Mary Ann Lewis papers, 1811-1895
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Brief Description: The Luke Lewis family moved to Litchfield, Conn. in 1811 and lived in a house at #7 East Street in the center of town. Mr. Luke Lewis operated a store on the property and his four daughters all attended the Litchfield Female Academy at various times from 1812-1821. The majority of the collection consists of invitations and replies  from members of Litchfield families, Litchfield Female Academy students, and Litchfield Law School students.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Created by: Lewis, Mary Ann R. (1797-1884), Phelps, Mary Lewis (1836-1911)
Volume: 0.83 Linear Feet

This collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1: Invitations

Series 2: Miscellaneous

Biographical Note for Lewis, Mary Ann R. (1797-1884) : Mary Ann R. Lewis was born February 1, 1797, the daughter of Luke and Mary H. (Root) Lewis. She and her three sisters, Amelia, Jane, and Louisa, all attended the Litchfield Female Academy. She died unmarried on June 7, 1884 and is buried in Litchfield's East Cemetery.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   It is presumed that these papers were donated by Mary Lewis Phelps, niece of Mary Ann Lewis. Mary Lewis Phelps was Secretary and Curator of the Litchfield Historical Society from 1905-1909. She lived in the Lewis/Phelps house all her life.
Related Materials: In the Litchfield Female Academy Collection: Louisa (Lewis) Phelps' Autograph album (1817); Jane R. Lewis' Journal for the summer of 1820 and Autograph album circa 1820. For more information please see
PreferredCitation: Mary Ann Lewis papers, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.