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1871 Jan. 4

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Calcutta (India) - Letter accompanies a patent petition with drawings and specifications for Lyman's solar compass, to be forwarded to the United States Patent office along with a model of the compass and a filing fee, which Mr. Lesley has the care of. Lyman informs Mr. Lesley of his pending discharge from the Public Works Department of India, due to the lack of oil located in the Punjab, provid... more

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1899 Feb. 26

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Gonpei Kuwada

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Lyman wishes good health to Gonpei and his extended family. He notes that Mr. Kato, an officer of the Government Mining Bureau visited and said that the work of their old geological surveys was more appreciated in Japan than ever before. Lyman discusses coal surveys and oil drilling in Japan and the possibilities for mining in the Philippine Islands. He longs to visit Japan again and n... more

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1872 Mar. 13

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Northampton (Mass.) - Lyman informs Mr. Lesley of the status of a map reproduction, in progess, for possible publication. The envelope for the letter is included.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1900 Dec. 26

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Frank Lyman

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Requesting a loan to help pay the mortgage on the Shippen and Wetherill coal mine, informing Frank of a schemer trying to purchase the tract, and discussing current employment and future prospects.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1892 Sept. 22

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Peter Lesley

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Lyman updates Lesley on the progress of his state survey work. He completed working out the mesozoic geological structure and the general map is ready for the engraver. Lyman is now occupied with report writing, beginning with the township report detailing observed sections in their relative geological order.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1865 Sept. 20

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Peter Lesley

Plymouth (Pa.) - Lyman discusses Mr. Lesley's planned visit to Plymouth and asks that he a supply of tin candleholders with him. He notes an improvement in Percifor Frazer's attitude, and briefly estimates their remaining work.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1876 June 22

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman, Ichinosawa, Shinsh?, Japan to Mr. Lesley

Nagano-ken (Japan) - Lyman requests a favor from Mr. Lesley: to contact Mr. Heller of Heller & Brightly regarding a potential order. His numerous attempts to contact Heller regarding an undelivered order of survey instruments have been unanswered for the past two years, and Lyman needs to know if a contract for a new order can be made. He also mentions the printing of the maps for his work on the c... more

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1865 Aug. 13

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Lesley Lesley

Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) - Lyman writes Mr. Lesley with details of his meeting with Percifor Frazer, and discusses a survey job for Messrs. Thurlow and Stewart at the Plymouth Coal Company that he and Frazer have begun.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1872 May 5

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Peytona (W. Va) - Lyman describes the weather in West Virginia, the size of the job he traveled there to perform, and the transportation of his surveying instruments.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1900 Dec. 21

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Edward Pennock

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Answering an inquiry about the cost of a geological examination, and providing a quote on the cost and time to personally undertake the work.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers