University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Willie Newbury Lewis Narrative, 1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lewis, Willie Newbury
Title: Lewis, Willie Newbury, Narrative
Dates: 1935
Abstract: The Willie Newbury Lewis Narrative, 1935, is a pantomime entitled Texas in a Shadow Box in which the author tries to recreate in an authentic manner the old Texas frontier days.
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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

Willie Newbury Lewis (1891–1985), author, socialite, and rancher was born on October 28, 1891, in Dallas. She married William Jenks Lewis, a man from the Panhandle twenty-one years her senior, in 1912. Willie became active in social and civic groups in Dallas after her four children were born. She was a board member of the Dallas Historical Society and president of the Dallas Shakespeare Club and the Founder’s Garden Club. Willie Lewis's most important contribution was her writing, which gave a glimpse of life in Texas shortly after 1900.

Source:

Lisa C. Maxwell, " LEWIS, WILLIE NEWBURY," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 15, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.


Scope and Contents

The Willie Newbury Lewis Narrative, 1935, is a pantomime entitled Texas in a Shadow Box in which the author tries to recreate in an authentic manner the old Texas frontier days.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lewis, Willie Newbury--Archives
Subjects
Pioneers--Texas
Texas--History--19th century--Fiction
Genre/Form
Drama
Places
Dallas (Tex.)

Administrative Information

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Willie Newbury Lewis Narrative, 1935, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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2R78 Texas in a Shadow Box, a pantomime in seven scenes January 25, 1935