The Resource 1865-1881
- Inclusive dates
- Strother, David Hunter, 1816-1888
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
- Lawyers. -- Virginia -- Correspondence
- Personal papers
- Lewis, Lunsford Lomax, 1846-1920
- Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
- Republican Party (Va.) -- History
- Judges. -- Virginia -- Correspondence
- Lewis, John Francis, 1818-1895
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
- Botts, John Minor, 1802-1869
- Letters (correspondence)
- Unionists (United States Civil War)
- Letters, 1865-1881, of Lunsford Lomax Lewis of Richmond, Virginia. Includes letters and documents relating to Lewis' legal practice, his government service, political career, and personal affairs. The collection contains a small group of materials relating to John Minor Botts and John Francis Lewis. Included are letters from David Hunter Strother and other correspondents discussing current politics, including the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Virginia Unionists, and Reconstruction politics in Virginia
- Biographical or historical data
- Lunsford Lomax Lewis was born 17 March 1846, to Samuel Hawes Lewis and Ann Maria Lomax Lewis of Rockingham County, Virginia. He was educated at Kentucky College and the University of Virginia. He was admitted to the bar, practiced in Culpeper, Virginia, and shortly afterward became commonwealth attorney. He was appointed as district attorney for the eastern district of Virginia, and by successive reappointments filled the position until 1882, when he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Appeals. He later was reelected to serve as United States district attorney. In 1905 he ran unsuccessfully for governor of Virginia. He was married to Rosalie Botts, daughter of John Minor Botts, and to Janie Looney, daughter of Robert F. Looney, of Memphis, Tennessee. He was half-brother of John Francis Lewis (1818-1895), Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and U.S. Senator. He died in 1920 in Richmond, Virginia.
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- Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
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- The Huntington Library;
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