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Dangerfield Lewis Papers

Identifier: Mss. 39.1 L58

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Scope and Contents

Letters, accounts, and legal papers of Dangerfield Lewis of "Marmion" and "Chatterton," King George County, Northern Neck, Virginia. His correspondence concerns plantation management. The collection includes account books, 1821-1829 as well as agreements with overseers, bonds for the hiring of slaves and papers concerning runaway slaves. Also includes accounts, 1816-1846, of his father George Lewis, son of Col. Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington (sister of George Washington). There is a letter [1801 ?] of a slave to John A. Lomax and other correspondence of the John Tayloe Lomax family of "Menokin", Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondents include William F. Grymes, John Taliaferro, and Henry T. Washington.


  • Creation: 1799-1854


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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:

Dangerfield Lewis and his father George Lewis were residents of King George County, Virginia. George Lewis was the son of Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington, the sister of George Washington. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


1173.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Organization: This collection has been organized into 3 series: 1. Letters, 2. Accounts, 3. Papers. Series 1. Letters, has been divided into the following subseries: 1. Dated Letters, 2. Fragmentary and Undated Letters. Series 2. Accounts, has been divided into the following subseries: 1. Accounts of Dangerfield Lewis, 2. Accounts of Various Persons. Arrangement: Each series are arranged chronologically by date.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased: 1,173 items, 1930.

Related Materials:

Mss. Acc. 2006.06 Plat of "Marmion" in King George County, Virginia


Other Information:

Additional information may be found at

Guide to the Dangerfield Lewis Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository