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1866 Jan. 12

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Peter Lesley

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Lyman informs Mr. Lesley of a negotiation with Mr. Painter for work on a job in Connellsville, which Lyman agreed to only after confirming that he would not be underbidding Lesley for the contract. Lyman provides Mr. Lesley with instructions for the completion of his job for the Plymouth Coal Company, and tells him to look for packages notebooks and plottings at the ... more

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1911 Nov. 2

222 South 8th Street

Philadelphia (Pa.) - View of the exterior of 222 South 8th Street in Philadelphia. Several people and a covered carriage are on the street. The caption on the photograph indicates that this is where Amos Bronson Alcott taught school.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1857 Aug. 5

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Abingdon (Va.) - Lyman explains a delay in his departure from Abingdon due to weather and lack of transportation for hire. He informs Mr. Lesley that he has purchased a pony which will likely be inadequate to the demands of the current work, and encloses copies of his notes on bloomeries and abandoned iron works.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1900 Nov. 27

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mary Lyman

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Discussing Mary's recent travels, socializing with Mr. Garrison, learned society lectures on China, holidays with the Bliss family, and authorial and editorial exploits.

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1902 Dec. 21

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Messrs. E. vom Hofe & Co.

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Responding to Edward vom Hofe & Co.'s advertisement in "Forest & Stream" with an order for the Company's illustrated catalogue of fishing tackle.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1902 Nov. 23

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from benjamin Smith Lyman to Mary Lyman

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Discussing Mary's travels, visits with the Blisses, the benefits of various northern climates, and the last seasonal excursion of the Mineralogical and Geological Section.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1886 Jan. 26

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Peter Lesley

Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.) - Lyman is taking a few days of vacation in Northampton and contemplating what to pursue for his next work position. He is anxious to have geological work to draw him out of professional incapacity and undertaking gratuitous work in the neighborhood. He considers whether it would be worthwhile to get a professorship at a college or university. His unwelcome leisure time d... more

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1898 Oct. 24

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mary Lyman

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Discussing the state of his housekeeping during her last visit and the preparations in the city for a procession the following week. He believes the procession is a premature celebration of peace not yet established. He is encouraged that future fellow citizens in the Philippines will be fairly treated and references the Mogui Indians in Arizona and the treatment of Chi... more

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1902 June 22

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Fanny Brewer

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Describing a new arrangement of Lyman's own bedroom furniture due to the acquisition of several trunks of James Lyman's books, detailing the ill physical effects of rearranging them, and discussing Mr. Otaki's upcoming voyage to Japan, which will finally bear mementos of Toku to his family.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1900 May 11

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to G. J. Hollenbach

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Informing Mr. Hollenbach of a rendezvous with ten passengers for an excursion of the Mineralogical and Geological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences

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