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Historical Publications by Philip Alexander Bruce

Brave Deeds of Confederate Soldiers

A Confederate soldier lends a helping hand to a comrade-in-arms in this illustration on the cover of Philip Alexander Bruce's Brave Deeds of Confederate Soldiers (1916), a volume that reflects Bruce's lifelong allegiance to the Lost Cause.

Citation: Brave Deeds of Confederate Soldiers. E484 .B88 1916. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Philip Alexander Bruce, author

Created: 1916

Medium: Book cover

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

"Valuable Contribution to American History"

A newspaper review of Philip Alexander Bruce's two-volume Institutional History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century (1910), published in the April 11, 1911, edition of the Baltimore Sun, is headlined, "Valuable Contribution to American History." The favorable review ends with, "The book … is a work of high literary and historical value that bears evidence of being also a labor of love for his native State by one of her most gifted sons." Philip Alexander Bruce's mother, Sarah Alexander Seddon Bruce, pasted this newspaper clipping into a scrapbook about her son that she complied at Staunton Hill, the family's Caroline County estate.

Citation: Papers regarding Philip Alexander Bruce's historical writings and personal correspondence, 1899–1940. Accession #2889. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: The Baltimore Sun, review; Gibbs, illustrator

Created: April 9, 1911

Medium: Newspaper review

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

"You'll Be Sorry If You Miss These."

This two-paneled cartoon published in the August 1820, edition of the University of Virginia's Alumni News urges alumni to subscribe to Philip Alexander Bruce's History of the University of Virginia, 1819–1919: The Lengthened Shadow of One Man, a five-volume work published between 1920 and 1922. "Read all about your grandfather's days at the University," the advertisement at left reads. The right hand side of the cartoon has a masked figure reminding university alumni of the centennial reunion taking place the following year. The entire cartoon is titled "You'll Be Sorry If You Miss These." Philip Alexander Bruce's mother, Sarah Alexander Seddon Bruce, pasted this bit of ephemera into a scrapbook about her son that she complied at Staunton Hill, the family's Caroline County estate.

Citation: Papers regarding Philip Alexander Bruce's historical writings and personal correspondence, 1899–1940. Accession #2889. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: University of Virginia Alumni News

Created: August 1820

Medium: Advertisement

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Brave Deeds of Confederate Soldiers

    A Confederate soldier lends a helping hand to a comrade-in-arms in this illustration on the cover of Philip Alexander Bruce's Brave Deeds of Confederate Soldiers (1916), a volume that reflects Bruce's lifelong allegiance to the Lost Cause.

    Citation: Brave Deeds of Confederate Soldiers. E484 .B88 1916. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Philip Alexander Bruce, author

    Created: 1916

    Medium: Book cover

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • "Valuable Contribution to American History"

    A newspaper review of Philip Alexander Bruce's two-volume Institutional History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century (1910), published in the April 11, 1911, edition of the Baltimore Sun, is headlined, "Valuable Contribution to American History." The favorable review ends with, "The book … is a work of high literary and historical value that bears evidence of being also a labor of love for his native State by one of her most gifted sons." Philip Alexander Bruce's mother, Sarah Alexander Seddon Bruce, pasted this newspaper clipping into a scrapbook about her son that she complied at Staunton Hill, the family's Caroline County estate.

    Citation: Papers regarding Philip Alexander Bruce's historical writings and personal correspondence, 1899–1940. Accession #2889. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: The Baltimore Sun, review; Gibbs, illustrator

    Created: April 9, 1911

    Medium: Newspaper review

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • "You'll Be Sorry If You Miss These."

    This two-paneled cartoon published in the August 1820, edition of the University of Virginia's Alumni News urges alumni to subscribe to Philip Alexander Bruce's History of the University of Virginia, 1819–1919: The Lengthened Shadow of One Man, a five-volume work published between 1920 and 1922. "Read all about your grandfather's days at the University," the advertisement at left reads. The right hand side of the cartoon has a masked figure reminding university alumni of the centennial reunion taking place the following year. The entire cartoon is titled "You'll Be Sorry If You Miss These." Philip Alexander Bruce's mother, Sarah Alexander Seddon Bruce, pasted this bit of ephemera into a scrapbook about her son that she complied at Staunton Hill, the family's Caroline County estate.

    Citation: Papers regarding Philip Alexander Bruce's historical writings and personal correspondence, 1899–1940. Accession #2889. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: University of Virginia Alumni News

    Created: August 1820

    Medium: Advertisement

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections