Book Signing for Dr. Malcolm Harris’s History of Homes to be Held at K&Q Courthouse Tavern Museum. (March 2006)

Many knew Dr. Malcolm Harris as the beloved physician in West Point. What many people don’t realize is that he was also an accomplished author.

The King and Queen County Historical Society has obtained a limited number of copies of Dr. Harris’s long out-of-print Old New Kent County: Some Account of the Planters, Plantations and Places. The book was, and still is, considered to be the definitive account on the history of King and Queen and King William County homes, farms and families. Dr. Harris did extensive research on Old New Kent County, which once included both the counties of King and Queen and King William. County records prior to 1865 were lost due to fires at each Clerk’s office so the book is one of the best sources for genealogical research and county history.

Both of Dr. Harris’s children, James Harris and Mary Hart Satterwhite, will be signing the two-volume hardback books. The books are being sold at a special event price of $92 plus tax.

James and Mary commented, “We are thrilled and honored to do this. Our father would have wanted this book to be made available to anyone who had an interest in this area’s rich history.”