Photostatic copy of the Diary of Alice Kennedy Lynch, which covered July 19, 1857 to January 1, 1865, and was written in French.
There is also a typescript of the diary, translated to English by Alice's son, Francis William Lynch, on September 7, 1930.
The diary consists of short entries recalling various events in Alice's life and that of her friends and family members in
San Francisco and on her husband's Ranch in San Luis Obispo County during these years.
Information on Alice Kennedy Lynch is limited to what can be discerned from her diary. Since the diary was written in French,
she was probably from France. She lived in San Francisco, as did her mother, sisters, and brothers, so it appears as though
they may have come to the United States and to California together. The sisters mentioned in the diary were named Lizzie,
Kate, Delia, and Mary, and she had several brothers although names were not given.
1.0 manuscript box
(1 photostatic copy)
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