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Davis-Lewis Family Papers,1832-1873

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Title

Davis-Lewis Family Papers

Date

1832-1873

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Davis-Lewis Family Papers, 1832-1873, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society.

Extent

57 items

Scope and Content

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.

Subjects

  • Camp Douglas (Ill.)
  • Elections -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources
  • Elections -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
  • Illinois -- Climate.
  • Kentucky -- Climate.
  • Scarlatina -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Scarlatina -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Sources.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care -- Sources.
  • Lewis family.
  • Davis, Searles L.

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