Dates: 1976

Collection Number:  MS 28

Extent: 1 item; 30 typed pages.

Biographical/Historical Information: Ruth Newell Maverick (1893-1983) was born in San Antonio, Tx. 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, Va., 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, Va., 1800-1820" prepared by Mrs. Ruth N. Maverick. This article, prepared for the Charlottesville Bicentennial Writers Committee, gives a brief history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County from 1800 to 1830, mentioning social activities, celebrations, fairs, and vaious 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.

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