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Virginia -- Biographical Dictionaries

Alderman Reference
F225.B7 1888

Brock, Robert Alonso. Virginia and Virginians; eminent Virginians, executives of the colony of Virginia, from Sir Thomas Smyth to Lord Dunmore. Executives of the state of Virginia, from Patrick Henry to Fitzhugh Lee. Sketches of Gens. Ambrose Powel Hill, Robert E. Lee, Thos. Jonathan Jackson, Commodore Maury. Richmond: H. H. Hardesty, 1888-89. 2 vols.

(Also 1973 reprint: Ald Stacks Spartanburg, S. C., Reprint Co., 1973) Includes a general history of Virginia. Table of contents; no index.

Alderman Stacks
F226.B88 1929
Bruce, Philip Alexander. Virginia; rebirth of the Old Dominion. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1929. 5 vols.

Volumes 3-5 contain biographies of living Virginians, stressing family histories. Use as a companion to History of Virginia and Tyler's Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography (below).
Alderman Stacks & Reference
F226 .H67 1924

Bruce, Philip Alexander. History of Virginia. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1924. 6 vols.


Volumes 4-6: Virginia Biography. Gives much information on family backgrounds of mostly late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Virginians. Indexed at front of volume 1.

Alderman Stacks
JK3930 .S3 1996

Gov Info Virginia
GA 7/H 81/1996

Jamerson, Bruce F. Speakers and clerks of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-1996. Richmond, Va. : [s.n.], 1996.
Alderman Stacks & Reference
F225 .J73

Johnston, Frederick. Memorials of old Virginia clerks, arranged alphabetically by counties, with complete index of names, and dates of service from 1634 to the present time. Lynchburg, Va.: J. P. Bell, 1888.

Arranged by county, lists clerks' names and dates of service, 1634-1888; includes about 100 biographical sketches. Indexed.

Alderman Reference
F225 .D54 1998

Kneebone, John T. Dictionary of Virginia biography. Richmond, VA : Library of Virginia, 1998-2006. v. 1-3.
Alderman Reference &
Special Collections
F225 .M125 2007
McCartney, Martha W. Virginia immigrants and adventurers, 1607-1635 : a biographical dictionary. Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., c2007.
Gov Info VA
GA 7/SE 5/776-996
Manarin, Louis H. Officers of the Senate of Virginia, 1776-1996 . Richmond, Va. : Commonwealth of Virginia, 1997.
Alderman Reference
F 225 .M53 1936 2d ser.

Men of mark in Virginia. Ideals of American life. A collection of biographies and autobiographies of the leading men in the State. Ed. Lyon Gardener Tyler. Washington, D.C.: Men of Mark Publishing Company, 1906-9. 5 vols.

A who's who of Virginia at the time of publication; gives detailed biographical sketches and many photographs. Index in each volume, with general index in volume 5.

Alderman Stacks & Reference
F 225 .T97 1915a
Tyler, Lyon Gardener. Encyclopedia of Virginia biography. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915. 5 vols.

Biographies of prominent Virginians, some with genealogical information. Volumes 1-3 follow historical sequence from the founding through the nineteenth century. Each volume has an index. Volumes 4-5 are the supplements, indexed in volume 5. Includes many photographs.
Alderman Stacks & Reference
F225 .V54 1964

Virginia lives; the Old Dominion who's who. Ed. Richard Lee Morton. Hopkinsville, Ky.: Historical Record Association, 1964.

A selective biographical list of "contemporary leaders" of Virginia who were living at the time of publication. Includes some photographs.

 

 

 



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