Papers of Lewis Preston Summers, 1814-1947.


Summers, Lewis Preston, 1868-1943. Papers of Lewis Preston Summers, 1814-1947.

Papers of Lewis Preston Summers, 1814-1947.

The collection contains correspondence concerning genealogy, the history of Southwest Virginia, and politics, especially local politics in the 9th Congressional District, C. Bascom Slemp, and applicants for political positions. There are also financial and legal records for the newspaper The Virginia Republican; letterbooks and business ledgers of Summers; genealogical and historical research notes; and setting copies, galleys, page proofs, and drafts, of manuscripts for his books "Annals of Southwest Virginia," "History of Southwest Virginia," and the unpublished "Southwest Virginia in the World War." The collection also contains photographs, especially of "Distinguished Men of Washington County & Southwest Virginia"; newsclippings and miscellaneous printed material; World War I History Commission papers including correspondence, World War I military service records of men from Southwest Virginia, together with some letters and photographs; and 18th and 19th century bound volumes, especially pertaining to the Preston family of Walnut Grove, Washington County. The collection also contains a file on the Kl Klux Klan; lists of voters and precinct poll books for Washington County, Va.,1903-1929; a minute book of the Republican Committee of the 9th Congressional District, 1883-1912; speeches by Summers; transcript of the Abingdon, Va., Civil War diary of Hugh Johnson and his 1866-1867 weather journal; land plats; an 1814 letter from Thomas White with the 6th Regiment U.S. Army near Baltimore; papers concerning the Walnut Grove Cemetery Association; and memorabilia.

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