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Material Information

Title:
Frederick Lewis Lewton Papers
Physical Description:
0.83 : (2.00 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Lewton, Frederick Lewis

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Botany -- Guatemala -- Rubelzul   ( lcsh )
Cotton   ( lcsh )
Cotton machinery   ( lcsh )
Hopi Indians   ( lcsh )
Indians of North America -- Agriculture   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of correspondence between Frederick Lewis Lewton and his family and friends circa 1883-1898. Most of the contents concern local and national events, as well as Lewton’s accounts regarding his experiences at fledgling institutions Rollins College, Drexel Institute, and Philadelphia Commercial Museum. Additionally, one item of correspondence (dated 6/25/1893 {Box 1, Correspondence – May-July, 1893 – 6/10}) written by Lewton goes into great detail regarding exhibits he encountered at the Chicago World’s Fair, along with a couple of hand drawn diagrams.
Preferred Citation:
Frederick Lewis Lewton papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Blanche Lewton (daughter of Frederick Lewis Lewton)
Biographical:
Frederick Lewis Lewton (1874-1959) was a well-known botanist, businessman, historian and author. Briefly a student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and Drexel University in Philadelphia, Mr. Lewton finally acquired his B.A. from George Washington University in 1922. In the interim, he served as a curator for the Philadelphia Commercial Museum and as the curator for both the Division of Textiles (Department of Arts and Industries) and the Division of Medicine for the United States National Museum (now part of the Smithsonian). During his tenure there, Lewton did research and wrote reports concerning various strains of boll weevil-resistant strains of cotton. Additionally, he authored The Servant in the House: A Brief History of the Sewing Machine, which is still considered a watershed publication in the fields of sewing machine and textile production, as well as The Cotton of the Hopi Indians: A New Species of Gossypium, Samuel Slater and the Oldest Cotton Machinery in America, and Kokia: A New Genus of Hawaiian Trees. Lewton received an honorary doctorate from Rollins College in 1930, and he was appointed Archivist and Historian for that institution in 1951.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - L16
usfldc handle - u29.52-l16-ead
System ID:
SFS0031870:00001


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Frederick Lewis Lewton (1874-1959) was a well-known botanist, businessman, historian and author. Briefly a student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and Drexel University in Philadelphia, Mr. Lewton finally acquired his B.A. from George Washington University in 1922. In the interim, he served as a curator for the Philadelphia Commercial Museum and as the curator for both the Division of Textiles (Department of Arts and Industries) and the Division of Medicine for the United States National Museum (now part of the Smithsonian). During his tenure there, Lewton did research and wrote reports concerning various strains of boll weevil-resistant strains of cotton. Additionally, he authored The Servant in the House: A Brief History of the Sewing Machine, which is still considered a watershed publication in the fields of sewing machine and textile production, as well as The Cotton of the Hopi Indians: A New Species of Gossypium, Samuel Slater and the Oldest Cotton Machinery in America, and Kokia: A New Genus of Hawaiian Trees. Lewton received an honorary doctorate from Rollins College in 1930, and he was appointed Archivist and Historian for that institution in 1951.
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This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Topical Term:
subject 650 lcsh Botany -- Guatemala -- Rubelzul
Cotton
Cotton machinery
Hopi Indians
Indians of North America -- Agriculture
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
Donation
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Processing Information:
Complete; One item of correspondence (dated 6/25/1893 {Box 1, Correspondence May-July, 1893 6/10}) written by Frederick Lewis Lewton goes into great detail regarding exhibits he encountered at the Chicago Worlds Fair, along with a couple of hand drawn diagrams.
Box 1, Correspondence January-May, 1894- There are two envelopes of textile samples attached to correspondence that specifically mentions the items.
4/18/1894:
* 2 cardboard tags, 2 x 2 cm., printed Strawbridge & Clothier, Philadelphia, along with Width and Price. Handwritten on the respective spaces are 30 (for width) and 68 (for price) in graphite pencil.
* Textile sample #1: 9 x 6.5 cm. Taupe, white and red cotton plaid, with two small holes and some minor staining.
* Textile sample #2: 9 x 6 cm. Taupe silk-like fabric, with indecipherable handwritten marking made with graphite pencil.
* Textile sample #3: 14.2 x 4 cm.Beige silk-like fabric, with handwritten marking W 5 in graphite pencil.
* Textile sample #4: 10 x 4 cm. Dark taupe silk-like fabric, with some small holes and minor stains.
* Textile sample #5: 11.5 x 4.5 cm. Rose-pink silk-like fabric, with handwritten marking 75 in graphite pencil. Some minor stains.
* Textile sample #6: 11.7x 4.5 cm. Beige silk-like fabric, with handwritten marking 25 P. 50¢ in graphite pencil.
5/14/1894:
* Textile sample # 1: 6.5 x 6 cm. White cotton machine-made crochet lace trim, discolored.
Box 2, Correspondence August-December, 1895- There is one envelope of a textile sample attached to correspondence that specifically mentions the item.
12/15/1895:
* Textile sample #1: 11.5 x 6 cm. Green, red, white and yellow cotton plaid.
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Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
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Preferred Citation:
Frederick Lewis Lewton papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Related Materials:
Rollins College Archives
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Arrangement of Materials:
Chronologically.
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Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence between Frederick Lewis Lewton and his family and friends circa 1883-1898. Most of the contents concern local and national events, as well as Lewtons accounts regarding his experiences at fledgling institutions Rollins College, Drexel Institute, and Philadelphia Commercial Museum. Additionally, one item of correspondence (dated 6/25/1893 {Box 1, Correspondence May-July, 1893 6/10}) written by Lewton goes into great detail regarding exhibits he encountered at the Chicago Worlds Fair, along with a couple of hand drawn diagrams.
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Correspondence July-December, 1897
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Correspondence May- September, 1898