Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Inventory created by Archives Staff 01/2017. Last revised 04/2022.
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EXTENT: 2 volumes
CREATOR: Lupton, Lucinda, 1828-1906; Lupton, Susan, 1822-1897
EXISTENCE AND LOCATION OF COPIES: Digitized in 2020 [HD 1A]
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains two journals/friendship albums belonging to Susan E. and Lucinda Lupton. The journals were kept from 1848-1897 and contain inscriptions, verse, signatures, newspaper clippings/obituaries, and serve as a sort of scrapbook for local events. The items are unique as they provide an intimate glimpse into the lives of those living in the Shenandoah Valley during the second half of the nineteenth century.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Susan and Lucinda Lupton were born in Frederick County, Virginia in 1822 and 1828, respectively. They were the daughters of John Lupton and Mary Ann Williams of Frederick County, Virginia. Susan began her journal in 1855 at the age of 33 and it concluded with her death in 1897 at age 74. Lucinda began her journal in 1848 at the age of 20 and ended it in 1892 when she was 64. Susan Lupton died in 1897 and is buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA. Lucinda Lupton died in 1906 at the age of 78.
CITE AS: Susan E. and Lucinda Lupton Collection, 1767 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Lupton, Lucinda — journal/friendship album, Winchester, Va., 1848-1892. 1 volume. Contains inscriptions, verse, signatures, pasted-in newspaper clippings—entitled “Album: A Dream.”
Lupton, Susan E.—journal/friendship album, Winchester, Frederick County, Va., 1855-1897. 1 volume. Contains inscriptions, verse, signatures, pasted-in newspaper clippings—entitled “Illustrated Album of Boquets [sic].”