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Lucas, Virginia (Virginia Bedinger), 1838-1865


Biographical Note

Virginia Bedinger Lucas was born in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia), in December 1838 to William and Virginia Ann Bedinger Lucas. She was the youngest of four siblings, one of whom was Virginia lawyer and poet, Daniel Bedinger Lucas. Virginia Lucas wrote poetry, though she was never published during her lifetime. Several of her poems appear in her brother's 1869 volume, The Wreath of Eglantine, and Other Poems. She died in April 1865 and is buried in Jefferson County.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Bedinger Lucas Papers

Identifier: Ms-1995-012

The Daniel Bedinger Lucas papers consist of scrapbooks, correspondence, poems and essays, newspapers, and other materials collected and created by Lucas, including several items created by his sister, Virginia Lucas, also a poet.

Dates: 1812-1924, n.d.

Virginia Lucas Letter

Identifier: Ms-2018-021
Abstract The collection contains a letter written by Virginia Lucas from Clarke County, Virginia to her brother [likely Daniel Bedinger Lucas] at Halltown, Jefferson County (now West Virginia) July 11, 1861. Virginia writes how she and other relatives were sent away from Jefferson County because of approaching Union troops. She relates some war news about an engagement in Berkeley, Virginia (now West Virginia) giving the casualty statistics as well as mentions of Turner Ashby, Joseph E. Johnston, and...
Dates: 1861