Rockbridge Alum Springs Letterhead
Rockbridge Alum Springs, VA: Rockbridge Alum Springs, August 16, 1891. A letter by Joniah Allen written on Rockbridge Alum Springs Grand Hotel Stationary. The hotel was a mountain resort know for its "celebrated waters", or more actually the mineral water found there. The top right of the page has a red engraving of the hotel itself, with a caption below that states "Capacity 1,300 Guests; Gas, Electric Bells, and all other modern improvements. Telegraph, post and express offices all on premises." Below that is long listing of testimonials of previous guests and doctors extolling on the wondrous healing waters a the hotel. Some excerpts are: "I would state that I regard it as one of the most efficient astringent and tonic mineral waters which I have ever employed" and "In truth I know of no waters in Europe or America so rich in medical substances as that of Rockbridge Springs". The text of the letter is inconsequential. Measures 11" x 8 1/2" General wear. Letter folds. The back has minor penciling of calculations.