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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

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

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.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers