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Virginia Hot Springs Company Records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0271

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


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Virginia Hot Springs Company, headed by Decatur Axtell, became the Homestead Resort in 1902.


.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 1994.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (9/3/2002)

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA