Lyman Chandler Family Papers

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Lyman Chandler family papers
Creator: Chandler (Family : Chandler, Lyman, 1795 or 1796-1887)
Call Number: D.64
Dates: 1825-1905
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Lyman Chandler family papers
Creator: Chandler (Family : Chandler, Lyman, 1795 or 1796-1887)
Call Number: D.64
Dates: 1825-1905
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The Lyman Chandler Family Papers contain approximately 150 letters, 1825-1895, and manuscript essays, financial material, teachers' certificates, and legal documents.

The first part of the collection includes letters (1825-1826) to and from Lyman Chandler during his travels in western New York and Michigan looking for farmland to settle. His letters home detail his experiences and opportunities. He eventually settled near East Aurora, New York in 1831. Several letters mention the fact that he taught school in Fayette, New York, 1825-1828.

The main body of correspondence, 1861-1895, is among Lyman Chandler's children, their relatives, and friends. Many of the letters are addressed to his daughters, Helen and Lib. Family concerns, such as health, illness, and deaths are among the chief topics discussed.

Twenty letters, 1863-1865, are from Albert Ritter to his cousins Lib and Helen Chandler. Ritter was serving in the Iowa 12th Infantry during the Civil War and the letters relate to his war experiences.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--East Aurora
New York (State)--Fayette
Agriculture
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Correspondence
Legal instruments
Chandler, Lyman, 1795 or 1796-1887
Ritter, Albert
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1866)
Teachers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Thomas D. Mahoney, April 1975.Access
The Lyman Chandler family papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Lyman Chandler family papers, D.64, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-12Correspondence, 1825-1895
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence, incomplete date
Box 1, Folder 14Manuscript essays
Box 1, Folder 15School, village, and county tax records, 1861-1898
Box 1, Folder 16Financial material, 1840-1869
Box 1, Folder 17Financial material, 1870-1905
Box 1, Folder 18Legal documents, leases, wills, etc., 1844-1885
Box 1, Folder 19Teacher's certificates (5) and roll book, 1860-1868
Box 1, Folder 20Printed ephemera


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