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Davis-Lewis Family Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Davis-Lewis Family Papers, 1832-1873, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society.
Related families of Daviess and Nelson counties, Kentucky. The bulk of the letters were written by Searles L. Davis, two while a prisoner of war at Camp Chase, Ohio, twenty-nine from prison at Camp Douglas, Illinois, and discuss Chicago weather, especially record cold, items of clothing, bedding, food, etc., that he needs; Union restrictions on receiving packages and mail and sending mail; his health, etc.; and two letters from C.A. "Gus" Lewis, a brother of Searle's mother, Ann Lewis Davis, in Canada, discussing his situation and others from the South whom he has seen there. The family was strongly pro-South. The letters also include genealogical information about the Davis, Lewis, and a few other families.
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