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Warren H. Lewis Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-110
This archive contains personal papers from Warren H. Lewis (1895-1973), elder 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. The contents are split between foldered items and bound volumes as described in the contents listing.

Dates

  • Created: 1850-1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Permission to reproduce or publish content by Warren H. Lewis must be obtained from The Marion E. Wade Center. Permissions for use of content by C.S. Lewis must be directed to the C.S. Lewis Company.

Extent

1.00 box : 14 folders, 12 volumes

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Biographical or Historical Information

Warren was born in Belfast, Ireland and was sent to boarding schools in England before entering the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1914. His military service spans both World Wars and his travels included stations in France and China. After his retirement, Warren became a scholar in his own right, publishing a number of highly regarded historical works. He lived with his brother for many years at their home The Kilns near Oxford, England.

Source of Acquisition

13/61

Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

BOXEN : "Leborough Studies : Ranging from 1905 - 1916." (1905-1916) 54 pp. in 5 lvs., signed: 2 pp. AMs. with revisions and 33 pp. illustrations by CSL, 17 pp. illustrations by W.H. Lewis, 2 pp. illustrations by A.J. Lewis; in brown notebook. (Lewis Manuscript Collection, CSL / MS-17)

BOXEN : ["Leborough Studies"] (continued). (n.d.) 10 pp. in 10 lvs.: 5 pp. illustrations by CSL, 5 pp. illustrations by W.H. Lewis; in brown notebook. (Lewis Manuscript Collection, CSL / MS-18)

Kilby, Clyde S. and Marjorie Lamp Mead, eds. Brothers & Friends: the Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 1982.

Lewis, C.S. and W.H. Lewis. "Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia." Hammersmith, London: Harper Collins Publishers, 2008.

Wade Center Article File

1. Lewis, Warren. "From Warren Lewis to an American Correspondent." http://www.discovery.org/lewis/71-081ofst.htm. 1 p. csl-ARTICLE

2. Lewis, Warren H. "Through the Oxford Canal:  A Whitsun Cruise on a Secluded and Attractive Waterway, Part 1." The Motor Boat and Yachting. 67. London (July 2, 1937): 5-7. csl-ARTICLE

3. Lewis, Warren H. "Through the Oxford Canal:  A Whitsun Cruise on a Secluded and Attractive Waterway, Part 2." The Motor Boat and Yachting. 67. London (July 9, 1937): 54-55. csl-ARTICLE

4. Lewis, Warren H. "Exploring the Wey:  A Three Days' Cruise on a Tributary of the Thames." The Motor Boat and Yachting. 68. London (February 25, 1938): 198-199. csl-ARTICLE

5. Lewis, Warren H. "The Great Ouse:  A Week with 'Bosphorus' on Fenland Waterways." The Motor Boat and Yachting. 69. London (August 12, 1938): 180-181. csl-ARTICLE

6. Lewis, Warren H. "'But What's It Going To Cost?' Detailed Figures for a 20-ft. Inland Waterways Cruiser." The Motor Boat and Yachting. 69. London (November 4, 1938): 482-483. csl-ARTICLE

7. Lewis, Warren H. "The Winter of Our Discontent: It Is Not So Bad, After All, Thinks This Ditchcrawler." The Motor Boat and Yachting. 70. London (February 17, 1939): 158-159. csl-ARTICLE

8. Lewis, Warren H. "A Ditchcrawling Discourse." The Motor Boat and Yachting. 70. London (May 12, 1939): 485-486. csl-ARTICLE

9. Lewis, Warren H. "Sailing P.M. 13th." The Motor Boat and Yachting. 70. London (June 23, 1939): 635. csl-ARTICLE

10. Lewis, Warren H. "Malvern in My Time." Beacon. (1954): 14-17. csl-ARTICLE

11. Lewis, W.H. "Letters of C.S. Lewis." Saturday Review. (April 4, 1964): 22. csl-ARTICLE

12. Lewis, Warren. "The Lesser Lewis." Eternity Summer Sampler '82. 33 n.7-8. (July-August 1982): 26. csl-ARTICLE

13. Lewis, C.S. and Warren Lewis. "The Pudaita Pie: An Anthology." Seven. 32 Wheaton, IL: The Marion E. Wade Center. (2015): 59-68. CSL-ARTICLE

Wade Center Photograph Collection

Warren H. Lewis Diaries Collection

Warren H. Lewis Diary Inserts Archive

Warren H. Lewis Letter Collection

Warren H. Lewis Walking Tour Maps Collection

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

Separated Materials

BOUND VOLUMES – Research Copies stored in the Wade Center Reading Room

The Lewis Family Papers or Memoirs of the Lewis Family (1850-1930) in 11 volumes edited by Warren Hamilton Lewis. Unpublished [Leeborough Press], 1933-1935. After their father’s death, Warren and C.S. Lewis retrieved a variety of papers—including diaries, letters, photographs and other documents from the family home in Belfast. Warren Lewis later sorted and arranged these family papers, transcribing and typing them into eleven bound volumes spanning the years 1850 to 1930, wrote transitional notes, and thereby created this brief history of the Lewis and Hamilton families. Upon completion of this family memoir, the original documents (letters and diaries) were destroyed; the photographs are now part of the photograph collection of the Wade Center. The volumes are stored in the Wade Center book collection, call numbers: PR6023.E926 Z465 1933a and PR6023.E926 Z465 1933.

Volume One, October 17th 1850 - September 23rd, 1881. Compiled in 1933. 330pp.

Volume Two, September 24th, 1881 to July 19th, 1901. Compiled in 1933. 330pp.

Volume Three, July 20th, 1901 to December 30th, 1912. Compiled in 1933. 336pp.

Volume Four, January 1st, 1913 to July 8th, 1915. Compiled in 1933. 331pp.

Volume Five, July 9th, 1915 to June 20th, 1918. Compiled in 1934. 331pp.

Volume Six, June 21st, 1918 to June 2nd, 1921. Compiled in 1934. 331pp.

Volume Seven, June 3rd, 1921 to January 10th, 1923. Compiled in 1934. 331pp.

Volume Eight, January 11th, 1923 to September 8th, 1925. Compiled in 1934. 331pp.

Volume Nine, September 9th, 1925 to February 25th, 1928. Compiled in 1934. 331pp.

Volume Ten, February 26th, 1928 to April 17th, 1930. Compiled in 1934. 310pp.

Volume Eleven and Index, April 18th, 1930 to December 6th, 1930. Compiled in 1935. 325pp.

Contents listing for the 11 volumes

C.S. Lewis: A Biography, written and edited by Warren H. Lewis. Unpublished, undated typescript, 472pp. This draft consists mostly of letters by C.S. Lewis, and its published form became the first edition of Letters of C.S. Lewis, edited by Warren H. Lewis. (London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd., 1966) Page one comes from another copy of the manuscript in the Geoffrey Bles Archive, folder 19. Original page stored in the Bodleian Library. (Bound copy only in Reading Room, loose page copy in archive folders 9-13.)

Other Descriptive Information

There is an (pre-1980) acquisition file for this collection. The finding aid contains the contents listing of the "Lewis Family Papers." There is a research copy of this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Schmidt
Title
Warren H. Lewis Papers
Author
Laura Schmidt
Date
05/20/2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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