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Lewis P. Olds was a North Carolina lawyer and politician. He served as the state's Attorney General from 1869-1870, as State Senator from 1870-1871, and as the United States consul to St. Helena from 1876-1877.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center


  • Phillips, S. F., North Carolina Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of North Carolina, January and June Terms, 1870 (Raleigh: Nichols & Gorman, 1870).
  • Battle, Kemp Plummer, History of the University of North Carolina (Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton Print Co., 1912).
  • United States Senate, Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America from March 5, 1875 to March 3, 1877, Inclusive (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1901).
  • North Carolina Historical Commission, A Manual of North Carolina (Raleigh: E. M. Uzzell & Co., 1913).


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A note about the contents of this site

This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.