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1865 July 13

Frazer, Persifor, 1844-1909

Letter from Percifor Frazer to J. Peter Leslie

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Mr. Frazer states that his services are no longer required by the government, and inquires as to whether Mr. Lesley might be interested in employing him.

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1865 July 13

Winsor, Henry

Letter from Henry Winsor to J. Peter Lesley

Philadelphia (Pa.) - An acquaintance writes Mr. Lesley with the mention of possible employment for Benjamin Smith Lyman at the Plymouth Coal Company.

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1867 Apr. 12

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Aunt

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Thanking Aunt Susan for passing along Mr. Lesley's advice regarding the position of a professorship, and concluding that such a position would be more likely to suit him than Lyman. This letter also contains a long list of the Lesley's acquaintances, all of whom are well, a report on Mrs. White's work on the Society for Prevention of the Cruelty of Animals, mention of a visit to the ... more

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1859 Jan. 5

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Albany (N. Y.) - Lyman updates Mr. Lesley on the status of his employment with Mr. Hill in Iowa, and notes his intent to study geology while teaching for Sanborn in Concord, MA during the remainder of the winter. He requests that Mr. Lesley notify him of any employment opportunities in the field of geology.

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1857 Dec. 14

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Northampton (Mass.) - Lyman discusses his plans for the winter, and considers an offer from Mr. Delano to stay with his family in Algonac, which might lead to employment in the mercantile business. He a final transfer of funds from Mr. Lesley to cover travelling expenses to Michigan and a better set of winter clothes.

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1862 Sept. 19

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to J. Peter Lesley

Northampton (Mass.) - Lyman asks Mr. Lesley about possible civilian job prospects, as his "distrust of the present management of the federal government and of its army" make him less inclined to a military position.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1858 Oct. 26

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Albia (Iowa) - Lyman corrects Mr. Lesley's assumption that he would partake in Uncle Edward's nepotism, but would accept a position if the offer were based on his merit and employment experience. He states indifference to his profession, but considers geology a to have "a pretty fair chance of constant business." Lyman updates Mr. Lesley on the progress of the Iowa survey, and the probabilit... more

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1862 Sept. 19

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Joseph Lyman

Northampton (Mass.) - Lyman describes his return passage to the United States from Europe, inquires about any civilian job prospects that Uncle Joe might be aware of, and mentions the possibility of joining the army.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1867 Mar. 15

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Apprising Mr. Lesley of the learned society delegations to the funeral of Professor Bache, and of the appointment of his successsor in the position of Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Professor Pierce. The letter also informs Mr. Lesley of the selection of Dr. LaCoste as Commissioner of the Paris Expedition, of the continued ill health of Dr. Henderson, and of the lack of ne... more

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1859 Mar. 19

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

Concord (Mass.) - Lyman requests that Mr. Lesley write with information about the well-being of the family, the Iowa Survey, and leads on geology jobs. He describes several social visits, and comments on the pleasantness of his time in Concord.

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