Davis-Lewis Family Papers,1832-1873
- Davis-Lewis Family Papers,1832-1873
- Davis-Lewis Family
- 57 items
- Camp Douglas (Ill.)
- Elections -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources
- Elections -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
- Illinois -- Climate.
- Kentucky -- Climate.
- Scarlatina -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
- Scarlatina -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Sources.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care -- Sources.
- Lewis family.
- Davis, Searles L.
- Finding Aid Author
- Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
- The Filson Historical Society
- Scope and Content
- Related families of Daviess and Nelson counties, Kentucky. The bulk of the letters were written by Searles L. Davis, two while a prisoner of war at Camp Chase, Ohio, twenty-nine from prison at Camp Douglas, Illinois, and discuss Chicago weather, especially record cold, items of clothing, bedding, food, etc., that he needs; Union restrictions on receiving packages and mail and sending mail; his health, etc.; and two letters from C.A. "Gus" Lewis, a brother of Searle's mother, Ann Lewis Davis, in Canada, discussing his situation and others from the South whom he has seen there. The family was strongly pro-South. The letters also include genealogical information about the Davis, Lewis, and a few other families.