Papers of the Lewis Family

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      GB 161 MSS. Don. c. 189, e. 180-4
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Scope and Content

The papers of the Lewis family consist of notebooks containing lists of guests at dinner-parties and other social events given by Sir George and Elizabeth, Lady Lewis, 1876-1919, with letters to Lady Lewis and Gertrude Lewis, 1896-1908.

Administrative / Biographical History

The members of the Lewis family represented in this collection are as follows: Elizabeth, Lady Lewis (1844-1931); her husband Sir George Lewis, 1st Bart. (1833-1911), solicitor; and one of their daughters, Gertrude Elizabeth Lewis (later Burney). Details for Sir George Lewis are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1996.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Papers of Elizabeth, Lady Lewis (1844-1931) and the Lewis family, 1849-1982 (Dep. c. 831-53, d. 840, e. 393).