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Label
1787-1908
Inclusive dates
1787-1908
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1787-1908, of the Lewis, Scott, Daniel, and Greenhow families of Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties, Virginia, and Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and Texas, consisting mainly of family correspondence discussing health, business, politics, and other family matters. Correspondence mentions the troubles in Kansas during the 1850s, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Papers also include: accounts, a bond, a catechism for children, a diary, essays, hymns, songs, notes on botany, poetry, obituaries, and school lessons. Also includes part of a plantation manager's journal, and weather observations from Texas
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Biographical or historical data
The Lewis family is descended from Zachary Lewis of Wales who received a land grant in Virginia in 1694. His grandson, Zachary Lewis (1731-1803) founded "Bel-Air" in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. While some of his children and grandchildren remained in Spotsylvania County, others moved to Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas. The Lewises intermarried with the Scott family which had originally settled in Pennsylvania, then relocated to Spotsylvania County. The Lewises also intermarried with the Daniel family of Stafford County, Virginia. All three families were prominent in Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties. Peter Vivian Daniel (1784-1860) served as lieutenant governor of Virginia and on the United States Supreme Court. An aunt of the Daniel and Lewis families, Jean Wood (1753-1823), was married to Governor James Wood (1741-1813)
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
Arrangement
Letters are arranged chronologically, poetry and other ephemera in seperate folder.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.675
Immediate source of acquisition
Scott, Frances Greenhow
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000488065
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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