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John Howard Lewis correspondence

Identifier: HCS-003-080

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter from Samuel C. Lewis to his brother, John Howard Lewis, who entered Haverford School (now Haverford College) in 1833. Samuel C. Lewis informed his brother that the "friends" had visited the family, but he was "afraid that they will not take us in to meeting because we do not use the plain language." His letter includes other news from home, including information about family livestock and reports of a marriage.

A note in pencil at the end of the letter signed "JH Lewis" states that the letter was written in 1832 or 1833. However, since the letter is dated "2 mo. 23 Da." and John Howard Lewis began his studies in 1833, the letter was most likely written in 1834.


  • 1834


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

John Howard Lewis entered Haverford School (now Haverford College) in 1833, one of the 21 students present on the School's opening day. He did not complete his course of study. Lewis was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 1816. He died on April 24, 1907, in Media, Pennsylvania.


1 items (1 box)




Correspondence letter written in 1834 to John Howard Lewis from his brother, Samuel C. Lewis; John Howard Lewis entered Haverford School (now Haverford College) in 1833.


The John Howard Lewis correspondence was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 2016 by Charles Cozewith.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger; completed November, 2019.

John Howard Lewis correspondence, 1834
Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
November, 2019
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