Finding Aid to the Frank Dunham Lewis Papers MS.552

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 4


Title: Frank Dunham Lewis Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.552
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1889-1902
Abstract: 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 from 1889-1902.
creator: Lewis, Frank Dunham, 1863-

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of Lewis' incoming and outgoing mail from 1889-1902.

Processing history

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).

Preferred citation

Frank D. Lewis Collection, 1889-1902, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.552; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

Biographical note

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

Correspondence
Indian agents
Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- California
Indians of North America -- Government relations
Riverside (Calif.)