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Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Lewis Hancock Harvard College Scrapbook, 1874-1878

Austin History Center

Lewis Hancock Harvard College Scrapbook

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Hancock, Lewis, 1857-1920
Title: Lewis Hancock Harvard College Scrapbook
Dates: 1874-1878
Abstract: Lewis Hancock was a lifelong Austin, Texas resident who attended Harvard College 1874 through 1878. His Harvard scrapbook documents his time at Harvard and includes class assignments, reports on his academic standing and tickets and programs for sports and social events.
Accession number: AR.1994.061
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 scrapbook)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Lewis Hancock was born in Austin, Texas in 1857, son of George and Eliza Louisa Hancock, a pioneer family in Austin. Hancock attended Harvard College graduating with degrees in art and law. He married Tillie Anderson and the couple had four children. He served as mayor of Austin in 1896-1897. Hancock organized the Austin Country Club and was president for 20 years and also served as vice-president of the State National Bank. He owned the Hancock Opera House and was involved in the creation of the Aldridge Place subdivision. He died on February 11, 1920, and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Scope and Contents

Lewis Hancock's Harvard College scrapbook dates from 1874 to 1878 and includes admission requirements, class assignments, cards requesting his presence for meetings with the dean, letters to Hancock's father warning that Hancock was performing unsatisfactorily in classes, cards informing him being assessed censure marks for absences, baseball tickets and programs, invitations to a variety of social functions including menus, programs for theatrical performances and commencement programs.

Digital images of the scrapbook are available by clicking on the link in the Detailed Description of the Collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hancock, Lewis, 1857-1920.
Hancock, George Duncan, 1809-1879.
Subjects (Organizations)
Harvard College (1780- ).
Subjects
College students.
Universities and colleges--Social aspects--Massachusetts--Cambridge.
Places
Cambridge (Mass.).
Document Types
Scrapbooks.

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Related Material

AF Biography - Hancock, George Duncan

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lewis Hancock Harvard College Scrapbook (AR.1994.061). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: unknown

Donation Date: unknown

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Lewis Hancock Harvard College Scrapbook, 1874-1878

Click on link to view digital images of the scrapbook.
Box
1 Harvard scrapbook, 1874-1878

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