125 Treasures

125 Treasures: James Dooley’s Pocket Watch

July 19, 2018

James Dooley’s Pocket WatchTiffany & Co.American188618 Karat Gold CaseMaymont Mansion CollectionAcquired in 1985 through private donationsMF.85.007 This type of time piece, called a “minute repeater,” sounds the time down to the minute, striking one chime for the hour, a double tone for each quarter hour, and then a single, higher-pitched tone for each minute after…

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125 Treasures: James Dooley’s Georgetown College Academic Medals

July 9, 2018

James Dooley’s Georgetown College Academic MedalsSilverAmerican1857-1860Bequest of James and Sallie DooleyMaymont Mansion Collection25.270-274, 25.280, and 25.285 James Henry Dooley enrolled at Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) in 1856 and graduated in 1860, and he was first in his class each of the four years of his undergraduate studies. He was awarded the silver, shield-shaped medals…

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125 Treasures: Portraits of James Henry Dooley and Sallie May Dooley

June 28, 2018

Portrait of Sallie May DooleyPortrait of James Henry DooleyArtist: William Garl Brown (1823-1894)1889Oil on CanvasBequest of James and Sallie DooleyMaymont Mansion Collection25.056 and 25.057 In 1889, when plans for the Dooleys’ new residence on the banks of the James River were being finalized, the couple commissioned William Garl Brown to paint the companion portraits that…

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Maymont Museum Collection, 125 Treasures

June 25, 2018
Photo credit Dennis McWaters

Maymont – originally the home to New South financier and philanthropist, James H. Dooley, and his wife, Sallie – is an amazingly intact estate of the Gilded Age and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the heart of the estate stands the Dooleys’ residence, the Maymont Mansion, completed in 1893. Therefore…

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