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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Martin A. Ryerson Papers 1877-1878

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Ryerson, Martin A. Papers

Dates:

1877-1878

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Martin A. Ryerson, lawyer, trustee, philanthropist. The Martin A. Ryerson Papers consist of eight volumes of lecture notes taken by Ryerson at Harvard Law School, 1877-1878.

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Citation

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

Biographical Note

Martin A. Ryerson was born in 1856 to Martin Ryerson and Mary A. (Campau)

Ryerson.

Ryerson graduated from Harvard Law School in 1878. After several years practicing law, he joined his father in the family lumber business. Upon his father's death in 1887, he assumed control the business Martin Ryerson & Company, until his retirement in the 1890s.

Ryerson was actively involved in many cultural and educational institutions. He served as a trustee at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1890 until 1932. He also endowed the Ryerson Library at the Art Institute. Ryerson was an incorporator of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and served as a trustee at the Museum. Ryerson was involved in the founding of the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the first board of trustees. He served on the board until 1922. In 1893, he gave the Ryerson Physical Laboratory to the University in honor of his father.

Ryerson married Caroline Hutchinson Ryerson in 1881.

Martin A. Ryerson died in 1932.

Scope Note

The Martin A. Ryerson Papers consist of eight volumes of lecture notes taken by Ryerson at Harvard Law School, 1877-1878.

Related Resources

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Walker, George C., Scrapbooks

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

"Evidence," Lecture notes, Harvard Law School, 1877-1878

Box 1   Folder 2

"Evidence No.2," Lecture notes, Harvard Law School, 1878

Box 1   Folder 3

"Agency and Carriers," Lecture notes, Harvard Law School, 1877-1878

Box 1   Folder 4

"Agency and Carriers," Lecture notes, Harvard Law School, 1878

Box 1   Folder 5

"Equity," Lecture notes, Harvard Law School, 1877-1878

Box 1   Folder 6

"Equity Book II," Lecture notes, Harvard Law School, 1878

Box 1   Folder 7

"Equity Book III," Lecture notes, Harvard Law School, 1878

Box 1   Folder 8

"Corporations and Partnerships Book 2," Lecture Notes, Harvard Law School, 1878