Dates: 1976

Collection Number:  MS 28

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 item.

Access Restrictions: Collection open to research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Brief History of Charlottesville, Va., 1800-1820, MS 28, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift, John C. Parker, 309 First Ave., Franklin, Virginia, 23851, 23 February 1977.

Biographical/Historical Information: Ruth Newell Maverick (1893-1983) was born in San Antonio, Texas. She was educated at the University of Texas and was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She married, first, Herbert Dudley Edenborough, then second, George Madison Maverick. The Mavericks moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where her husband George was a professor in the Colgate Darden School of Business. They lived at their estate "Shepherd's Hill" in Albemarle County, then at 1800 Jefferson Park Avenue. In 1973 she founded and donated materials to the Albemarle County Historical Society Library and actively volunteered at the library.

Scope and Content: "Brief History of Charlottesville, Virginia, 1800-1820" prepared by Mrs. Ruth N. Maverick. This article was prepared for the Charlottesville Bicentennial Writers Committee and gives a brief history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County from 1800 to 1830, mentioning social activities, celebrations, fairs, and various famous local persons and visitors of the period, among them Thomas Jefferson and the Marquie de Lafayette.  Other institutions mentioned include the Agricultural Society of Albemarle, the Birdwood Jockey Club, and Christ Episcopal Church, among others.


  • 1. Albemarle County, Virginia history.
  • 2. Charlottesville, Virginia history.
  • 3. Charlottesville, Virginia social life and customs.
  • 4. Genealogy.

Notes: A catalog entry for MS 28 can be found in the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library catalog.