Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. Papers
Scope and Content Note
Letters, legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. and Daniel W. Lewis, Jr.
- Lewis, Daniel W., Sr. (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Daniel Webster Lewis, Sr. (1851-1932) started life as a slave in Frankfort, Kentucky. His parents purchased their family's freedom and moved to Columbus, Ohio, where Daniel received his education. In 1871, Daniel moved to Marion, Crittenden County, Arkansas, where he obtained employment as a schoolteacher and began his career in public service. Lewis served as superintendent of Public Instruction, 1873 Clerk of the Crittenden County Circuit Court, 1873 Representative, Arkansas General Assembly, 1880 Crittenden County Judge, 1882. He left Arkansas in the late 1880s, stopping first in Memphis, Tennessee, and then migrating to Oklahoma Territory in 1891. Lewis settled in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, where he worked as an attorney. Daniel W. Lewis Jr. was a son born to Lewis and his second wife, Mary Nancy Capers Lewis of Birmingham, Alabama. Daniel Jr. became an educator in Kansas City, Kansas and gathered the materials in this collection.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Arrangement of the Papers
The documents in this collection have been arranged in three series. Papers pertaining specifically to Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. have been arranged in series one, and those papers concerning Daniel W. Lewis Jr. are in series two. Photographs in the collection have been placed in series three.
The Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. Papers were donated to Special Collections by Daniel W. Lewis, Jr. of Kansas City, Kansas on June 27, 1984.
Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 1987.
- Daniel W. Lewis, Sr. Papers
- Kim Allen Scott
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.