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Future Book Talks

The Dooleys of Richmond: An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Join writer and lecturer Mary Lynn Bayliss as she discusses her book The Dooleys of Richmond, a biography of two generations of a dynamic and philanthropic immigrant family in the urban South. The first generation established one of the largest hat manufacturing companies in the country and became leaders in business, education, culture, and politics in Virginia. After the Civil War, James Dooley developed railroad networks across the United States and, with his wife, built Maymont, the famed Gilded Age estate that remains a major attraction in Richmond. The story of the Dooleys is a fascinating window on southern society and the people who shaped its grand and turbulent history. A book signing follows the program.

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