William David Lewis papers,

Title
William David Lewis papers, 1818-1879.
Author
Lewis, William David, 1792-1881.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid
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Details

Description
2.3 linear feet (6 boxes).
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Maps.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • William David Lewis (1792-1881) was an American merchant and banker.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1747
Author
Lewis, William David, 1792-1881.
Title
William David Lewis papers, 1818-1879.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
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.
Biography
William David Lewis (1792-1881) was an American merchant and banker. He worked in Russia for his brother from 1818 to 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.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Bankers.
LCCN
ms 71001257
Research Call Number
MssCol 1747
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