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Collection Number: 02528

Collection Title: Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 88 items)
Abstract The Lewis family, of Hale and Marengo counties, Ala., owned several plantations before and after the Civil War. The collection is the records of several plantations owned by the Lewis family, chiefly those of Ivey Foreman Lewis. Plantations mentioned include: Hermitage Place, Gholson Place, Bleak House, Drake House, Ashe Place, Moss Grove, and Hardee Place. Volumes record work done, cotton picked, slave births and deaths, food and clothing issued, accounts with laborers, plantation expenses, inventories, and other items. Loose papers include contracts with freedmen, bills for medical care for laborers, accounts for other services and for merchandise purchased, and slight correspondence.
Creator Lewis, Ivey Foreman, 1833-1884.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lewis Plantation Papers, #2528, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1942
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Lewis family, of Hale and Marengo counties, Ala., owned several plantations before and after the Civil War.

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The collection is the records of several plantations owned by the Lewis family, chiefly those of Ivey Foreman Lewis. Plantations mentioned include: Hermitage Place, Gholson Place, Bleak House, Drake House, Ashe Place, Moss Grove, and Hardee Place. Volumes constitute the majority of the collection and record work done, cotton picked, slave births and deaths, food and clothing issued, accounts with laborers, plantation expenses, inventories, and other items. They are primarily plantation records, day books, personal accountings. Loose papers include contracts with freedmen, bills for medical care for laborers, accounts for other services and for merchandise purchased, and slight correspondence.

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Contents list

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About 88 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid material #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1864-1909; undated #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 1

Includes personal and business correspondence.

Folder 2

Volume 1: 1857-1874 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume 2: 1866, 1881 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume 3: 1870-1886 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 4

Includes data on law cases and miscellaneous records, presumably of Smith and Roulhac, Attorneys at Law, Greensborough, Hale County, Ala.

Folder 5

Volume 4: 1874-1878 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 5: 1874 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 6: 1875 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 7: 1876 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 8: 1876-1878 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 9

Folder 10

Volume 9: 1877 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 10: 1877-1878 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 11: 1878 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 12: 1879 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 13: 1879-1880 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 14: 1880 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 15: 1880 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 16: 1880 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 17: 1881 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 18: 1881 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 19: 1882 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 20: 1882 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 21: 1882-1884 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 22: 1883-1884 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 23: 1883-1885 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 24: 1883-1885 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 25: 1885 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 26: 1885-1886 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 27

Folder 28

Volume 27: 1885-1886 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 28

Folder 29

Volume 28: 1888 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 29

This is a diary of Ivey F. Lewis.

Folder 30

Volume 29: 1888 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 30

Folder 31

Volume 30: 1888-1889 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 31

Folder 32

Volume 31: 1890-1891 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 32

Folder 33

Volume 32: 1891-1895 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 33

Includes miscellaneous farm records, addresses, and notes on law cases. The names Hardee Lewis, Birmingham, Ala., and Diggs and Diggs, Selma, Ala., appear in the front of the book.

Folder 34

Volume 33: 1892 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 34: 1893-1894 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 35

Folder 36

Volume 35: 1894-1895 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 36

Folder 37

Volume 36: 1895 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 37

Folder 38

Volume 37: 1895 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 38

Folder 39

Volume 38: 1896 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 39

Folder 40

Volume 39: 1896 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 40

Folder 41

Volume 40: 1898-1899 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 41

Folder 42

Volume 41: 1899 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 42

Folder 43

Volume 42: 1899-1900 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 43

Folder 44

Volume 43: 1916 #02528, Series: "Lewis Plantation Papers, 1857-1916." Folder 44

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Jordan, April 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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