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