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.
The digitized items here do not represent the entirety of the Virgil Anson Lewis Papers, 1843-1973. To view what other materials are in this collection but not yet digitized and available online, search the guide to the Virgil Anson Lewis Papers, 1843-1973.
Daughters of Major George McKendree: Mary, Mildred and Georgeanna, 1899, b&w mounted on cardboard. Notes on back of photo read: Major McKendree's daughters were named Mary, Mildred (twins), and george-anna. See Johnson, Mary McKendree, "Representative men & women of Cabell County, W.Va., Parkersburg, 1929. Date: Nov. 29, 1899 stamped on back and front of photo.
Two of the Mckendree sisters: Mary McKendree Johnson, and Georgeanna McKendree, b&w mounted on cardboard. Note on back reads: For Mrs Corbly: rt: Mary McKendree Johnson, Marshall grad & teacher 1896 left: may be george-anna McKendree Stamp on fromt for Proctors Studio when they were a member of the American Photographers Association.
Virginian Literary Society at Marshall College, ca. 1884, b&w. Attached note from 1883-1884 about Marshall College. (Photo made outside of Old Main)
G. S. Davis
Carte-de-visite purported to be of Virgil A. Lewis, ca. 1860's, b&w. Backprint of G. S. Davis, photographer, Clarksburg, W.Va.