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Norfolk Highlights 1584 - 1881
By George Holbert Tucker


In writing this book I have consulted the original sources as far as possible for my facts. These are the records of Lower Norfolk County now preserved in the Circuit Court of the City of Chesapeake; the Norfolk Council Orders for 1736-1798; and the wills, deeds, and marriage bonds and other records of the Corporation Court of the City of Norfolk.

I have also used extensively the microfilm files of the late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Century Norfolk newspapers as well as those of the Virginia Gazette on file in the Sargeant Memorial Room of Kirn Memorial Library.

Other collective printed sources used by me from the same collection were the bound volumes of the Lower Norfolk County Antiquary, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Wiliam and Mary College Quarterly, and Virginia Historical Register, as well as early Norfolk borough and city directories dating from 1801 through 1881.

The principal printed sources used by me, most of them part of the Sargeant Memorial Room collection at Kirn Memorial Library, are:

Bailey, James Henry III: A History of the Diocese of Richmond. Richmond, Va., 1956.

Burton, Harrison W. ("Harry Scratch"): The History of Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk, Va., 1877.

Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts, 1652 - 1869. Richmond, Va., 1875-1893, 11 vols.

Centenary Souvenier of St. Mary's Church. Norfolk, 1958.

Cross, Charles B., Jr.: The County Court, 1637-1904, Norfolk County, Virginia. Portsmouth, Va., 1964.

Cross, Charles B., Jr.: The Chesapeake: A Biography of a Ship. Chesapeake, Va., 1968.

Dictionary of American Biography. Dumas Malone, editor. New York, N.Y., 1936.

Eckenrode, H.J.: The Revolution in Virginia. New York, N.Y., 1916.

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. Lyon Gardner Tyler, editor. New York, N.Y., 1915.

Fitzpatrick, John C.: George Washington, Colonial Traveller (1732-1775). Indianapolis, Ind., 1927.

Forrest, William S.: Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Norfolk and Vicinity. Philadelphia, Pa., 1853.

Hening, William W.: The Statutes at Large Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year of 1619. Richmond, Va., 1809-1823.

Jester, Annie Lash and Hiden, Martha Woodroof: Adventurers of Purse and Person. 1956, (second edition), 1964.

Lorant, Stefan: The New World. New York, N.Y., 1943.

Noel Hume, Ivor: 1775 - Another Part of the Field. New York, N.Y., 1966.

Read, Helen Calvert Maxwell, (1750-1833): Memoirs of Helen Calvert Maxwell Read. Charles B. Cross, Jr., editor. Chesapeake, Va., 1970.

Rorer, Henry S.: History of Norfolk Public Schools. Typescript copy in Sargeant Memorial Room, Kirn Memorial Library. Norfolk, Va., 1968.

Smith, John: Captain John Smith, Travels and Works. Edward Arber, editor. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1910.

Squires, W.H.T.: Scrapbooks in Sargeant Memorial Room, Kirn Memorial Library, Norfolk, containing articles on Norfolk history published in the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch, 1935-1948.

Stern, Dr. Malcolm H.: Some Notes on the History of the Organized Jewish Community of Norfolk. The Journal of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, November, 1963.

Stern, Dr. Malcolm H.: Moses Myers and the Early Jewish Community of Norfolk. The Journal of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, November, 1958.

Stewart, William H.: History of Norfolk County, Virginia, and Representative Citizens. Chicago, Ill., 1902.

Wertenbaker, Thomas Jefferson: Norfolk: Historic Southern Port. Durham, N.C., 1931. Second Edition, edited by Marvin W. Schlegel, 1962.

Whichard, Rogers Dey: History of Lower Tidewater Virginia. New York, N.Y., 1959.

Writers Program of the Works Progress Administration in the State of Virginia: The Negro in Virginia. New York, N.Y., 1940.

Norfolk Highlights 1584 - 1881

Norfolk Highlights 1584 - 1881

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