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Remembering Williamsburg : a sentimental journey through three centuries, by Parke Rouse, Jr

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Remembering Williamsburg : a sentimental journey through three centuries
Title
Remembering Williamsburg
Title remainder
a sentimental journey through three centuries
Statement of responsibility
by Parke Rouse, Jr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Remembering Williamsburg is a rich collection of anecdote and biography from the time the town became Virginia's capital in 1699 until the present. It touches the lives of many of those who led Virginia to greatness in the eighteenth century--Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, John Marshall--as well as of colorful local figures like James Blair, John Custis, and John Randolph the Tory. It describes the town's heroic role in the American Revolution and its slow decline after the Virginia capital was moved to Richmond in 1780. Thereafter the beautiful brick buildings slowly disintegrated as the world bypassed the once-busy Peninsula village. Captured by General McClellan's Federal troops in 1862, the College of William and Mary was burned during the 'lean years' of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Only after the C & O Railway came through the town in 1881 did the college revive. The most exciting era was Williamsburg's renaissance in the 1920s, when William and Mary was restored to vitality and John D. Rockefeller Jr. began his far-sighted restoration of the eighteenth-century vital center of historical and aesthetic studies"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
VPL
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1915-1997
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Rouse, Parke
Dewey number
975.5425
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F234.W7
LC item number
R863
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Williamsburg (Va.)
  • Williamsburg (Va.)
  • Manners and customs
  • Virginia
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Remembering Williamsburg : a sentimental journey through three centuries, by Parke Rouse, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 204) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I, From plantation to colonial capital, 1607-1787. The rise of the middle plantation ; Samuel Mathews and Denbigh ; Governor Berkeley's Castle ; James Blair's innovations ; Catesby's fauna and flora ; Quarterhorses and thoroughbreds ; William Byrd of Westover ; Peter Pelham, 'the modern Orpheus' ; Spotswood, the builder ; Martha Custis and her kin ; Printing comes to Virginia ; Treating disordered minds ; When Ben Franklin visited ; Botetourt, the beloved ; Dunmore and revolution ; A patriot and a Tory ; The Frenchman's map ; 1782 : dawn of peace ; Williamsburg's shocking scandal ; Writing the Constitution ; John Blair Jr., forgotten man ; When the music stopped -- II, Years of trial and decline, 1787-1926. Latrobe and slavery's curse ; Benjamin Ewell to the rescue ; The Yankees arrive ; General McClellan fails ; A wartime wedding ; The college befriended ; The ladies are heard from ; Williamsburg memories ; Woodrow Wilson pays a call ; Soldiers at Mulberry Island ; Weyanoke on the James ; Jack Chandler's New Deal -- III, Comes the restoration, 1926-1946. Willie Goodwin's vision ; John and Abby Rockefeller ; Williamsburg and the Model T ; Abby Rockefeller's contributions ; The Morecock sisters ; A boost for the restoration ; Henri Mouquin's high spirits ; Georgia O'Keeffe's youth ; Doctor Pollard's students ; Mysteries in Bruton Churchyard ; Tuckers, Colemans, and history -- IV, Williamsburg in a global age, 1946-1989. When Ike and Winnie came to town ; Dr. Swem and his discoveries ; Merchants Square makes history ; Jimmy, the pottery man ; Williamsburg's good ol' boys ; The greening of the college ; When the queen visited ; A wealth of museums ; A new crowd of faces ; The town that remembers
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 213 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036835118
Label
Remembering Williamsburg : a sentimental journey through three centuries, by Parke Rouse, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I, From plantation to colonial capital, 1607-1787. The rise of the middle plantation ; Samuel Mathews and Denbigh ; Governor Berkeley's Castle ; James Blair's innovations ; Catesby's fauna and flora ; Quarterhorses and thoroughbreds ; William Byrd of Westover ; Peter Pelham, 'the modern Orpheus' ; Spotswood, the builder ; Martha Custis and her kin ; Printing comes to Virginia ; Treating disordered minds ; When Ben Franklin visited ; Botetourt, the beloved ; Dunmore and revolution ; A patriot and a Tory ; The Frenchman's map ; 1782 : dawn of peace ; Williamsburg's shocking scandal ; Writing the Constitution ; John Blair Jr., forgotten man ; When the music stopped -- II, Years of trial and decline, 1787-1926. Latrobe and slavery's curse ; Benjamin Ewell to the rescue ; The Yankees arrive ; General McClellan fails ; A wartime wedding ; The college befriended ; The ladies are heard from ; Williamsburg memories ; Woodrow Wilson pays a call ; Soldiers at Mulberry Island ; Weyanoke on the James ; Jack Chandler's New Deal -- III, Comes the restoration, 1926-1946. Willie Goodwin's vision ; John and Abby Rockefeller ; Williamsburg and the Model T ; Abby Rockefeller's contributions ; The Morecock sisters ; A boost for the restoration ; Henri Mouquin's high spirits ; Georgia O'Keeffe's youth ; Doctor Pollard's students ; Mysteries in Bruton Churchyard ; Tuckers, Colemans, and history -- IV, Williamsburg in a global age, 1946-1989. When Ike and Winnie came to town ; Dr. Swem and his discoveries ; Merchants Square makes history ; Jimmy, the pottery man ; Williamsburg's good ol' boys ; The greening of the college ; When the queen visited ; A wealth of museums ; A new crowd of faces ; The town that remembers
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 213 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036835118

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