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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

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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

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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1864 Aug. 15

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Peter Lesley

Cape Breton Island (N. S.) - Lyman resolves a confusion concerning one of Mr. Lesley's maps, mentions Brewer's move to California, explains his rate for "reconnaisance of a a Right of Search," and touches briefly on his recent work and social activities.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1864 Jan. 10

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Peter Lesley

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Lyman informs Mr. Lesley that he will be unable to complete several of the maps for the Glace Bay survey before departing for Arizona. He requests that Mr. Lesley or Joe complete the work under the conditions of secrecy required by Mr. Belloni, and informs Mr. Lesley of an error in one of the existing maps. Two sets of "notes in regard to what is needed to be done in ... more

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1864 Sept. 25

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Peter Lesley

Cape Breton Island (N. S.) - Lyman encloses payment for Mr. Lesley's work on a survey map for Mr. Belloni, describes the additional work being done on Belloni's coal tract, and explains new correlations between the compositions of the various coal beds. He is depressed at the time and money wasted by his original estimations of the continuity of the coal beds, complains of the amount of borin... more

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1868 June 29

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Prof. J. P. Lesley, Keene, N. H.

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Commenting on the rarity of Prof. Lesley's appreciation for the full utility of a set of survey maps, mentioning several of Aunt Susan's belongings left at the Hoppers', and responding to an inquiry about the Stephen's tract.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1870 July 12

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Murree (Pakistan) - Lyman requests that Mr. Lesley or Mr. Dyke arrange to have letters and papers forwarded to him in Murree, asks that Mr. Dyke arrange to extend the Caveat on the Solar Compass patent, and discusses the difficulty of finishing survey maps without a local draftsman to complete the lettering.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1879 May 28

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman, Yedo, Japan to Jo

Tokyo (Japan) - Lyman advises Jo on selling his house, then describes the general education and business practices of Japan's rulers, and notes an exceptional lack of security measures taken to safeguard property and belongings in Japan. He discusses the complexity of naming conventions and adoptions, gives a detailed description of the structure and adaptability of his Jinrikisha, and addre... more

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1876 June 21

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

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

Nagano-ken (Japan) - Lyman writes to thank Mr. Lesley for sending a packet of geographical survey reports, and criticizes the practice of antedating in published works. The faults and work practices of Mr. Munroe, Lyman's coworker and an acquaintance of Mr. Lesley's, are discussed in detail. Lyman provides descriptions of a number of maps produced in his work, including one full color print that he... more

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