Charles E. Lawrence Collection
Manuscript Collection 286

Collection Description

Papers, [ca.1846]-1908. 1885-1886, 1905-1907 (bulk)
0.8 cubic ft.
Organization: Outgoing correspondence arranged chronologically, incoming correspondence arranged alphabetically.
Commissioner of highways for the town of Smithtown; breeder of trotting horses.
Miscellaneous correspondence, flyers, brochures, photographs, receipts, advertisements, account books, diaries, newsletters, and printed material primarily dealing with Long Island, N.Y. Includes materials on the Smith family, a locally prominent family.
Alphabetical by correspondent.
Gift of Charles Embree Lawrence, 1981.

List of Correspondents

Bedell, W. H. 1 ALS, 1905, Babylon, N.Y.
Brill, E. C. 2 ALS, 1906, 1907, Poughquag, N.Y.
Brown, Charles Hilton. 2 ALS, 1884, 1885, Smithtown, N.Y.
Brush, T. (?) 1 ALS, 1885, Smithtown Branch, N.Y.
Buffett, N. T. (?) 1 ALS, Fresh Pond, 1885
Burtis, Charles H., 1845-1884. 4 account books and diaries, 1870-1875
Butler, Prescott Hall, 1848-1901. 2 ALS, 1886, New York, N.Y.
Carman, Mrs. Samuel. 1 ALS, 1885, St. James, N.Y.
Conklin, J. B. 2 ALS, 1884, ?, Smithtown Branch, N.Y.
Corp (?), W (?). 1 ALS, 1846, New York, N.Y.
Craft, Harvey C. 1 ALS, 1907, Glen Cove, N.Y.
Darling, Alexander H. 1 ALS, n.d., n.p. (l800's?)
Douglass, Richard D. 1 ALS, 1872, Brooklyn, N.Y.; 1 commencement program, Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute
Edwards, John S. 1 TLw/ANS, 1907, Sayville, N.Y.
Ely, James R. 1 TLS, 1905, New York, N.Y.
Findlay, A. 1 ALS, 1885, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Hammonds. 1 AL, n. d., n. p., transcription by someone else.
Hodgkinson, George Smith, Jr., 1860-1928. 1 ALS, 1885 (?), St. James, N.Y.
Jaycox, Walter H. 1 TLS, 1905, Patchogue, N.Y.
Jewell (?), B. B. 1 ALS, 6/6?, St. James, N.Y. (1880's?)

Lawrence, Charles E., 1851-1923.
17 ALS, 1885-1887, Hauppauge, N.Y.
1 ADS, 1887, Hauppauge, N.Y.
3 AL, 1885-1887, Hauppauge, N.Y.

Receipts to/from as follows:
1 ANS, 1873, Riverhead, N.Y., Charles Hallett
1 AN, 188- (?), Smithtown, Commissioner of Highways, sums
1 ANS, 1882, Northport, N.Y., Jesse Carll
1 ANS, 1883, Northport, N.Y., Jesse Carll
1 ANS, 1882, Smithtown, N.Y., T. F. Wheeler
1 AN, 1882, New York, N.Y., W & J Sloane
1 ANS, 1882, Smithtown, N.Y., John H. Smith
1 ANS, 1882, Smithtown, N.Y., John H. Smith
1 AN, 190-, Hauppauge, N.Y., Hauppauge Stock Farm
1 TN, 1905, Easton, Penna., The Chemical Publishing Company
1 AN, 1905, Smithtown, N.Y., Blydenburgh's Mills
1 AN, 1907, New York, N.Y., The Trotter and Pacer
1 TN, 1908, Chicago, Ill., Bit & Spur Publishing

Mount, Thomas S., 1834-1900 (?). 1 ALS, 1885, Stony Brook, N.Y.
O'Brien, J (?) Z. 1 ALS, 1887, Sayville, N.Y.
Parker (?), A (?) L. 1 ALS, 1906, Babylon, N.Y.
Platt, Elias Smith, 1837-1890. 4 ANS, 1882-1883, St. Johnland, N.Y.
Plumb, J. Ives. 1 ALS, 1906, Islip, N.Y.
Rea, Charles L., "Dr." 1 TL, 1907, Kansas City, Missouri
Ryan, Thomas J. 1 ALS, 1905, Pittsburgh, Penna. (hotel)
Smith, Ebenezer M. 1 ALS, 1885, New York, N.Y.
Smith, George Thomas, 1837-1924. 1 ALS, 1886, St. James, N.Y.
Smith, John Lawrence, 1816-1889. 2 ALS, 1881, 1885, Smithtown Branch, N.Y.
Smith, James Otis, 1837-1923. 1 ALS, 1886 (?), Commack, N.Y.
Smith, Jeffrey Abram, 1834-1891. 1 ALS, 1885, St. Johnland, N.Y.

Smith, E. M. Receipts to/from as follows:
1 ANS, nd., NP. pay bearer
1 ANS, 1866, pay "John Jones (sign. )"
1 ANS, 1866, pay bearer
2 ANS, 1866, pay from account
1 ANS, 1866, "W. P. Jones, " Amoy, _____, pay Messrs Boyd & Co.
1 ANS, 1866, New York, N.Y., Brooks Brothers
1 ANS, 1866, Amoy, Hongkong Insurance Co.
1 ANS, 1866, Amoy, Hongkong Ins., S. Gunderson (?)
1 ANS, 1866, Amoy, Bellamy & Co., "C. A. Shyre (?)"
1 D w/AN, n. d., Amoy, Hongkong Ins.
1 DS, 1885, Hauppauge, N.Y., School District #6, "E. Y. Blydenburgh"

Smith, John Haven, 1818-1894. With Lawrence, C. E. & Platt, E. S.
Smith, Wilmot M. 10 ALS, 1885-1886, Patchogue, N.Y.
Thompson, Edward. 1 ALS, 1886, Northport, N.Y.
Underhill, Henry W. 4 ALS, 1906-1907, Jericho, N.Y.
Underhill, Samuel J. 1 ALS, 1905, Jericho, N.Y.
Wells, George H. 1 ALS, 1884, South Haven, N.Y.
Wheeler, R. B. 1 ACS, 7/13/?, Hauppauge, N.Y. (1880's?)
Wills, H. B. 1 ALS, 1884, Smithtown Branch, N.Y.
Unidentified
---, Arthur. 1 ALS, 6/30/1884, New York, N.Y., J. A. McMicken & Co.

Unsigned
1 AN, re highway?, n. d., mentions E. M. Smith
1 AD, 1881, Smithtown, N.Y.. Agreement between Elizabeth H. Lawrence and John Conklin re payment for farm work
1 AN, 1883, Smithtown, N.Y.. To S. Jenkins
1 AD, 1884, Smithtown-Hauppauge, N.Y.. Highway surveyed by R. B. Wheeler, and also mentions George Huff &

Wallace Donaldson
1 AL, 1884, Hauppauge, N.Y.. To Mr. Jones re enclosure from Mr. Smith but from another party
1 AD, 1892, Smithtown, N.Y. Pencilled description of land deed

Agricultural Society of Queens-Nassau Counties. 2 ALS, 1907, Mineola, N.Y., from Thomas H. Bacon, Secretary, Horse Department; 1 horse show brochure
American Association of Trotting Horse Breeders. 1 TLS, 1907, Cleveland, Ohio, H. K. Devereux, Secretary

American Horse Breeder. (re Lady Suffolk)
1 TLS, 1905, Boston, Mass., E. G. Fawkes, Advertising Manager.
1 TLS, 1905, Boston, Mass., T. L. Quimby, Treasurer.
2 DS, 2 TLS, 1905-1906, Boston, Mass., E. O. Kenney
2 ALS, 1906, New York, N.Y., Arthur C. Thomas, Associate Editor.
4 TLS, 1906, New York, N.Y., Arthur C. Thomas

Bartlett & Company (printers). 1 TLS, 1905, New York, N.Y., Louis H. Orr, Treasurer.
Bryden Horse Shoe Company. 1 TL, 1905, Catasauqua, Penna., George E. Holton, President.
Dean & Westbrook (bridge contractors). 1 AL, 1885, New York, N.Y.
E. E. Gray Co. (horse medicine). 1 TL, 1906, Hinsdale, Ill.
F. W. Bird & Son (roofing). 1 TLS, 1906, New York, N.Y., C. Kiel

Game Protective Society of the Town of Smithtown
1 ACS, 1883, Smithtown Branch, N.Y., J. B. Conklin, Secretary.
1 AC, 1884, Smithtown Branch, N.Y., George A. Smith, Secretary (printed)
1 TL, 10/13/?, Smithtown, N.Y., re meeting for suppression of intemperance and gambling after meeting of game association, some names pencilled at bottom of mimeographed sheet, all in same hand

Hongkong Insurance Company, see Smith, E. M., on manuscripts list
The Horse Review. 2 TLS, 1906-1907, New York, N.Y., Fred Beachey 1 TL, New York, N.Y., Fred Beachey mimeographed; 4 TL, 1906-1907, Chicago, Ill.

The Horseman and Spirit of the Times. 3 TL, 1906, Chicago, Ill.
Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. 1 AL, 1887, Yorkshire, N.Y., with return postcard to F. E. Drake
The Smithtown Star. 1 ALS, 1903, Smithtown Branch, N.Y., R. L. Burchan
The Standard Paint Company (roofing). 1 TLS, 1905, New York, N.Y., J. N. Richards, Manager, Sales
Suffolk County (N. Y. ) Board of Supervisors. 1 ALS, 1886, Riverhead, N.Y., Ebenezer Bryant
Suffolk County Agricultural Society. 1 ALS, 1907, Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Edward Thompson, President.; 1 TLS, 1907, Riverhead, N.Y., Harry Lee, Secretary.
Suffolk Stock Farm. 2 ALS, Mt. Sinai, N.Y., 1905, A. S. Rowland
Tuttle & Clark (Manufacturer of horse harness). 1 TL, 1907, Detroit, Mich. (Charles B. Tuttle, John G. Clark)

Willow Brook Driving Park Association. 2 TLS, 1907, New York, N.Y. & Bay Shore, N.Y., William H. Moffitt, President.; 2 TCS, 1 TLS, Bay Shore, N.Y., 1907 & n. d., E. J. Robbins, Secretary