U.Va. gets rare gift
The University Librarys Special
Collections treasury of manuscripts and rare books has grown
with the donation of an original Washington Irving manuscript.
bound manuscript notebook containing Irvings notes and drafts
on his eventual publication The Life and Voyages of Christopher
Columbus was given to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections
Library by professor emeritus Vera Granlund and her husband John
Granlund, a direct descendant of Ebenezer Irving, Washington Irvings
manuscript joins other Irving materials already in Special Collections
as part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature.