1889 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WEALTHY BANKING TYCOON AND THE GREAT UNCLE OF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
On offer is an interesting original manuscript diary of Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (b. Feb. 10, 1819, Northampton, Massachusetts, d. 1899, Brooklyn, NY) who was a wealthy merchant, banker and philanthropist (donor Academy of Music Theatre and Lyman Plant House [Conservatory] in Northampton). He was the grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1758-1837), Lt. Governor of MA, 1802-1806 and a great-uncle of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Lyman's sister, Catherine Robbins Lyman, married Warren Delano in 1843. These were the grandparents of FDR. The diary was maintained in a volume dated gilt 1884, with pages crossed out to reflect 1889. The 6" x 9.5" leather spine (chipped, worn), front cover loose book has about 75 pages with entries, mostly few lines each, from Jan. 1 - May 3, 1889. The diary belonged to Lyman although he does not sign it and he notes his 70th birthday on the page for Feb. 10, 1889, etc. Brief, but fascinating content. Personal and business. In part: Jan. 8 - Katie's finger amputated @ 5 1/2 pm. Jan. 21 - Brooklyn Academy of Music Directors Meeting, Election Brooklyn Gaslight Co. for organization. Jan. 22 - To Northampton, supper at Fort Hill [site of Academy of Music], dinner with the Brewers. Went in a sleigh. Jan. 25 - Cut off coupons at the Stock Exchange Vaults. Jan. 27 - Heard Mr. Collier preach, "What have these sheep done."; Feb. 3 - "Satan cast out Satan". [Note: Referred to later as H. Price Collier - appears to be Hiram Price Collier, uncle by marriage, FDR.]; Feb. 13 - Wrote Katie Delano; Mar. 15 - Warren & Jennie Delano dined with us today. (uncle/aunt of FDR.); Plus -- Turkish Bath; Electricity treatment; massages; "counted and burned 1200 debentures"; Low Moor meeting w/ A. A. Low, et al; "Stock Exchange Vaults for 3 hours cutting off coupons." Short but fascinating look into the affairs of a tycoon. Overall Fair. ; Manuscript; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, ROOSEVELT, FDR, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, FINANCE, BANKING, TYCOONS, WALL STREET, EDWARD HUTCHINSON ROBBINS LYMAN, STOCK TRADING, STOCK MARKETS, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, ARCHIVE, DIARY, DIARIES, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, antiquité, contrat, vélin, document, manuscrit, papier Antike, Brief, Pergament, Dokument, Manuskript, Papier oggetto d'antiquariato, atto, velina, documento, manoscritto, carta antigüedad, hecho, vitela, documento, manuscrito, papel.
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