Inventory of the John W. Lewis and Lewis P. Olds Papers 1808-1902 Lewis, John W. and Lewis P. Olds Papers Mss. Acc. 2010.022

Inventory of the John W. Lewis and Lewis P. Olds Papers 1808-1902

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Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2010.022


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Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. Acc. 2010.022
Title:
John W. Lewis and Lewis P. Olds Papers 1808-1900s1840-1879
Quantity:
1.00
Creator:
Lewis, John W., [1808]-1885Latting, SallyOlds, Lewis P. arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
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.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

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.

Preferred Citation

John W. Lewis and Lewis P. Olds Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center from Tim Abbott on 01/20/2010.

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.

Biographical Note

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.<br><br>Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:<a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John_W._Lewis">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John_W._Lewis</a>

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.

Arrangement of Materials

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

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Broadsides
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Recipes
  • Sermons
  • Geographic Name:

  • North Carolina--History--19th century--Sources.
  • North Carolina--Social life and customs--19th century.
  • Virginia--History--19th century--Sources
  • Topical Term:

  • Poems
  • Slavery--North Carolina--History.
  • Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century.
  • Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Latting, Sally
  • Lewis, John W., [1808]-1885
  • Olds, Lewis P.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • North Carolina--History--19th century--Sources.
  • North Carolina--Social life and customs--19th century.
  • Virginia--History--19th century--Sources

Detailed Description of the Collection

John W. Lewis, 1840-1885.
  • . box: 1,
    • John W. Lewis Correspondence, 1840-1885. box: 1, Folder: 1,
    • John W. Lewis Correspondence, 1840-1885. box: 1, Folder: 2,
    • John W. Lewis Personal Papers, 1840-1885. box: 1, Folder: 3,
Lewis P. Olds, 1840-1900.
  • . box: 1,
    • Lewis P. Olds Correspondence, 1840-1900. box: 1, Folder: 4,
    • Lewis P. Olds Correspondence, 1840-1900. box: 1, Folder: 5,
    • Lewis P. Olds Correspondence, 1840-1900. box: 1, Folder: 6,
    • Lewis P. Olds Poetry, 1840-1900. box: 1, Folder: 7,
    • Lewis P. Olds Poetry, 1840-1900. box: 1, Folder: 8,
    • Lewis P. Olds Poetry, 1840-1900. box: 1, Folder: 9,
  • . box: 2,
    • Lewis P. Olds Poetry, 1840-1900. box: 2, Folder: 4,
    • Lewis P. Olds Poetry, 1840-1900. box: 2, Folder: 5,
Miscellaneous, 1808-circa 1900.
  • . box: 2,
    • Sally Latting Schoolwork, 1808. box: 2, Folder: 1,
    • Photographs, circa 1800-1900. box: 2, Folder: 2,
    • Recipe Books, circa 1800-1900. box: 2, Folder: 3,
Papers, circa 1840-1870.