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Papers of Katherine Lewis


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The papers comprise:

  1. the (empty) autograph album of Katherine Lewis
  2. letters removed from the album, 1860-1934, n.d., several to members of the Lewis family, mainly to Elizabeth, Lady Lewis, and Katherine Lewis, with some to George Lewis, 1st Bart. Many of the letters are from the same correspondents as in the main part of the Lewis papers (Dep. c. 831-853), including Sir James Barrie, Max Beerbohm, Sarah Bernhardt, George Moore, Camille Saint-Saëns, Richard Strauss, James Abbot Whistler and Oscar Wilde; the album also contains letters from Elgar, William Morris, Cecil Rhodes, John Ruskin, Paul Verlaine and Emile Zola (the last four not to members of the Lewis family).
  3. a letter about the ancestry of the Lewis family
  4. a letter from A.C. Swinburne to [Sir Edward Burne-Jones], 1882
  5. a volume of cookery recipes, collected mainly by Katherine Lewis, 20th century.


  • Creation: 19th-20th cent.


3 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. b. 38].

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MSS. Don. b. 38, b. 38*, d. 201

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10556

Biographical / Historical

Katherine Lewis (d. 1961). Her father Sir George Lewis (1833-1911) was a preeminent London solicitor.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library through the Friends of the Bodleian in 1996.

Related Materials

See also the papers of the Lewis Family (MSS. Don. c. 189, e. 180-184); and Papers of Elizabeth, Lady Lewis (1844-1931) and the Lewis family, 1849-1982 (Dep. c. 831-853, d. 840, e. 393).

Papers of Katherine Lewis
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom