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Lewis Peyton Little Papers

Identifier: Mss. 39.2 L72

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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1918-1936, of Lewis Peyton Little, a Baptist minister in Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes correspondence and notes concerning his duties as a chaplain in World War I and the writing of his books. There are drafts of his "Imprisoned Preachers and Religious Liberty in Virginia" (Lynchburg, Virginia., J.P. Bell Co., 1938) and of an unpublished work entitled "The Battle of Bethel".


  • Creation: 1918-1936


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Biographical Information:

Lewis Peyton Little was Baptist minister, author, and resident of Williamsburg, Va. He served as a chaplain during World War I. Little was also the author of four works during his life; History for 100 years of Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church, located near Faber, Nelson County, Virginia (1934), History of Grafton Baptist Church, York County, Virginia, constituted in 1777 (1934), History of the First Baptist Church of Newport News, Virginia, from 1863 to 1933 (1936), and Imprisoned Preachers and Religious Liberty in Virginia (1938). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


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Guide to the Lewis Peyton Little Papers
Cynthia B. Brown.
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Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Box and folder list compiled by Patricia Sanabria, SCRC staff, in November of 2011.

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