Scope and Contents
Title: Frank Dunham Lewis Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.552
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
3.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1889-1902
Frank Dunham Lewis, born 1863, was a U. S. Special Indian Agent appointed in 1889, and served as delegate from the 78th district
to the 35th session of the California Assembly in 1903. This collection consists mainly of Lewis' incoming and outgoing mail
Lewis, Frank Dunham, 1863-
Scope and Contents
This collection consists mainly of Lewis' incoming and outgoing mail from 1889-1902.
Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012
October 4, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Frank D. Lewis Collection, 1889-1902, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.552; [folder number] [folder title][date].
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Frank Dunham Lewis (born 1863, February 10) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a Clerk for the United States War Department,
1885-1888. Lewis emigrated to California in 1888, and in 1889 was appointed a U.S. Special Indian Agent, a travelling position
that had inspection duties. After two years, he moved to Los Angeles, where he resumed his law practice and also serving as
the United States Special Attorney for Mission Indians. In 1892 Lewis moved to Riverside, and in 1903 purchased an orange
orchard. Lewis also served as delegate from the 78th district to the 35th session of the California Assembly in 1903.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- California
Indians of North America -- Government relations