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Lewis, Henry Harrison

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1863-1947) US editor and author – sometimes as by Lieut Lionel Lounsberry and other pseudonyms or House Names – often of pulp stories for boys (see Dime-Novel SF). He served in various capacities with the publishers Street and Smith 1893-1898, for which firm he wrote a Lost World novel, The Treasure of the Golden Crater (4 February-22 April 1893 Good News: Best Stories from Every Quarter; cut 1902) as by Lieut Lionel Lounsberry, in which treasure hunters in South America discover a prehistoric race. He edited Army and Navy Weekly in 1897-1898, and was the first editor of The Popular Magazine in 1903, though he left after a few issues. Also of sf interest is The Valley of Mystery: Or, the Search for the Flower of Gold: A Story of Venezuela (1903), which describes how adventurous chums discover a Lost World in South America. [JC]

Henry Harrison Lewis

born Indiana: 29 March 1863

died Los Angeles, California: 25 January 1947



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