Virginia Hot Springs Company Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains records, mostly in printed pamphlet form, of the Virginia Hot Springs Company, formed in 1892 from the Southern Improvement Company, with Decatur Axtell as its president. Also included in the collection are several pamphlets about other springs, e.g. Healing, Warm, and White Sulphur: information about automobile travel in western Virginia circa 1913, and a few letters to and from Mr. Axtell.
- Creation: Inclusive 1860-1913
- Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1892-1903
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Biographical / Historical
Virginia Hot Springs Company, headed by Decatur Axtell, became the Homestead Resort in 1902.
.25 Linear Feet
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 1994.
Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (9/3/2002)
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