Lunsford Lomax Lewis (1882-1894)

Further reading:

Lunsford Lomax Lewis, A Brief Narrative, Written for his Grandchildren (1915).

Lewis F. Fisher, No Cause of Offence: A Virginia Family of Union Loyalists Confronts the Civil War (2012). Lewis’ father was Samuel Hance Lewis, a Shenandoah Valley planter who sided with the Union during the Civil War.


Research collections:

Library of Virginia (Personal Papers Collection)
Richmond, Va.
Lunsford Lomax Lewis Papers, 1865-1881; 65 items (microfilm).
Part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection, originals at the Huntington Library, Pasadena, Ca.
Description from catalog record: “Scattered letters and a few documents relating to Lewis’ legal practice, his government service, political career, and personal affairs. The collection contains a small group of materials relating to John Minor Botts and John Francis Lewis. Included are letters from David Hunter Strother and other correspondents discussing current politics, including the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Virginia Unionists, and Reconstruction politics in Virginia.”

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, Va.
George Kooglar Gilmer Papers, 1860-1896, Section 1, Correspondence, 1873-1896, concerning the Republican Party of Virginia; 76 items.
Correspondent.

Lewis Family Papers, 1749-1920, Section 8, Letters, 1867-1911, written to Lunsford Lomax Lewis; 18 items.
Letters written to Lewis pertaining to his candidacy for judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals; the silver question and the Republican Party in Virginia,and family members; correspondents include John Warwick Daniel, Judge Waller Redd Staples, and Congressman John Sergeant Wise.