Warren H. Lewis Letter Collection
Scope and Contents
The Warren H. Lewis Letter Collection is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent, and chronologically within each correspondent. Some letters by Warren Lewis are included in the C.S. Lewis letter collection as specified in the accompanying table and noted in the contents listing. Photographs are located in folders 3, 54, and 72.
- Created: 1908-2008
- Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1973
Conditions Governing Access
Permission to reproduce or publish content by Warren H. Lewis must be obtained from The Marion E. Wade Center. See staff notes for additional restrictions.
Biographical or Historical Information
This archive contains personal letters between Warren H. Lewis (1895-1973), the elder brother of C.S. (Jack) Lewis and various correspondents. Warren lived with C.S. Lewis for many years in their Oxford home, The Kilns, and served as a personal secretary helping his brother answer his extensive correspondence until Jack's death in 1963. Some of the correspondents in this letter collection began corresponding with C.S. Lewis and subsequently met and continued corresponding with Warren Lewis as well.
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.
3.00 boxes : 70 Folders
1.3 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This archive contains personal letters between Warren H. Lewis (elder brother of C.S. Lewis) and various correspondents.
Source of Acquisition
Other Descriptive Information
Includes photographs. There is a research copy of this collection.
Processed by Laura Schmidt
- Warren H. Lewis Letter Collection
- Laura Schmidt
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