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James Rumsey

Front Page
James Rumsey--Introduction
James Rumsey--A Brief Biography
James Rumsey's Steamboat
Bibliography and Sources

James Rumsey: Blacksmith-Inventor, by David G. Allen for the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association © 2008




Bibliography and Sources


  • Allen, John C., Jr., conversation, Jefferson County historian

  • Beltzhoover, George M., Jr., “James Rumsey—Inventor of the Steamboat”, WV Historical and Antiquarian Society (1900)

  • Hindle, Brooke, "James Rumsey and the Rise of Steamboating in the United States," West Virginia History 48(1989): 33-42.

  • Hurley, Jay, conversation, proprietor of O’Hurley’s store in Shepherdstown and lead man on building the 1987 replica of Rumsey’s boat

  • http://www/jamesrumsey.org

  • http://www.museumoftheberkeleysprings.com

  • Kemp, Emory, "James Rumsey and His Role in the Improvements Movement," West Virginia History 48(1989): 1-6.

  • Layton, Edwin T., Jr., "James Rumsey: Pioneer Technologist," West Virginia History 48(1989): 7-32.

  • Layton, Edwin T., Jr., “The Most Original,” American Heritage magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (Spring 1987).

  • Woodcroft, Bennett, “A Sketch of the Origin and Progress of Steam Navigation,” London (1848)

  • Westcott, Thomson, “The Life of John Fitch,” Philadelphia (1857)




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