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Availabilty of DuVal Books
Copies of these books can be found in many large libraries:
An original copy of "The DuVals of Virginia" by Bessie Grabowski and published in 1931 is unavailable to our knowledge.
"The DuVals of Kentucky from Virginia" by Margaret Buchanan published in 1938 can sometimes still be found.
"Civilizers, the DuVals of Texas" by Roy L. Swift published in 1995 is available from Amazon Books at a cost of about $33.00 plus shipping.
"Mt. Comfort Plantation" by Richard L. Guild is a "pamphlet" type publication which was privately printed by Mr. Guild in 1983. Mr. Guild's Mt. Comfort should not be confused with Mt. Comfort, the Richmond home of Samuel DuVal. The Mt. Comfort of Appomattox was named by Samuel's DuVal's son in honor of his parent's home, possibly after the original Mt. Comfort was destroyed by fire. Mr. Guild has advised the Association that Mt. Comfort had been struck by lightening several years ago and was destroyed by fire. All of the contents including extra copies of his book were lost. The possibility exists that one could possibly find it in a used book store.
Yet another DuVal book is "A Family History 1559-1979 Jennings / Cornelius / DuVal / Harris / Martin" written by Mildred King Whitten - An original copy is very difficult to find but the DuVal Family Association has been able to recently purchase two copies from Mr. Gary Melanson who very kindly contacted Pat Koenig.