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Guide to the Lewis Winter papers
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The Lewis Winter papers contains the personal and business related materials of Lewis Winter from 1880 to the 1910s. The personal materials include letters, membership cards, a weekly subscription to The Youth's Companion. and photographs (prints, glass plate negatives, and nitrate negatives) of family and friends. The business materials are made up of a number of portraits on glass plate negatives. Additionally. there are many engravings made by Lewis Winter for his engraving business and engravings collected as specimens and for inspiration. Winter subscribed to and saved many journals and pamphlets relating to photography and engraving.
Teacher and artist Lewis Winter (1867-1930) was born in 1867 in California to John and Mary A. Winter (nee Schaffer). Both his father and mother migrated to the United States from Wurttemberg, Germany - his father first worked as a blacksmith in Detroit, Michigan in 1852 then continuing on to California in 1855 through Panama. His father worked briefly in the mines in Amador County before settling in Antelope, California in Sacramento County where he became a farmer. He married Mary A. Schaffer in 1863 and the couple moved to a farm in Yolo County, California in the Capay Valley in 1874 where they raised Lewis and his nine siblings.
7 linear feet (13 boxes)
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Collection is open for research use.