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Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley

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Title:
Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Mr. Lesley
Description:
Lyman provides extensive detail about his daily work schedule, the size, extent, composition of, and distance between various boring sites. He discusses his plan for providing general reports and maps of the survey regions, rather than attempting to personally supervise individual boring sites across the Punjab, Asam, and Burma. Finally, Lyman requests that Mr. Lesley renew a patent caveat, and elaborates on the Hindustani language and his continued reliance on an interpreter.
Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920
Addressee:
Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903
Date:
May 5, 1870
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 14 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers
Series:
Series 1. Correspondence
Subjects:
Hindustani Language
Boring
Oil fields
Places:
India
Extent:
4 p.
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Place of origin:
Isa Khel (Pakistan)
Language:
English
Identifier:
mums190-b014-i031