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