Nelson Peter Lewis Papers, 1881-1942, 1896-1925 (bulk)

Collection Number: 2712

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Nelson Peter Lewis papers, 1881-1942, 1896-1925 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2712
Creator:
Nelson Peter Lewis, 1856-1924
Quantity:
1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Speeches, papers, scrapbooks, license, booklets, bound volumes.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Speeches and papers given by Nelson P. Lewis; scrapbooks of news clippings and programs, 1896-1923; scrapbook of reviews of The Planning of the Modern City, 1919-1923; professional engineering license, 1921; three illuminated memorial booklets, 1924; copies of The Planning of the Modern City, 1916; Urbanizacion, the Spanish edition, 1917-1918; and other books by Nelson P. Lewis.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

City planner Nelson P. Lewis served as chief engineer of Brooklyn, New York from 1902-1920. He wrote The Planning of the Modern City, 1916. In May 1921 he became Director of the Physical Survey of the Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Speeches and papers given by Nelson P. Lewis; scrapbooks of news clippings and programs, 1896-1923; scrapbook of reviews of The Planning of the Modern City, 1919-1923; professional engineering license, 1921; three illuminated memorial booklets, 1924; copies of The Planning of the Modern City, 1916; Urbanizacion, the Spanish edition, 1917-1918; and other books by Nelson P. Lewis.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Lewis, Nelson Peter, 1856-1924.
Lewis, Nelson Peter, 1856-1924. Planning of the modern city.
Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs.

Subjects:
City planning.
City planners.
City planning--New York (N.Y.)--Brooklyn.

Places:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Reviews.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Nelson Peter Lewis Papers, #2712. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Unbound papers
Box 1 Folder 1
Notes, speeches, paper
1899-1913
Box 1 Folder 2
Letters
1913
Box 1 Folder 3
Zoning Committee of the City of New York, minutes
1937-1942
Box 1 Folder 4
Biographical material, condolence letters, resolutions
1924, undated
Box 1 Folder 5
Articles
1904, 1920, 1922, undated
Box 1 Folder 6
Speeches
1903-1904
Box 1 Folder 7
Speeches
1905
Box 1 Folder 8
Speeches
1907-1908
Box 1 Folder 9
Speeches
1909
Box 1 Folder 10
Speeches
1910
Box 1 Folder 11
Speeches
1911-1912
Box 1 Folder 12
Speeches
1913-1914
Box 1 Folder 13
Speeches
1915
Box 1 Folder 14
Speeches
1916-1917
Box 1 Folder 15
Speeches
1919-1920
Box 1 Folder 16
Speeches
1921-1922
Box 1 Folder 17
Speeches
undated
Box 1 Folder 18
Portrait of Lewis
Box 1 Folder 19
Will (copy), Arthur Nelson
1881
Box 1 Folder 20
Miscellaneous
Series II. Bound volumes
Box 2
Scrapbook
1907-1924, 1896-1909
Box 2
The Planning of the Modern City
1916
Box 2
Scrapbook of reviews
1916-1923
Box 2
Three illuminated memorial resolutions
1924
Box 2
Urbanizacion, Jose M. de Lasarte (Spanish translation of The Planning of the Modern City)
1917-1918