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.
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 1: Correspondence, 1857-1863
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1864-l866
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1902-l905
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1906
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1908-1919