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Phelps, Mary Lewis, 1836-1911


Mary Lewis Phelps was the daughter of Henry and Louise (Lewis) Phelps. She was born in the house where she died, now #7 East Street, Litchfield, Conn. Her grandparents on her mother's side were Luke and Mary (Root) Lewis. Mary Ann Lewis was her aunt. Miss Phelps was active in the Litchfield Historical Society, serving as Secretary from 1895-1909, Secretary and Curator 1905-1909, and donating collection items and papers. She was also a devoted member of the Congregational Church. She died on March 23, 1911 and is buried in Litchfield's East Cemetery.


Author: Lee S. Cook

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mary Ann Lewis papers

Identifier: 1913-30-0
Scope and Contents The Luke Lewis family moved to Litchfield, Conn. in 1811 and lived in a house at #7 East Street in the center of town. Mr. Luke Lewis operated a store on the property and his four daughters all attended the Litchfield Female Academy at various times from 1812-1821. The majority of the collection consists of invitations and replies from members of Litchfield families, Litchfield Female Academy students, and Litchfield Law School students.
Dates: Created: 1811-1895