Lewis, William David, 1792-1881.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 2.3 linear feet (6 boxes).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of Lewis's correspondence, diary, financial and legal papers, maps, and printed matter. Correspondence includes personal correspondence, 1818-1879; and correspondence concerning railroads, 1829-1864. Diary, 1840, is a journal of a trial trip of the boat Eureka. Financial papers, 1831-1862, and legal papers, 1841, also pertain to railroads during the period when Lewis was cashier at the Girard Bank. Other items include railroad charts and schedules, maps, and related printed materials.
William David Lewis (1792-1881) was an American merchant and banker. He worked in Russia for his brother from 1818to 1824 and then became an importer and commission merchant in Philadelphia. He was cashier of the Girard Bank in Philadelphia from 1832 to 1842 and financed a number of Pennsylvania railroads.
Controlled Access Terms
- Lewis, William David, 1792-1881.
- Eureka (Boat)
- Banks and banking -- United States.
- Railroads -- United States.
- Shipping -- United States.
- United States -- Commerce.