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Lewis, W. H. (Warren Hamilton), 1895-1973.



  • Existence: 1895-1973

Biographical Statement

Major Warren Hamilton "Warnie" Lewis (June 16, 1895 – April 9, 1973), also known as W.H. Lewis, was a soldier and historian, best known as the older brother of the British writer and academic C.S. Lewis. Warren Lewis was a supply officer in the British army during and after World War I. After retiring in 1932 to live with his brother in Oxford, he was one of the founding members of the Inklings, the informal Oxford literary society whose members also included J.R.R. Tolkien. He wrote on French history, and served as his brother's secretary for the later years of C.S. Lewis' life.


Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

C. S. and Warren Lewis, 1902

 Digital Record
Identifier: CSL / P-4
Dates: Digitized: 1902

C. S. and Warren Lewis with bicycles

 Digital Record
Identifier: CSL / P-5
Dates: Digitized: 1908

C. S. and Warren Lewis, youths standing in doorway

 Digital Record
Identifier: CSL / P-2
Dates: Digitized: ca.1910

Lewis children, mother at Dundela Villa

 Digital Record
Identifier: CSL / P-1
Dates: Digitized: ca.1902

Lewis family group at beach, Scotland

 Digital Record
Identifier: CSL / P-3
Dates: Digitized: August 1911

Lewis family members on Antrim Coast Road

 Digital Record
Identifier: CSL-F / P-3
Dates: Digitized: 1903

Warren H. Lewis Diaries Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-117 through 121

This archive contains a copy of the diary of Warren H. Lewis (1895-1973), the elder brother of C.S. (Jack) Lewis. The complete diary covers a span of fifty years, and fills twenty-three hand-written "volumes." Also included at the end of the archive are the seven "Travel Journals" that Warren kept while vacationing in England and Ireland.

Dates: Created: 1912-1972

Warren H. Lewis Diary Inserts Archive

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-A-96

This archive contains article clippings, correspondence, and other inserts which have become detached from the Warren H. Lewis Diaries.

Dates: Created: 1908-1971

Warren H. Lewis Letter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-107 through 108 and 111

This archive contains personal letters between  Warren H. Lewis (elder brother of C.S. Lewis) and various correspondents.

Dates: Created: 1908-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1973

Warren H. Lewis Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-A-110

This archive contains personal papers from Warren H. Lewis, brother of C.S. Lewis, as well as inserts removed from the Boxen manuscripts and the Lewis Family Papers or Memoirs of the Lewis Family (1850-1930). A draft of C.S. Lewis: A Biography edited by Warren Lewis is also included.

Dates: Created: 1850-1973

Warren H. Lewis Walking Tour Maps Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-A-53

The maps and books contained within this archive belonged to Warren H. Lewis. These items contain information about areas in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland where Warren Lewis and his brother C.S. Lewis went on walking tours. There are handwritten markings on several of these items. The original maps are stored separately from the research copies of this archive.

Dates: Created: 1907-1968

Warren Lewis, age 7

 Digital Record
Identifier: CSL-F / P-9
Dates: Digitized: 1902