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Register of the Lyman (Jonathan Frederick) Diaries, 1890-1897
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lyman (Jonathan Frederick) Diaries,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1897
    Collection number: Mss204
    Creator: J. Fred Lyman
    Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lyman (Jonathan Frederick) Diaries, Mss204, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Lyman, Jonathan Frederick (b. 1871)

    personal name

    Lyman, Anna Moyle

    corporate name

    Lengfeld (A.L.) Drugs (San Francisco, Calif.)

    corporate name

    Buell Lumber Company (Stockton, Calif.)

    corporate name

    University of the Pacific

    subject

    Education -California -History

    subject

    Drugstores -California -San Francisco

    subject

    Lumber-yards -California -Stockton

    subject

    Students -Diaries

    subject

    San Jose (Calif.) -Social life and customs

    subject

    Stockton (Calif.) -Social life and customs

    Biography

    Jonathan F. Lyman (b. 1871) grew up in San Jose (Calif.) where he worked as a janitor, soda jerk, clerk and carpenter while briefly enrolled as a pre-ministerial student at the University of the Pacific (1890-92). Following his marriage to Belle Moyle, a UOP Academy student (1893), Lyman quit school and subsequently moved to Stockton (1895) where he worked as a carpenter until about 1899. He, his, wife, and his five children were living in San Mateo in 1900. The 1910 census indicates that his wife is a widow living in Turlock.

    Scope and Content

    The three Lyman Diaries chronicle Jonathan F. Lyman's experiences as a youth in San Jose, Calif.; as a student at the University of the Pacific (1890-1892); and, as a young husband working as a carpenter in Stockton, Calif. (1895-1897).