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Warren H. Lewis Letter Collection

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

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


Related Materials

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

Brothers and Friends: An Intimate Portrait of C.S. Lewis: the Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis. Clyde S. Kilby and Marjorie Lamp Mead. San Francisco: Harper and Row Publishers, 1982.

Correspondence between C.S. Lewis and Warren Lewis, and other letters by Warren, are stored in the C.S. Lewis Letter Collection, the Geoffrey Bles Publishers archive, and the Charles Williams Papers.

C.S. Lewis: A Biography by Warren H. Lewis (1 unpublished volume)

The Lewis Family Papers (11 volumes, 1850-1930)

Warren H. Lewis Diaries Collection and Diary Inserts Archives

Warren H. Lewis Papers

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.

Other Descriptive Information

Includes photographs. There is a research copy of this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Schmidt

Warren H. Lewis Letter Collection
Laura Schmidt
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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