Want to get more out of the basic search box? John Frederick Usko, directed to the Rev. Monday through Saturday closed Saturdays 1:00 p. There is a small file relating to a Titanic case with which Lewis was involved, Nesson vs. The wide-ranging interests of John Frederick Lewis were the subjects of several books he authored. John Thomson, to suggest and then contribute to a census of 15th-century printed books in America. Contributor: Valle, Chiara Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie Conservator: Quandt, Abigail Bibliography Simsar, Muhammed Ahmed.
Carson Collection on the Growth and Development of the Common Law in 1929; the John Frederick Lewis Collections of cuneiform tablets, European manuscripts, and Oriental manuscripts in the 1930s; and the A. We accept no liability for loss of items if the delivery address is incorrect or incomplete. An examination of the early history of the city, The History Of An Old Philadelphia Land Title, 208 South Fourth Street was a book begun by his father and completed by Lewis in 1934. The Reading Room is available for research 9:00 a. Finally, Lewis's interest in city planning led him to undertake an examination of The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: the River As It Was, The River As It is, The River As It Should Be. Please refer to shipping policy below for details synopsis: In the Free Library of Philadelphia. Access: The collection is open for research.
Lewis graduated from Central High School in 1879, studied law under the Hon. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1909. Subsequent donations over the years have enabled all additions to the collections to be purchased with endowment funds. Please keep the original packaging and contact us for more information. The philanthropic interests of John Frederick Lewis were widely known. After her husband's death, Mrs. Sketch of the Wistar Party of Philadelphia.
If the amount of correspondence relating to a specific insitution warranted, pertinent correspondence was chronologically arranged in a separate folder. During World War I, Lewis noted the war only in letters dealing with the practical arrangements for his position monitoring shipping along part of the eastern seaboard. The philanthropic interests of John Frederick Lewis were widely known. From December 1917 through January 1919 E. It's also among the earliest to be received by the library. Lewis was a thirty-third degree Mason. Loose sheet of laid paper with gold flecks bearing largeinscription in Arabic.
Although mostly about his law practice, a sub-stantial part of these records relate to the assembling of his collections of oriental and medieval illuminated manuscripts and Babylonian clay tablets now at the Free Library of Philadelphia and to institutions with which he was associated, including the Art Club of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Philadelphia Water Color Club. Content: Letterbooks, correspondence, deeds, wills, clippings, postcards, ephemera. Processed: April 1999, by Anne E. The 153 oriental manuscripts provide examples of a variety of physical formats, among them books, scrolls, accordion books, and palm-leaf books. The texts provide a comprehensive survey of Horatian scholarship from the Renaissance to the present day, while the volumes themselves are notable as examples of fine printing and binding. Howard also served as President of the Atheneum. Biographical Note: John Frederick Lewis 1860-1932 was born in Philadelphia to S.
There is some correspondence with corporate officers including President, John D. Bell also was the Curator of the John G. The Lewises had two sons: Alfred Gustavus Baker and John Frederick, Jr. Three fragmentary notes on grammar. Included are some fifty Books of Hours from the 15th and early 16th centuries, Bibles, Psalters, antiphonaries and graduals, missals, writings of the Church Fathers, and other religious texts. His interest in the Apprentices' Library was demonstrated by his book History of the Apprentices' Library of Philadelphia, 1820-1920, the Oldest Free Circulating Library in America. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1989 , nos.
Pages mostly clean although lightly yellowed, some minor foxing on the pages at the end. Philadelphia: City Parks Association, 1924. He was an active member of the Law Association of Philadelphia and the Law Academy, and was a regular guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Bell was Co-Editor of a journal, Eastern Art, along with Horace H. Established by John Frederick Lewis in 1928, it contains more than 200,000 portrait prints in all media. Rush Baker Lewis in 1895. Widener presented the Free Library with its first rare book collection, 500 incunabula books printed before 1501.
Contains pencil annotations throughout, plus one inserted small sheet of notes in Arabic in ink. Another collection reflected Lewis's literary interests: his study of early forms of writing and books led Lewis to collect cuneiform tablets and cones, as well as European and Oriental manuscripts. Assembled by the English bibliographer Walter A. One painting depicts Timur at court and the other portrays Timur defeating the Khan of the Kipchaqs. One of his speeches is included in John Marshall and Philadelphia: Dedication Exercises At The Statue of John Marshall, Art Museum, West Entrance, January 7th, 1930. In addition to his affiliations with the cultural institutions of the city, Lewis belonged to a number of social and special interest clubs, a few of which were The Wistar Party, The History Club, The Geneological Society, The Ice Skating Club and Humane Society of which he served as President.
The knowledge gained while assembling his private collections led to prominent positions for Lewis with several of the city's cultural institutions. John's Lutheran Church and also was involved with the Young Peoples' Lutheran Association. Through gifts and purchases, the collection of incunabula has grown to oliver 800 titles. Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1937 , no. The Rare Book Department of The Free Library of Philadelphia. He long supported the Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, serving as Secretary of that institution for a period of time. A Descriptive Catalogue with forty-eight illustrations.
Please contact us so that we can set up a listing for you. Much of the correspondence in this series is still adhered to binders from the original filing system: incoming correspondence was tipped onto page guards in a binder frequently in order of date received. Jacques Benoliel Collection of the Letters of Charles Dickens; the Moncure Biddle Collection of Horace; the Norman H. Weir and Caroline Kalbfus Lewis. Read about for some powerful new tools. Within the chronological files, there are letters relating to a variety of topics intermixed with the business correspondence. He was an active member of the Law Association of Philadelphia and the Law Academy, and was a regular guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.