Lyman Loomis Daybook

  • 1836-1857
  • 1 volume (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Call no.: MS 626 bd

Born on July 31, 1818, the fifth of eight children of Squire and Patience (Root) Loomis, Lyman Loomis spent his life as a farmer and agricultural worker in Westfield, Mass. Loomis married Elmina Hayes in March 1846, and died in May 1902.

A slender and rough hewn volume kept by a farm laborer, the Loomis account book contains sketchy records detailing work performed and crops tended, with occasional notes on commodities purchased.

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Background on Lyman Loomis

Born on July 31, 1818, the fifth of eight children of Squire and Patience (Root) Loomis, Lyman Loomis spent his life as a farmer and agricultural worker in Westfield, Mass. Loomis married Elmina Hayes in March 1846, and died in May 1902. He is buried with his father and mother in Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield.

Scope of collection

A slender and rough hewn volume kept by a farm laborer, the Loomis account book contains sketchy records detailing work performed and crops tended, with occasional notes on commodities purchased.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of Matthew MacDonald, 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Dex Haven, August 2009.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Lyman Loomis Daybook (MS 626 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Agricultural laborers--Massachusetts--Westfield
  • Westfield (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century

Names

  • Loomis, Lyman, 1818-1902

Genre terms

  • Daybooks

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