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Archive of Elizabeth, Lady Lewis, and the Lewis family

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Papers of the Lewis family, 19th-20th cent., mainly letters to: Elizabeth, Lady Lewis (1844-1931), with a few to her husband Sir George Lewis, 1st Bart. (1833-1911); to one of their daughters, Katherine Elizabeth Lewis (d. 1961), with a few to their son Sir George Lewis, 2nd Bart. (1868-1927); and to their grand-daughter Elizabeth Lewis, later Wansbrough (d. 1995). Many of the letters are undated; some can be dated from the postmark on the envelope, but several letters were kept in the wrong envelopes; most of Paderewski's and Whistler's letters had become separated from their envelopes. Bequeathed by Elizabeth Wansbrough to Ampleforth Abbey; deposited by Ampleforth Abbey, 1996.

Dates

  • 1849-1982

Extent

2.5 linear metres (25 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. Dep. c. 831.]
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Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. c. 831-53, d. 840, e. 393

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10244

Overview

Papers of the Lewis family, 19th-20th cent., mainly letters to Elizabeth, Lady Lewis (1844-1931)

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth, Lady Lewis (1833-1911), wife of Sir George Lewis, 1st Baronet

Arrangement

Letters series are arranged alphabetically

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed to Ampleforth Abbey; deposited by Ampleforth Abbey, 1996.
Title
Catalogue of the archive of Elizabeth, Lady Lewis, and the Lewis family, 1849-1982
Status
Completed
Author
T.D. Rogers
Date
1996, EAD version 2018
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom