Lewis Family papers
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The Quaker Lewis family of Ohio and Iowa included Dr. Enoch Lewis (1838-1904), son of Jehu and Hannah Foulke Lewis. Her brother was William Foulke. His brother was Dr. Jehu Lewis (1842-1878). His sisters were Elizabeth Lewis, Hannah Lewis and Sarah Lewis. Enoch married Rebecca Green (d. 1922). Their children included Carl S. Lewis, Esther Lewis, George Lewis, Mary H. Lewis (1869-1934) and Alice Lewis (1872-1964) who m. William L. Pearson (1849-1935) and was associated with Friends Girls School (Tokyo), where she taught and served as principal.
Chiefly letters, also reports, photographs, maps and some miscellaneous papers related to the Lewis family of Ohio and Iowa. Includes correspondence of Enoch and Jehu Lewis, brothers and physicians, with family and friends; topics include family news and medical matters; letters of other family members discuss family news, Friends' activities, farming, college life. The correspondence (1887-1923) of Mary H. Lewis tells of her student life at Bryn Mawr College and her year of teaching at Friends Girls School in Japan; correspondence (1883-1960) of Alice L. Pearson relates to her time as a student at Bryn Mawr College, her experiences in Japan during her association with Friends Girls School and the 1923 Tokyo earthquake; letters (1919-1931) to William L. Pearson discuss Oregon Yearly Meeting's withdrawal from Five Years Meeting (1926) and Friends' missionary work in Jamaica (1929); other topics include travel, Friends' missions, temperance activities, efforts to end prostitution in Japan, news of Japanese Friends and Friends' relief work after 1923 earthquake; miscellaneous manuscripts include a biographical sketch of William H. Coffin written by his sister, Mary Coffin Johnson, and a 1911 report of the Friends Girls School (Tokyo).
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Foulke, William. 6 items. Pennsville, Ohio, 1825-1857
[Green] Jacob. Letter to sister Rebecca. Damascus, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1909
Lewis, Carl S. -3 items: Family letter to him, 2/12/1898. -2 letters from him to brother George and sister Alice. Cleveland, O., and Oskaloosa, lowa, 1898-99.
Lewis, Elizabeth. -4 items: 3 from her. Ashley and Albion, Iowa, 1862-81. -1 to her, from Laura. Oct. 2, 1867.
Lewis, Enoch, M.D.13 items: 11 received, 2 written, chronologically arranged, 1866-1894
Lewis, Esther. 7 items: 3 from, 4 to, 1898-1906
Lewis, George and wife, Nellie. 5 items: Oskaloosa and Quiet Vale, 1898-1912
Lewis, Hannah Foulke. 6 items: Letters to, 1859-1890
Lewis, Hannah. 3 items: Letters to, 1880-1892
Lewis, Jehu, M.D. 5 items: Professional calling card, letters to mother and sister Jennie, and an incomplete letter, telling of his early life, financial situation, and professional training, etc
Lewis, Jehu E. (son of Jehu?) Letter to grandmother. Nevada, Iowa, 4mo. 2, 1881
Lewis, Jennie (Lucy J.Lewis Rider) 3 items: Letters to Jehu, 1862-63
Lewis, Mary 26 items: 20 letters from, mostly to members of family, 1887-1923. 6 letters to, including two items about her year as teacher and missionary in Japan, 1889-[n.d.]
[Lewis?] Rachel, cousin of Hannah, Sarah, Enoch, Jehu, et al. Letter to Sarah Lewis's family. Mt. Pleasant Boarding School, 5mo. 2, 1853
Lewis, Rebecca G. 5 items: -2 letters to Enoch, at Medical School in Chicago. Freeport, Ohio, 12mo. 25, 1872 and 1mo. 29, 1873. -3 letters to children. Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1898-1905
Lewis, Sarah. Letter to "Dear Brother." Hall of Science [MT. Pleasant?], 8mo. 8, 1853
Michener, Mary Letter to "My dear Friend." Pennsville, Ohio, 2mo. 8, 1858
Pearson, Alice Lewis. Box 2 Letters from. 38 items, mostly to family, ca. 1893-1906 [Include letters from Bryn Mawr College, and from Japan, during her teaching at the Friends' Girls' School in Tokyo, 1905-1906.]
Letters to Alice Lewis Pearson. 20 items, from family and Friends, in America and Japan, 1883-1960
Letters from, 30 items, 1907-1923. [Continue her letters from Japan and include accounts of the fight against prostitution in Japan, August 1916, and the September 3 1923 earth-quake.]
Pearson, William L. d.1935. 6 items: Letters to, 1919-1931
Willits, Joseph Letter to cousin. Lewisville, Ind., 2mo. 9.
Williams, Hettie. 7 items: -1 letter to Jennie Lewis. Grapevine Hall, 12mo. 1,1858 -6 letters to Enoch Lewis. Macachac Vale, 1863-1865 [Include refusal of proposal of marriage, ca.1865, and letter of sympathy on death of Jennie, 1863]
Miscellaneous. 14 items. Include, "Scattered Notes Concerning William H. Coffin," by his sister, Mary Coffin Johnson; Sarah Ellis's Report on the Tokyo Friends' Girls' School, mentioning Alice Lewis's resignation as Principal and return to America; account of Tokyo earthquake, and Friends' work in it; extracts from a letter from Ume Hirakawa, telling of conditions after World War II; map of Friends' missionary activities in Japan, 1911, 1923.
Graphics: A. Julia Cope Collins, B. Friends' Meeting House, Moorestown, N.J.; C. 3 posed photographs of Friends in Japan; D. Photographs of 5 Years' Meetings, Richmond, Ind. (On and in roller), 1952; 1912 and 1917