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John Lewis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0196

Scope and Contents

This collection includes general tax and purchase receipts, IOU's, and letters. The receipts date from 1860-1879 and the letters from 1861-1863 when Lewis served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Included among the letters are those to and from his father and his wife, Cary Lewis. Written on the back of one of John Lewis' letters is another letter from Eli Lewis to his wife, Elizabeth. Also includes two letters from William Neay (surgeon) to Lewis' wife and mother telling of Lewis' death in 1863 from smallpox.

Dates

  • Inclusive 1847-1879

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

John Lewis was a landowner in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and a soldier in the American Civil War, 38th Virginia Regiment.

Extent

90 Item

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. H.M. Midkiff.

Creator

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Lexington VA 24450 USA