|Scope & Content||
The Virgil A. Lewis papers consist primarily of a holograph draft of a history of Marshall College from its founding in 1837 until the 1890s, with an emphasis on the early years, before the Civil War. Included are research notes, trascriptions of documents, correspondence, and a copy of the contract between Mrs. Virgil Lewis and Lawrence Corbly, former president of the college, who carried on the work of the history after Mr. Lewis's death.
There are also pamphlets written by Mr. Lewis and two compilations by his daughers Lucie and Virginia: "A History of the Lewis and Stone Families" and a reminiscence of Elizabeth Blizzard Stone Lewis.
|Creator||Virgil Anson Lewis, 1848-1912|
|Other Creators||Lucie and Virginia Lewis|
|Title||Virgil Anson Lewis Papers|
|Collection||Virgil Anson Lewis Papers, 1843-1973.|
Unpublished inventory is available in the Special Collections Dept., James E. Morrow Library, Marshall University.
An online version of the finding aid is available at: Accession 1973/01.0006
Lewis, Virgil Anson
Marshall College State Normal School
Mason Co., W. Va.
Virgil Anson Lewis
|Extent of Description||1 linear foot|
|Archivist's Notes||Accession card reviewed. PastPerfect record updated 11/16/2010.|
|Year Range from||1843|
|Year Range to||1973|
|Dates of Creation||1846-1912|
|System of arrangement||The papers are arranged in five series: I. "History of Marshall Academy..." holograph; II. "History of Marshall Academy..."corrected draft; III. Notes and Transcriptions; IV. Contract and Correspondence; V. Other Lewis Papers.|