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Fred T. Newbraugh, Collector, Papers Regarding Berkeley Springs

Collection Number: A&M 1283

Scope and Contents

Material includes signed letter from David H. Strother to Perley Poore, Berkley Springs, March 25, 1858; lottery ticket for town lot in Bath, 1814; Porte Crayon autograph, and a slave list, Berkley County. Photostats of material in the Library of Congress include an signed letter from William Wirt to his daughter, August 31 1823 on Berkeley Springs; Thomas Jefferson to Mr. Rodney Washington, December 8, 1808 in regard to gambler Thomas Bailey's assault on Jefferson's secretary; portion of a Journal of President James K. Polk describing a visit to Bath in 1848; and a section of the journal of Samuel Vaughan noting a visit to Bath in 1787. The collection also includes a section of "Uria Brown's Journal" from the “Maryland Historical Magazine,” volumes 11 and 12 (1915, 1916), detailing a visit to the springs at Bath.

Typescripts include a copy of a diary kept by Robert Atkinson, a political prisoner from Morgan County while at Fort Delaware, 1862; notes on the Hinokle-Duckwall-Shade families copied from letters and notes of Laura Shade Michael; extracts from the diary of Deborah Comly, a governess for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tutt of Berkley Springs in 1873, including an account of a trip to the new resort of Deer park, Maryland; and references to Berkeley Springs in Donn Piatt’s “Sunday Meditations” (1893)


  • Creation: 1787-1916


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0.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 in. (2 folders))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US