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Lyman Family Papers

Identifier: WH2016

Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately 84 letters dated from 1881 to 1900 between Louise Lyman and her parents. There are also letters from a suitor of Louise Lyman: Robert W. Gilbert, a New York City lawyer. In letters from George C. Lyman to Louise Lyman, references are made to the Moffit Family, and the various mining towns visited by George C. Lyman during the course of his business dealings.


  • 1881-1990


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

George C. Lyman either established or worked for various companies such as the Marshall Consolidated Coal Mining Company, and the Geo. C. Lyman and CO., in Denver and Pueblo from the early 1870's until about 1892. After that time, he moved back to New York City where his wife and children had been residing since the early 1880's. George C. Lyman had two daughters: May and Louise Lyman. The family appears to have traveled extensively throughout the time period and there is correspondence sent from both Europe and Canada.


.25 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, from Carmen D. Valentino, 2007.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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