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Jefferson Lewis Collection Subseries
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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.

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...

Diaries

This sub-series consists of both original diaries of Wilder Penfield and photocopies of original diaries made by Jefferson Lewis in the course of his research. More precisely, the diaries dating from 1906 to 1914 are originals; those for subsequen...

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 letters exchanged between Wilder Penfield and his family, friends, and acquaintances. The correspondence is of a general and family nature, but covers many aspects of Penfield’s life, including his financial affairs, th...

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...

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...

Personal Documents

This sub-series contains Penfield’s passports, commission, some medical records, and a photocopy of his will.

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...

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