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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Martin Ryerson. Papers 1858

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Ryerson, Martin. Papers

Dates:

1858

Size:

.1 linear ft. (1 folder)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Martin Ryerson, businessperson. The Martin Ryerson Papers consist of one letter from Martin Ryerson to Joseph F. Tuttle (1858).

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Ryerson, Martin. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

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.

Scope Note

The Martin Ryerson Papers consist of a letter from Martin Ryerson to Joseph F. Tuttle (1858).

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence

  • Letter, Martin Ryerson to Joseph F. Tuttle, 1858