by Manuscript; Lewis, Edwin O.
1969. Unpublished Autobiography of a Prominent Philadelphia Lawyer and Judge [Manuscript]. Lewis, Edwin O. [1879-1974]. [Here Lies an Honest Lawyer]. [Philadelphia, c.1969] 125 pp. [And] The Papers of Judge Edwin O. Lewis: Table of Contents. [Philadelphia, n.d.] 21 pp. Photocopied typescripts in bound in calf-stamped cloth dissertation binder, light shelfwear. "Here Lies an Honest Lawyer/ Edwin O Lewis retired/ former President, Judge/ Common Pleas Court # 2/ Philadelphia County/ An Autobiography/ (Typographical Corrections/ by CLW) in pencil to sheet preceding typescript. "For Geoffrey/ LB Walton" to head of Papers, photocopied (but signed) 4 pp. letter from Edwin O. Lewis clipped to Papers. $750. * Born in Richmond, Edwin O. Lewis attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania and settled in Philadelphia, where he became a prominent lawyer, judge and civic leader. He led the effort to establish Independence National Historic Park. This photocopy of his interesting and rather charming autobiography, never published, bears corrections by his daughter, Caroline Lewis Walton, who seems to have been assigned the role of editor. According to the letter by Lewis, Papers is an inventory of papers Lewis donated to the archives of the Independence National Historic Park. Geoffrey Walton was Lewis's grandson. (Inventory #: 59552)