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Levin (Lewis Charles) Letters to William David Lewis
mssHM 14062-14150  
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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Processing Information
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Lewis Charles Levin letters to William David Lewis
    Creator: Levin, Lewis C. (Lewis Charles), 1808-1860
    Identifier/Call Number: mssHM 14062-14150
    Physical Description: 2.3 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1849-1850
    Abstract: A colelction of letters from Lewis Charles Levin, American Congressmen, to William David Lewis.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Lewis Charles Levin letters to William David Lewis, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from the Anderson Galleries, February 1923.

    Biographical / Historical

    Lewis Charles Levin (1808-1860) was one of the founders of the Nativist Party in 1842 which was a forerunner of the Know-Nothings. Levin was also the Representative from Pennsylvania for the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses (1845 to 1851).

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of 89 items from 1849 to 1850; it consists of Lewis Charles Levin's letters to William David Lewis, chiefly dealing with the campaign led by Levin and his party to secure an appointment for Lewis as collector of the Port of Philadelphia. The letters detail the workings of political patronage in Washington, D.C. in the 19th century.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1930. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


    Arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Legislators -- Pennsylvania
    Legislators -- United States
    Lobbying -- United States -- History -- 19th century
    Politicians -- Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania -- History -- 1775-1865
    Pennsylvania -- Politics and Government -- 1775-1865
    Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century
    United States -- History -- 1815-1861
    United States -- Politics and Government -- 1849-1861 -- Sources
    Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 19th century
    Lewis, William David, 1792-1881
    American Party (Pa.)
    United States. Congress (31st, 1st session : 1849-1850)