"A Bibliography of West Virginia in Two Parts," in West Virginia Department of Archives and History, Biennial Report ( Charleston, 1939) is the most complete in print. Part I, of 140 pages, is "A Subject Arrangement of Books which relate to West Virginia and West Virginians; the Title of Books written by West Virginians and Those Printed in West Virginia." Part II, of 369 pages, gives "The Titles of Printed Official Documents of the State, 1861-1939, and the Documents (Printed and Manuscript) Preceding and Relating to the Erection of the State." For additional listings of West Virginiana see James M. Callahan , Semi-Centennial History of West Virginia ( Charleston, 1913); West Virginia Department of Archives and History, Third Biennial Report ( Charleston, 1911); Virgil A. Lewis, Hand Book of West Virginia ( Charleston, 1904); Warren Wood, Representative Authors of West Virginia (Ravenswood, W. Va., 1926). The following are helpful: Earl G. Swem, "A Bibliography of Virginia, Part I," in Virginia State Library, Bulletin, Vol. 8, nos. 2-4 ( Richmond, 1916), being the title of books in the Virginia State Library which relate to Virginia and Virginians; -----, "A Bibliography of Virginia, Part II," in Virginia State Library, Bulletin, Vol. 10, nos. 1-4 ( Richmond, 1917), being the titles of the Printed official documents of the Commonwealth, 1776-1916; ----- Virginia Historical Index, 2 vols. ( Roanoke, Va., 1934- 1936), being an analysis of the information that relates to Virginia and Virginians in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography ( 38 vols.), William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine ( 37 vols.), Tyler's Quarterly Historical Magazine and Genealogical Magazine ( 10 vols.), Virginia Historical Register and Advertiser ( 6 vols.), Hening, Statutes at Large 13 vols.), and The Calendar of Virginia State Papers ( II vols.).
Journals and diaries of the first explorations of the English beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains include Clarence W. Alvord and Lee Bidgood, The First Explorations of the Trans-Allegheny Region by the English, 1650-1674 ( Cleveland, 1912); Alexander Spotswood, "Official Letters," in Virginia Historical Society, Collections, New Series, Vol. VII ( Richmond, 1882); Rev. James Fontaine , Memoirs of a Huguenot Family ( New York, 1853, 1872); "Diaries of Moravian Missionaries," in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vols. XI and XII ( Richmond, 1903- 1905); Donegal Presbytery, Minutes, in