STRONG, LYMAN / TOWNSEND, WM. A. / JAMES, J. H.

Charles E. Frohman Collections

Collection ID: 286
Location: FR 11

(Description ID: 594209)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Lyman E. Strong

FR-11

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Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

The Lyman E. Strong Papers are part of the larger Charles E. Frohman Collection.  The collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center by Mr. Frohman in 1967.  The papers are stored with those of John H. James and William A. Townsend. .

Biographical Sketch

Lyman Elderkin Strong, son of Major Joseph Strong, was born June 13, 1802 in Manlius, Onondaga County, New York.  Strong came to Ohio with his family in 1813.  They settled in Lyme Township, Huron County Ohio, on land that later became known as Strong’s Ridge. Lyman married Calista L. Nims May 1, 1831.  They were the parents of four children:  William A., Henry C, Mrs. E. D. Lord, and Mrs. G. B. Spencer. Lyman opened a store with S. M. Robinson at Lyme, Ohio.  He also served as postmaster of the at Lyme around 1836. Mr. Strong was described as “an unflinching, outspoken abolitionist at all times and an active participant in the operation of the Underground Railroad.”  In 1846, Strong moved his family to Plymouth, Huron County, Ohio, where he remained until his death on October 8, 1889.  He and his wife are buried in the Strong’s Ridge Cemetery, Lyme Township, Huron County, Ohio.

Scope and Content

The collection represents business correspondence of Lyman E. Strong during the years from 1836 to 1855 while living at Lyme and Plymouth, Ohio.  The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the surname of the correspondent.  The inventory provides an item-level description of the correspondence.

Inventory

Ac. 1831

38 items

ANONYMOUS

To L. E. Strong, June 18, 1846

BALLARD, C.

To “sister Calister” [Mrs. L. E. Strong] April 15, no year

BARTLETT, B. S.

See Bartlett & Green

BARTLETT & GREEN

To L. E. Strong, February 26, 1845

To L. E. Strong, March 17, 1845

To L. E. Strong, March 24, 1845

To L. E. Strong, April 2, 1845

To L. E. Strong, April 5, 1845

To L. E. Strong, April 8, 1845

BENEDICT & MCEACHRON, ATTORNEYS

To L. E. Strong, November 12, 1842

BOALT, C. S.

To L. E. Strong, February 27, 1845

COOK, L.V. D.

To L. E. Strong, September 7, 1846

COOKE, E. N.

To L. E. Strong, April 1, 1845

DEPUE, HARMON P.

To Le. E. Strong, undated

FORMAN, SAM S.

To L. E. Strong, February 11, 1836

GILLETT & DARLING

To L. E. Strong, August 17, 1839

GREEN, P.D.

To L. E. Strong, January 24, 1846

HODGES, THOMAS

To L. E. Strong, September 19, 1844

To Jonathan Dunham [see verso September 19, 1844]

HOPKINS, J.A.   Agt.

See also N.Y. & Toledo Line

HUBBARD CO.

To L. Strong, October 16, 1843

LOOMIS, L.M.

To L. E. Strong, October 2, 1855

MEAD & CO.

To Robinson & Strong, November 4, 1844

MOSELY, THOMAS

To L. E. Strong, June 18, 1839

To L. E. Strong, January 23, 1840

To S. Russell, June 17, 1840

MOSS, B.

To L. E. Strong, December 24, 1846

NEW YORK & TOLEDO LINE   [J.A. Hopkins, Agt.]

To Robinson & Strong, October 28, 1844

RAYNOR, HENRY

To L. E. Strong, February 27, 1845

ROBINSON, S.M.

To L. E. Strong, September 2, 1844

To L. E. Strong, March 12, 1845

SEAMAN, E.C.

To L. E. Strong, December 16, 1840

SHELDON, PHELPS & CO.

To L. E. Strong, June 12, 1845

SMITH, G.. R.

To L. E. Strong, October 13, 1845

STRONG, D. J.

To L. Strong, undated

STRUTHERS, MOORHEAD & CO.

To Robinson & Strong, October 28, 1844

To Robinson & Strong, May 5, 1845

TOWNSEND & HENDERSON

To L. E. Strong, July 5, 1844

To L. E. Strong, June 13, 1845

VANDERCOOK, L.

To Le. E. Strong, January 5, 1841