Annie Burr Lewis Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, personal and family papers, and financial records that document the life, interests, and work of the American philanthropist Annie Burr Lewis (1902-1959). The correspondence is with her mother Emma Brewster Jennings Auchincloss (1861-1942), her aunt Annie Burr Jennings (1855-1939), and nieces, nephews, and cousins in the Auchincloss and Jennings family, as well as her friends from childhood, school, and adult life. Personal papers include her appointment books, awards, recipe books, school notebooks, scrapbooks and postcard albums, and family papers consist of genealogical materials documenting branches of the Auchincloss and Jennings families. Her financial records cover both her personal banking and investments. The last series holds records from Annie Lewis's service with the American Red Cross as assistant director for Volunteer Special Services (1941-1944) and Volunteer Field Representative for Camp and Hospital Service (1944-1946) in Connecticut.
Family papers also include materials related to the lives and estates of Emma Jennings Auchincloss and Annie Burr Jennings, plus a group of letters to Jennings from William Howard Taft, and inscribed portrait photographs of Taft and Benito Mussolini.
- 1849 - 1960
- Majority of material found within 1915 - 1959
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Annie Burr Lewis Papers is the physical property of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the W. S. Lewis Librarian/Executive Director.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequest of Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis (Yale 1918), 1979.
Organized into five series: I. Correspondence, 1900-1959 II. Personal Papers, 1902-1958. III. Family Papers, 1849-1955. IV. Financial Records, 1926--1959. V. American Red Cross Records, 1941-1946.
35.6 Linear Feet (58 boxes + 1 broadside)
The collection contains correspondence, personal and family papers, and financial records that document the life, interests, and work of the American philanthropist Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis (1902-1959).
Annie Burr Lewis (1902-1959)
Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 22, 1902, the daughter of Emma Jennings Auchincloss and Hugh Dudley Auchincloss. She attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, and married Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis in New York in 1928. She died in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 9, 1959.
Printed material found with the collection was removed for separate cataloging and can be accessed by searching the library's online catalog.
- American Red Cross. Connecticut Branch
- Auchincloss, Emma Brewster Jennings, 1861-1942
- Burgess, W. Starling (William Starling), 1878-1947
- Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975
- Cooking, American
- First Congregational Church (Farmington, Conn.)
- Frissell, Varick, 1903-1931
- Genealogical tables -- United States -- 20th Century
- Glidden, Anna Dale Biddle Burgess, 1902-1984
- Harkins, Emma Anita Nash, 1922-2011
- Harlan, John M. (John Marshall), 1899-1971
- Hudson, Elizabeth
- Hurlburt, Mabel S.
- Jennings, Annie Burr, 1855-1939
- Kammerer, Olivia Heminway, 1892-1959
- Kimball, Josephine Dodge, 1903-1981
- Leonard, Joseph, 1877-1964
- Lewis, Annie Burr Auchincloss, 1902-1959
- Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979
- Miss Porter's School (Farmington, Conn.)
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
- Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 -- Portraits
- Nash, Edmund Witherell, 1918-2004
- Nash, Ruth Prentice Coffin, 1921-2007
- Photograph albums
- Portrait photographs
- Postcard albums
- Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
- Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 -- Portraits
- Women philanthropists
- Yale University
- Guide to the Annie Burr Lewis Papers
- by Sandra Markham
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.