Works of Historical Scholarship

Hendricks, Christopher E. The Backcountry Towns of Colonial Virginia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

Martin, Ann Smart. Buying into the World of Goods Early Consumers in Backcountry Virginia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Salinger, Sharon V. Taverns and Drinking in Early America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Siddons, James. The Spirit of New London Academy: The Two-Hundred Year History of a Virginia Educational Landmark. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1994.

Thorp, Daniel B.  Taverns and Tavern Culture On the Southern Colonial Frontier: Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1776. The Journal of Southern History 62, no. 4 (Nov 1996): 661-88.

Four Approaches to the Treatment of Historic Properties. National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior. Accessed February 28, 2016.

Local / personal historical accounts

Abrams, Mary. History in Brief. Lynch’s Ferry, A Journal of Local History (Fall/Winter 2012).

Chronicle. January Membership Meeting Program. January 2012.

Earle, Alice Morse. Stage-Coach and Tavern Days. New York: MacMillan, 1900. Accessed November 26, 2015.

Early, R. H. Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches. Lynchburg, VA: J. P. Bell Company, 1927.

Historical Sketch of Bedford County, Virginia. Lynchburg, VA: J.P. Bell Co., Inc., 1907.

Daisy I. Read. New London Today and Yesterday. 1950. Reprint, Lynchburg, VA: Friends of New London, 2011.

Thomas Jefferson to William Eustis, 6 June 1812. Founders Online. National Archives ( [last update: 2015-09-29]). Source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, vol. 5, 1 May 1812 to 10 March 1813, ed. J. Jefferson Looney. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008, pp. 104–105.

Thompson, Claude A. New London the Forgotten. New London: 1939.

We would also like to extend a special thanks to Randy Lichtenberger, Keith Moon, Manfred Nissley, and Lucas Peed for their research, input, help, and especially their valuable time in aiding this project.

Legal Documents

John Fitzpatrick vs. William Mead. Library of Virginia. Accessed February 28, 2016.

  1. A Bill for Licensing and Regulating Taverns, 18 June 1779, Founders Online, National Archives ( [last update: 2015-09-29]). Source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 2, 1777 – 18 June 1779, ed. Julian P. Boyd. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950, pp. 447–448.


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