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Lyman Family Papers

Lyman Family Papers, 1839-1942.

7 boxes (2.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 634
Edward H.R. and Catharine A. Lyman on their wedding day
Edward H.R. and Catharine A. Lyman on their wedding day

The descendants of Joseph Lyman (1767-1847) flourished in nineteenth century Northampton, Mass., achieving social prominence, financial success, and a degree of intellectual acclaim. Having settled in Northampton before 1654, just a generation removed from emigration, the Lymans featured prominently in the development of the Connecticut River Valley. A Yale-educated clerk of the Hampshire County courts, Joseph’s descendants included sons Joseph Lyman (an engineer and antislavery man) and Samuel Fowler Lyman (a jurist), and three Harvard-educated grandsons, Benjamin Smith Lyman (a geologist and traveler in Meiji-era Japan) and brothers Joseph and Frank Lyman (both trained in the natural sciences).

Consisting of the scattered correspondence and photographic record of three generations of an intellectually adventurous Northampton family, the Lyman collection explores the ebb and flow of family relations, collegiate education, and educational travel in Europe during the mid-nineteenth century, with important content on antislavery and the Free State movement in Kansas. Although the family’s tendency to reuse names (repeatedly) presents a challenge in distinguishing the various recipients, the focal points of the collection include the geologist Benjamin Smith Lyman, his uncle Joseph (1812-1871), cousins Joseph (1851-1883) and Frank, and Frank’s son Frank Lyman, Jr. Antislavery is a major theme in the letters of Samuel F. Lyman to his son Benjamin, and in the letterbook of the Kansas Land Trust, an affiliate of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, of which the elder Joseph was Treasurer.

Background on Lyman Family

The descendants of Joseph Lyman (1767-1847) flourished in nineteenth century Northampton, Mass., achieving social prominence, financial success, and a degree of intellectual acclaim. Having settled in Northampton before 1654, just a generation removed from emigration, the Lymans featured prominently in the development of the Connecticut River Valley, and by the Revolutionary generation of which Joseph was part, they had become both prolific and prosperous, enjoying strong connections with learned and commercial circles from Boston to New Haven and New York. Having studied at Yale (1783) and read law, Joseph rose to become a highly respected member of the bar in the Valley, first as a Clerk of Courts and later as Judge of Common Pleas and Probate, as well as High Sheriff.

Joseph’s love of learning proved a longer lasting legacy than his contributions to the law, and he littered the pages of Harvard’s record of graduates with the names of his sons and grandsons. A son by his first marriage, Samuel Fowler Lyman (Harvard 1818), followed Joseph into the legal profession, becoming the long-time Register and Judge of Probate in Hampshire County. Another son by a second marriage, Joseph (1812-1871; Harvard 1830), shared his half-brother’s antislavery sentiments, but abandoned his pursuit of the law in favor of engineering and investment in railroads. A third son, Edward H.R. Lyman, entered into a mercantile house while still in his teens, becoming a partner in the prominent New York firm of A. A. Low & Brother, after marriage into the Low family. Not to be outdone by their brothers, Joseph’s daughters also enjoyed the privilege of connection: Susan Inches Lyman married the prominent geologist Joseph Peter Lesley, an officer of the American Philosophical Society and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, while the youngest Lyman child, Catherine Robbins Lyman, married Warren Delano, grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Succeeding generation of Lymans only deepened the Harvard connections and inquiring spirit. The more prominent among them was Samuel’s son Benjamin Smith Lyman (Harvard 1855), who became a noted mining engineer and student of Japan, while two of Edward’s sons also shared ties to Harvard and the sciences: Joseph (1851-1883) graduated with a degree in the natural sciences in 1873 before joining his father and grandfather as a partner in Low & Bros., while Frank (Harvard 1874), built on his Harvard foundation to pursue additional studies in the natural sciences as a post-graduate in mining-engineering at MIT, followed by a master’s degree at Columbia School of Mines (1878) and still more study in Germany and at the Ecole des Mines in Paris. Joseph died in 1883, just 31 years old, while Frank ultimately became President of the Brooklyn Gas Light Co.

Contents of Collection

Consisting of the scattered correspondence and photographic record of three generations of an intellectually adventurous Northampton family, the Lyman collection explores the ebb and flow of family relations, collegiate education, and educational travel in Europe during the mid-nineteenth century, with important content on antislavery and the Free State movement in Kansas. Although the family’s tendency to reuse names (repeatedly) presents a challenge in distinguishing the various recipients, the focal points of the collection include the geologist Benjamin Smith Lyman, his uncle Joseph (1812-1871), cousins Joseph (1851-1883) and Frank, and Frank’s son Frank Lyman, Jr.

The collection is particularly rich in the period 1850-1880 and includes a long series of letters written by Joseph (1851-1883) during his post-graduate tour of Germany and France and family letters written from both Jamaica Plain and Northampton. Perhaps most significant is an important series of nearly 800 letters to Joseph Lyman (1812-1871) while he served as Treasurer of the Kansas Land Trust, an affiliate of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, regarding investments in “surplus” Delaware Indian lands in Kansas for antislavery settlers in 1856-1857. Although the majority of the letters is comprised of simple inquiries on lands and financial arrangements, many also make reference to the political struggle over slavery in the territory, the founding of Quindaro as an antislavery town, and related matters. Originally bound into a letterbook, but disbound for preservation purposes, many of the letters are addressed to Amos A. Lawrence, founder of the NEEAC and one of John Brown’s “Secret Six.” The correspondents include significant antislavery figures such as Gerrit Smith (who curtly declines), Charles Robinson, Sarah Pellett, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

Series descriptions
1836-1932
78 folders

Consisting primarily of correspondence from four members of the Lyman family — Benjamin Smith Lyman, his uncle Joseph (1812-1871), and his cousins Joseph (1851-1883) and Frank Lyman Sr.– the series offers an interesting view into the lives of upper middle class Massachusetts in the mid-nineteenth century. The letters touch on a variety of topics, from social and family life to personal finances, education and work life, European travel, the Civil War, and politics, with a particularly rich focus on the antislavery struggle and efforts to encourage Free State settlers in Kansas.

The bulk of the antislavery content is located in two places. First, Samuel F. Lyman’s letters to his brother Joseph are filled with rich discussion of politics during the early 1850s, the elections and Whig and Free Soil politics, the annexation of Cuba, the influence of the Fugitive Slave Act in dividing George Simmons’ flock in Springfield and driving him from the pulpit, and related issues of the day. In a typical letter (Aug. 7, 1851), Samuel writes about his comrade, David Lee Child:

“I think Child has sacrificed enough to the anti slavery cause, & being poor as Lazarus, I should unwilling to ask him to contribute gratis any thing more. But aside from such considerations, I should hesitate about him as a regular, tho I should cordially welcome him as an occasional auxiliary. He is a perfect magazine of anti Slavery ammunition, an unmistakeable encyclopedia in regard to the history of the freedom party, our relations with Mexico, and the Texas villainy in its conception, inception, & consummation. I should esteem him invaluable as a visitor, or as an agent to look up & verify facts in regard to parties or movements of leading politicians & partizans…”

Second, there are nearly 800 pages of correspondence relating to the Kansas Land Trust which were originally bound into a letterbook kept by the Trust’s Treasurer, Joseph Lyman. Formed in 1856, the Land Trust was an investment arm of the New England Emigrant Aid Company that raised funds for the purchase of lands in the Delaware Indian Trust tract along the Missouri River for re-sale to Free State settlers. Driven both by antislavery sentiment and the promise of profit, the Trust helped settle the town of Quindaro, now absorbed within the limits of Kansas City, as a center for emigrants, but their operation proved to be short-lived. The financial panic of 1857 brought an effective end to its activities.

The Land Trust correspondence, all in-coming, spans nearly the entire history of the company and includes noted figures in the struggle such as Charles L. Robinson, Gerrit Smith, Sarah Pellett, Amos A. Lawrence, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. While much of the content relates to mundane matters such as advertising and inquiries about investment or emigration, there are occasional oddities as well — such as the letter and broadside from Charles W. Eldridge offering prefabricated wooden houses for sale, suitable for settlers in new western lands — and several letters that call out the underlying political and moral struggle. In a letter shortly after the Trust was formed (Oct. 29, 1856), Charles Hale writes about the realities of publicizing the antislavery aims of the endeavor:

“My object in writing to you at this early moment is to suggest whether it will not be best to strive to keep notice of your operations as much as possible out of all our papers. I have acted on this principle hitherto & refrained purposely from mentioning the election of the Trustees. You see whatever is in our papers is immediately caught up & reprinted in Missouri & at the south…”

Samuel C. Smith (July 23, 1857) writes from Quindaro to describes the impact of the mass emigration on the region:

“We are confident from what we can gather those [census returns] received that there must be a population of 65000 exclusive of Indians. There are 350 or more colored person returned — the most of whom are slaves. In most of the districts the marshals in taking the census, also, recorded the politics of the voters. We learn from this, that the Free State population in those districts where the pro-slavery element was considered strong — outnumbers them by more than seven to one… Our Free State party is now united and harmonious — never more so. The late convention was the longest ever held in Kansas. One voice — one desire — seemed to animate the delegates. Our prospects never were so bright and we never felt so strong as now.

Lyman provided a name index to the letterbook, with each letter assigned a number sequentially as it arrived. Not every number, however, is represented by a letter, suggesting either that some letters were never retained (or were retained elsewhere) or were separated from the letterbook prior to donation.

The series also includes three diaries of Benjamin Smith Lyman’s. Two of these, labeled “Cross section book,” record his daily routines, while the third is a diary that includes to-do lists, accounting information, detailed daily happenings, and thoughts. Although no year is specified in either volume 280 or 292, Lyman’s diary 278 (in the Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers) is recorded as 1908, while volume 292 contains a reference to his cookbook, which was published in 1917. Also included in the collection is a diary kept by the younger Joseph Lyman (1851-1883), dated 1859, documenting a tour of Europe. Each day, Lyman noted his location and noteworthy events and encounters.

ca.1863-1986

The photographs depict three generations of the Lyman family, centering on Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (1819-1899), his wives, children, and grandchildren. Although mostly portraits, the images reflect the family’s elevated social standing and close family bonds. Among the more notable images are a handsome early view of the First Congregational Church in Northampton, three images of the Harvard dorm rooms of Joseph (1873) and Frank (1874) Lyman, a large number of charming turn-of-the-century images of infants and their mothers, and a handsome amateur watercolor painting of the Lyman family pet parrot. The parrot is not named. The collection also includes a handful of images from earlier generations of the Lyman family (mostly photographs of painted portraits) and a small number of images from the family of Samuel Fowler Lyman, father of Benjamin Smith Lyman.

The series is noteworthy for containing a number of striking images taken by the photographer Katherine E. McClellan in the period 1905-1915. An 1882 graduate of Smith College, McClellan returned to Northampton in 1903, becoming the “official” photographer for her alma mater until her retirement in 1918. The beautifully-composed portraits of hers in this collection are delicately toned silver prints displaying a notable Pictorialist influence. Upon retiring, McClellan sold her studio to her long-time collaborator, Eric Stahlberg, who is represented in this collection by a wonderful wedding album put together in 1945 for Hannah C. Lyman and her new husband Roland Blenner-Hassett.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Manuscripts
1836-1932
78 folders
Benjamin Smith Lyman
1836-1913
30 folders
Ames, Mary L.
1904
Box 1: 1
Higginson, Agnes G.
ca.1864
Box 1: 2
Hinckley, Henry R.
1860-1866
Box 1: 3
Howe, Edward R.
1865-1866
Box 1: 4
Lyman, Almira Smith
1853-1864
Box 1: 5
Lyman, Ann
1908
Box 1: 6
Lyman, Benjamin Smith (?): checkbook
1875-1876
Box 1: 7
Lyman, Benjamin Smith: Diary
1863-1864
Box 1: 8
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, “Brief notes,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 52
1918
Box 3: 1
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, “Character of the Japanese: A Study of Human Nature,” Reprinted from the Journal of Speculative Philosophy
1885
Box 3: 2
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, The Future of Japan in its relations with China and Russia. Philadelphia: Sherman and Co.
1897
Box 3: 3
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, Geological Survey of Hokkaido: A General Report on the Geology of Yesso. Tokei: Kaitakushi
1877
Box 3: 4
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, Geological Survey of the Oil Lands of Japan: A Report of Progress for the first year of the oil surveys. Tokei: Public Works Dept.
1877
Box 3: 5
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, “A Practical Rational Alphabet,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 54
1915
Box 3: 6
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, Report on the New Red of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Philadelphia: the author
1895
Box 3: 7
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, Report on the Painter Tract, Near Connellsville, Pa. Philadelphia: Sherman and Co.
1866
Box 3: 8
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, Shippen and Wetherill Tract, 2d ed. Philadelphia: Ferris and Leach
1919
Box 3: 9
Lyman, Benjamin Smith: Diaries 280, 292
ca.1910-1917
2 vols.
Box 1: 9
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins
1850-1862
Box 1: 10
Lyman, Elizabeth
1864
Box 1: 11
Lyman, Eva
1866
Box 1: 12
Lyman, Frances
1865-1907
Box 1: 13
Lyman, Hannah
1907-1913
Box 1: 14
Lyman, James Fowler
1853-1864
Box 1: 15
Lyman, Joseph
1859-1866
Box 1: 16
Lyman, Mary
1853-1909
Box 1: 17
Lyman, Samuel Fowler
1853-1864
Box 1: 18
Lyman, James Fowler: Letterbook (sent to Benjamin Smith Lyman by Frank Lyman)
1836-1837
Box 1: 19
Lyman, Susan B.
1860-1866
Box 1: 20
Miscellaneous and unidentified
undated
Box 1: 21
Joseph Lyman (1812-1871)
1838-1879
33 folders
Bright, John
1862
Box 1: 22
Curtis, Benjamin R.
1841
Box 1: 23
Emerson, William
1841
Box 1: 24
Forbes, John Murray and Forbes, R. B.
1838, 1841
Box 1: 25
Haight, Benjamin J.
1849
Box 1: 26
Hunt, E. L.
1841
Box 1: 27
Kansas Land Trust Correspondence
1856-1857
18 folders
Index (p)
Box 1
Adams, A. L. (p. 25)
1856
Box 1
N.B.:

Letter indexed, but not present

Adams, Joseph L. (p. 743, 744, 745, behind 750, 803)
1857
Box 2
Adams, Swift & Co. (p. 748)
1857
Box 2
Albert, Rev. L. N. (p. 406)
1857
Box 1
Allen, George L. (p. 233)
1856
Box 1
Amory, Peter B. (p. 32, 63 1/2, 70, 267, 338, 565, 633, 653, 729)
1856-1857
Box 1, 2
Arnold, Stephen (p. 56)
1856
Box 1
Andrews, R. W. (p. 160)
1856
Box 1
Arny, W. J. M. (p. 149)
1856
Box 1
Bacon, S. J. (p. 81)
1856
Box 1
Baker, Edward L. (p. 24, 28, 48, 83, 263, 283,461, 561, 564, 577, 687, 699, 705, 710)
1856-1857
Box 1
Ball, E. H. (p. 94)
1856
Box 1
Banks, Joseph (p. 187)
1856
Box 1
Bannard, J. M. (p. 90)
1856
Box 1
Barrows, George B. (p. 138)
1856
Box 1
Baxter, Harris A. (p. 490)
1857
Box 1
Bennette, John (p. 148, 175)
1856
Box 1
Bentley, A. J. (p. 319)
1856
Box 1
Berswell, J. L. (p. 391)
1857
Box 1
Bertolone, F. (p. 22, 119)
1856
Box 1
Betts, Charles. F. (p. 311, 337)
1856
Box 1
Bleutirow, Robert (p. 436)
1857
Box 1
Bloor, H. P. (p. 420)
1857
Box 1
Booth, John (p. 398)
1857
Box 1
Bowman, Joshua (p. 102)
1856
Box 1
Boynton, J. W. (p. 569)
1857
Box 2
Boynton, S. A. (p. 802)
1857
Box 2
Bradley, H. (p. 42)
1856
Box 1
Brandt, Edward (p. 286)
1856
Box 1
Breed, Homer F. (p. 392)
1857
Box 1
Brewster, John (p. 82, 129, 197, 229, 387, 443, 595, 665, 682)
1856-1857
Box 1
Bridgeman, J. W. (p. 585)
1857
Box 2
Bridgeman, L. (p. 284, 492)
1856-1857
Box 1
Brown, Henry (p. 161)
1856
Box 1
Brown, G. G (p. 259)
1856
Box 1
Brown, J. H. (p. 379)
1857
Box 1
Browning, Mathew P. (p. 418)
1857
Box 1
Bummell, W. R. (p. 305)
1856
Box 1
Burdick, H.W. (p. 114)
1856
Box 1
Burgess, Asa (p. 568)
1857
Box 2
Burgess, Charles W. (p. 34)
1856
Box 1
Burling, C. (p. 115)
1856
Box 1
Burr, E. F. (p. 176, 601, 666, 679, 810)
1856-1857
Box 1
Calvert, J. W. (p. 153)
1856
Box 1
Campbell, J. A. (p. 230, 355)
1856-1857
Box 1
Cardner, J. G. (p. 540)
1857
Box 2
Carver, J. E. (p. 370)
1857
Box 1
Chadwick, F. M. (p. 113)
1856
Box 1
Chapin, Charles H. (p. 509, 535)
1857
Box 2
Christie, John (p. 39)
1856
Box 1
Close, Richard (p. 366)
1857
Box 1
Colby, Newell (p. 381)
1857
Box 1
Comfort, George M. (p. 529, 707)
1857
Box 2
Conlin, James (p. 360)
1857
Box 1
Cook, Edward (p. 612, 675, 693)
1857
Box 2
Crakitt, Merit (p. 546)
1857
Box 2
Creal, J. (p. 437)
1857
Box 1
Curran, R. H. (p. 208)
1856
Box 1
Curtis, H. C. (p. 111)
1856
Box 1
Daboll, salon M. (p. 607)
1857
Box 2
Darby, R. (p. 353)
1857
Box 1
Deavitt, Samuel (p. 474, 562)
1857
Box 1
Delano, Warren (p. 456)
1857
Box 1
Dening, J. B. (p. 382)
1857
Box 1
Dimock, S. G. (p. 444)
1857
Box 1
Dimon, John (p. 272)
1856
Box 1
Divall, Willard (p. 280)
1856
Box 1
Donaldson, J. (p. 69, 107, 421, 552,652, 807)
1856-1857
Box 1
Dorsey, D. B. Jr. (p. 559)
1857
Box 2
Durnham, J. A. (p. 430, 480)
1857
Box 1
Easton, L. (p. 76)
1856
Box 1
Eaton, William (p. 33)
1856
Box 1
Edwards, Joseph Jr. (p. 531)
1857
Box 2
Elridge, Charles, W. (p. 276, 281)
1856
Box 1
Elroh, J. D. (p. 38, 55)
1856
Box 1
Evans, E. (p. 207)
1856
Box 1
Evans, Isaac (p. 354)
1857
Box 1
Fannan, J. (p. 205)
1856
Box 1
Farley, Charles A. (p. 268, 275, 291, 341, 358, 378,435, 583, 667, 730)
1856-1857
Box 1
Farman, Peter (p. 116)
1856
Box 1
Fellows, Justin (p. 697)
1857
Box 2
Ferris, Edwin (p. 573, 586)
1857
Box 2
Fitch, E. (p. 199)
1856
Box 1
Flint, Horace K. (p. 521)
1857
Box 2
Fowler, G. (p. 95)
1856
Box 1
French, James (p. 111 1/2)
1856
Box 1
Fulton, James (p. 168)
1856
Box 1
Gardner, Robert F. (p. 192)
1856
Box 1
Gaynor, John P. (p. 339, 359)
1856-1857
Box 1
Giffin, Remember (p. 431)
1857
Box 1
Gimlins, Josiah (p. 567)
1857
Box 2
Gleasgrow, B. F. (p. 427)
1857
Box 1
Gray, James (p. 122)
1856
Box 1
Griffith, Thomas (p. 385, 409)
1857
Box 1
Hale, Charles (p. unnumbered before 1)
1856
Box 1
Hall, J. L. (p. 92, 124, 530, 615)
1856-1857
Box 1
Hancourt, Daniel Jr. (p. 219)
1856
Box 1
Harman, Herman (p. 545)
1857
Box 2
Harris, William (p. 91)
1856
Box 1
Haskell, E. (p. 584)
1857
Box 2
Haughman, D. Douglass (p. 145)
1856
Box 1
Henderson, Duncan (p. 352, 524)
1857
Box 1
Henderson, Monroe (p. 441)
1857
Box 1
Herald Office, N.Y. (p. 26, 58, 71)
1856
Box 1
Higginson, C. J. (p. 751)
1857
Box 2
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth (p. 262)
1856
Box 1
Hinwood, William (p. 201, 236, 248, 460, 507, 641, 683, 762, 767, 779, 791)
1856-1857
Box 1
Hitchcock, H. (p. 235)
1856
Box 1
Hitchcock, W. B. (p. 401)
1857
Box 1
Hogue, William (p. 502)
1857
Box 2
Holeywell, Fred K. (p. 312)
1856
Box 1
Holland, George (p. 419)
1857
Box 1
Howard, Mark (p. 126)
1856
Box 1
Howe, John J. (p. 659, 669)
1857
Box 2
Hyatt, J. (p. 40)
1856
Box 1
Independent, N.Y. (p. 118)
1856
Box 1
Jackson, William (p. 75)
1856
Box 1
Janney, Lot (p. 87)
1856
Box 1
Jenkins, S. H. (p. 108)
1856
Box 1
Joy, Charles A. (p. 72)
1856
Box 1
Kellogg, Henry W. (p. 110)
1856
Box 1
Kellogg, G. (p. 156)
1856
Box 1
Knepfle, Joseph (p. 484)
1857
Box 1
Lawrence, A. A. (p. 78, 313, 752, 753)
1856-1857
Box 1
Leonard, E. M. (p. 239)
1856
Box 1
Lesley, J. Peter (p. 44, 45, 231)
1856
Box 1
Lewis, Isaac (p. 361, 407, 479, 514, 548)
1857
Box 1
Libby, Randall 2nd (p. 365, 408)
1857
Box 1
Lukens, W. E. (p. 508)
1857
Box 2
Lyman, Sam F. (p. 18, 43, 100)
1856
Box 1
Lyman, Sereno (p. 320)
1856
Box 1
MacDonald, A. W. (p. 184)
1856
Box 1
Mack, John (p. 251)
1856
Box 1
Macy, L. (p. 491)
1857
Box 1
Mathews, C. (p. 282)
1856
Box 1
Mcintosh, John. C. (p. 487, 499)
1857
Box 1
McKesson and Robbins (p. 59,106, 117, 127, 141, 605, 663, 669)
1856-1857
Box 1
McVey, J. S. (p. 590)
1857
Box 2
Millar, James, R. (p. 384)
1857
Box 2
Miner, George A. (p. 532)
1857
Box 2
Mood, Bradford R. (p. 86)
1856
Box 1
Neison, William (p. 151)
1856
Box 1
Nicolson, John (p. 661)
1857
Box 2
Ogden, C. H. (p. 423, 452)
1857
Box 1
Paddleford, Seth (p. 105, 135)
1856
Box 1
Palmer, F. M. (p. 142, 159, 362, 380, 388, 458, 465, 466, 475, 485)
1856-1857
Box 1
Palmer, J. M. (p. 547, 614, 706, 713)
1857
Box 2
Parker, L. T. (p. 394)
1857
Box 1
Parsons, Levi (p. 36)
1856
Box 1
Patterson, Horatio (p. 121, 395)
1856-1857
Box 1
Payne, Douglas (p. 434)
1857
Box 1
Pellet, Sarah (p. 424, 425, 438, 440, 442, 501, 510, 580, 609, 645, 742, 771)
1857
Box 1
Pickman, W.D. (p. 178, 193, 503, 694, 776)
1856-1857
Box 1
Pollock George W. (p. 525)
1857
Box 2
Rand, A. P. (p. 144)
1856
Box 1
Ray, David (p. 211)
1856
Box 1
Raymond, Henry J. (p. 63)
1856
Box 1
Raymond, Wesley and Co. (p. 417)
1857
Box 1
Redpath, James (p. 512)
1857
Box 2
Reed, M. L. (p. 549)
1857
Box 1
Rees, William A. (p. 471)
1857
Box 1
Reiner, G. G. (p. 350)
1857
Box 1
Remson, William E. (p. 386, 486, 522)
1857
Box 1
Republican, N. Y. (p. 204)
1856
Box 1
Richardson, James (p. 318)
1856
Box 1
Richards, Samuel (p. 449)
1857
Box 1
Roads, Chester X. (p. 628)
1857
Box 2
Roberts, E. C. (p. 478)
1857
Box 1
Roberts, P. A. (p. 346, 555)
1857
Box 1
Robinson, Charles (p. 41, 88, 112, 158, 171, 440, 593, 598, 608, 700, 748, 750, 758,)
1856-1857
Box 1
Robinson, George W. (p. 170)
1856
Box 1
Rossman, A. (p. 137)
1856
Box 1
Sanders, C. M. (p. 498, 520, 542, 770, 787)
1857
Box 1
Seymour, Stephen P. (p. 285)
1856
Box 1
Shane, A. M. (p. 214, 268)
1856
Box 1
Scofield, David C. (p. 519)
1857
Box 2
Scott, J.B. (p. 265, 306)
1856
Box 1
Sheldon, S. L. (p. 453)
1857
Box 1
Sheppard, H. A. (p. 180)
1856
Box 1
Sheppard, Forest (p. 13)
1856
Box 1
Sherman, W. P. (p. 123)
1856
Box 1
Sherwin, Thomas (p. 52)
1856
Box 1
Sigmour, H. E. (p. 73)
1856
Box 1
Silliman B. (p. 131)
1856
Box 1
Simmons and Leadbeater (p. 93, 130, 147, 150, 172, unnumbered before 174, 198, 300)
1856
Box 1
Simpson, H. M. (p. 340, 349, 446, 618)
1856-1857
Box 1
Simpson, I. I. (p. 321)
1856
Box 1
Sin Clair, ____ (p. 14, 51, 57, 60, 61, 433, 560, 660, 731, 798)
1856-1857
Box 1
Slusser, Wallace (p. 428)
1857
Box 1
Smith, A. W. (p. 402)
1857
Box 1
Smith, Edward P. (p. 154, 256, 616)
1856-1857
Box 1
Smith, G. (p. 132)
1856
Box 1
Smith, Henry B. (p. 209)
1856
Box 1
Smith, J. E. (p. 566)
1857
Box 2
Smith, Samuel C. (p. 686, 749, 759, 769, 784)
1857
Box 2
Smith, William (p. 261)
1856
Box 1
Snow, F. G. (p. 266)
1856
Box 1
Snook, F. G. (p. 292, 333)
1856
Box 1
Sprague, L. R. (p. 447)
1857
Box 1
Speed, G. G. (p. 173)
1856
Box 1
Stokes, Richard (p. 747)
1857
Box 2
Stone, A. L. (p. 140)
1856
Box 1
Stone, James W. (p. 30, 35)
1856
Box 1
Strong, Charles (p. 520)
1857
Box 2
Strong, L. D. (p. 369)
1857
Box 1
Sway, Caleb (p. 164)
1856
Box 1
Swift, R. K. (p. 96)
1856
Box 1
Taber, Ben C. (p. 470, 576)
1857
Box 1
Tallcot, R.D. (p. 109, 310)
1856
Box 1
Tardif, William Jr. (p. 426)
1857
Box 1
Taylor, H. H. (p. 476)
1857
Box 1
Thompson, M. L. (p. 553)
1857
Box 2
Times, N. Y. (p. 64, 128)
1856
Box 1
Townsend, Amos (p. 206, 222)
1856
Box 1
Tribune, N. Y. (p. 63, 84)
1856
Box 1
Tribune, Providence (p. 162)
1856
Box
Tucker, Jasper (p. 371)
1857
Box 1
Vickers, James (p. 455, 761)
1857
Box 1
Underwood, G. W. (p. 191, 221, unnumbered after 231, 258)
1856
Box 1
Wallace, W. (p. 712)
1857
Box 2
Ware, Joel (p. 497)
1857
Box 1
Webb, Otis (p. 422, 464, 477, 518, 527, 558)
1857
Box 1
Webb, William (p. 412)
1857
Box 1
Werts, George W. (p. 220)
1856
Box 1
West, ____ (p. 375, 519)
1857
Box 1
White, Horace (p. unnumbered before 158)
1856
Box
White, Will O. (p. 650, 668)
1857
Box 2
Whitehead, James (p. 46)
1856
Box 1
Wilcox, Charles (p. 523)
1857
Box 2
Williams, A. L. (p. 323, 411)
1856-1857
Box 1
Williams, Roderick R. (p. 537, 626)
1857
Box 2
Williston, J. P. (p. 500, 575)
1857
Box 1
Willoughby, J. D. (p. 393)
1857
Box 1
Wood, Bradford R. (p. 594, 656)
1857
Box 2
Woodbury, W. H. (p. 413)
1857
Box 1
Wright, James A. (p. 574, 658, 672)
1857
Box 2
Limeburner, Joseph
1865
Box 2: 8
Loring, F. C.
1841-1864
Box 2: 9
Lyman, Anne Jean: will
1852
Box 2: 10
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins
1849-1879
Box 2: 11
Lyman, Joseph: Essay on banking and finance (draft)
ca.1855
Box 2: 12
Lyman, Joseph: Travel diary
1859
Box 2: 13
Lyman, Samuel Fowler
1847-1851
Box 2: 14
Revere, Joseph W.
1849-1850
Box 2: 15
Sargent, John O.
1838
Box 2: 16
Joseph Lyman (1851-1883)
1867-1880
3 folders
Lyman, Catherine, from Joseph Lyman (1851-1883)
1867-1875
Box 2: 17
Lyman, Catherine, from Joseph Lyman (1851-1883)
1876-1880
Box 2: 18
Lyman, Joseph (1851-1883)
1870-1874
Box 2: 19
Frank Lyman, Sr.
1875-1932
12 folders
Boys’ Club and Community Center
1926
Box 2: 20
Clarion Kennels (E. T. Kerr, Charles E. Toy). Re: Springer Spaniel
1925-1926
Box 2: 21
Dalton, Howard A.
1925-1926 Mar.
Box 2: 22
Dalton, Howard A.
1926 Apr.-Aug.
Box 2: 23
Guest Book (probably from Fort Hill, Northampton, Mass.)
1916-1921
Box 2: 24
Kerr, Miss
1925-1926
Box 2: 25
Lyman, Benjamin Smith
1907-1912
Box 2: 26
Lyman family genealogical charts
undated
3 items
OS 7: 6

Two blueprint genealogical charts centered of E.H.R. Lyman, and computer printout of chart of family of Frank Lyman.

Lyman, Joseph (1851-1883)
1875-1879
Box 2: 27
Miscellaneous correspondence
1926
Box 2: 28
Moffat, Adeline, Portrait of a gentleman, to F. L.
1932
Box 2: 29
Morris, Lewis R.
1925
Box 2: 30
Palmer, Paul A.
1926
Box 2: 31
Series 2. Photographs
ca.1863-1986
Beers, William: full length portrait by W. R. Tobias (Perth Amboy, N.J.)
ca.1915
Gelatin silver print
Box 3: 10
Blenner-Hassett, Hannah C. Lyman: full length portrait (Northampton, Mass.?)
ca.1915
Gelatin silver print
Box 3: 11
Blenner-Hassett, Hannah C. Lyman: snapshots
ca.1950-1986
3 snapshots
Box 3: 12
Blenner-Hassett, Roland and Hannah C. Lyman Blenner-Hassett: wedding album, by Eric Stahlberg (Northampton, Mass.)
1945 May
23 gelatin silver prints
OS 7: 5
First Congregational Church (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1865
Albumen print
OS 6: 5
Hinckley, Rose: studio portrait by Katharine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
1906
Toned silver print
OS 6: 1
Hinckley, Rose: full length portrait with a beer stein and wearing a dirndl, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.?)
ca.1906
Toned silver print
Box 3: 13
Kuwada, T. and family: full length portrait, by R. Maruki (Tokyo, Japan)
ca.1896
Cabinet card
Box 3: 14
Lenox, Etta Roberts: vignetted studio portrait
ca.1900
Gelatin silver print
Box 3: 15
Lenox, Etta Roberts: informal portrait at gate to house (Sudbury, Mass.)
ca.1938
Gelatin silver print
Box 3: 15
Low family: group portrait with J.O. Low, C.P. Low, Abiel Abbot Low, E.A. Low, and Ellen L. Mills (clockwise from left), by G. Frank and E. Pearsall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
ca.1880
Albumen print
OS 7: 4
Lyman, Catherine: studio portrait by Baker & Record (Saratoga, N.Y.)
ca.1885
Cabinet card
Box 3: 16
Lyman, Catherine: studio portrait by W. Kurtz (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1885
Cabinet card
Box 3: 16
Lyman, Catherine: studio portrait by Davis & Sanford (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1890
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 16
Lyman, Catherine: studio portrait by A. J. Schillare (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1895
2 mounted prints
Box 3: 17
Lyman, Catherine and Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899): studio portrait by Ludovici’s Portraits (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1890
Cabinet card
Box 3: 18
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899): studio portrait, bust, by H. A. Lewis (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1865
Albumen print
OS 6: 6
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899): image of painted portrait, by Ludovici’s Portraits (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1885
2 mounted prints
Box 3: 19
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899): studio portrait, 3/4 profile, by Davis & Sanford (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1895
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 6
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899): half-length studio portrait by Davis & Sanford (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1895
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 6
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899): studio portrait by A. J. Schillare (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1895
2 variant mounted prints
Box 3: 20
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899): informal portrait reading newspaper on a porch (Northampton, Mass.?)
ca.1895
Albumen print
Box 3: 21
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899): informal portrait reading newspaper on a porch (Northampton, Mass.?)
ca.1895
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 8
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899) and Lyman, Catherine: informal portrait while walking in woods (Northampton, Mass.?)
ca.1893
Albumen print
OS 6: 7
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1819-1899), Lyman, Frank, Sr., and Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1886-1893): studio portrait of three generations by Philip Mook, successor to Ludovici’s portraits (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1892
4 albumen prints
OS 6: 9
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1886-1893): studio portrait, full length, by Ludovici’s Portraits (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1890
2 cabinet cards
Box 3: 22
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1886-1893): vignetted bust studio portrait (S.l.)
ca.1890
Printing-out paper print
OS 6: 10
Lyman family home in Florida
ca.1940
3 variant gelatin silver prints
Box 3: 23
Lyman family pet parrot
1895
Watercolor painting
Box 3: 24
Lyman family portrait, including Frank Lyman, Sr., Annie Jean Lyman White, Alfred T. White, Catherine Lyman, Jean White, Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman, and Catherine White (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1895
2 gelatin silver prints
OS 6: 11
Lyman family portrait, including Alfred T. White, Annie Jean Lyman White, Frank Lyman, Sr., Catherine White, Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman, Jean White, and Catherine Lyman (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1895
4 gelatin silver prints
OS 6: 12
Lyman family portrait, including Alfred T. White, Annie Jean Lyman White, Frank Lyman, Sr., Catherine White, Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman, Jean White, and Catherine Lyman (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1895
Printing-out paper print
OS 6: 12
Lyman family gathering? (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1905
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 13
Lyman family carte de visite album
ca.1865
10 cartes de visite
Box 5: 1

Images from family of Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman.

Lyman, Sarah Elizabeth: vignette studio portrait, bust, by C. H. Williamson (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
ca.1865
Carte de visite
1
Lyman, Catharine A.: half-length studio portrait, seated, by Rockwood & Co.(New York, N.Y.)
ca.1865
Carte de visite
2
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins and Lyman, Catherine: full-length portrait, standing, by J. R. Moore (Trenton Falls, N.J.)
ca.1865
Carte de visite
3

Caption: “Father & mother. I think taken at Trenton Falls on their wedding journey.”

White, Annie J. L.: studio portrait, bust, by E. M. Douglass (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
ca.1865
Carte de visite
4
Lyman, Joseph (1851-1883): studio portrait, bust, by E. M. Douglass (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
ca.1865
Carte de visite
5
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: vignette studio portrait, bust, by E. M. Douglass (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
ca.1865
Carte de visite
6
White, Alfred T.: half-length studio portrait, seated, by A. Cobden (Troy, N.Y.)
ca.1865
Carte de visite
7
John Hancock House: view from street, by John P. Soule (Boston, Mass.)
ca.1865
Carte de visite
8
Two cherubs: “Bufford’s print,” by John P. Soule (Boston, Mass.)
ca.1863
Carte de visite
9
Annie J. White, Hannah Brewer, Fannie Brewer, and unidentified man and woman (S.l.)
ca.1865
Tintype
10
Lyman family photograph album: “Album of photographs” in gilt on cover
ca.1885
9 albumen prints print
Box 5: 2

Images of infant tentatively identified as Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (1886-1893) and mother Mary Sanger Lyman, but including at least two other children.

Lyman, Florence Chapin Moodey: studio portrait with dog, full length, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
1901
Toned silver print
Box 3: 25
Lyman, Florence Chapin Moodey: studio portrait (Northampton, Mass.?)
ca.1940
Gelatin silver print
Box 3: 26
Lyman, Florence Chapin Moodey, with children Joseph Lyman, Frank Lyman Jr., and Hannah C. Lyman: portrait seated on sofa (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1915
Toned gelatin silver print
Box 3: 27
Lyman, Florence Chapin Moodey, with infant Frank Lyman, Jr.: half-length portrait seated on sofa (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1908
Toned gelatin silver print
Box 3: 28
Lyman, Florence Chapin Moodey, with infant Joseph Lyman: portrait seated on sofa, holding a toy lamb, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1907
Toned gelatin silver print
Box 3: 29
Lyman, Florence Chapin Moodey, with infant Joseph Lyman: portrait seated on sofa, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1907
Toned gelatin silver print
Box 3: 29
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: dormitory room at Harvard, shared with W. C. Sanger, photo by Notman (Cambridge, Mass.)
ca.1874
Albumen print
Box 3: 30
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: portrait, half-length in profile, the Misses Selby (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1910
Gelatin silver print
Box 3: 31
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: portrait, half-length with arms crossed, the Misses Selby (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1910
Gelatin silver print
Box 3: 31
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: portrait, bust in 3/4 profile, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1916
Toned silver print
Box 3: 32
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: portrait, half-length portrait in profile, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
1916
2 toned silver prints
Box 3: 32
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: portrait, bust facing camera, by Gardner & Co. (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
ca.1920
Toned silver print
Box 3: 33
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: studio portrait (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1920
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 2
Lyman, Frank, Sr. with Florence Chapin Moodey Lyman, and infant sons Joseph Lyman and Frank Lyman, Jr.: family portrait, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
1908
Toned silver print
Box 3: 34
Lyman, Frank, Sr. and Florence Chapin Moodey Lyman: double portrait at Fort Hill (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1920
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 3
Lyman, Frank, Sr.: at class reunion of Columbia School of Mines, photo by Pinchot (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1928?
Gelatin silver print
OS 7: 5
Lyman, Frank, Sr. with sons Joseph Lyman and Frank Lyman, Jr.: family portrait (Northampton, Mass.?)
ca.1918
Toned silver print
Box 3: 35
Lyman, Frank, Jr.: studio portrait, by College Studio (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1925
Gelatin silver print
Box 3: 36
Lyman, Frank, Jr. and Joseph Lyman: “1909″ photograph album, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
1909
13 toned silver prints
Box 3: 37
Lyman, Frank, Jr.: half-length portrait (S.l.)
1961 Nov.
Color print
Box 3: 38
Lyman, Hannah C.: half-length portrait, by Spence Studio (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1930
Gelatin silver print
Box 4: 1
Lyman, Joseph (1767-1847): vignette image of painted portrait (S.l.)
ca.1870
Albumen print
Box 4: 2
Lyman, Joseph (1851-1883): studio portrait, bust, by W. Kurtz (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1870
Albumen print
OS 6: 14
Lyman, Joseph (1851-1883): informal portrait seated on sofa in Harvard dormitory room, by Balch (Cambridge, Mass.)
ca.1872
Albumen print
OS 7: 1
Lyman, Joseph (1851-1883): interior of Harvard dormitory room, by Balch (Cambridge, Mass.)
ca.1872
Albumen print
OS 7: 2
Lyman, Joseph (1851-1883): vignette studio portrait, bust, by Mora (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1880
Cabinet card
Box 4: 3
Lyman, Joseph (1851-1883): vignette studio portrait, 3/4 length, by Frank E. Pearsall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
ca.1880
Cabinet card
Box 4: 4
Lyman, Joseph (b.1906): portrait at sixth months with mother, Florence Lyman, (Northampton, Mass.?)
1907
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 14
Lyman, Mary Sanger (?): informal portrait standing by stoop of house (S.l.)
ca.1884
Boudoir card
Box 4: 5
Lyman, Mary Sanger (?)with infant Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (1886-1893), by Charles S. Rawson (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
ca.1886
Cabinet card
Box 4: 26
Lyman, Mary Sanger (?)with infant Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (1886-1893), by unidentified photographer (S.l.)
ca.1886
Albumen print
Box 4: 26
Lyman, Mary Sanger (?): wedding portrait, by Mora (New York, N.Y.)
ca.1884
Albumen print
Box 4: 5
Lyman, Samuel Fowler and Lyman, Almira Smith: informal portrait seated in the south parlor (S.l.)
ca.1865
Albumen print
Box 4: 6
Lyman, Samuel Fowler, Almira Smith Lyman, and family: informal portrait seated in the south parlor (S.l.). Later reprinting
ca.1865
Gelatin silver print
Box 4: 7
Lyman, Sarah Elizabeth Low: vignette studio portrait, bust (S.l.)
ca.1865
2 albumen prints, engraving
Box 4: 8
Moodey, Cornelia Chapin: studio portrait, half-length, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
1912
Toned silver print
Box 4: 9
Moodey, Cornelia Chapin: portrait in costume at Daughters of the American Revolution pageant, full-length, by Katherine E. McClellan? (Northampton, Mass.)
1911
Toned silver print
Box 4: 10
Moodey, Gertrude: studio portrait, half-length seated, by Stone (Plainfield, N.J.)
1906
Toned silver print
Box 4: 11
Moodey, Hannah: studio portrait, half-length seated while reading, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1907
Toned silver print
Box 4: 12
Moodey, Hannah with infant Joseph Lyman: informal portrait, half-length seated, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1907
Toned silver print
Box 4: 13
Moodey, Hannah Chapin (daughter of Helen Moodey): studio portrait, full-length seated, by Langhorne (S.l.)
ca.1907
Gelatin silver print
Box 4: 14
Moodey, Helen Chapin: studio portrait, by Katherine E. McClellan(Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1906
Toned silver print
OS 6: 17
Moodey, Helen Chapin: studio portrait, half-length standing, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1907
Toned silver print
Box 4: 15
Moodey, Helen Chapin: studio portrait, half-length seated, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1907
Toned silver print
Box 4: 15
Moodey, Helen Chapin with infant Hannah Moodey: studio portrait, seated, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1907
Toned silver print
Box 4: 16

Identity of the seated woman and child may be in error.

Moog, Helen Antoinette: studio portrait, seated, by Katherine E. McClellan (Northampton, Mass.)
ca.1920
Toned silver print
Box 4: 17
Robbins, Mrs. E. H.: photo of painted portrait, by A. H. Folsom (Boston, Mass.)
ca.1890
Albumen print
Box 4: 18
Sailboat: image of small sailboat on pond (S.l.)
ca.1900
Gelatin silver print
Box 4: 19
Sailboat in drydock: “Rough Rider in winter quarters,” by unidentified photographer (Perry, Me.)
1914
Gelatin silver print
OS 7: 3
Sargent, D. A. and ’72 Crew: informal portrait of group of young men, possibly a geological surveying crew, by Warren (Cambridgeport, Mass.)
ca.1872
Cabinet card
Box 4: 20
Sayers, Ledyard W.: vignette studio portrait (S.l.)
ca.1880
Cabinet card
Box 4: 21
Tunis, Claudia Joy and infant son Edward Donald Tunis: studio portrait, by W. R. Tobias (Perth Amboy, N.J.)
ca.1915
Gelatin silver print
Box 4: 22
Turner, Catharine Ames: wedding of Catharine Ames and Samuel Epes Turner (St. Paul, Minn.). Photograph by Haynes
1910 Sept. 24
Gelatin silver print
OS 6: 4
Unidentified child: portrait, seated by tree (S.l.)
ca.1875
Tintype
Box 4: 23
Unidentified elderly woman with Scottish terriers: snapshot (S.l.)
ca.1935
Gelatin silver print
Box 4: 24
Unidentified houses (S.l.)
ca.1900-1940
2 gelatin silver prints
Box 4: 25
Unidentified people, later generations (S.l.)
ca.1961-1980
3 photographs
Box 4: 27
Administrative information
Lyman Genealogy

Descendants of Joseph Lyman (1767-1847) and 1) Elizabeth Fowler (1772-1808) and 2) Anne Jean Robbins (1767-1847): names in bold figure prominently in the collection

  • Elizabeth Lyman (b. 1792)
  • Edmund Dwight Lyman (b. 1795)
  • Frances Fowler Lyman (b.1797, died early)
  • Samuel Fowler Lyman (1799-1876) m. in 1824 to Almira Smith
    • Elizabeth (b. 1828)
    • James Fowler Lyman (b. 1830)
    • Harriet Willard Lyman (b. 1834)
    • Benjamin Smith Lyman (1835-1920)
    • Mary Lyman
  • Mary Lyman (b. 1802)
  • Jane Lyman (b. 1804)
  • Joseph Lyman (1812-1871) m. Susan Bullfinch
  • Anne Jean Lyman (b. 1815)
  • Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (1819-1899) m. 1) Sarah Elizabeth Low (1822-1863) and 2) in 1865 to Catherine (b. 1823)
    • Edward R. Lyman (1848-1848)
    • Annie Jean Lyman (1850-1920) m. Alfred Tredway White
    • Joseph Lyman (1851-1883)
    • Frank Lyman, Sr. (1852-1938) m. 1) Mary Sanger (1859-1890) and 2) Florence Chapin Moodey (1870-1960)
      • Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (1886-1893)
      • Joseph Lyman (b. Aug. 26, 1906)
      • Frank Lyman, Jr. (1908-1992) m. Jeanne Sargent (2013-2005)
      • Hannah C. Lyman (b. ca.1910) m. R. Blenner-Hassett
      • Catherine Lyman
    • Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (1859-1859)
  • Susan Inches Lyman (b. 1823) m. Joseph Peter Lesley
  • Catherine Robbins Lyman (1825-1896) m. Warren Delano
Provenance

Acquired from Christine Lyman Chase, 2009 (2009-164).

Processing Information

Processed by Kristin Van Patten and Dex Haven, August 2014.

Related Material

SCUA holds two other collections for the Lyman family:

Other significant collections for Benjamin Smith Lyman are housed at the American Philsophical Society (which also houses a large and valuable collection of the papers of Lyman’s uncle J. Peter Lesley) and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (MS 0388).

Separated Material
  • Kuwada, Gonpei, Biography of Benjamin Smith Lyman. Tokyo: Sanseido Co., 1937. Call no. RBR 638
  • Kuwada, Gonpei, Shojiki Shokichi: The Honest Rikisha Man (Supplement to “Biography of Benjamin Smith Lyman”). Tokyo: Sanseido Co., 1937. Call no. RBR 639
  • Lyman, Benjamin Smith, Vegetarian Diet and Dishes. Philadelphia: Ferris and Leach, 1917. Signed copy. Call no. RBR 637
Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Lyman Family Papers (MS 634). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Subjects

  • Antislavery movements--Massachusetts
  • Germany--Description and travel--19th century
  • Harvard University--Students
  • Kansas Land Trust
  • Kansas--History--1854-1861
  • New England Emigrant Aid Company

Contributors

  • Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886
  • Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920
  • Lyman, Joseph B, 1812-1871

Types of material

  • Photographs
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