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Collection Number: 04663-z

Collection Title: Frank Lyman letterpress book, 1885-1887

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Size (circa 500 p.). feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1 volume items)
Abstract Letterpress book, circa 500 p., with copies of letters dated 26 December 1885 to 23 April 1887. The letters relate to iron ore operations at the Dolly Ann Mine in Covington, Allegheny County, Va. All of the letters are signed by Frank Lyman, who appears to have been manager of a company that operated the Dolly Ann and other mines. While most of the letters are addressed to John S. Ham, who seems to have had direct responsibllity for the Dolly Ann Mine, there are also letters to buyers of ore, especially in Pittsburgh. The letters discuss iron ore productions, maintenance of railroad cars and track to transport the ore, arrangements for processing ore at furnaces, and sales of ore.
Creator Lyman, Frank.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Frank Lyman letterpress book #4663-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Hawthorne Village Antiques in June 1993 (Acc. 93081).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Letterpress book, circa 500 p., with copies of letters dated 26 December 1885 to 23 April 1887. The letters relate to iron ore operations at the Dolly Ann Mine in Covington, Allegheny County, Va. All of the letters are signed by Frank Lyman, who appears to have been manager of a company that operated the Dolly Ann and other mines. While most of the letters are addressed to John S. Ham, who seems to have had direct responsibllity for the Dolly Ann Mine, there are also letters to buyers of ore, especially in Pittsburgh. The letters discuss iron ore productions, maintenance of railroad cars and track to transport the ore, arrangements for processing ore at furnaces, and sales of ore.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, August 1993

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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