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Dangerfield Lewis Papers, 1799-1854

Dangerfield Lewis Papers, 1799-1854
Mss. 39.1 L58
1173.0 Items
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.
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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.
Lewis, Dangerfield
Lewis, George
Lomax, John A.
Lomax, John Tayloe (1781-1862)
Agriculture--Southern States--History--19th century
Agriculture--Virginia--19th century
Chatterton (King George County, Va.)
Fugitive slaves--Virginia
Legal documents
Lewis, George, d. 1821
Lomax, John A
Lomax, John Tayloe, 1781-1862
Marmion (King George County, Va.)
Menokin (Richmond County, Va.)
Plantation life
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century
Financial records

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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.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Mrs. Carter Grymes of King George County, Va..
Purchased: 1,173 items, 1930.
Related Materials
Mss. Acc. 2006.06 Plat of "Marmion" in King George County, Virginia
Preferred Citation
Dangerfield Lewis Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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