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Virginia Cavalcade Volume 2, Number 2, Autumn 1952

Table of Contents Page Number
"The Virginians": British Literary Lion [William Makepeace Thackeray] Views Certain Scenes, by Robert L. Scribner 4
A Mayflower Relic in Virginia: The Story of a Book Which Crossed the Atlantic Three Times, by William M. E. Rachal 10
Pursuit of a Pirate: The Notorious "Blackbeard," by William H. Gaines, Jr. 12
A Not-So-Innocent Virginian Abroad: Lewis Littlepage, Poet, Statesman, Soldier of Fortune, by James H. Bailey 17
A Trip to the Salt Pond: From Christiansburg to Mountain Lake in 1853, Sketches by Lewis Miller, by William M. E. Rachal 22
Up Rockingham [County], Down Dunmore [County]: The Revolution Inspired Virginia to Reward her English Friends and Rebuke her Enemies, by William H. Gaines, Jr. 28
When Virginia Owned a Shipyard: The Norfolk Naval Shipyard at Portsmouth, by William M. E. Rachal 31
Houdon's Washington [Jean Antoine Houdon's Sculpture], by Robert L. Scribner 36
Campaigning in the Good Old Days: The Presidential Election of 1888 in Virginia, by William H. Gaines, Jr. 41
Chimneys Without Smoke: The Seven Natural Chimneys in the Shenandoah Valley, by Elizabeth Dabney Coleman 45