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Spalding family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1255

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal and financial papers mostly concerning shipping and the logbook of the ship, Marion, on a voyage to South America (1834-1835). Also included are papers concerning the accidential death of Lyman G. Spalding in 1881.

Dates

  • 1832-1882

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Eberstadt, 1955.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1255

Overview

Correspondence, legal and financial papers mostly concerning shipping and the logbook of the ship, Marion, on a voyage to South America (1834-1835). Also included are papers concerning the accidential death of Lyman G. Spalding in 1881.

Biographical / Historical

A progenitor of the Spalding family, Edward Spalding, immigrated to America before 1640. His descendant, Lyman Spalding, was born on June 5, 1775, in New Hampshire. Lyman Spalding received a M.B. degree from Harvard, later receiving an honorary M.D. He also received the first honorary degree from Dartmouth Medical School, where he lectured. Lyman Spalding's son, Lyman Dyer Spalding, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on July 2, 1810. He was a merchant in Portsmouth and in 1836, master of the ship, Marion. Lyman Dyer had five children with his wife, Susan Parker. Their first child, Lyman Greenleaf, was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and was killed by the premature explosion of a torpedo in Newport, Rhode Island, on August 29, 1881.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Spalding Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by John Espy
Date
August 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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