Warren H. Lewis Papers
Scope and Contents
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.
- Created: 1850-1973
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.
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.
1.00 box : 14 folders, 12 volumes
0.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
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.
Source of Acquisition
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 Unpublished [Leeborough Press], 1933-1935.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: PR6023.E926 Z48 L4 196?a, 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.
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