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Revised by: Revised by: Jennifer Duplaga, November 2004
Lyman Abbott was born December 18, 1835 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Jacob and Harriet (Vaughan) Abbott. In the early years of his life, Abbott worked as a lawyer. He decided to make a career change and was ordained in 1860. His first position as a pastor was at the Terre Haute Congregational Church, where he worked until 1865. Abbott then moved to the East Coast, where he continued his work as a pastor in several churches until 1899. During his life, Abbott also worked as an editor for the Literary Record of Harper’s Magazine and the Illustrated Christian Weekly. He was also the author of several books and articles, including The Spirit of Democracy, American in the Making and A Study in Human Nature.
Lyman Abbott was married to Abby Frances Hamlin on October 14, 1857. Together they had six children. Abbott died in Cornwall on Hudson, New York on October 22, 1922.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains a thank you letter written by Lyman Abbot to Miss Florence Venn, librarian at the Indiana State Library.
22 Dec. 1913
ALS to Miss Venn from Lyman Abbot
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1913
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
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