University of Virginia Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Rockbridge Alum Springs: Engraving by Henry Howe, 1947

Alum Springs by Henry Howe from Historical Collections of Virginia, Charleston, S. C.: W. R. Babcock, 1847. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.

The book by Henry Howe “containing a collection of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes” relating to Virginia’s history and antiquities was published one year later than William Burke’s second edition of The Mineral Springs of Western Virginia. Howe’s book is illustrated by more than 100 engravings, including this one of Alum Springs.

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