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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Anne Newport Royall

Anne Newport Royall


(p.36) Anne Newport Royall
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

One of the most prominent and feared female journalists of her time, Anne Newport Royall was born near Baltimore, Maryland. She moved with her family to a log cabin on the western Pennsylvania frontier and then, with her widowed mother, settled in (West) Virginia. There she met and married William Royall, in whose household she and her mother worked as domestic servants. William Royall, a Revolutionary War veteran and a wealthy, well-educated gentleman farmer, had amassed one of the largest libraries in Virginia. Anne educated herself from this collection....

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