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Harry E. Lewis papers

 Collection — Folder: S0830
Identifier: S0830

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of Harry E. Lewis's family documents and includes the Society of Friends marriage certificate of Samuel Cox and Lydia Kenworthy (1837/11/02); a Sons of Temperance certificate of membership of Thomas Brooks (1848/05/29); certificates from the Methodist Episcopal Church appointing Thomas Brooks a deacon (1851/10/12) and an elder (1855/09/16); Madison Yount's discharge paper from Company H, Indiana 22nd Regiment (1864/08/15); records of the marriage of James Madison Yount and Indiana Brooks (1872/10/20) and the births of their children from a family Bible (1873-1888); and a marriage license for Thomas J. Lewis and Harriet H. Cummings (1878/12/05). The collection also includes an undated poem, possibly written by Lydia Kenworthy Cox Booher, regarding the author's potential death.


  • 1837-1888


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Harry E. Lewis was born December 12, 1912 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Newton E. (1886-1972) and Edna Yount Lewis (1888-1970). His father was the son of Thomas J. (1844-?) and Harriet Lewis (1846-1929) and his mother was the daughter of Madison (1837-1901) and Indiana Yount (1857-1944). Indiana was the daughter of Rev. Thomas Brooks (1813-1890). Harry Lewis was a major in the United States army and passed away on July 16, 1982.

Sources: "Harriet Hester Lewis." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed May 1, 2017. "Harry E. Lewis." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed April 24, 2017. "Indiana Yount." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed April 28, 2017. "Thomas Brooks." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 28, 2017. "Thomas Lewis." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 28, 2017.

"Died. Rev. Thomas S. Brooks." Jeffersonville (IN) Daily Evening News, July 1, 1890. "Madison Yount." Find a Grave Index. Accessed April 28, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Major Harry E. Lewis on 1971/02/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/05/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/05/01 by Laura Eliason.
Harry E. Lewis papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.