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John W. Lewis and Lewis P. Olds Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.022

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of the papers of three Southerners, dating predominantly from the 19th century. John W. Lewis lived in Virginia, Mississippi, and North Carolina and the portion of the collection from this Methodist minister and farmer includes references to religion including sermons, farming, and slavery. Lewis P. Olds was a North Carolina lawyer and politician and the collection includes evidence of his career as well as poetry and short stories he wrote. The remainder of the collection is schoolwork of Sally Latting from 1808 and unattributed photographs and a recipe book.

Dates

  • 1808-1900s
  • Majority of material found in 1840-1879

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

John W. Lewis was raised in Randolph County, North Carolina. In 1833, at around the age of 25, Lewis entered the Virginia Conference of Methodist ministers. His 50+ year career as a pastor took him from Virginia to Mississippi and eventually back to his home state of North Carolina. Lewis was a slave-owning member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MEC-S) offshoot that split from the main Methodist Episcopal Church due to differing views on the issue of slavery. He died on May 23, 1885.







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Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into 3 series: Series 1: John W. Lewis; Series 2: Lewis P. Olds; Series 3: Miscellaneous.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased on 1/20/2010.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in January 2010 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist. Further arranged and described by Jeffrey Flanagan, SCRC Staff, in March-May 2010.
Title
Guide to the John W. Lewis and Lewis P. Olds Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Jeffrey Flanagan, SCRC Staff.
Date
2010-01-20
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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