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Armistead Churchill Gordon


Lyon G. Tyler (ed.), Men of Mark in Virginia: Ideals of American Life
(Washington, D.C.: Men of Mark Publishing Co., 1906)(vol. 1, p. 121)

Armistead Chuchill Gordon was born at Edgeworth, Virginia, December 20, 1855. He became a lawyer, practiced in Staunton, Virginia and went on to become mayor of that city in 1884, serving two years. He also served as Commonwealth's Attorney. Gordon, was a graduate of Virginia University, founded by his grandfather, General W.F. Gordon; he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Washington and Lee University in 1923.

[Basic biographical source: Edmund Clarence Stedman (ed.), An American Anthology 1787-1899 795 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900)]

Armistead C. Gordon


"Kree" :: "Roses of Memory"


Armistead Churchill Gordon & Thomas Nelson Page, Befo' de War: Echoes in Negro Dialect (New York: Charles Scribner's, 1888) [online text] (New York: C. Scribner's, 1893)[Thomas Nelson Page]

Armistead C. Gordon, For Truth and Freedom: Poems of Commemoration (Staunton, Virginia: A. Shultz, 1898) [online text]

_________________, Vitai Lampada. A Song for a Centenary Year (1901)

_________________, The Ivory Gate ((New York: Neale Publishing Co., 1907) [online text]

_________________, The Western Front (Staunton, Virginia: Privately Printed, 1928)

_________________, The Fount of Castaly (Charlottesville, Virginia, 1934)

Law Poetry Anthologies

Armistead Churchill Gordon, "Law at our Boarding-House," in Ina Russelle Warren (ed.), The Lawyer's Alcove: Poems by the Lawyer, for the Lawyer and About the Lawyer 175-176 (New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1900)(Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 1990)


Armistead C. Gordon, Congressional Currency. An Outline of the Federal Money System (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895) [online text]

_________________, The Gay Gordons: Ballads of an Ancient Scottish Clan (Staunton, Virginia: Albert Shultz, 1902) [online text]

_________________, Gift of the Morning Star: A Story of Sherando (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1905)

_________________, Robin Aroon, a Comedy of Manners (New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1908) [online text]

_________________, William Fitzhugh Gordon. A Virginian of the Old School: His Life,Times,and Contemporaries (1787- 1858)(New York: Neale Publishing Co., 1909) [online text]

Armistead C. Gordon & Edwin Anderson, J.L.M. Curry: A Biography (New York: Macmillan, 1911) [online text]

Armistead C. Gordon, Maje: A Love Story (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914)

_________________, Ommirandy Plantation Life at Kingsmill (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917)(illustrated by Walter Biggs) [online text]

________________, Jefferson Davis. Figures From American History (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918) [online text]

________________, Gordons in Virginia: With Notes on Gordons of Scotland and Ireland (Hackensack, New Jersey: W. M. Clemens, 1918)(Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Antiquarian Books, Inc., 1995)(Hackensack, New Jersey: W. M. Clemens, Limited ed., 1997)

________________, Some Lawyers in Colonial Virginia (Richmond, 1921)

_________________ (ed.), Virginian Writers of Fugitive Verse (:New York: J. T. White & Co., 1923)

________________ (ed.), Men and Events: Chapters of Virginia History (Staunton, Virginia: The McClure Co., 1923)

________________, Memories and Memorials of William Gordon McCabe (Richmond: Old Dominion Press,1925)(2 vols.)

________________, Allegra, The Story of Byron and Miss Clairmont Minton (Balch & Company, 1926)

________________, In the Picturesque Shenandoah Valley (Richmond: Garrett & Massie, Inc. 1930)


Armistead C. Gordon, A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Armistead C. Gordon, LL.D., LITT.D., 1923 (Staunton, Virginia: Priv. print. for the author by the McClure Co., 1923)

Research Resources

Armistead C. Gordon Papers
Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, Virginia

Armistead C. Gordon Letters
University of Virginia Library
Charlottesville, Virginia