The Springs of Virginia: Life, Love and Death at the Waters, 1775-1900

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The SPRINGS
of VIRGINIA

Life, Love, and Death at the Waters

1775-1900

By

PERCEVAL RENIERS

CHAPEL HILL
The University of North Carolina Press
MCMXLI

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • The Springs of VIrginia xi
  • I- Mr. Featherstonhaugh Makes a Visit 3
  • II- Taking the Springs Tour 25
  • III- Spa Manners: An Early Start 33
  • IV- Enter the Singletons, Well Heeled 48
  • V- The Plague Lends a Hand 67
  • VI- Colonel Pope and the Belles and Beaux 75
  • VII- Boom in Cottage Rows 96
  • VIII- Fête for the Van Burens 114
  • IX- Mr. Calwell Had a System 138
  • X- The Singleton Dynasty Fades Out 162
  • XI- More Money, More Springs 175
  • XII- Heralds of Disaster 187
  • XIII- Old Glory and New Fervor 205
  • XIV- Young Man with Four-In-Hand 230
  • XV- Belledom: the Golden Age 250
  • XVI- Who Killed Cock Robin? 269
  • Afterword 277
  • Appendix 279
  • Acknowledgments 283
  • Bibliography 287
  • Index 293
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