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Jefferson Lewis Collection Subseries
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Memorabilia

This sub-series contains one small red leather pouch with “H. Lewis” written in pen on the interior and one empty metal frame included in the original donation and accessioned with the rest of the collection.

Manuscript Drafts

This sub-series consists of various drafts of Something Hidden. The drafts are not always easy to distinguish in terms of chronological sequence, but an effort was made during the initial processing to roughly order the drafts by version and divid...

Research Files

This sub-series consists of all manner of notes and a variety of secondary materials gathered by Lewis as he researched the life of his grandfather. Secondary materials include historical publications, photocopies of reference works, scientific ar...

Correspondence

This sub-series consists of correspondence regarding the funding, research, writing and publication of Something Hidden, and its spin-off film. This series also contains a few letters sent by Lewis to acquaintances of the Penfield’s, who responded...

Memorabilia

This sub-series consists of varied materials including maps, event programs, newspaper clippings, travel itineraries, and other souvenirs collected by Helen to commemorate events, experiences, or places visited throughout her life with Wilder. Thi...

Correspondence

This sub-series contains letters collected and kept by Helen Kermott Penfield. The bulk of these letters are from Wilder Penfield. Penfield wrote to Helen almost every second day, sending her detailed accounts of life at Princeton and Oxford, as w...

Drafts of No Man Alone

This sub-series consists of a typescript draft of Penfield’s final work, his autobiography No Man Alone, which includes his corrections in the margins. The autobiography was published posthumously in 1977 as No Man Alone: A Neurosurgeon’s Life, by...

Diaries

This sub-series consists of diaries, photocopies of diaries, a datebook, and travel notes kept by Helen Penfield at various points in her life.

Memorabilia

This sub-series contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and travel materials collected by Wilder Penfield, a group of war predictions for 1943 prepared by Wilder Penfield and his friends in 1942, and materials related to the ceremonial side of ...

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