Guide to the Connelly Springs Company, Connelly Springs, North Carolina, Prospectus and Papers, 1886-1891

Summary Information

Title: Connelly Springs Company, Connelly Springs, North Carolina, Prospectus and Papers, 1886-1891
Collection: AC.1080
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)
Abstract:

This collection includes an analysis of the Connelly’s spring water found in Connelly Springs, North Carolina, along with two testimonial booklets about the restorative powers of the spring water.

Creator: Connelly Springs Company

Biographical/Historical Note

The spring at Connelly Springs, North Carolina is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Burke County. Opened in 1885, its owners claimed it had healing powers for many diseases with testimonials from patients. The water was proported to calm the nerves and help people to have a peaceful sleep. The analysis made of the water showed minerals such as iron, lime, and magnesia constituted the majority of its makeup.

Scope and Contents

This collection of three papers on Connelly Springs, North Carolina and the mineral water from there are Connelly's Spring Water Analysis, 1886; Prospectus: The Connelly Springs Company, 1890; and Connelly Springs, North Carolina: Nature's Restorative, 1891. The booklets give testimonials of the water's curative properties

The analysis states its amounts of iron, lime, magnesia, soda, potash, potassium, sodium and silica as of 1886. Apparently the analysis was performed by Dr. W.H. Taylor, State Chemist, Richmond, Virginia. At the time the proprietors of the spring were the Meroney Brothers of Connelly Springs.

Arrangement

The three items in this collection are filed in one envelope.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1080: Connelly Springs Company, Connelly Springs, North Carolina, Prospectus and Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.

Container List

Connelly's Spring Water Analysis, October 25, 1886

Connelly Springs, North Carolina, Nature's Restorative Booklet, June 2, 1890

The Connelly Springs Company Prospectus, 1891