Henry Clay Lewis

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Henry Clay Lewis
Born Henry Clay Lewis
(1825-06-26)June 26, 1825
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died August 5, 1850(1850-08-05) (aged 25)
Occupation Writer, Doctor.
Genre Humor, Horror, medicine, historical, slaves.

Henry Clay Lewis (1825–1850) was an American short story writer and medical doctor.[1][2]

Lewis wrote in the style of "Old Southwest Humor" for his only book, Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana Swamp Doctor, which he wrote under the pseudonym Madison Tensas.

Lewis born in Charleston, South Carolina, moved to Cincinnati at an early age, and lived for some time in Yazoo City, Mississippi.


  1. ^ Flora, Joseph M.; Vogel, Amber. Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary. LSU Press. ISBN 9780807131237. 
  2. ^ Morritt, Robert D. Lost in the Antebellum. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443827416. 

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