This list of works consulted contains only items of immediate relevance to this exhibition. Additional bibliographical information may be found in biographical studies of individual authors and in the modern editions of older texts. A detailed bibliography of the literature, history, and ecology of this region will appear in The Height of Our Mountains.
Bell, Whitfield. "Thomas Anburey's 'Travels Through America': A Note on Eighteenth-Century Plagiarism." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 37 (1943): 22-36.
Briceland, Alan Vance. Westward from Virginia: The Exploration of the Virginia-Carolina Frontier, 1650-1710. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1987.
Cecil, L. Moffitt. "Poe's Tsalal and the Virginia Springs." Nineteenth-Century Fiction 19 (1965): 398-402.
Clark, Thomas D., ed. Travels in the New South: A Bibliography. 2 vols. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962.
---. Travels in the Old South: A Bibliography. 3 vols. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1956-9.
Cohen, Stan. Historic Springs of the Virginias: A Pictorial History. Charleston: Pictorial Histories, 1981.
Conway, Martin. Harpers Ferry: Time Remembered. Reston: Carabelle, 1981.
Core, Earl L. "The Botanical Exploration of the Southern Appalachians." The Distributional History of the Biota of the Southern Appalachians. Ed. Perry C. Holt and Richard L. Hoffman. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1974. 1-65.
Coulter, E. Merton. Travels in the Confederate States: A Bibliography. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948
Cumming, William P. The Southeast in Early Maps. 1958. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1962.
Davis, Curtis Carroll. "The First Climber of the Natural Bridge: A Minor American Epic." Journal of Southern History 16 (1950): 277-90.
---. "The Virginia 'Knights' and their Golden Horseshoes: Dr. William A. Caruthers and an American Tradition." Modern Language Quarterly 10 (1949): 490-507.
Davis, Richard Beale. Intellectual Life in Jefferson's Virginia, 1790-1830. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1964.
--. Literature and Society in Early Virginia, 1608-1840. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1973.
Fishwick, Marshall William. Springlore in Virginia. Bowling Green: Popular, 1978.
Harbaugh, William H. "The Theodore Roosevelts' Retreat in Southern Albemarle: Pine Knot, 1905-1908." Magazine of Albemarle County History 51 (1993): 1-50.
Hubble, Jay Broadus. Virginia Life in Fiction. Dallas: n.p., 1922.
Lambert, Darwin. Herbert Hoover's Hideaway: The Story of Camp Hoover on the Rapidan River in Shenandoah National Park. Luray: Shenandoah Natural History Association, 1971.
Marshall, Ian. "Landscape Aesthetics and Literary History: The Knights of the Golden Horseshoe in Journal, Poem, and Story." Mississippi Quarterly 44 (1990-91): 69-82.
Miller, Charles A. Jefferson and Nature: An Interpretation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
Morrison, A. J., ed. Travels in Virginia in Revolutionary Times. Lynchburg, J. P. Bell, 1922.
Reniers, Perceval. The Springs of Virginia: Life, Love and Death at the Waters, 1775-1900. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1941.
Simpson, Pamela H. So Beautiful an Arch: Images of the Natural Bridge, 1787-1890. Lexington: Washington and Lee University, 1982.
Tompkins, Edmund. The Natural Bridge and Its Historical Surroundings. Natural Bridge: Natural Bridge of Virginia, 1939.
Viemeister, Peter. The Peaks of Otter: Life and Times. Bedford: Hamilton's, 1992.
Watson, Ritchie Devon. The Cavalier in Virginia Fiction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985.