 400 full-color plates and photographs, reproducing every known example of Abbot's work





 


The Canal on the James

An Illustrative Guide to the

James River and Kanawha Canal

by T. Gibson Hobbs

Hardback: $40
Paperback: $25

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Over a period of thirty years T. Gibson Hobbs, Jr. collected every scrap of information he could find about the James River and Kanawha Canal in Virginia. The Canal on the James is a compilation of his research—the talks he gave, the slides he showed, and the maps on which he meticulously cataloged the works of the canal. Compiled by Nancy Blackwell Marion. Edited by Mary Molyneux Abrams and Thomas G. Ledford. Available in hardback and softback.


Georgia Morgan

Paintings from private collections

curated by Ellen Schall Agnew

Hardback: $40


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The 2015 catalogue of an exhibit of paintings by Georgia Morgan, a first generation Antiquarian and early artist influenced by other talented women around her. Adored by her students at Lynchburg College, Morgan gained a reputation as a skilled and eccentric painter. Morgan died in 1951, and this exhibit by the Antiquarians, with the generosity of the paintings' owners, once again displays her beautiful works.



Back There, Then

A historical genealogical memoir by

Marietta Stevens Crichlow

with notes by Linda Crichlow White

Paperback: $30


 

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Recorded by Marietta Crichlow, this book chronicles stories of some Glovers, Garlands, Stevens, Crichlows and others....beginning before the Civil War and tied to Nelson, Amherst, and Appomattox Counties, and Lynchburg, Virginia; and continuing in the 20th century to Duquesne, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC—notably LeDroit Park and Petworth. Marietta and family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean at Appomattox Court House. It was in Wilmer McLean’s home that Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ullysses S. Grant in 1865. Our ancestors were there. The stories herein tell some of the trails the family took over the ensuing years.




Old Soc

Henry Herbert Harris: His Life, Ancestors, and Descendants

by Marjorie K. Huiner

Hardback: $90

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The story of a legendary professor and leader among Virginia Baptists, Henry Herbert Harris was born, lived, and died in the 1800s in the heart of Virginia with ancestral roots going back to the antebellum period in Louisa County.





Amherst:

From Taverns to a Town

by Robert C. Wimer & Leah Settle Gibbs

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What began as a project to sustain the Town of Amherst’s centennial celebration has turned into a book. The original idea was to produce a story every two weeks for publication in the town’s weekly newspaper. In the course of their research, the authors discovered a number of stories they had never heard. They uncovered curious tidbits that had to be part of the history. They found interesting photographs that illustrate the stories and give them life. The book contains more than 200 photos.




In the Shadow of Tobacco Row Mountain:

Elon, Monroe, and other Villages

by Florence Foster Nixon

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In the Shadow of Tobacco Row Mountain comprises more than 30 years of research
about the people and places in the vicinity of Elon, Virginia and showcases more than 500 photos collected from albums and attics.



Remembering Roseland:

Family and Friends During the Great Depression

by James Hight


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Families and friends include:
Hight, Stratton, Harvey, Giles, Whitehead, Bryant, Mays, Meeks, Clarke, Lawhorne




Lynchburg 100

An Illustrated Guide to Lynchburg Landmarks

by S. Allen Chambers, Jr. & Nancy B. Marion

$14.95

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Lynchburg 100, An Illustrated Guide to Lynchburg Landmarks, is meant for both residents and visitors. Many landmarks will be familiar to residents, but some will not, as they are "off the beaten track," both figuratively and literally. For visitors, Lynchburg 100 will serve as an introduction to the best Lynchburg has to offer, and will whet their appetites to see and learn more about this historic Virginia city  on the James.

In his text, architectural historian S. Allen Chambers, Jr., provides succinct descriptions and proper historical perspective for each Lynchburg landmark. In her illustrations, Nancy Marion captures the essence of each of her 100 subjects, all of which are lovingly and elegantly photographed. Two fold-out maps assist in locating the sites.




Hogtown, Memories of Madison Heights, VA

Hogtown: Memories of Madison Heights, Virginia

by Charles Stinson

$19.95

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Established 250 years ago, the Central Virginia community of Madison Heights soon felt the stigma of the second-class status imposed on it by Lynchburg, the city across the James River. Resentful but undaunted by the scorn of being called “Hogtown,” her people flourished from the strength they found in family and communal relationships. After reaching her zenith in the mid-twentieth century, the aging community now faces a new struggle from changes that threaten her continued existence. Hogtown both celebrates the community’s past and suggests that future revitalization is possible through a return to the values that once defined it.

Charles Stinson, a native of Madison Heights, is well qualified to guide us through the town where he spent the first 45 years of his life. A student of Virginia history, he is a retired Baptist minister who now lives in Forest, Virginia.



Hogtown II:

More Memories of Madison Heights, Virginia

by Charles Stinson

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Established 250 years ago, the Central Virginia community of Madison Heights soon felt the stigma of the second-class status imposed on it by Lynchburg, the city across the James River. Resentful but undaunted by the scorn of being called “Hogtown,” her people flourished from the strength they found in family and communal relationships. After reaching her zenith in the mid-twentieth century, the aging community now faces a new struggle from changes that threaten her continued existence. Hogtown both celebrates the community’s past and suggests that future revitalization is possible through a return to the values that once defined it.

Charles Stinson, a native of Madison Heights, is well qualified to guide us through the town where he spent the first 45 years of his life. A student of Virginia history, he is a retired Baptist minister who now lives in Forest, Virginia.


Hogtown, Memories of Madison Heights, VA

Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School

by Gene W. Tomlin

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Abram Frederick Biggers was the first superintendent of public schools in the City of Lynchburg, Virginia. In the brief period of his leadership of eight years (1870–1878), fighting against prejudice and opposition for a greater part of the time, he established the schools and brought them to a flourishing condition. The Lynchburg schools were considered as second to none in the state.

This book gives the insight to the life and times of Mr. Biggers and to the school that was named in his honor.


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