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Lyman K. Lee papers (M107)

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Title:
Lyman K. Lee papers
Creator:
Lee, Lyman K.
ID:
M107
Date [inclusive]:
1888-1957
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection contains correspondence (1888-1908); biographical information; and clippings, obituaries, and ephemera.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Lyman K. Lee Papers, Georgia J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Lyman Kingman Lee (Bowdoin 1892), an educator and state legislator, was born April 25, 1867 in Foxcroft, Maine to Chauncey Cleveland Lee (b. 1843, Foxcroft), an educator and farmer, and Eva A. Drake Lee, who was from Sangerville, Maine. He was educated at Foxcroft Academy (1882-88) before attending Bowdoin. Lee was Principal of Corinna Union Academy (1892-93), Thomaston High School (1893-94), Oakland Academy (1894-98), and Foxcroft Academy (1898-1903), and was Superintendent of Schools in Foxcroft (1899-1900). He was manager of Dover & Foxcroft Fuel Company (1903-20); and served in the Maine State Legislature (1945-49). From 1920 to the early 1950's, Lee also had an successful apple business, and "his orchard of 30 acres was the largest in Piscataquis County." Lee married Sarah Augusta French, a teacher, in Dover-Foxcroft, on July 2, 1895. The couple had five children: Alice (Mt. Holyoke (1922), d. 1926); Richard Henry (Bowdoin (1924), Harvard Law School (1928), d. 1986); Olive (Radcliffe 1928); Lyman Carter (Bowdoin 1930, d. ca. 1988-89); and Francis (Kent's Hill School (1928), nm Springfield College (1929), d. 1940). Both Richard and Lyman Carter Lee were attorneys in Boston and Massachusetts legislators. Richard was also author of several legal articles which appeared in Boston University Law Review, The Infantry Journal, Boston Law Journal, and DownEast Magazine. Their sister, Olive, was Librarian at Bowdoin (1954-57).

The collection contains correspondence (1888-1908); biographical information; and clippings, obituaries, and ephemera.

Biographical

Box 1 Folder 1

Clippings

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, Feb 10 1888 - Feb 13 1892

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, Feb 17 1892 - Jul 11 1892

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, Aug 15 1892 - Sep 20 1892

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence, Sep 25 1892 - Oct 2 1892

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence, Oct 6 1892 - Oct 17 1892

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence, Oct 23 1892 - Mar 29 1893

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence, Apr 1 1893 - May 14 1893

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence, Jun 10 1893 - Nov 22 1893

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence, Nov 28 1893 - Jan 19 1894

Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence, Feb 27 1894 - May 7 1894

Box 1 Folder 12

Correspondence, Sep 12 1894 - Dec 3 1898

Box 1 Folder 13

Correspondence, Aug 16 1908

Box 1 Folder 14
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