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Preliminary Guide to the Diman Family Papers
Wyles Mss 11  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Diman Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1819-1886
    Collection Number: Wyles Mss 11
    Creator: Diman, Byron
    Extent: .4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Diman Family Papers. Wyles Mss 11. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1966.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection primarily contains the papers of Byron Diman (1795-1865), governor of Rhode Island (1846-1847) and prominent merchant of Bristol. It includes correspondence, shipping records, and business papers of Devol, Diman, & Co.; correspondence with the D'Wolf family of Bristol, with his brother-in-law William Henry Wight and his firm of Wight and Fleury in New York, and with his nephew, also William Henry Wight. Also includes correspondence with his son, Henry Wight Diman, a student at Brown University (1854-1858) and assistant consul in Oporto, Portugal (1862-1865) during the Civil War.