Lawrence Lewis Papers: 1785-1858 RM.469

Lawrence Lewis Papers: 1785-1858 RM.469


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Created August 2015 by Candace G. Cowan, Special Collections Volunteer; reviewed October 7, 2015 by Michele Lee, Special Collections Librarian; reviewed September 2018 by Angelica Yost, Assistant for Library Operations

Repository
Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Identification
RM.469
Title
Lawrence Lewis Family Papers1785-1858
Quantity
3.25 Linear Feet, 13 boxes
Creator
Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839
Language
English .

Biographical / Historical

Lawrence Lewis: Nephew of George Washington, born on April 4, 1767, in Fredericksburg, VA to Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington Lewis, the sister of George Washington. He volunteered for service in 1794 to help suppress the Whiskey Rebellion and served as aide-de-camp to General Daniel Morgan, achieving the rank of major. In 1797 he became personal secretary to Washington and married Eleanor Parke Custis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington, on February 22, 1799. They lived at Mount Vernon for the first several years of their marriage and had eight children, three of whom survived to adulthood: Frances Parke Lewis (1799-1875); Lorenzo Lewis (13 November 1803 – 27 July 1847); and Martha Eleanor Angela Lewis (1813-1878). He was the primary executor of Washington's will and was given 2,000 acres of land by him on which he built Woodlawn. They moved to Audley Plantation in 1830 on land he had purchased from Washington's holdings. He died on November 20, 1839 and is buried in the vault at Mount Vernon. Betty (Lewis) Carter: Niece of Lawrence Lewis, daughter of Fielding Lewis and Elizabeth Washington. Born 23 February 1765 in Fredericksburg, VA. Died 9 August 1830 at Audley Plantation in Berryville, VA. Robert Lewis: Son of Fielding Lewis and Elizabeth Washington. Born 25 June 1769 in Fredericksburg, VA. Died 16 January 1829 in Fredericksburg, VA. He was secretary to George Washington during his presidency.

Content Description

This collection (269 letters) includes correspondence regarding family matters, farm business, legal questions about various wills, including that of George Washington, buying and selling of slaves and land, letters from friends, travels, and business interests. Also included are financial papers, including accounts and bills for various services, many dealing with daily life, building materials, education expenses, books, taxes paid/owed, and financial transactions.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series: Correspondence and Financial Papers. The correspondence relates to financial and legal matters, business transactions, dealings regarding the family and the farm. The financial papers include accounts and bills for various services, as well as legal documents.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Foote, William Hayward, 1781-1846
  • Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis, 1779-1852
  • Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839
  • Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-1847
  • Lewis, Robert, 1769-1829
  • Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829

Container List

Correspondence.
Scope and Contents

The correspondence relates to financial and legal matters, business transactions, dealings regarding the family and the farm.

  • MS-3626: NT74.103.23: John Anderson to Lawrence Lewis, 1801 June. box: 1, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Personal and farm concerns.

  • MS-3631: NT74.103.28: Charles B. Ball, Leesburg, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1820 February 17. box: 1, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Financial matters concerned with the settlement of Charles Ball's mother's estate.

  • MS-3633: NT74.103.30: Fayette Ball, Leesburg, to Lawrence Lewis, 1820 March 22. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Received of Lewis $1877.67 on account of legacy due heirs of Frances Peyton from estate of George Washington.

  • MS-3632: NT74.103.29: Fayette Ball, Leesburg, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1822 December 15. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to a request to pay his bill.

  • MS-3630: NT74.103.27: Spencer M. Ball, Fairfax Court House, to Joseph Eaches, Alexandria, 1845 March 14. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns settlement of estate of George Washington.

  • MS-3637: Bromwell Bapett, to Lawrence Lewis, 1806 March 8. box: 1, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Considerations concerning a patent application that Bapett has gone to Washington, DC about.

  • MS-3639: Robert Bell, Iberville, La., to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1829 August 4. box: 1, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns the transferal of enslaved workers.

  • MS-3640: Robert Bell, New Orleans, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1830 February 23. box: 1, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3641: Robert Bell, New Orleans, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1831 April 15. box: 1, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns enslaved workers and financial matters.

  • MS-3642: Robert Bell, Iberville, La., to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1831 June 25. box: 1, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3646: Charles Bennett, Washington, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1832 March 3. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Accompanying note to answer written by John Calvert declining administration of estate of the late William Custis.

  • MS-3647: Charles Bennett, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1835 January 30. box: 1, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns a bill for goods to arrive on a brig from New Orleans.

  • MS-3648: Henry Berry, Shepherdstown, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1827 February 23. box: 1, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Information concerning the estate of Major William Hickman.

  • MS-3649: Henry Berry, Shepherdstown, to Lawrence Lewis, Audley, 1828 October 23. box: 1, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns a dispute with a Mr. Corkin over some hogs.

  • MS-3651: William Brent, Washington, to Lawrence Lewis, Battletown, Va., 1827 July 30. box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to a claim on a slave, Michael.

  • MS-3652: Jacob Broadwell, Spring Hill Farm, to John Smith (Senator), 1808 January 17. box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns the sale of land that had been part of George Washington's estate.

  • MS-3653: John Bronaugh, Dumfries, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1815 August 2. box: 1, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Transaction of certificate from Mr. Adams.

  • MS-3654: James R. Brooking, Newtown, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1827 February 10. box: 1, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns the construction of a threshing machine.

  • MS-3655: H. Brown, Jr., Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1829 October 28. box: 1, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Relates the details of managing the Audley estate while Lorenzo Lewis is away.

  • MS-3656: William Brown, Richmond, to Charles Calvert Stuart, Fairfax, 1829 December 10. box: 1, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns the details of the auction of the slaves of George Washington and the charges thereof.

  • MS-3657: William Brown, Charlestown, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1819 February 18. box: 2, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to financial concerns.

  • MS-3658: A. Bryan, Point Pleasant, to Robert Lewis, Alexandria, 1816 June 14. box: 2, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer relating to financial obligation of Bryan to Lewis.

  • MS-3659: Lawrence Butler, Soldiers Retreat, to Lawrence Lewis, 1799 April 25. box: 2, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    A companion from military days wants him to speak to General George Washington about an appointment.

  • MS-3669: Betty Carter, to Lawrence Lewis, undated. box: 2, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Beg of loan to help Fielding in his journey to and expenses at West Point.

  • MS-3666: Betty Carter, Deerwood, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1821 December 16. box: 2, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns family news and gossip.

  • MS-3667: Betty Carter, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1824 November 22. box: 2, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Main subjects are Lafayette's visit to Fredericksburg, Va., Tomb of Washington, and meeting with Thomas Jefferson.

  • MS-3668: Betty Carter, Deerwood, to Lawrence Lewis, Battletown, Va., 1826 August 23. box: 2, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Hopes he will visit soon. Cannot decide whether to stay with Eleanor or come to Audley

  • MS-3670: Charles Carter, Culpeper, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1798 October 23. box: 2, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Request for $100 owed. Had written to Washington concerning commission for Champ. Asks for recommendation.

  • MS-3671: Charles Carter to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 October 7. box: 2, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Answers that articles were received. Statement on virtues of temperance.

  • MS-3672: Charles Carter, Culpeper, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1819 November 30. box: 2, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Asking for money to buy more enslaved workers. Payment of amount owed by Judge [Bushrod] Washington.

  • MS-3673: Charles Carter, Culpeper, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1820 January 4. box: 2, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3676: Wilson-Miles Cary, Virginia, to Lawrence Lewis, 1809 October 28. box: 2, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Document signed in circuit court appointing Lawrence Lewis the attorney for Wilson-Miles Cary.

  • MS-3661: Anthony-Charles Cazenove to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1821 April 9. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to a letter from Lawrence Lewis in which he disputed the price of black cloth. Anthony-Charles Cazenove replies price remains same.

  • MS-3665: Anthony-Charles Cazenove, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1823 July 21. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests that Lewis settle his dry goods account with Gray the Tailor. Shipment of wool soon to arrive.

  • MS-3663: Anthony-Charles Cazenove to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1827 May 11. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Notice regarding the weight of wool to be shipped to Lewis.

  • MS-3664: Anthony-Charles Cazenove, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1835 February 7. box: 2, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt of 33.56 sent by Lewis and answer to question concerning W. Throckmorton[?].

  • MS-3678: Sarah Chichester, Mount Airy, to Lawrence Lewis, 1822 December 30. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to letter requesting a smith.

  • MS-3683: William Beverly Clayton, New Kent, to Lawrence Lewis, 1805 April 12. box: 2, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to request for a copy of the will of Bartholomew Dandridge.

  • MS-3681: John William Coakley to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1826 March 9. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests 2 empty barrels. Warns that if Lawrence Lewis has any more counterfeit $2 notes, he had better get clear of them.

  • MS-3680: John William Coakley to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1826 March 10. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns a counterfeit $2 note Lewis sent to Coakley.

  • MS-3675: Samuel Cochran, Richmond, to Lawrence Lewis, Battletown, 1828 August 2. box: 3, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns the purchase of two threshing machines.

  • MS-3682: D. H. Conrad, Martinsburg, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, [?] May 10. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Legal matters concerning an appeal of a man who then died.

  • MS-3674: Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, Tudor Place, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1822 July 16. box: 3, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Asking for money she had given him so she can go on a journey to recover her health.

  • MS-3694: Henry C. Dade, Bloomsburg, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1817 May 23. box: 3, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns search for records of George Washington's estates.

  • MS-3684: Henry P. Daingerfield, Bel Mont, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1829 June 11. box: 3, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Cannot accompany Lawrence Lewis on excursion they had planned because his rye harvest is near at hand.

  • MS-3685: Henry P. Daingerfield, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Audley, 1832 September 19. box: 3, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Been busy with farm matters; now in Alexandria to attend to illness of Robert Dabs; talks about crops and cholera.

  • MS-3686: LeRoy Daingerfield to Lawrence Lewis, 1798 May 12. box: 3, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns ordering fish and salt for himself and Mr. Jos. Parsons.

  • MS-3687: LeRoy Daingerfield to James Paul, 1790 April 22. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Balance of payment due to Paul from Daingerfield for a horse.

  • MS-3691: Josiah H. Davis, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1829 January 1. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Happy New Year and please pay your bill.

  • MS-3697: Joseph Eswin, Plaguemim, LA, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1826 March 2. box: 3, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3696: Joseph Eswin, Iberville, LA, to Lawrence Lewis, Battletown, 1826 August 27. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3698: Joseph Eswin, Plaguemim, LA, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1826 December 15. box: 3, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3700: Joseph Eswin, New Orleans, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1828 February 21. box: 3, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3699: Joseph Eswin, New Orleans, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1829 February 2. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3701: Benjamin Field to Lawrence Lewis, 1803 October 5. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Survey of 1,000 acres of land purchased by Howell Lewis by Lawrence Lewis [sic].

  • MS-3706: W. H. Foote, Hayfield, to Lawrence Lewis, Fredericksburg, 1824 August 26. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns farm matters and the firing of a tenant farmer.

  • MS-3704: W. H. Foote to Lawrence Lewis, 1829. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Note that accompanied a shipment of mutton.

  • MS-3705: W. H. Foote to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1837 November 1. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns personal philosophy.

  • MS-3703: Colonel William Fountain to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1807 December 16. box: 3, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns sale of land of the estate of General George Washington.

  • MS-3702: William P. French to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 August. box: 3, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt of rent due from the late George Washington and a note accompanying.

  • MS-3718: George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1801 August 26. box: 4, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns shingles, salt, and nails. Note concerns hogsheds in need of repair.

  • MS-3708: Edward Graham, Lexington, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1802 February 9. box: 4, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    First letter concerned with payment of back taxes on estate of George Washington.

  • MS-3707: Edward Graham, Lexington, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 December 20. box: 4, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to letter concerned with payment of back taxes on the estate of George Washington.

  • MS-3722: George Gummell, Providence, VA, to Lawrence Lewis, Fairfax County, 1839 July 16. box: 4, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Explanation of why Mr. George Gummell cannot pay his debt at the present time.

  • MS-3788: Mary Hamilton, Cooper Institute, to Sarah Peacock, Maysville, 1858 August 14. box: 4, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Explains purpose of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in preserving Washington's tomb and home.

  • MS-3726: Thomas B. Hammond to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1803 February 12. box: 4, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests payment of a bill.

  • MS-3677: Thomas Hammond and Samuel J. Cramer to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1836 December 19. box: 4, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Legal document. Notification of bond.

  • MS-3731: James E. Heath, Richmond, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1834 October 6. box: 4, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Advises when to pay taxes in Nansimond County.

  • MS-3725: John C. Herbert, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 March 12. box: 4, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Order upon the estate of General George Washington for a payment.

  • MS-3727: William Hickman, Shepherdstown, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1826 May 9. box: 4, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Information on progress of Hickman's investigation of the "Shann[on] hill business."

  • MS-3728: William Hickman, Shepherdstown, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1826 July 15. box: 4, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer and final statement of the business of the Shannon Hill estate.

  • MS-3730: Henry Ingle, Washington, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 December 15. box: 4, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Note than accompanied an account.

  • MS-3732: Jonathan Janney, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1828 January 10. box: 4, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter of account.

  • MS-3735: William Kercheval, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 July 3. box: 4, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer concerning farm matters.

  • MS-3736: William Kercheval, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 September 24. box: 4, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer concerning farm matters.

  • MS-3738: William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 July 30. box: 4, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer concerning crops, frost last spring, and summer drought.

  • MS-3739: William Kercheval, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 September 10. box: 4, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns illnesses, neighborhood news, and farm matters.

  • MS-3740: William Kercheval, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 October 15. box: 4, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns farm matters and "friendly advice."

  • MS-3741: William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 December 8. box: 4, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns repairs to the barn and other farm matters.

  • MS-3742: William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1804 October 26. box: 4, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    States that enslaved workers were sick. One of the tenants is leaving. Other farm matters.

  • MS-3744: William Kercheval, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1805. box: 5, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer that corn prices have fallen and other farm concerns.

  • MS-3743: William Kercheval, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1805 May 6. box: 5, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Farm concerns.

  • MS-3745: William Kercheval, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1806 October 28. box: 5, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Contract for wheat has been. Explains the "Negro situation" with winter coming on.

  • MS-3746: William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1807. box: 5, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Draft of wheat contract and other farm matters.

  • MS-3751: George Lee, Loudon, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1801 November 7. box: 5, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters. Also finished building his house and invites Lawrence Lewis and his wife [Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis] to visit.

  • MS-3759: Charles A. Lewis, Wilson County, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1819 July 5. box: 5, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Charles' health is worsened, and farm is deteriorating; needs funds to sustain himself and family.

  • MS-3758: Charles A. Lewis, Wilson County, to Lawrence Lewis, Battletown, 1828 October 2. box: 5, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Charles is very sick and wants his uncle to sell his share in the locks and forward the money to him.

  • MS-3754: Daingerfield Lewis, Oak Spring, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1817 June 9. box: 5, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests Lawrence set reward for hired hand who left the farm after a dispute with the overseer.

  • MS-3755: Daingerfield Lewis, Society Hill, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1818 June 6. box: 5, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Has had money to pay his uncle back, but enslaved workers have been so cheap he decided to invest money there.

  • MS-3756: Ellen H. Lewis, Deerhunt, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1825 November 2. box: 5, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests part of legacy due from George Washington's estate.

  • MS-3869: Ellen H. Lewis, Point Pleasant, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1831 May 5. box: 5, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Engaged in settling estate of her husband; hopes Lawrence will send her receipts to his brother's credit.

  • MS-3752: Gabriel Lewis, Culpeper County, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 January 21 or 31. box: 5, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns estate affairs; land purchase of George Washington's Kentucky lands.

  • MS-3753: Howell Lewis to Lawrence Lewis, 1802 October 15. box: 5, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    To Lawrence Lewis as executor of estate of George Washington, transfer of 7 shares in Georgetown Bank to David Henderson.

  • MS-3625: Lorenzo Lewis, Philadelphia, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, [?] March 15. box: 5, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Glad to be free of debts; wishes could pay father's debts. Hopes to be admitted to the bar and get married.

  • MS-3606: Lorenzo Lewis, Woodlawn, to Lawrence Lewis, Audley, 1828 November 9. box: 5, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Crops and life at Woodlawn.

  • MS-3607: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1829 January 9. box: 5, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Farm matters and town gossip.

  • MS-3608: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1829 December 7. box: 5, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Death of Judge Bushrod Washington and his wife. Farm matters.

  • MS-3609: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1830 January 30. box: 5, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Aunt [Betty] Carter's critical illness and desire for Lawrence to come to Audley.

  • MS-3610: Lorenzo Lewis, Philadelphia, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1831 March 19. box: 5, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns Lorenzo's expenses in Philadelphia. He requests $50 by next post.

  • MS-3611: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1831 July 4. box: 5, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Business matters--wine purchase, bought an enslaved worker and 2 colts, began to harvest wheat.

  • MS-3612: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1831 October 9. box: 6, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Esther is ill. Wheat is sown. Lamp broke in shipping.

  • MS-3613: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1833 February 19. box: 6, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Farm business--winter severe, wheat is well, social gossip.

  • MS-3614: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1833 April 28. box: 6, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Farm matters and family news.

  • MS-3615: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1833 June 21. box: 6, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Lawrence's law business, harvest soon, Lorenzo's son.

  • MS-3616: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1833 July 12. box: 6, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Harvest finished. Farm hands need to be paid. Cholera at Harper's Ferry.

  • MS-3617: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1833 October 21. box: 6, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Urgent letter asking Lawrence to take Nelly to Louisiana to protect her from consumption.

  • MS-3618: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1833 October 29. box: 6, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Sorry that Lawrence cannot take Nelly; financial, farm, and family matters.

  • MS-3619: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Iberville Parish, LA, 1834 March 7. box: 6, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Criticizes post office. Collection of "natural subjects." Poor flour prices. Local gossip.

  • MS-3620: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1834 September 21. box: 6, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Welcomes return of Lawrence and wife. Legal matters.

  • MS-3621: Lorenzo Lewis, Philadelphia, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1834 November 10. box: 6, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Dispute among enslaved workers at Audley. Family matters.

  • MS-3622: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1834 December 1. box: 6, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Lorenzo and family are home. Tenant sick. Boys are cutting teeth.

  • MS-3623: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Iberville Parish, LA, 1834 December 20. box: 6, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Arrival at Butler's. Compliments to his sister. Weather. Farm matters. Family gossip.

  • MS-3624: Lorenzo Lewis, Audley, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1834 December 26. box: 6, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Christmas greeting. Shooting game on farm. Weather.

  • MS-3856: Robert Lewis, Pine Grove, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 April 8. box: 6, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters in Bank of Alexandria and estate of Martha Washington. Land dealings in Virginia and Maryland.

  • MS-3857: Robert Lewis, Pine Grove, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 July 14. box: 6, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Payment for purchase of land at Berkley: "Evan's Marsh."

  • MS-3858: Robert Lewis, Pine Grove, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 July 16. box: 6, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Refers to land deal at Berkeley and deed to such. Expresses shock at news of death of their brother Fielding Lewis.

  • MS-3859: Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1804 November 18. box: 6, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Problems have arisen in court over land deal.

  • MS-3860: Robert Lewis, Pine Grove, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1806 April 28. box: 6, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Asks for copy of a document in Lawrence's possession.

  • MS-3862: Robert Lewis, Pine Grove, to Lawrence Lewis and Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1807. box: 6, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Deals with tract of land.

  • MS-3861: Robert Lewis, Pine Grove, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1807 March 13. box: 6, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests letter of General George Washington's mentioning a certain land transaction. Also mentions family situation at Spotswood.

  • MS-3863: Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1807 August 2. box: 7, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to matters concerning land transaction and response to advice respecting arrangement with General Spotswood.

  • MS-3864: Robert Lewis, Fredericksburg, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1813 February 19. box: 7, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses trip to New York and things he saw in Philadelphia.

  • MS-3865: Robert Lewis, Fredericksburg, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1818 August 1. box: 7, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns matters of George Washington's estate, farming business, family travels, and explanantion behind a medal.

  • MS-3866: Robert Lewis, Fredericksburg, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1821 February 16. box: 7, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Severity of winter is keeping him from visiting. Mentions suit against him. Economic state of country is hurting farmers. Family matters.

  • MS-3867: Robert Lewis, Mayor's Office, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1822 May 30. box: 7, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3868: Robert Lewis, Fredericksburg, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1827 May 16. box: 7, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns various family matters.

  • MS-3760: W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1809 December 11. box: 7, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters and an debt he owes to Lawrence.

  • MS-3761: W. W. Lewis, Lexington, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1810 May 30. box: 7, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns Lawrence's land in Rough Creek that W. W. is attempting to sell.

  • MS-3762: W. W. Lewis, Lexington, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1810 October 10. box: 7, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer concerning a question for W. W.'s father, Robert [?].

  • MS-3763: W. W. Lewis, Montmirel, Christian County, KY, to Lawrence Lewis, Battletown, 1812 July 25. box: 7, Text folder: 10,
    Preferred Citation

    Concerns W. W.'s farm management problems and his desire to sell the farm.

  • MS-3764: W. W. Lewis, Montmirel, Christian County, KY, to Lawrence Lewis, Frederick County, 1812 August 31. box: 7, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns isolation of frontier farm life and recent events in Baltimore: armed riots and mob government.

  • MS-3765: W. W. Lewis, Russellville, KY, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1813 May 3. box: 7, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    [William] Howell has left to rejoin Navy. Relays findings of man interested in Rough Creek lands for mining iron ore.

  • MS-3766: W. W. Lewis, Bagatelle, Logan County, KY, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1814 April 26. box: 7, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Relays that Mr. Paul Skidmire is also interested in Rough Creek land for its ore. Forwards receipt for tax money.

  • MS-3767: W. W. Lewis, Bagatelle, Logan County, KY, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1815 July 23. box: 7, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns new tax laws and sale of Rough Creek lands, and the French Revolution.

  • MS-3768: W. W. Lewis, near Morganfield, Union County, KY, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1831 March 27. box: 7, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns a lawsuit and family matters.

  • MS-3784: Thomas H. Marshall, Marshall Hall, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 March 10. box: 7, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns terms of business in breeding of horses.

  • MS-3787: R. Mason to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1829 February 11. box: 7, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter accompanies cotton gin. Mason will drop by to instruct its use. Tells of pins that were broken.

  • MS-3786: Thomson F. Mason, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1818 July 16. box: 7, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters. Letter serves as receipt for money owed to be transacted through Mason's brother.

  • MS-3769: Alfred Jacob Miller, Baltimore, to Lawrence Lewis, Berrysville, 1832 September 17. box: 7, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    A thank you letter.

  • MS-3772: J. Milton, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 January 6. box: 7, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns William Kercheval's desire to be an overseer, and other farm matters.

  • MS-3771: J. Milton, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, 1807 December 16. box: 8, Realia folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns farm matters, including debts.

  • MS-3770: J. Milton, Frederick, to Lawrence Lewis, 1808 October 20. box: 8, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Milton is an agent of Lewis and sends news of farm matters.

  • MS-3773: J. Milton to Lawrence Lewis, 1809 November 9. box: 8, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns sale of wheat to Thomas W. Barton and Richard P. Barton.

  • MS-3774: James Moore, Waterford, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1813 February 3. box: 8, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns Lawrence Lewis' wool.

  • MS-3775: James Moore, Waterford, to Lawrence Lewis, near Mount Vernon, 1813 June 9. box: 8, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns Lawrence Lewis' wool.

  • MS-3776: James Moore, Waterford, to Lawrence Lewis, near Mount Vernon, 1815 January 5. box: 8, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Has material ready but not transportation. "Military Draught" has disrupted regular business orders.

  • MS-3778: James Moore, Waterford Manufactory, to Lawrence Lewis, 1815 January 13. box: 8, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Tries to clear up discrepancies caused by order by Lewis and replay by Moore crossing in mailing.

  • MS-3871: James Moore, Waterford, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1815 May 25. box: 8, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns problems with mail and economic conditions caused by the end of the war.

  • MS-3779: James Moore, Waterford, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1815 November 3. box: 8, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns Lewis' wool.

  • MS-3780: James Moore, Waterford, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1815 December 16. box: 8, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns an order he cannot fill properly and offers alternatives.

  • MS-3781: James Moore, Waterford, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1816 January 5. box: 8, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns an order for linen that might have crossed delivery in the mail.

  • MS-3777: James Moore, Waterford Manufactory, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1816 October 26. box: 8, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to request for linen.

  • MS-3782: James Moore, Waterford, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1817 March 10. box: 8, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Note enclosed with statement of accounts with Lewis explaining fluctuation of prices.

  • MS-3783: Jack W. Morgan, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1832 May 28. box: 8, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents
  • MS-3805: Charles Page, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1823 August 18. box: 8, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Statement giving credit of certain amount to his account. Mentions rent due to St. Paul's Church.

  • MS-3802: M. Page, Albemarle, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1831 October 6. box: 8, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer concerning meeting of Lewis (or angent) and Page for purpose of assessing lands.

  • MS-3803: M. Page, Suffolk, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1831 November 11. box: 8, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns meeting to assess lands which Lewis could not attend. Recommendations as to course to pursue.

  • MS-3807: James Parke, Westmoreland County, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 February 20. box: 8, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns sale of corn to Lewis.

  • MS-3804: Thomas Parker, camp near Harper's Ferry, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1800 March 9. box: 8, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns lands near Frederick and estate of George Washington.

  • MS-3806: S. Parkes, Soldier's Retreat, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1821 March 10. box: 8, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Information concerning her husband's financial matters.

  • MS-3791: Andrew Parks, Baltimore, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1805 May 3. box: 9, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter that accompanies a $25 lottery prize.

  • MS-3793: Andrew Parks, Baltimore, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1808 March 7. box: 9, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer and request for amount due for wine.

  • MS-3794: Andrew Parks, Kanuwha City, to Lawrence Lewis, 1815 September 2. box: 9, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Parks just returned from Pt. Pleasant having enagaged borer to bore into rocks for vein of salt water.

  • MS-3795: Andrew Parks, Red House Shoals, Buffalo, VA, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1816 September 6. box: 9, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning taxes on land owned by Lewis.

  • MS-3796: Andrew Parks, Red House Shoals, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1816 October 11. box: 9, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer to money sent too late to pay taxes. Borings are salty but still have hit no vein of water.

  • MS-3797: Andrew Parks, Charleston, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1818 September 28. box: 9, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns salt well experiments which had considered closing but have now decided to continue one more summer.

  • MS-3798: Robert Pollard, Richmond, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1810 January 18. box: 9, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt of money but auditors have been too engaged for Pollard to be able to settle taxes.

  • MS-3799: Robert Pollard, Richmond, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1810 February 14. box: 9, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Note accompanying receipt from auditor for tax money. Also mentions discrepancy with acreage of land.

  • MS-3800: Robert Pollard, Richmond, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1811 March 2. box: 9, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns receipt of money for taxes in Mason County. Mentions family who have passed through Richmond.

  • MS-3801: Robert Pollard, Richmond, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1830 January 15. box: 9, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Business matters concerning Loyal Company, which would like to liquidate.

  • MS-3813: James Ross to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 April 8. box: 9, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns account due to Ross through Ross's overseer Robert Patton.

  • MS-3814: Caleb Russell, Quantico Factory, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1836 October 20. box: 9, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns order for cloth and asks Lewis to settle his account.

  • MS-3820: Thomas Swann, Washington, to Lawrence Lewis, Audley, 1836 December 28. box: 9, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer concerning closing of an estate before the Supreme Court.

  • MS-3828: Bushrod Taylor, Berryville, to Lawrence Lewis, 1800 March 6. box: 9, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns repayment of debt.

  • MS-3832: R. I. Taylor, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1832 February 20. box: 9, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Note accompanying petition to General Assembly in relation to stock of Potomac Company.

  • MS-3833: R. I. Taylor, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Berryville, 1838 June 12. box: 9, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns financial matters.

  • MS-3829: A. Thompson, Farmington, to Lawrence Lewis, Alexandria, 1815 June 17. box: 9, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns search for teacher, and mentions differences in vegetation between New England and Virginia.

  • MS-3825: Mord. Throckmorton, Meadow Farm, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1823 January 27. box: 9, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns payment of debt Throckmorton owes Lewis.

  • MS-3822: Henry L. G. Tucker, Winchester, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1820 April 29. box: 9, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Relates decision of Judge White in wheat case to Lewis.

  • MS-3823: Henry L. G. Tucker, Winchester, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1821 November 10. box: 9, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns developments in wheat case pending in court.

  • MS-3824: Henry L. G. Tucker, Winchester, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1822 June 20. box: 10, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Further developments in wheat case, and concerning money due.

  • MS-3831: Jos. Turner, Wheatland, to Lawrence Lewis, 1811 September 3. box: 10, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns value of farm called Rock-Hall on rent for one year.

  • MS-3872: Jn. Walker, Belvoir, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1803 September 2. box: 10, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer concerning land deal.

  • MS-3605: Bushrod Washington, Wellesley, to Betty Carter, Audley, 1829 August 1. box: 10, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Business transaction in Jefferson County.

  • MS-3604: Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to Lawrence Lewis, 1809 February 3. box: 10, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Execution of George Washington's estate and Lawrence Lewis' debt to Bushrod Washington.

  • MS-3836: James Webb, Epen, Harewood, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1803 January 14. box: 10, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Legal matters concerning closing of an estate.

  • MS-3837: A. Williams, Battletown, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1830 July 6. box: 10, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Financial matter: he has money to pay interest on money owed to Lewis. Wants him to endorse Lorenzo Lewis to receive it.

  • MS-3839: J. H. Williams to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1823 March 17. box: 10, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Answer concerned with legal matters in Court of Chancery suit against W. L. Lee.

  • MS-3846: Manuscript note, apparently to Lawrence Lewis, undated. box: 10, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    About Potomac Canal shares left by General George Washington.

  • MS-3788: Circular, from the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, 1858. box: 10, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Requesting money to purchase Mount Vernon.

Financial Papers.
Scope and Contents

Financial papers, including accounts and bills for various services, many dealing with daily life, building materials, education expenses, books, taxes paid/owed, and financial transactions.

  • MS-3629: Account, John Anderson to Lawrence Lewis, 1804 January. box: 10, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Personal and farm concerns.

  • MS-3634: Account, William Stephen Ball to Lawrence Lewis, 1824. box: 10, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for smith's work.

  • MS-3635: Account, William Stephen Ball to Lawrence Lewis, 1825. box: 10, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for smith's work.

  • MS-3636: Letter and account, George Barnhart, Winchester, to Lawrence Lewis, 1832 November 15. box: 10, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for carriage repairs.

  • MS-3638: Letter and receipt, William Bartleman, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1828 March 7. box: 10, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Bartleman writes to state that he received Lewis' note.

  • MS-3643: Letter and account, Charles Bennett, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1815 May 3. box: 10, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Enclosing William Niplet's account.

  • MS-3644: Letter and account, Charles Bennett, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1827 March 26. box: 10, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses bill for two counterpanes and information on sheeting.

  • MS-3645: Letter and account, Charles Bennett, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1829 June 22. box: 10, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for brandy.

  • MS-3650: Receipt, Thomas Bladen to Lawrence Lewis, 1806 September 22. box: 10, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for money Lewis paid Roger Farrell for corn for the free "Negroes."

  • MS-3660: Account, Carrol and Young to Lawrence Lewis, undated. box: 10, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for house repairs.

  • MS-3821: Receipt, A. C. Cazenove to Thomas Swann, 1817 January 13. box: 10, Text folder: 21,
    Scope and Contents

    From Antoine Charles Cazenove of A. C. Cazenove and Company. Receipt for flour.

  • MS-3662: Letter and account, A. C. Cazenove, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1825 March 5. box: 10, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for dry goods account--5 page inventory and 1 page letter for the years 1824-1825.

  • MS-3689: Account, LeRoy Daingerfield to Lawrence Lewis, 1790-1803. box: 10, Text folder: 23,
    Scope and Contents

    Account of transactions in connection with the estate of John Edmondson.

  • MS-3688: Account, LeRoy Daingerfield to James Paul, 1790 March-November. box: 10, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    List of accounts between two men for miscellaneous goods.

  • MS-3690: Account, Josiah H. Davis, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1822 February 5. box: 10, Text folder: 25,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning the price of planks.

  • MS-3692: Receipt, William L. Deaver, Island Mills, to Lawrence Lewis, [1830's] December 19. box: 11, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill paid for Lorenzo Lewis for wheat.

  • MS-3695: Account, James Douglass to Lawrence Lewis, 1807. box: 11, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for various goods and services.

  • MS-3693: Receipt, E. Dulin to Estate of George Washington, 1807 June. box: 11, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Fragment of receipt concerning estate of General George Washington.

  • MS-3712: Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to James Anderson, 1804 May 24. box: 11, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Balance of accounts for James Anderson, Lawrence Lewis, George Washington Parke Custis, and Martha Washington.

  • MS-3716: Account, George Gilpin to Lawrence Lewis, 1800 June 13. box: 11, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Received payment in full.

  • MS-3709: Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1800 August 12. box: 11, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Account of books purchased from Gilpin.

  • MS-3710: Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1800 September 4. box: 11, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Account of books purchased.

  • MS-3717: Account, George Gilpin to Lawrence Lewis, 1800 October 28. box: 11, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for 126 gallons and 1 quart of whiskey.

  • MS-3711: Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1801-1804. box: 11, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Various goods and services rendered.

  • MS-3713: Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1801 March 13. box: 11, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns various building materials, sugar, and bacon.

  • MS-3715: Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1803 January 20. box: 11, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for fine salts.

  • MS-3714: Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1803 June 25. box: 11, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for molasses and linseed oil.

  • MS-3719: Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon, 1803 August 25. box: 11, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    For candles, fine salts, and flour.

  • MS-3721: Account, Robert Gray to Lawrence Lewis, 1817-1818. box: 11, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Tailor's fees totaling $120.75.

  • MS-3720: Account, D. Greland to Lawrence Lewis, 1817 April 19. box: 11, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Long account of expenses necessary in the education of Miss Frances [Parke] Lewis.

  • MS-3723: Receipt, George Gummell, Sheriff, to Lawrence Lewis, 1829 November 21. box: 11, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    "E. O. Smith's receipt for the land tax where Thinsey Dyer lives in the year 1829..."

  • MS-3724: Account, Samuel L. Hesser to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, [?] March 14. box: 11, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill of work and materials in construction needed for the house as estimated by Hesser.

  • MS-3729: Account, Henry Ingle, Washington, to Lawrence Lewis, 1800 December 6. box: 11, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Account of building materials.

  • MS-3733: Account, Jonathan Janney, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1828 January 10. box: 11, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for wheat and other goods, totaling $609.83.

  • MS-3734: Account, James Jones to Lawrence Lewis, 1792 May 14. box: 11, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Account of farm goods and services.

  • MS-3749: Account, A. T. Kennedy, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1827 January 11. box: 11, Text folder: 21,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning books and stationary goods.

  • MS-3748: Account, James A. Kennedy and Son, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1816 July 31. box: 11, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning books and stationary goods.

  • MS-3750: Account, James A. Kennedy and Son, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1817 December 31. box: 11, Text folder: 23,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning books and stationary goods.

  • MS-3737: Receipt, William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis, 1801 June 27. box: 11, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    Statement of money owed.

  • MS-3747: Account, W. H. King to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1820 January 8. box: 11, Text folder: 25,
    Scope and Contents

    Flour account.

  • MS-3848: Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to James Anderson, 1800 July 25. box: 12, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for 6 months rent for Lewis' distillery: $300.

  • MS-3851: Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to James Anderson, 1803 July 13. box: 12, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Loan to James Anderson and receipt of payment at the bottom.

  • MS-3855: Account, Lawrence Lewis to John Anderson, undated. box: 12, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Requesting Anderson to settle Lewis' debt with Martain Stone.

  • MS-3628: Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to John Anderson, [?] May 20. box: 12, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for $30 which Anderson promises to return to Lawrence Lewis.

  • MS-3627: Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to John Anderson, 1803 January. box: 12, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for meals for enslaved workers.

  • MS-3852: Account, Lawrence Lewis to Lawrence McGinnis, 1802 April 13. box: 12, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Request for [John] Anderson to pay money owed by Lawrence Lewis.

  • MS-3850: Legal Agreement, between Lawrence Lewis and Isaac McLain, 1805 June 15. box: 12, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Contract for work to build Woodlawn.

  • MS-3827: Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to Bushrod Taylor, 1797 December 2. box: 12, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Bond paid in full.

  • MS-3847: Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to Estate of General Washington, 1836. box: 12, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt from Bank of Potomac for $142.89.

  • MS-3849: Bill of sale, Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis, 1822 December 1. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill of sale for female slave.

  • MS-3870: Receipt, W. W. Lewis, Woodlawn, to Lawrence Lewis, 1813 October 24. box: 12, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for money for taxes.

  • MS-3785: Account, John Myers to I. Entwisel, 1819 June 11. box: 12, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Building supplies account.

  • MS-3789: Account, Thomas Nevelle (M.D.), to Lawrence Lewis, 1832-1834. box: 12, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Doctor's bill.

  • MS-3790: Letter and account, Andrew Parks, Baltimore, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1803 November 29. box: 12, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns an indentured servant that Lawrence Lewis requested to work as a gardener. Account accompanies letter.

  • MS-3792: Letter and account, Andrew Parks, Baltimore, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn, 1808 January. box: 12, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns order of wine that arrived in Baltimore. Account details prices for shipping, customs, etc.

  • MS-3809: Receipt, Paton & Butcher, Alexandria, to James Anderson, 1800 July 17. box: 12, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt.

  • MS-3808: Account, Paton & Butcher, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1806-1807. box: 12, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for hardware and building supplies.

  • MS-3810: Receipt, Jeremiah Richards to Lawrence Lewis, 1826 August 21. box: 12, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for 4 McCormacks Ploughs at $14.00.

  • MS-3811: Account, Jeremiah Richards to Lawrence Lewis, 1826-1827. box: 12, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for produce.

  • MS-3812: Account, Jeremiah Richards to Lawrence Lewis, 1826-1827. box: 12, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for tools and blacksmith services.

  • MS-3854: Receipt, Jeremiah Richards to Lawrence Lewis, 1828 May 17. box: 12, Text folder: 21,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for $15 paid by Lewis.

  • MS-3853: Receipt, Jeremiah Richards and Treadwell Smith to Lawrence Lewis, 1828 March 29. box: 12, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Received $50 on account.

  • MS-3819: Receipt, A. Sigoigne, Philadelphia, to Miss [Frances Parke] Lewis, 1817 April 25. box: 12, Text folder: 23,
    Scope and Contents

    Received payment of one quarter tuition on harp.

  • MS-3679: Receipt, Alex. Smith and Tho. Cook to Lawrence Lewis, 1800 July 11. box: 12, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    Received payment for 1 barrel of pork.

  • MS-3815: Receipt, Edward Stabler, Alexandria, to James Anderson, 1800 July 11. box: 12, Text folder: 25,
    Scope and Contents

    Received payment for 2 vials.

  • MS-3817: Account, Edward Stabler to Lawrence Lewis, 1807-1811. box: 13, Text folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for medicines, spices, soaps, oils and powders.

  • MS-3818: Account, Edward Stabler to Lawrence Lewis, 1811-1812. box: 13, Text folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for sundries and "1 Sett Teeth Extractors."

  • MS-3816: Account, Edward Stabler to Lawrence Lewis, 1815-1816. box: 13, Text folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for spices, oils, powders, and medicines.

  • MS-3830: Letter and account, William H. Thompson & Company, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1831 December 21. box: 13, Text folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Dry goods account.

  • MS-3826: Account, Jas. Vansant, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria, 1833 March 11. box: 13, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for leather goods with accompanying note urgently asking for payment.

  • MS-3838: Letter and account, Obediah Waite, Winchester, to Lawrence Lewis, Audley, 1832 October 16. box: 13, Text folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Financial matters with statement of the Taylor account.

  • MS-3757: Account, Washington and Lewis, to Charles Lewis, 1803-1804. box: 13, Text folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for various goods and services.

  • MS-3843: Account, Robert P. Washington, Washington, to Richmond Johnson, 1820 July 18. box: 13, Text folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    I.O.U. for money borrowed by Washington from Johnson.

  • MS-3844: Receipt, Thornton A. Washington to Lawrence Lewis, 1805 March 27. box: 13, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns shares in Bank of Columbia.

  • MS-3841: Receipt, C. W. Wayman to Lawrence Lewis, 1805 March 1. box: 13, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Received of Lewis money for purchase of shares in Bank of Columbia.

  • MS-3845: Account, Wakelin Welch, 1785-1789. box: 13, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Various financial transactions.

  • MS-3835: Account, J. C. & R. Withers to Lawrence Lewis, 1814-1815. box: 13, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for dry goods.

  • MS-3834: Account, J. C. & R. Withers, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, 1814-1815. box: 13, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Account for dry goods: gingham, cambric, ribbons, buttons.

  • MS-3840: Account, Alexander Wood for Lawrence Lewis, to Estate of General T. Parker, 1820 September 18. box: 13, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Account of money owed.

  • MS-3842: Receipt, George Wyley to Lawrence Lewis, 1809 March 18. box: 13, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for corn.