Source:Brown, James Moore. Captives of Abb's Valley (1942)

Source The captives of Abb's Valley
a legend of frontier life
Author Brown, James Moore
Woodsworth, Robert Bell
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher McClure
Date issued 1942
Place issued Staunton Virginia
Brown, James Moore, and Robert Bell Woodsworth. The captives of Abb's Valley : a legend of frontier life. (Staunton Virginia: McClure, 1942).
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Bibliographic Citation

Brown, James Moore, and Robert Bell Woodworth, 1942. The captives of Abb's Valley: a legend of frontier life. Staunton, VA, The McClure Company.

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See also Source:Brown, James Moore. The Captives of Abb's Valley (1854) for the original version of this work.

Publication History

This work was originally published in as an anonymous edition in 1854. It was well known that the author was James Moore Brown, the son of Mary Moore, one of the "captives" of the title. Authorship in bibliographic citaions of the work is normally attributed to Brown.

In 1942 William Bell Woodworth reprinted Browns original work, with substantial additional information. He copyrighted the work under his own name at this time. While most of the Woodworth additions are at the end of the work, the two sets of material were somewhat integrated so it is not always possible to tell what came from Brown, and what from Woodworth, without examining the two versions side by side.

FHL film numbers

  • 1206440 Item 4

Usage Tips

May be ordered through the nearest Family History Center.

The Woodworth reprint of this work is of value simply because it made an otherwise rare work readily available to the public. Some caution should be exercised, however, in that the validity of some of the family relationships added by Woodworth have been called into question.