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- Letter, 18 August 1863, written by Charlton Thomas Lewis (1834-1904), Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue in Washington, to his wife Nancy Dunlap McKeen (d. 1883) concerning his trip to Alexandria and its occupation by federal troops
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- Charlton Thomas Lewis was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on 25 February 1834. He was the son of Joseph J. Lewis (1801-1883) and Mary Sinton Miner (ca. 1807-1860). He was a graduate of Yale in 1853, and earned a Ph. D. at the City University of New York, as well as a LL.D. from Harvard. He was Professor of Mathematics, State Normal University of Illinois from 1856 to 1857, and Professor of Greek at Troy University from 1858 to 1861. From 1863 to 1864, he was Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Internal Revenue in Washington, D.C. He practiced law in New York, and was President of the State Charities Aid Association of New Jersey. Lewis authored Latin dictionaries and books on history, and was managing editor of New York Evening Post from 1870 to 1871, and later secretary of the Chamber of Life Insurance 1871-1874. He was made chairman of the Prison Association of New York and made many trips to European countries in the interests of the association. He married 1) Nancy Dunlap McKeen in Brunswick, Maine on 25 July 1861. She died in 1883. He married 2) Margaret P. Sharrard on 30 June 1885. Lewis died in Morristown, New Jersey on 26 May 1904.
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