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Estate of Sinclair Lewis records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1463
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, and personal papers relating to Sinclair Lewis, his wives Grace Hegger and Dorothy Thompson, and the Lewis family. Included are divorce decrees, custody and alimony agreements, wills, tax and real estate records, powers of attorney, and contracts pertaining to Lewis's novels Ann Vickers, Dodsworth, and Elmer Gantry. The collection also contains a few objects, such as metal keys and a visor, and a certificate of vaccinations against typhoid fever and smallpox for Sinclair, Grace, and Wells Lewis.
Language of Materials
In English, with a small amount of material in German.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Estate of Sinclair Lewis Records is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Sinclair Lewis Fund, 2011.
Arrangement
Organized into ten series: I. Agreements, 1914-1941. II. Ann Vickers, circa 1930-1933. III. Correspondence, 1916-1948. IV. Divorce, 1928-1946. V. Financial Papers, 1880-1942. VI. Personal Papers, 1921-1929. VII. Powers of Attorney, 1928-1937. VIII. Real Estate, 1841-1949. IX. Taxes, 1917-1932. X. Wills, 1924-1941.
Dates
1841-1949
Extent
1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
Language of Materials
English