University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Margaret Lynn Lewis Diary, 1730-ca. 1800



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lewis, Margaret Lynn
Title: Lewis, Margaret Lynn, Diary
Dates: 1730-ca. 1800
Abstract: The Margaret Lynn Lewis Diary, 1730-ca. 1800, is a typescript of a manuscript diary relating to first settlers in Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley.
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Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Margaret Lynn Lewis was one of the first European settlers of Augusta County, Virginia, together with her husband John Lewis. In 1732, they arrived into the then wilds of the Shenandoah Valley, where they established with their family.


Scope and Contents

The Margaret Lynn Lewis Diary, 1730-ca. 1800, is a typescript of a manuscript diary relating to first settlers in Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. The typescript includes excerpts of the manuscript diary and a letter addressed to the University of Texas Archives in 1927 from the Virginia State Library stating the curious circumstances of the diary, that appeared published for the first time in the Southern Historical Magazine for May 1892 under the title “The Valley Manuscript”.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lewis, Margaret Lynn--Archives
Lewis, John
Subjects
Social life and customs
Agriculture
Genealogy
Genre/Form
Diaries
Places
Staunton (Va.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret Lynn Lewis Diary, 1730-ca. 1800, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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2R78 The Shenandoah Valley Diary, 1730-ca. 1800