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Letter from Horace Lyman on traveling, offering housing, cold weather, and paying debt

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Letter from Horace Lyman on traveling, offering housing, cold weather, and paying debt

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Letter from Horace Lyman to his family. He discusses going home, housing for ladies, cold weather, and paying debt.

Creator

Lyman, Horace

Date

1873-1883

Source

Pacific University Archives

Is Part Of

Lyman Family Papers

Format

Letter

Language

English

Identifier

PUA_MS31_42_l

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Dear People, Nov 12th

I suppose I shall not start tomorrow. Willie wanted to have me wait a little while. I hear a couple of boys in [latin] over here at my [?], and that helps him a little, so I will stay this week out. I do not exactly like to start Sunday, but I shall have company if I do. I would have company if I started tomorrow also. We have been talking to Alice [Chaberlain] about taking the place of assistant. She seems rather inclinded toward it. Mr. L said he should like to have her have such a place very much if she could arrage to take it. Sarah is very much disinclined to go home. I do not think she had better. She says it would about half kill her to do so, and I don’t know but it would. It would be the old stay over again of her Tornhill [?] teaching experiment. Also her affections about the society about the Grove would be revived. I do not know if she can do enough to pay her board bill here, but we had better do anything rather than have her go through the old scenes.

We are having cold, clear intensly bright frosty weather. It was not warm enough to melt the frost on the North side of building yesterday. So it was warmer today. The nights are magnificent. The moon is full and outsinned its lamp.

I have been gratefully waking myself up to a climax about going home. If anything should happen to prevent it, I would feel as flat as collapeed airbag. Let something may happen even now. We shall have to keep holding both schools now, or else be involded in finacial disaster; obliged to use up the farms land money for living expenses and sell all the rest of our profit to pay our debts. But I think we can hold on to both, and come out swimmingly. I will give every cent $300 (which I haven’t given to H.L, to pay the debt.

Goodbye, H.L

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Lyman, Horace, “Letter from Horace Lyman on traveling, offering housing, cold weather, and paying debt,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed November 14, 2018, https://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/475.

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