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Ryerson, Martin. Papers
.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Special Collections Research Center
Martin Ryerson, businessperson. The Martin Ryerson Papers consist of one letter from Martin Ryerson to Joseph F. Tuttle (1858).
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Ryerson, Martin. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Martin Ryerson was born in Bergen County, New Jersey in 1818. In 1851, he moved to Chicago and opened a lumber yard. He was involved in Chicago business and real estate. Ryerson was described in the Chicago Evening Journal as "one of the most prominent lumbermen and capitalists of the city, as well as being one of the oldest settlers."
Ryerson was the father of Martin Antoine Ryerson who funded the Ryerson Physical Laboratory at the University of Chicago, and served on the University's Board of Trustees from 1890 to 1922.
Martin Ryerson died on September 6, 1887.
The Martin Ryerson Papers consist of a letter from Martin Ryerson to Joseph F. Tuttle (1858).
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