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Lewis Hancock Harvard College Scrapbook
An Inventory of the Collection
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.
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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Lewis Hancock Harvard College Scrapbook (AR.1994.061). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: unknown
Donation Date: unknown
Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2017.