Abstract

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.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English
Lyman Loomis Daybook
1836-1857
1 volume (0.1 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 626 bd

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.

Contents 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
Provenance

Gift of Matthew MacDonald, 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Dex Haven, August 2009.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication 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.