Lucy Elizabeth James Journal
Scope and Contents
Journal, compiled by Lucy Elizabeth James in 1959, titled "Four Score Years, 1880-1960," in which the author shares memories of the different stations of her life in a "series of random letters and narrations." Includes reminiscences of her childhood in New Kent County, student years in Farmville, years spent in Williamsburg and Newport News, all Virginia. Also included are photographs of the author, from 1880 to the 1950s, and two 1973 obituaries for Robert Welmore James (1901-1973). Includes some narration on student life at the College of William and Mary, where her husband, George B. Wright was a student in the late 1890s.
For a more detailed description, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.
- Creation: compiled in 1959
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Accessioned and minimally processed in March 2010 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.
Genre / Form
- Tidewater (Va. : Region)--Genealogy
- Tidewater (Va. : Region)--Personal narratives
- Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century
- Virginia--Social life and customs--20th century
- Guide to the Lucy Elizabeth James Journal
- SCRC staff
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The collection description/finding aid is written in English