Lewis Family Papers, 1825-1936 A&M.0551

Lewis Family Papers, 1825-1936 A&M.0551


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.0551
Title
Lewis Family Papers1825-1936
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/2001
Quantity
6.9 Linear Feet Summary: 6 ft. 10 3/4 in. (14 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 folder, 1/4 in.); (1 oversize folder, 1/2 in.); (4 boxes, 12 in.)
Creator
Lewis family
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
English
Abstract
Personal and business papers of the Lewis family, mainly of John D. (1800-1882), Charles C., Sr. (b.1839), and Charles C., Jr. (b.1865), of Kanawha County. For the period 1825-1875 there are papers of various members of the Ruffner, Dickinson, and Wilson families of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, and other states. The business papers relate to farming operations, the purchase and sale of slaves, salt manufacturing and trade, the Old Sweet Springs Company, coal, iron, oil, lumbering, railroads, and real estate in Kanawha, Clay, Boone, Fayette, and Nicholas counties. There are newspaper clippings, speeches, and other papers reflecting the Lewis' interests in the Democratic Party in the period 1914-1920. Settlement papers and correspondence regarding the estates of John D. Lewis, and Joel, Daniel, and Andrew Ruffner are in the collection. The personal papers include diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and letters. Travel accounts in the United States, South America, and Europe are given in the correspondence, as well as comments on schools in West Virginia and Virginia; the building of a church in Kanawha County in 1834; missionary work in Colombia, South America, 1874-1875; Civil War and postwar conditions in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri; conditions at Camp Chase, in the Civil War; and material relating to World War I.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 0551, Lewis Family Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Boone County (W. Va.)
  • Camp Chase (Ohio)
  • Church buildings
  • Civil War -- Camps and camp life
  • Clay County (W. Va.)
  • Coal mining.
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Diaries and journals.
  • Dickinson family
  • Education
  • Elections
  • Estate settlements.
  • Europe
  • Farms and farming.
  • Fayette County (Pa.)
  • Iron furnaces and iron industry.
  • Kanawha County (W. Va.)
  • Kansas.
  • Kentucky
  • Land.
  • Lewis family
  • Lewis, Charles C. Jr.
  • Lewis, Charles C. Sr.
  • Lewis, John D.
  • Lumber trade
  • Missionaries
  • Missouri
  • Nicholas County (W. Va.)
  • Ohio
  • Old Sweet Springs Company
  • Pennsylvania
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Politics and government.
  • Railroads
  • Ruffner family
  • Ruffner, Andrew.
  • Ruffner, Daniel.
  • Ruffner, Joel.
  • Salt industry and trade
  • Schools. SEE ALSO Academies
  • Slaves and slavery.
  • South America
  • Travel accounts.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia
  • Wilson family
  • World War, 1914-1918

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Lewis, Charles C. Jr.
  • Lewis, Charles C. Sr.
  • Lewis, John D.
  • Ruffner, Andrew.
  • Ruffner, Daniel.
  • Ruffner, Joel.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Boone County (W. Va.)
  • Camp Chase (Ohio)
  • Clay County (W. Va.)
  • Colombia
  • Europe
  • Fayette County (Pa.)
  • Kanawha County (W. Va.)
  • Kansas.
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Nicholas County (W. Va.)
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South America
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia