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David Hunter Strother
(Porte Crayon)

The following is a list of books and articles on David Hunter Strother which can be found at the West Virginia State Archives Library.


Strother, David Hunter. "The Last Hours of the John Brown Raid," edited by Cecil D. Eby, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography , Richmond, VA, volume 73, 1965, pp.169-177.
975.505 V81 V:73.

__________________. David Hunter Strother Collection, 1868-1888.
Ms 79-7.

__________________. "The Horse Jockey," Magazine of Jefferson County Historical Society, Volume 21, December 1955, pp. 29-31.

Carpenter, Charles. "Berkeley Springs Home of 'Porte Crayon'," The West Virginia Review, Volume 14, February 1937, pp.184-85.

Comstock, Jim. "Stories and Verse of West Virginia," [Ella May Turner], West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Richwood, WV, 1974, pp. 60-61.
R975.403 C739.

____________. "Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother Sampler)," West Virginia Encyclopedia, Richmond, WV, 1974, pp. 60-61.
R 975.4003. C739.

Cuthbert, John A. David Hunter Strother,"One of the Best Draughtsman the Country Possesses," West Virginia University Press, 1997.
B S5925.

Eby, Cecil D. The Life of David Hunter Strother , Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1960.
917.5 S925.

___________. The Old South Illustrated by Porte Crayon , Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1959.
917.5 S925.

___________. A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War, The Diaries of David Hunter Strother, University of North Carolina Press, 1961.
973.781 S925.

____________. "Porte Crayon in the Tidewater," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Richmond, Virginia. V67 1959, pp.438-44.
975.505 V81 .

____________. "A West Virginian in Europe: the Apprenticeship of Porte Crayon, 1840-1843," West Virginia History Quarterly Magazine, July 1958, pp. 266-79.
Arc 1. 4: 19 1958.

____________. "Porte Crayon and the Local Color Movement in West Virginia," West Virginia History Quarterly Magazine, April 1959, pp. 151-62.
Arc 1. 4:20 1959.

____________. "Porte Crayon's Quarrel With Virginia," West Virginia History Quarterly Magazine , January 1960, pp.65-75.
Arc 1. 4:21 1960.

Preble, Jack. "Introducing Porte Crayon," West Virginia History Quarterly Magazine , January 1970, pp. 125-32.
Arc 1. 4: 31 1970.

Stealey, John E. III, editor. Porte Crayon's Mexico: David Hunter Strother's Diaries in the Early Porfirian Era, 1879-1885, Kent State Press, 2006.
B S925p.


"A Golden Century at Berkeley Springs," The Iron Worker, Summer 1958.
"Article on David Hunter Strother [not complete], Charleston Gazette, 10-6-1968.
"Born on Burke Street," Martinsburg Journal , 9-12-1991.
"Col. David H. Strother... Porte Crayon, Pioneer in History .....Clarksburg Exponent, 8- 5-1928.
"David Hunter Strother, A Golden Horseshoe," West Virginia Hillbilly, 12-21- 1968.
"David Hunter:Villain of the Valley, Sack of the VA Military Inst., The Iron Worker, Spring, 1964.
"David Strother: The Man Who Recorded a Pristine Land," Charleston Gazette, 6-1- 1997.
"Early Giants in Kanawha Valley," Charleston Gazette, n.d.
"Good Writing About a Good Writer," West Virginia Hillbilly, 12-29-1973.
"Humor and Pathos with Porte Crayon," The Iron Worker, Spring, 1960.
"Know Morgan County, Sketch and Story by David Hunter Strother," 5-19-1966.
"Newshawks of "61 Reported Campaign in West Virginia, by Boyd Stutler, 3-26-1961.
"Picture, and Bio of Porte Crayon, David Hunter Strother," n.d.
'Porte Crayon Discovers New England," West Virginia Hillbilly, 7-15-1972.
"Porte Crayon Rides B&O in the Hills," West Virginia Hillbilly, 10-3-1971.
"Porte Crayon Discovers New Englanders Are Just Like People," WV Hillbilly, 7-8- 1972.
"Porte Crayon," by Jack Preble, Jr., Roane County Reporter, 12-28-1967.
"Porte Crayon Discovers New England," West Virginia Hillbilly, 7-29-1972.
"Porte Crayon's Summer in New England," West Virginia Hillbilly, 7-15-1972.
"Romance Linked Artist to John Brown," Beckley Post-Herald, 8-12-1968.
"Strother House Historic Home Civil War Gen.,.Torn Down," Martinsburg Journal, 5- 20-1977.
"Strother's Wartime Diary is Called a Classic," by Boyd Stutler, 10-8-1961.
"The Porte Crayon Memorial Society," 1-2-1941.


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Genealogical info on the Strother family and a link to "Sketchings and Literature of Porte Crayon"

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