Lewis, William, 1708-1781

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Epithet: JP for Anglesey

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Epithet: Reader at the Inner Temple

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Epithet: vicar of Hillingdon, county Middlesex

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Epithet: of Add MS 36051

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Epithet: of Abersychan Mon

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Epithet: Reverend; of London

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Epithet: Lieutenant of Marines

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Epithet: Member of the Council of State; of Stowe MS 142

Title: Baronet

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William Lewis was born in Providence, Rhode Island; he decided on a dancing career after seeing the Frisco Kid perform in the early 1920s; began in vaudeville with the group, Sunshowers, and later with a travelling minstrel show; his wife Elsie studied Russian ballet and tap dancing; danced at Capital Music Hall in New York with the the Chester Hale Girls; William and Elsie joined a touring group, Gobs of joy; after 1932, William Lewis returned to Rhode Island and opened a dancing school; after their baby was born, Lewis danced and served as an MC throughout the state; after the U.S. became involved in World War II, he took a job in an ammunitions factory; continued to do MC work until 1960, after which he continued to perform in nursing homes.

From the guide to the William Lewis Papers, 1918-1947, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Alumni Association (University of Michigan), Individual Photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Albertus Laski, Palatine of Sieradz: MS. was dedicated to, by T. Watson: in 1583.includes:f. 1 William Lewis, Reader at the Inner Temple: Letter to F. Beaumont: circ. 1600.: Lat. draft.f. 1 Albertus Laski, Palatine of Sieradz: Letter from W. Lewi... British Library
referencedIn Wauregan and Quinebaug Company., 1795-1979. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Vol. VI. The Empire: Princes (Lo-S), ff. 1-130; The Empire: Free Cities, ff. 13I-186; France, ff. 187-192; Morocco, f. 193; The Netherlands, ff. 195-227; Poland, ff. 228-258; Portugal, ff. 259-262; Spain, ff. 263-266; Sweden, ff. 267-290.Charles II o... British Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS historical letters, etc.; 1375-1810. In two series, English or relating to England and (artt. 87-106) foreign. 1. Andrea Contarini, Doge of Venice, to Edward III. of England, desiring a safe conduct for merchant-ships about to be sent t... British Library
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1765-1886 (inclusive), 1775-1806 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf William Lewis Papers, 1918-1947 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXXI (ff. 418). 24 Feb.-5 May. 1845.includes:f. 1 J-W-Bulkeley: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1845.ff. 3, 5, 308, 310 Addison John Baker Cresswell, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1845.f. 6 Reverend Herbert Kynaston, High Master of St.... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXLIX. (ff. 498). General Correspondence 26 Jan.-20 Feb. 1762.George III of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1760-1768.includes:ff. 1, 13, 145, 177, 179, 241, 284, 375, 404, 435, 439 Joseph Yorke, Baron Dov... British Library
referencedIn Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. XLVII. (ff. 737). Home Correspondence June-Sept. 1753.George II of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1727 -1760.: Diplomatic.includes:f. 1 Thomas Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoul: Correspondence with the Duke of New... British Library
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY GLADSTONE PAPERS. Vol. V (ff. 252). Correspondence and papers relating to Charles Stewart Parnell; April-Nov. 1890. Includes many letters from members of the public supporting Gladstone's stand on the Parnell affair.Charles Stewart Parn... British Library
referencedIn (VII. ff. 189). 27 June, 1741-10 Mar. 1742.includes:f. 3 b John Fortescue: Suit v. Holwell: 1741. f. 4 b Richard Shilton: Suit v. Elsdale: 1741. f. 7 Thomas Plumptre: Suit v. Humble: 1741. f. 7 Sir William Humble, 5th Baronet: Suit v. Plumptre: 17... British Library
referencedIn W Gordon Welchman collection, 1932 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf [William Lewis, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Lewis, William, 1708-1781. Receipt. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn MIDDLETON PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 338). Correspondence mainly addressed to Sir Leoline Jenkins, Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, and Sidney Godolphin, 1st Lord Godolphin, [1st Earl of Godolphin 1706], in addition to Lord Middleton and Dr Owen Wynn... British Library
referencedIn Paul Jacobs collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1967-1983 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Records of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, 1810-2003 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
referencedIn REGISTER of benefices and ecclesiastical preferments granted by Bulstrode Whitelocke, Richard Keeble, and John Lisle, Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England; 27 Oct. 1649-6 Apr. 1654. At the beginning (f. 1) is a copy of a petition from Tim... British Library
referencedIn (XXI. ff. 187). 16 Apr.-6 Dec. 1752.includes:f. 3 b John Wallop, Viscount Lymington; and (1743) Earl of Portsmouth: Lawsuits: 1729-1752. ff. 5 b, 17, 31 John Smith: Suit v. Milburne: 1752. f. 8b William Tilbury: Suit v. Law: 1752. ff. 15, 25 b Jac... British Library
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associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Lewis, Elsie person
associatedWith Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 person
associatedWith Northumberland, Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of, 1715-1786. person
associatedWith Peale-Sellers families. person
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associatedWith University of Michigan. Alumni Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Wauregan Company. corporateBody
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associatedWith Wauregan-Quinebaug Company. corporateBody
associatedWith W Gordon Welchman person
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Lewes, Sussex
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Lindley, West Riding of Yorkshire
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Dover, Kent
Vaudeville--United States--Archival resources


Birth 1708

Death 1781


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