H K Lewis & Co Ltd Archives

Scope and Content

Records of H K Lewis & Company Ltd, comprising ledgers, minute books, agenda books, letter books, registers, account books, other books, balance sheets and accounts, share certificates, articles of association, correspondence, miscellaneous, plans, pictures, photographs, and printed items.

Administrative / Biographical History

H K Lewis & Company Ltd was founded by Harry King Lewis in 1844 as a medical publisher and bookseller. The firm occupied 136 Gower Street and 28 Gower Place. In 1989 the business was purchased by Pentos publishing group, which dissolved in 1997. It is now owned by Waterstone's.


The material has been catalogued onto Calm remotely from a handlist, keeping the same structure as on the handlist.

Access Information

Certain restrictions apply

Some files in this collection have not been checked for personal data but will be checked in response to any request to view material (those files with access status 'Certain restrictions apply'). We require at least four weeks' notice in advance of an appointment to allow sufficient time for data protection checking, please bear this in mind when making your appointment. Some files may be restricted or closed if they are found to contain personal data of living individuals.

Acquisition Information

Deposited on permanent loan to the Library in November 1989.

Other Finding Aids

A full, detailed list is available on the online catalogue.