Guide to the Rosalind D. Lewis Letters, 1940-1942
MC.0487

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator -
Lewis, Rosalind D.
Title
Rosalind D. Lewis letters
ID
MC.0487
Date [inclusive]
1940-1942
Extent
0.1 cubic feet (12 letters and 5 postcards in one small manuscript box)
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of correspondence between Rosalind D. Lewis and her future son-in-law Cherry L. Emerson, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who married her daughter Mary Lewis in 1942. In addition to letters about family matters, there are also references to Emerson's work on his SM degree in Chemical Engineering (Course 10A), which he earned in 1941 from MIT.

Citation

Rosalind D. Lewis Letters, MC 487, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Biography

Rosalind Denny Kenway graduated from Radcliffe College, Harvard University, in 1908 and married Warren Kendall Lewis in October 1909. Warren Lewis was a 1905 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), later professor and the first head of the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering. Rosalind and Warren Lewis had four children: Rosalind, Mary, Warren K. and H. Clay Lewis. Cherry L. Emerson earned an SM degree in Chemical Engineering (Course 10-A) from MIT in 1941 and married Mary Lewis in 1942. In 1996 the MIT Music Library was dedicated as the Rosalind D. Lewis Music Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections (Copyright 2009)

MIT Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
617.253.5690
mithistory@mit.edu

Access note

This collection is open for research.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives.

Source of Acquisition

Materials were given to the Institute Archives and Special Collections by Cherry L. Emerson in 1995.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute Archives

MC 578
 Warren K. Lewis papers
MC 639
 Rosalind H. Williams papers

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Emerson, Cherry Logan
  • Lewis, Rosalind D.
  • Lewis, Warren K. (Warren Kendall), b.1882

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Bibliography

"Rosalind Denny Lewis as recalled by her granddaughter, remarks at the Music Library Dedication, December 4, 1996" http://libraries.mit.edu/music/facilities/speech.html

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Letters and postcards 1940-1942 

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