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Erastus Lyman papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00-1982-16-0

Scope and Contents

The Erastus Lyman papers (1982-16-0, .21 linear feet) relate to merchant Erastus Lyman (1773-1854) of Goshen, Conn., members of the family of his wife, Abigail Starr Lyman (1778-1855), including her sister Lucretia Starr Root (1770-1858), niece Lucretia Root Brewster (1808-1875), grandnephew Ephraim Starr Brewster (1835-1864), and others. The collection consists of a bill of sale, deeds, accounts, and an inventory of the estate of Hannah Beach Starr (1745-1826), who was the mother of Lucretia Starr Root. There is also a May 15, 1891 letter of recommendation written by Gov. Charles Andrews regarding Harriet L. Ball.

Dates

  • Created: 1786-1891
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1982

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet

1 half document box other_unmapped

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

C. L. Robinson

Method of Acquisition

Gift

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Creator

Title
Erastus Lyman papers
Author
Leith Johnson
Date
01/04/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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