Lewis family papers


Creator: Lewis family
Date(s): 1696-1915
Bulk Dates: 1791-1874
Call Number: MSS 0130
Language: Materials in English.
Abstract: The Lewis family papers consist of three linear feet of material related to this Newark, Delaware, farming family, who also owned property in Little Creek Hundred in Kent County, Delaware. Material in the collection dates largely from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Members of the family were farmers and large landholders who maintained business relations with many prominent citizens of early Newark, such as George Platt, Samuel Donnell, James T. Maxwell, and Eri Haines. The collection sheds light on domestic and business issues during the time period. It also demonstrates trends in education, politics, and land dealings.
Physical Description:
  • 3 linear feet (7 boxes)
  • 2 oversize boxes
Source: Gift of Donald Lewis Sheppard and Dorothy M. Ritterson, 1972. Gift of Carole Sheppard Jones, 2015.
Processing: Processed by Theresa Hessey, December 2003. Encoded by Thomas Pulhamus, February 2010. Further encoding Lauren Connolly, July 2015, and Tiffany Saulter, November 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard