Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia 1787

By: Lee, Lucinda

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1st edition hardcover floral green/blue wallpaper patterned boards with ecru paste-on square paper w/blue lettering on frt board. Corners sharp, internally as new w/mapped endpapers. Published 1976 by Robert E. Lee memorial Association Inc. Printed in USA by Whittet and Shepperson, Richmond, VA. Designed by Raymond Geary. 57 pp with index and genealogical tree of Thomas Lee of Stratford Hall 1690-1750 in rear. Lovely diary entries written by youthful Lucinda Lee beginning four years after the Revolutionary War had ended. Lucinda was the daughter of Thomas Ludwell Lee, second son of Thomas Lee, the distinguished Virginian who build Stratford in the 1730's. In 1787 the plantation was the home of Lucinda's first cousin, Matilda Lee, who had inherited it through her mother through her father, Philip Ludwell Lee. The "Divine Matilda" had married her cousin, the dashing Revolutionary hero, "Light Horse Harry" Lee. The house was already historic, although the thoughts never entered Lucinda's pretty head, because the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, her uncles Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee had been born there. It is an account of a visit in the Northern Neck of Virginia in the autumn of 1787. Lucinda writes of dinners and dancing, of calls paid and received, of beaus and dresses, of music and novels.

Title: Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia 1787

Author Name: Lee, Lucinda

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: BIOGRAPHY,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: VA, Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Inc: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller Id: 31110

Keywords: NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, DECLARATION INDEPENDENCE, LIGHT HORSE HARRY LEE, RICHARD HENRY FRANCIS LIGHTFOOD LEE,