John Lewis PapersWLU.Coll.0196

John Lewis PapersWLU.Coll.0196


Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives

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Lexington, VA 24450

Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives
John Lewis Papers Inclusive 1847-1879
90 Item
Lewis, John
Lewis, Eli
Lewis, Cary
Lewis, Elizabeth
Neay, William
English .

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], John Lewis Papers, WLU Coll. 0196, Special Collections, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. H.M. Midkiff.

Biographical / Historical

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

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Correspondence
  • History
  • Military history
  • Personal narratives -- Confederate
  • Receipts (Acknowledgments)
  • Records

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Lewis, Cary
  • Lewis, Eli
  • Lewis, Elizabeth
  • Lewis, John
  • Neay, William