I owe a debt of gratitude to a number of individuals. First, for suggesting I write this essay to Edward Gaynor of Alderman Library and Christie Stephenson of the Fiske Kimball Library and organizers of the exhibition. Professor Emeritus Omer Allan Gianniny of the Engineering School kindly loaned me his manuscript on "Stanford White and the University of Virginia Rotunda," which helped immeasurably. Also of assistance was former student George Yetter's thesis under my direction: "Stanford White at the University of Virginia", M. A. thesis, University of Virginia, 1980, which considerably shortened was published as: "Stanford White at the University of Virginia: Some New Light on an Old Question," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 40 (December 1981), 320-325. Assisting with research were Sara A. Butler, Anne E. Bruder, Charles L. Rosenblum, and J. Murray Howard, AIA, Curator of the Historic Buildings and Grounds. Eleanor Vernon provided wise counsel.

Richard Guy Wilson
Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History
University of Virginia