Dorothy W. Sears Jr. collection on Lyme, New Hampshire, circa 1817-2009 Rauner Manuscript MS-1338

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Box: 1, circa 1870-2005

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Lyme Bicentennial outline, 1961
  • Folder: 2, Lyme Plains: Application for National Register of Historic Places, 1988
  • Folder: 3, Lyme Center: Application for National Register of Historic Places, circa 1988
  • Folder: 4, Lyme Cemeteries: Clippings and photographs, 1978-1988
  • Folder: 5, Lyme Road Names - The Why and How, 1995
  • Folder: 6, Bailey Road Data, undated
  • Folder: 7, Post Pond Road Data, undated
  • Folder: 8, Lyme District No. 3, notes, undated
  • Folder: 9, Lyme: Deeds, options and easements, with notes, circa 1979-1989
  • Folder: 10, Lyme and Indians, with correspondence including correspondence with Gordon M. Day, 1962-1981
  • Folder: 11, "Lyme Schools," manuscript with letter, circa 1980
  • Folder: 12, Lyme Bicentennial , 1988
  • Folder: 13, Lyme Horse sheds (Maintenance Trust Fund), circa 1984
  • Folder: 14, Lyme Planning Board, 1971-1984
  • Folder: 15, "John Bishop of Lyme, NH," with correspondence, 1999
  • Folder: 16, Lyme: Jere Daniell lecture notes, 1988
  • Folder: 17, Lyme, New Hampshire, 1761-1961: Listing of descendants of early settlers, 1961
  • Folder: 18, Lyme Scrapbook: Clippings: People, A-H, with photographs, circa 1974-2005
  • Folder: 19, Lyme Scrapbook: Clippings: People, I-Q, circa 1970-2004
  • Folder: 20, Lyme Scrapbook: Clippings: People, R-Z, with photographs, 1974-2004
  • Folder: 21, Lyme Scrapbook: Clippings: River Road North to North Thetford Road, with photographs and photocopies, circa 1957-1996
  • Folder: 22, Lyme Scrapbook: Clippings: Groups of people, with photographs, circa 1963-2005
  • Folder: 23, Lyme Descendancy Chart, 1991
  • Folder: 24, Randolph Hall correspondence, with photograph, 1870-1878
  • Folder: 25, Randolph Hall research materials, undated
  • Folder: 26, "Vital Communities-Valley Quest," Beal Cemetary, 2001
  • Folder: 27, "Lyme Historian Magazine," membership list, 2000
  • Folder: 28, "Lyme Historian Magazine," edited by Mark Steyn, 1999-2000
  • Folder: 29, "Lyme Historian Magazine," edited by Mark Steyn, 2001-2002
  • Folder: 30, "The Pine Tree Shilling," newsletter, 1999-2000
  • Folder: 31, "The Pine Tree Shilling," newsletter, 2001-2002
  • Folder: 32, "Constitutional Gazette, 1784-1984," newspaper, 1984
  • Folder: 33, "Lyme Church News," newsletter, 1984
  • Folder: 34, Lyme Tax Lists, 1764-1799, undated
  • Folder: 35, "The US Constitutional Gazette, 1788-1988," newspaper, 1988
  • Folder: 36, "Indian Place Names in Vermont," booklet, 1957
  • Folder: 37, "Historical New Hampshire," NH Historical Society booklet, 1990
  • Folder: 38, "New Hampshire Anniversaries," booklet, 1980
  • Folder: 39, "After the Revolution," research guides for the State of New Hampshire, circa 1981-1985
  • Folder: 40, Scrapbook with clippings inlaid in book "The Ghost of Living", circa 1920-1924

Box: 2, circa 1868-2009

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Lyme's Early Settlers, List, 1972
  • Folder: 2, "Before We Came," by Dorothy Sears, Chapter 1, circa 1980
  • Folder: 3, "How We Got Here," by Dorothy Sears, Chapter 2, circa 1980
  • Folder: 4, "1769-1775," by Dorothy Sears, Chapter 3, circa 1980
  • Folder: 5, "How Lyme Lived During the First 200 Years: Commerce," typescript, 1961
  • Folder: 6, "How Lyme Lived During the First 200 Years: Women's Lives," typescript, 1961
  • Folder: 7, "How Lyme Lived During the First 200 Years: David and Randolph Hall, circa 1961
  • Folder: 8, "How Lyme Lived During the First 200 Years: Mail/Post Office, with notes, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 9, "How Lyme Lived During the First 200 Years: Morning Star Grange, typescript with photographs, 1961
  • Folder: 10, "How Lyme Lived During the First 200 Years: Library, 1797-1911," photocopy with clippings, undated
  • Folder: 11, "How Lyme Lived During the First 200 Years: The General Store," typescript, circa 1961
  • Folder: 12, "How Lyme Lived During the First 200 Years: Indians," typescript, circa 1961
  • Folder: 13, "A Town Came Into Being," by Dorothy Sears, typescript, 1975
  • Folder: 14, "A Tax Mystery Solved," by Dorothy Sears, typescript, 1968
  • Folder: 15, "Lyme Meeting Houses," by Dorothy Sears, typescript, 1969
  • Folder: 16, "Town Government," by Dorothy Sears, typescript, 1975
  • Folder: 17, "The Balch Brothers," by Lucy King and Dorothy Sears, typescript, 1983
  • Folder: 18, "A History of Lyme Schools, 1794-1978," by Dorothy Sears, typescript with photographs, 1978
  • Folder: 19, "The State of New Connecticut," by Dorothy Sears, typescript (unpublished), 1978
  • Folder: 20, "Municipal Well-Fare Techniques, Lyme, New Hampshire," by Dorothy Sears, typescript, 1978
  • Folder: 21, "Post-Wise-Sears House, Lyme, New Hampshire," by Dorothy Sears, typescript with photographs, 1978
  • Folder: 23, "The American Revolution," and "Revolutionary Scouts," by Lucy King, 1961
  • Folder: 24, "Lyme, New Hampshire - A Study of a Rural Settlement," by Douglas D. Mason, photocopy, 1979
  • Folder: 22, "Before We Came," by Dorothy Sears, typescript, 1997
  • Folder: 25, "Biography of Jeremiah and Sarah Sturtevant," by Lyman D. Platt, typescript photocopy, 1993
  • Folder: 26, "Selah Beal's Journal, 1833-1866," typescript, undated
  • Folder: 27, "Journal of Effie Sawyer Snow, 1862-1950," manuscript photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 28, "Journal of Chestina B. Allen, 1806-1866," typescript, with biography and sketches, undated
  • Folder: 29, "Biography: William F. Allen, 1835-1904," by Allen E. Inman, typescript photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 30, "Then and Now - and 80 Years in Lyme, NH," typescript, 1977
  • Folder: 31, "Connecticut River," by William Jenks, typescript photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 32, "Post Pond," by Hattie M. Wise, typescript, 1961
  • Folder: 33, "The Whipple School District Seventy-Five Years Ago," by Lucy King (Edd Dimick), 1945-1978
  • Folder: 34, "The Acorn Hill District in 1870," typescript, undated
  • Folder: 35, "To the Lyme Men's Club - Hall Brothers," typescript, undated
  • Folder: 36, "Memories of a Visit to Lyme Center in the Early Seventies," typescript, undated
  • Folder: 37, An Account - A Description of Lyme Center as seen by T.L. Cook in 1843, typescript, undated
  • Folder: 38, "Lyme as it was A Long Time Ago - Memories of Nathaniel Wright Hewes, 1903," transcript, undated
  • Folder: 39, Quotes from articles written for the Hanover Gazette in 1922 by T.L. Cook, describing life in Lyme Center between 1839 and 1844, undated
  • Folder: 40, "Old Father Sawyer," in "Harper's Weekly," transcript, undated
  • Folder: 41, "Journal of Amherst Coult," typescript photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 42, "A Look Within My Chrystal Ball," by Effie Sawyer Snow, transcript, 1980
  • Folder: 43, "Highways and Trails in the Town of Lyme," by Richard G. Jones, print out, 1997
  • Folder: 44, "History of Lyme Jail," typescript with clippings, undated
  • Folder: 45, "The Hall Letters,1841-1899" edited by Robert E. Eliason, print out, undated
  • Folder: 46, "High Street," by P.H.A. Claflin, transcript, undated
  • Folder: 47, "The Influence of Growing Things on the Growing Child," typescript, undated
  • Folder: 48, "Clay Brook, Lyme - Baseline Documentation Report," prepared by Upper Valley Land Trust, 2003
  • Folder: 49, Miscellaneous writings on Lyme, NH, undated
  • Folder: 50, "Lyme Common I: Summary of Buildings Around Lyme Common," by Dorothy Sears, with photographs , 1978
  • Folder: 51, "Lyme Common II, 1785-1977," by Dorothy Sears, typescript with photographs, 1978
  • Folder: 52, Photographs: Lyme Plain and Roads North, undated
  • Folder: 53, Photographs: People: Mrs. Isaac Parker Holt, tintype, undated
  • Folder: 54, Photographs: People: Mr. Isaac Parker Holt, tintype, undated
  • Folder: 55, Photographs: Annie Johnson's paintings, with slides, undated
  • Folder: 56, Photographs: Lyme Plains Road south of Union, with photocopies of photographs, undated
  • Folder: 57, Photographs: Dorchester and Franklin Hill Roads to east from Intersection, with photocopies of photographs, circa 1909-1990s
  • Folder: 58, Photographs: Lyme Buildings, with photocopies of photographs, circa 1868-1978
  • Folder: 59, Photographs: Bridges (East Thetford, North Thetford, Edgell, Grant Brook), undated
  • Folder: 60, Correspondence: Jim Preston with Preston Genealogy , undated
  • Folder: 61, Correspondence: General, with family photographs, circa 1951-2006
  • Folder: 62, Correspondence: Marcheta Munoz, 2009

Box: 3, circa 1991-2005

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Alden Family Genealogy, circa 2000
  • Folder: 2, Allen Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 3, American Revolution Miscellaneous Genealogies, undated
  • Folder: 4, Thomas Bailey of Wentworth Genealogy with letter from Jim Preston , undated
  • Folder: 5, Balch Family Genealogy, circa 1995
  • Folder: 6, Beal Family Genealogy, circa 1995
  • Folder: 7, Bell Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 8, Billington Family of England and Plymouth Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 9, Peter Brown of England and Plymouth Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 10, Buzzell Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 11, Cook Family Genealogy, circa 2004
  • Folder: 12, Davis Family Genealogy with letter from Ken Cramer, 1987
  • Folder: 13, Dollar and Margery Davis of England and Barnstable Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 14, Edgell Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 15, Thomas and Lydia Gifford of Massachusetts Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 16, James and Mary Glass of Massachusetts Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 17, Goodell Diaries, undated
  • Folder: 18, Goodell Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 19, Goodrich Genealogy, 2000
  • Folder: 20, Ebenezar Green Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 21, Nicholas Jackson Genealogy, 1991-2000
  • Folder: 22, Caroline Latham Letters, 184-1843, transcription, undated
  • Folder: 23, Jeremiah Leavitt II and Sarah Sturtevant Genealogy, circa 1998
  • Folder: 24, Mitchell Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 25, Our Church Genealogy, notes, undated
  • Folder: 26, Porter Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 27, Rich Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 28, Sears/Cook Family Genealogy, with photographs, undated
  • Folder: 29, Sloane Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 30, John and Elizabeth Smith of Hatfield, Hadley and Belchertown Genealogy, 1991
  • Folder: 31, Stetson Family Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 32, Bathesba Rich Wallace Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 33, Elnathan and Mary Wood of Middleboro, Massachusetts Genealogy, undated
  • Folder: 34, Miscellaneous Genealogies, undated
  • Folder: 35, Sources used by Dorothy Sears, undated
  • Folder: 36, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: A, 1988
  • Folder: 37, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: B - Bell, 1988
  • Folder: 38, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Bingham - Bugbee, 1988
  • Folder: 39, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Camp - Cary, 1988
  • Folder: 40, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Chamberlin - Churchill, 1988
  • Folder: 41, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Claflin - Conant, 1988
  • Folder: 42, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Converse - Cutting, 1988
  • Folder: 43, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: D, 1988
  • Folder: 44, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Dimick, 1988
  • Folder: 45, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: E-F, 1988
  • Folder: 46, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: G, 1988
  • Folder: 47, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: H, 1988
  • Folder: 48, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: J, 1988
  • Folder: 49, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: K - L, 1988
  • Folder: 50, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: M, 1988
  • Folder: 51, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: N, 1988
  • Folder: 52, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Palmer - Perkins, 1988
  • Folder: 53, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: R, 1988
  • Folder: 54, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Sanborn - Skinner, 1988
  • Folder: 55, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: Sloan - Sturtevant, 1988
  • Folder: 56, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: T, 1988
  • Folder: 57, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: U, 1988
  • Folder: 58, New Hampshire Historical Society Records: W, 1988

Box: 4, undated

Circa 500 + index cards with names of dwellings assciated with residents of Lyme, NH, some with history of ownership, alphabetical by name of resident; 2 cassette tapes with readings of "How I got Here' and "Before We Came."

Box: 5, 1817-1988

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Lyme," by P.H.A. Claflin, manuscript with notes, circa 1880s
  • Folder: 2, Goodell Family legal documents including deed, receipts and correspondence, circa 1817-1894
  • Folder: 3, Lyme Cemeteries Census, annotated, 1988
  • Folder: 4, Photograph: Dogfight World War I, undated
  • Folder: 5, Dartmouth College (1850) prints, undated
  • Folder: 6, Valley News Commemorative Issues, 1961
  • Folder: 7, Valley News Commemorative Issues, 1976
  • Folder: 8, "New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette," newspaper, 1833
  • Folder: 9, "The Times and Dover Enquirer," newspaper, 1829
  • Folder: 10, Hand Drawn Map of Lyme, NH, 1806, undated
  • Folder: 11, Map of Lyme, NH, with annotations, 1965
  • Folder: 12, Map of Lyme, NH, circa 1891
  • Folder: 13, Map of State of New Hampshire, 1796, undated
  • Folder: 14, Plat Map of Lyme, NH, by George Hoyt, 1950

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