Guide to the The Springs of West Virginia Speech, April 1960

Summary Information

Title: The Springs of West Virginia Speech, April 1960
Collection: AC.675
Extent: 0.01 linear feet 1 folder

The collection contains a speech outlining the history of springs in West Virginia given to the William Henshaw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The author is unknown.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The springs addressed in this speech, Salt, Sweet, Blue Sulpher, Red Sulpher, White Sulphur, Capon, Alum, and Warm [or Bath] Springs, were all historically resort spots for aristocratic families who visited the mountains of western Virginia.

The William Henshaw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a copy of a typed speech entitled The Springs of West Virginia, some pages include handwritten notes by the author, who is not identified.


The collection is arranged in one folder.

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

The speech was purchased from George Brosi at Appalachian Mountain Books.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, September 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

AC.675: "The Springs of West Virginia"

Container List

Speech, April 1960 ACSC_Box 22, Folder 14