Webber-Lewis Family Papers, 1857-1919

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Webber-Lewis family 

Title:  Papers, 1857-1919 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  0.33 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A W372 

Scope and Content Note 

The Webber-Lewis Family Collection is contained in five folders and is in one box. It spans l857-1919 and is made up of personal correspondence to Cary Lewis and Mattie (Webber) Lewis from family and friends. Topics covered in the Webber family letters include a steamboat trip on the White River in Arkansas, army life and politics during the Civil War, the pursuit of John Hunt Morgan, a negative commentary of Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation which is dated 5 March l863, a possible draft in Shelby County in l864, and African-American education in Kentucky in l865. Subjects discussed in the Lewis family correspondence include student life at Georgetown College, and Oneida Baptist Institute and its students. 

Biographical Note 

Mattie Webber of Shelby County, Kentucky was the sister of A. M. Webber, a member of the 9th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, during the Civil War. She married Mr. Cary Lewis, also of Shelby County, Kentucky. 

Folder List 

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1857-1863 

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1864-l866 

Folder 3: Correspondence, 1902-l905 

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1906 

Folder 5: Correspondence, 1908-1919