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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

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

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

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

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1884 Nov. 22

Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895

Letter from E. R. Hoar to Benjamin Smith Lyman

Boston (Mass.) - Hoar thanks Lyman for sending a copy of his "Geological and Topographical Map of Japan," and tells him that it has been deposited in the Town Library. The included enveloped is addressed to Lyman in Northampton, Massachusetts, and has a note in pencil: "Judge E. R. Hoar."

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers