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1776-1841
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1776-1841
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1776-1841, of the Lewis family of Albemarle County, Virginia, and Georgia, consisting of advertisements, deeds, letters, lists, and transcripts. Correspondence consists mostly of letters from Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) to his mother Lucy Meriwether Lewis Marks (1752-1837) discussing his education, and his his service in the United States army during and after the Whiskey Rebellion. Lewis also discusses personal and family business including his efforts to settle land claims in Kentucky, his concerns over the education of Reuben Lewis (1777-1844) and John Hastings Marks (b. ca. 1785), and news on his sister's family. Also includes correspondence concerning the Lewis and Clark Expedition, including a description of geography, animal life, and plants; and concerning his appointment as governor of the Louisiana Territory. Also includes correspondence of Reuben Lewis relating to his role as an indian agent in the Louisiana and Arkansas Territories. Papers also include a deed for land in Culpeper County, Virginia, from Thomas, Lord Fairfax (1693-1781) to John Francis Lucas Jacoby; a commission for John Marks (d. 1791) as a captain in the Continental Army; papers regarding the transfer of a land warrant from Reuben Lewis to William Moore of Alabama; a letter from Thomas Walker Gilmer (1802-1844) and others to Lucy Marks concerning their hopes to prepare a biography of Meriwether Lewis; a letter from William Meriwether to Reuben Lewis containing transcripts of a letter from William Lewis to his wife and a receipt for rations; an advertisement for John Hudson and Company; and a list of land warrant entries
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Biographical or historical data
William Lewis (1733-1781) and Lucy Meriwether (1752-1837) married in 1768 or 1769 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia. They had three children: Jane Meriwether Lewis (1770-1845), Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), and Reuben Lewis (1777-1844). Jane Meriwether Lewis married Edmund Anderson (1763-1810), and they had nine children. Meriwether Lewis served in the United States Army and as private secretary to President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). He led the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase and was appointed governor of the Louisiana Territory. Reuben Lewis served as an indian agent for the United States government. Lucy Meriwether Lewis remarried, marrying John Marks (d. 1791). They had two children: John Hastings Marks (b. 1785) and Mary Garland Marks (b. 1788).
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01113.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
69
Immediate source of acquisition
Anderson, Dr. Meriwether Lewis
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000494700
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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