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After a brief career in the Congregational church, J. Peter Lesley (1819-1903) left the ministry in 1852 to work full-time as a geologist. Having gained experience in structural geology and stratigraphy with the First Pennsylvania Geological Survey (1836-1842), Lesley became an expert in the geology of coal, working for the Pennsylvania Railroad and other corporations and conducting some of the first systematic studies of the state's hydrocarbon resources. A long-time professor at the University of Pennsylvania, he was elected to the APS in 1856, serving variously as its librarian, secretary, and vice president, and he was selected as Director of the Second Pennsylvania Geological Survey (1875-1889).

The Lesley Papers include letters to and from Peter Lesley and his wife, Susan on geology, coal and iron mining, abolition, educational reform, organized charity, and Unitarianism. The collection offers important insight into academic and applied geology in late 19th century Pennsylvania, the development of the coal and iron industries, as well as into the Lesleys' progressive social and intellectual milieu. It is divided into three series: Lesley's general correspondence, his correspondence with his brother Joseph, and microfilms of Lesley's research notes.

Background note

When J. Peter Lesley (1819-1903) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1838, he intended for the Presbyterian ministry, but when ill health intervened, he was set off on a path that would make him one of the most influential geologists in 19th century Pennsylvania. In order to help rebuild his strength and restore his health, Lesley accepted an appointment with the first Pennsylvania Geological Survey under the direction of Henry Darwin Rogers and engaged in structural and stratigraphic work and topographical and geological mapping in the Pennsylvania anthracite belt. By 1841, he had recovered sufficiently to return to his divinity studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, but continued all the while to work for the Survey on a part time basis, mostly in preparing maps.

After a trip to Europe in 1844 to polish off his ministerial education, Lesley accepted a pulpit in rural central Pennsylvania, and moved three years later to take the helm of a Congregational church in Milton, Massachusetts. There he came into contact with a politically progressive, intellectually stimulating crowd that included Lydia Maria Child, James Freeman Clarke, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and the fringes of the Transcendentalists and reformers. A young Unitarian member of this circle, Susan Inches Lyman, became Lesley's wife in February, 1849, and both shared their associates' progressive political and social vision.

As he had all along, Lesley continued to work on an occasional basis for the Geological Survey until 1852, when a long-standing conflict with Rogers over credit for field assistants led him to resign. That year marked an even more profound change in Lesley's life, as he also decided to leave the church and return home to Pennsylvania. Coinciding with the period of extraordinary expansion in the coal and rail industries in Pennsylvania, Lesley devoted himself fully to geological work. Employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and other corporations, Lesley was an important cartographer - one of the first to employ contour lines to represent topography - and was an important writer and synthesizer of knowledge about the coal and iron regions. He is credited with some of the first systematic studies of coal, oil, and gas resources in the state.

Lesley's rising prestige in scientific circles led to his election to the American Philosophical Society in 1856, where he instilled himself in the Society's leadership, serving as librarian (1858-1885), secretary (1859-1887), and vice president (1887-1898). During his tenure as librarian, he introduced a new system of arranging books by subject, anticipating in some ways Melvil Dewey's system, but employing small spine labels arranged in the colors of the spectrum to represent the areas of knowledge. He was, as well, a charter member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.

Lured to the University of Pennsylvania as Professor of Mining in 1859, Lesley became a fixture there, too. Lesley's acquisition of a major collection of fossils, rocks, and minerals from James Hall, state geologist of New York, helped consolidate geology as a major subject of study at Penn. Lesley later became Professor of Geology and Mining Engineering and Dean of the Science Faculty, and in 1875, he was appointed Dean of the newly formed Towne Scientific School.

The continuing importance of the oil industry to Pennsylvania's economy led to calls for a second state Geological Survey, and for the duration of its existence, from 1874 to 1889, Lesley served as Director. An immense operation by the standards of the first Survey, at least, the second Survey was also immensely productive, issuing dozens of publications on the topography, geology, paleontology, and mineral resources of the state. He was in the midst of preparing a state-mandated final report for the Survey in 1893 when he suffered a complete breakdown. He never recovered.

Lesley died in 1903. One of his two daughters, Mary, married the prominent Minneapolis businessman, Charles W. Ames (1855-1921), and the other, Margaret Lesley Bush-Brown (1857-1944), became a well known artist, some of whose portraits hang in the APS.

Scope and content

Far more than the record of the professional activities of an important geologist, the J. Peter Lesley Papers reflect the intellectual and social lives of a prominent and politically progressive Philadelphian during the mid-19th century. Seen in the context of the expansion of one of the state's primary extractive industries, the Lesley collection is an important resource for examining the growth and direction of the state's economy and the relationship of science, industry, and the state. His correspondence, including letters written by and to him, also document the activities of both the First and Second Pennsylvania Geological Survey, the teaching of geology at the University of Pennsylvania, and the professional interests and relationships of natural scientists during the last half of the nineteenth century.

Lesley was in regular correspondence with most of the major figures in American geology, and particularly those with an interest in coal. The collection includes over 400 letters from Lesley's close friend Leo Lesqueureux, the Swiss-American paleobotanists who specialized in coal measure plants, but there is a substantive correspondence with James D. Dana, James F. Whitney, James Hall, Henry Darwin Rogers, Louis Agassiz, Arnold Guyot, David Dale Owen, and others. The collection is particularly strong in materials relating to the operation and results of the Second Pennsylvania Geological Survey.

Susan Lesley's correspondence is as interesting as Peter's. Her circle of friends included a number of progressive thinkers, many associated with the Transcendentalist and Unitarian communities in Boston (e.g. James Freeman Clarke, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Theodore Parker), and she corresponded as well with a number of prominent antislavery figures, including Theodore Dwight Weld, Samuel J. May, Frederick Douglass, and Maria Chapman. One of her closest friends and most regular correspondents was the writer and reformer Lydia Maria Child, from whom she received a total of 54 letters.

The Lesley Papers are divided into three series:

  1. Series I. General Correspondence, 1826-1898 (29 boxes, 7.25 linear feet)
  2. Series II. Correspondence with Joseph Lesley, 1850-1887 (2 boxes, 0.5 linear feet)
  3. Series III. Notebooks, 1839-1896 (6 reels of microfilm)

There are approximately 300 maps in this collection, generally small, and in journals and field notebooks. They tend to pertain to a discrete aspect of a geological problem. Realms of Gold, 26.

Collection information

Provenance

Gift of Charles Lesley Ames, 1942, and transferred by the Minnesota Historical Society, 1972. Letters to Joseph Lesley were the gift of Allen Lesley and Joseph Lesley, 1976. Six daguerreotypes of J. Peter Lesley and Susan Lesley were donated to the APS in 2000, along with an autobiography of Léo Lesquereux sent to Lesley. The Lesquereux autobiography is catalogued separately.

Preferred citation

Cite as: J. Peter Lesley Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Alternate formats available

The Lesley Papers have been microfilmed as History of Science Film 12, reels 1-12

Related material

The papers of Margaret Lesley Bush-Brown, held in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, contain approximately ten letters from her father.

The papers of Charles W. Ames (22 cu. feet, 1803-1986), son-in-law of Peter and Susan Lesley, are held at the Minnesota Historical Society.

The APS houses several maps made by Lesley, including a manuscript geological map of Wythe County, Virginia, and several printed maps produced by the Second Pennsylvania Geological Survey.

African American History Note

The antislavery interests of J. Peter and Susan Lesley are reflected in letters from correspondents such as Lydia Maria Child, James Freeman Clarke, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The collection also includes a letter of Frederick Douglass (September 6, 1856) in which Douglass offers to assist Susan Lesley in locating the son of a "colored" friend of hers.

Early American History Note

J.P. Lesley was a prominent Pennsylvanian who became a leading geologist. This collection contains a range of materials that relate to his life. The content of the correspondence is not just scientific. Instead, subjects span a wide-range of topics, including European travel, the Civil War, politics, art, literature, personal affairs, and family matters. The papers also reflect Lesley wide-ranging scientific interests. Although a geologist, Lesley also dabbled in demographic studies, religion, and philology. A fair amount of the collection is from the 1850s and beyond. Much of this early correspondence is among family members, but some letters are from prominent reformers, such as Lydia Maria Child. Among the Lesley papers are poems, journals, and notebooks. Two boxes date from 1841 to 1851, which, notably, deal with the period before Lesley became a full-time geologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Indexing Terms

Genre(s)

  • Biographies.
  • Clippings.
  • Diaries.
  • Family Correspondence
  • General Correspondence
  • Journals (notebooks)
  • Literature
  • Photographs
  • Scientific Data
  • Sketches.
  • Travel Narratives and Journals

Geographic Name(s)

  • Egypt--Antiquities.
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Personal Name(s)

  • Andrews, E. B., (Ebenezer Baldwin), 1821-1880
  • Bache, A.D., (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
  • Barois, Charles
  • Bushnell, Horace, 1802-1876
  • Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880
  • Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888
  • Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907
  • Cope, E. D. , (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897
  • Dana, James D. (James Dwight), 1813-1895
  • Desor, E. (Edouard), 1811-1882
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
  • Flint, Austin
  • Frazer, John Fries, 1812-1872
  • Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912
  • Gibbs, Wolcott, 1822-1908
  • Guyot, A., (Arnold), 1807-1884
  • Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880
  • Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
  • Hale, Lucretia P., (Lucretia Peabody), 1820-1900
  • Hall, James
  • Hayden, F. V., (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887
  • Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
  • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911
  • King, Clarence, 1842-1901
  • Lesley, Allen
  • Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903
  • Lesley, Joseph, 1831-1889
  • Lesley, Susan I., (Susan Inches), 1823-1904
  • Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889
  • Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875
  • Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920
  • M'Kim, J. Miller, (James Miller), 1810-1874
  • Mann, Horace, 1796-1859
  • Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899
  • McKinley, Alexander
  • Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1871
  • Owen, Richard, 1804-1892
  • Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880
  • Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878
  • Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866
  • Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate , 1841-1906
  • Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
  • Thomson, J. Edgar, (James Edgar), 1808-1874
  • Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896
  • Winsor, Henry
  • Wright, Chauncey,1830-1875.

Subject(s)

  • Abolition, emancipation, freedom
  • Americans Abroad
  • Avesta
  • Cartography.
  • Charities -- United States.
  • Education--United States
  • Egyptian language--Writing, Hieroglyphic
  • France--Description and travel
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies--Egypt
  • Geological Survey of Pennsylvania
  • Geology--Maps
  • Geology--Nova Scotia--Surveys
  • Geology--Pennsylvania
  • Germany--Description and travel
  • Hawaiian language
  • International Travel
  • Javanese language
  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Nova Scotia--Surveys
  • Obelisks
  • Paleontology--Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania--Surveys
  • Philology
  • Poems
  • Slavery -- United States.
  • Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform
  • Switzerland--Description and travel
  • Transcendentalism
  • Unitarianism
Collection overview
1826-1898 Box 1

Incoming and outgoing correspondence of J. Peter Lesley and his wife, Susan, 1829-1898. The scientific content of the collection is significant. It contains abundant correspondence between Lesley and such prominent scientists as James Hall, Leo Lesquereux, Henry Darwin Rogers, and James Dwight Dana, but also geological notes, surveys, sketches and views on teaching, field work and mapping. The materials relating to the Second Geological Survey are particularly rich, including not only correspondence, but a four volume diary, 1874-1881, and four volumes of accounts relating to Lesley's direction of the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, and including newspaper clippings, letters, and extracts from publications. The second volume is a "private" diary.

Among many miscellaneous notebooks are Lesley's notes of a geological survey of the Pottsville District, 1851 (in the same volume is Benjamin Smith Lyman's "Levels of Survey near Llewellyn," 1862); his notes of a survey at Emigh's Gap; and Alexander McKinley's geological report book, 1839, for the Seven Mountains and Warrior's Ridge, Center County, Pennsylvania, accompanied by Lesley's final report, 1839-1940. Among the miscellaneous geological volumes are a dictionary of fossils found in Pennsylvania and a survey by Benjamin Smith Lyman of Converse and Panolt Leases, Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island.

In addition, there are notebooks containing poems (1 v.), and four volumes of a journal kept on Lesley's ministerial tour of France, Germany, and Switzerland, 1844-1845. There are also some miscellaneous notes and essays on a diversity of topics including discussions of obelisks, the Zend-Avesta, European place names, Egyptian burial customs, lists of Hawaiian words, notes on Javanese and East Indian words and customs, religion and superstition, and archaeology.

Both Peter and Susan Lesley maintained significant correspondences with major intellectual figures, including Lydia Maria Child, James Freeman Clarke, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Both commented on both the mundane and the major issues of the day, and Susan's correspondence, in particular, can be fascinating, including discussions of the abolition of slavery, educational reform, organized charity, Unitarianism, the Civil War, and implicitly and explicitly, a woman's role in society.

1834-1887 0.5 Linear feet ca. 300 items Box 1

Correspondence in both directions between J. Peter Lesley and his brother Joseph, arranged chronologically. Then correspondence includes several elegant and lengthy letters written by Joseph Lesley during his travels in Europe, 1855-1857, many of which are illustrated with sketches, and some important letters written while surveying in the coal fields of Kentucky and Arkansas.

Peter Lesley's letters not surprisingly also include important discussion of his work with the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, with detailed descriptions of the coal and iron fields, again illustrated with sketches.

Finally, the series includes a biographical sketch (9 pp.) of Joseph Lesley written by his grandson Allen.

Mss. B L56.1  Series III. Notebooks
1839-1896 24.0 Volume(s) Volume 1-24

Notebooks of Egyptology, geology, philology; diaries.

Also available as History of Science Film 12.

  


Detailed Inventory
Series I. General correspondence
1826-1898 Box 1

Incoming and outgoing correspondence of J. Peter Lesley and his wife, Susan, 1829-1898. The scientific content of the collection is significant. It contains abundant correspondence between Lesley and such prominent scientists as James Hall, Leo Lesquereux, Henry Darwin Rogers, and James Dwight Dana, but also geological notes, surveys, sketches and views on teaching, field work and mapping. The materials relating to the Second Geological Survey are particularly rich, including not only correspondence, but a four volume diary, 1874-1881, and four volumes of accounts relating to Lesley's direction of the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, and including newspaper clippings, letters, and extracts from publications. The second volume is a "private" diary.

Among many miscellaneous notebooks are Lesley's notes of a geological survey of the Pottsville District, 1851 (in the same volume is Benjamin Smith Lyman's "Levels of Survey near Llewellyn," 1862); his notes of a survey at Emigh's Gap; and Alexander McKinley's geological report book, 1839, for the Seven Mountains and Warrior's Ridge, Center County, Pennsylvania, accompanied by Lesley's final report, 1839-1940. Among the miscellaneous geological volumes are a dictionary of fossils found in Pennsylvania and a survey by Benjamin Smith Lyman of Converse and Panolt Leases, Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island.

In addition, there are notebooks containing poems (1 v.), and four volumes of a journal kept on Lesley's ministerial tour of France, Germany, and Switzerland, 1844-1845. There are also some miscellaneous notes and essays on a diversity of topics including discussions of obelisks, the Zend-Avesta, European place names, Egyptian burial customs, lists of Hawaiian words, notes on Javanese and East Indian words and customs, religion and superstition, and archaeology.

Both Peter and Susan Lesley maintained significant correspondences with major intellectual figures, including Lydia Maria Child, James Freeman Clarke, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Both commented on both the mundane and the major issues of the day, and Susan's correspondence, in particular, can be fascinating, including discussions of the abolition of slavery, educational reform, organized charity, Unitarianism, the Civil War, and implicitly and explicitly, a woman's role in society.

Williston, P..
to J. Peter Lesley
1826 June 17 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
Poem: The Orphan, addressed to Elizabeth O. Lesley.
1829 March 4 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1832 August 9 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Elizabeth Lesley.
1832 August 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to "Dear Cousin E"
1834 March 20 Box 1
Lesley, J. Peter and A. Lesley.
to [Peter Lesley].
1834 August 27 Box 1
Lesley, Elizabeth.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.].
1834 May 29 Box 1
Lesley, Elizabeth.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1835 August 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1836 August 8 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1836 August 23 Box 1
Colman, James F..
to Susan [Inches Lyman].
[1837] Jan. 26 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to
1837 Feb. 3 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1837 April 17 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1837 July 20 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1837 August 22 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1837 Septem. 8 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Mrs. Lesley]
1837 Sept. 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1837 Sept. 14 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1837 Sept. 22 Box 1
Hazard, Samuel.
Thanks of the 2nd Presbyterian Church to J. Peter Lesley for the view of the church presented by him
[1838 April 5] Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1838 April 22 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1838 June 12 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1838 June 23 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 April 22 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Lesley.
1839 April (?) Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Elizabeth Lesley
1839 April 25 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Sarah Allen.
1839 April 26 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley [Sr.]
[1839 May 7] Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H. B. Hall
1839 May 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 May 15 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley.
1839 May 31 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 June 4 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to his brothers, William and Joseph [Lesley].
1839 June 4 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Sarah Allen.
1839 June 10 Box 1
[J.Peter [Lesley] to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
[1839 June 10] Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Miss Elizabeth Lesley.
1839 June 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Lesley
1839 June 21 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Anna Wilson
1839 June 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 June 12 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 June 13 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to P[eter] Lesley, Sr.
1839 June 13 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to William and Joseph Lesley.
1839 June 18 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H. D. Rogers.
1839 June 24 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to P[eter] Lesley, Sr.
1839 June 25 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Miss Eliz[abeth] Lesley.
1839 June 28 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. E. S. Lesley.
1839 July 1 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Miss E[lizabeth] Lesley.
1839 July 3 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [H.D. Rogers]
1839 July 6 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 July 20 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 July 22 Box 1
Lesley, J. Peter, Sr..
to Henry Darwin Rogers
1839 July 24 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 July 25 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 August 2 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H. D. R[ogers].
1839 August 5 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 August 10 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Sarah Allen.
1839 August 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Aunt Anna Wilson.
1839 August 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to
1839 August 14 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter] L[esley], Sr.
1839 August 21 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H.D. Rogers
1839 August 24 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 August 26 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 August 27 Box 1
J. Peter Lesleyto Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 August 29 Box 1
J. Peter Lesleyto H. D. Rogers
1839 August 29 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 August 31 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1839 September 10 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Allen Lesley
1839 Sept. 15, 17 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 September 23 Box 1
Petrikin, H..
to Peter Lesley, Jr. [salary on the survey]
1839 September 23 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 September 26 Box 1
Prevost, Lewis M..
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 October 5 Box 1
Lyman, Mary.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 October 8 Box 1
Lesley, Elizabeth.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 Oct. 10, 16 Box 1
Stewart, William.
to Peter Lesley, Jr.
1839 October 19 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 October 28 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1839 October 30 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 October 31 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1839 November 1 Box 1
Lesley, Elizabeth.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 November 8 Box 1
Lesley, Elizabeth.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 November 11 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1839 November 13 Box 1
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. [S.E.] Lesley.
1840 April 2 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Eliza.] Lesley, Sr.
[1840 April 22] Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter] Lesley, Sr.
1840 April 27 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Prof. Ludlow.
1840 May 1 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Professor Ludlow.
1840 May 1 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter] Lesley, Sr.
1840 May 1 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to "John"
1840 May 4 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1840 May 5 Box 2
Ludlow, J..
to P[eter] Lesley, Jr.
1840 May 5 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Prof. Ludlow]
1840 May 20 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Mrs. Sarah Allen].
1840 May 12 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1840 May 19 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Anna Wilson.
1840 May 30 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1840 May 31 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Henry Lesley
1840 June 4 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mr. Peter Lesley, Sr.
1840 June 18 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to P[eter] Lesley, Sr.
1840 June 25 Box 2
Lesley, Elizabeth.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1840 July 10 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley Sr.
1840 July 17 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1840 August 14 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1840 August 21 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley.
1840 August 29 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Mrs. Sarah Allen].
1840 August 31 Box 2
Lesley, Peter.
to J. Peter Lesley, with copy of birth certificate.
1840 September 8 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Aunt Hall
1840 September 26 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1840 September 30 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1840 October 9 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.?]
n.d.[ca. 1840] Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Miss E[lizabeth] Lesley.
1841 February 20 Box 2
Alexander, J. A..
to [Peter Lesley]
1841 April 12 Box 2
Petrikin, H..
to J. Peter Lesley
1841 April 14 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1841 May(?) 14 Box 2
Hale, Sarah E..
to Susan I. Lyman
1841 May 26 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1841 June 10 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1841 June 11 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Anna Wilson
1841 July 16 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1841 July 24 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1841 September 3 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1841 September 5 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1841 September 27 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to E[lizabeth] Lesley
1841 October 7 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1841 October 19 Box 2
Bache, A.D., (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867.
to Peter Lesley
1841 November 1 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1841 December 7 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1842 February 14 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley].
1842 March 28 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1842 April 4 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1842 April 11 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1842 June 7 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1842 July 15 Box 2
Davis, William A..
to J. Peter Lesley.
1842 August 19 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1842 September 7 Box 2
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to [Susan I. Lyman Lesley and Catherine Lyman].
1842 October 27 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
[Peter Lesley, Sr.]
[1842 November 26] Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1843 January 19 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1843 February 8 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Mrs. S. E. Lesley].
1843 February 17 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Mrs. Anna Wilson] and [Aunt Hall].
1843 March 2 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1843 March 6 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1843 March 13 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1843 April 7 Box 2
Hale, Sarah E..
to Susan I. Lyman
1843 May 5 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1843 August 24 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1843 August 24 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1843 September 15 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1843 November 8 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1843 December 1 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1844 January 9 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1844 February 5 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Anna Wilson
1844 February 7 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley, Sr.]
1844 February 9 Box 2
Davis, William A..
to [Mrs.] Susan I[nches] Lyman [Lesley]
[1844 February 23] Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1844 February 27 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1844 March 11 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1844 May 17 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1844 May 30 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. E. L. Stilwell
1844 June 3 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley, Sr.
1844 July 4 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mr. A. Lesley
1844 July 8 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to [Peter Lesley].
1844 July 20 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley.
1844 July 22 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley
1844 August 1 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley
1844 August 3 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. E.L. Stilwell
1844 August 10 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Henry Lesley [and to Mrs. E.L. Stilwell]
1844 August 21 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1844 August 2 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Allen Lesley
1844 September 26 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley
1844 September 12 Box 2
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to [Mrs.] Susan [Lesley].
1844 September 24 Box 2
Benzon, Edmund L..
to Susan Lyman [Lesley].
1844 September 30 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mr. and Mrs. Elias Stilwell.
1844 October 5 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to
1844 October 5 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1844 October 20 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Henry [Lesley]
1844 November 9 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Allen Lesley
1844 Nov. 19 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Elizabeth L. Stilwell
1844 Nov. 20 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. Peter Lesley
1844 Nov. 28 Box 2
Schulte, A..
to Peter Lesley
1844 Dec. 1 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to W. Martin, editor of The Presbyterian
1844 Dec. 29 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
Notes of foreign travel, in The Presbyterian.
1844-5 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
Receipts, tickets, etc. for travel in Europe...
1844-1845 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Allen Lesley
1845 Jan. 4 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Mrs. S. E. Lesley
1845 Feb. 7 Box 2
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Peter Lesley
1845 Mar. 3 Box 2
Wandel, Franz.
to J. Peter Lesley
1845 Oct. 15 Box 2
Bost, A..
to J. Peter Lesley
1846 July 20 Box 3
Perston, Jessie.
to J. Peter Lesley
1846 Oct. 10 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847 Jan. 1 Box 3
Bremer, Frederika.
to Mrs. Maria Child
1847 Mar. 25 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847 Mar. 28 Box 3
Bost, A..
and Marie Bost J. Peter Lesley
1847 Apr. 8 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847? Apr.9 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Susan Lyman Lesley
1847 May 2 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847? May 4 Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847 May 6 Box 3
Hopper, John.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847 May 13 Box 3
Perston, Jessie.
to J. Peter Lesley
1847 May 15, 16 Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847 May 19 Box 3
Hall, James.
to J. Peter Lesley
1847 June 15 Box 3
Hall, James.
to J. Peter Lesley
1847 June 18 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Susan Lyman Lesley
1847 July 4 Box 3
Perston, Jessie.
to J. Peter Lesley
1847 July 31 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Susan Lyman Lesley
1847 Aug. 8 Box 3
Bost, A..
to J. Peter Lesley
1847 Aug. 23 Box 3
Perston, Jessie.
to J. Peter Lesley
1847 Aug. 29 Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847 Oct. 4 Box 3
Philip Wandell to J. Peter Lesley
1847 Oct. 4 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Susan Lyman Lesley
1847 Oct. 10 Box 3
Perston, Jessie.
to J. Peter Lesley
1847 Oct. 29 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847? Nov. 4 Box 3
Bost, A..
to J. Peter Lesley
1847 Dec. 3 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Susan Lyman Lesley
1847? Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
  Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847?-1848? Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Susan Lesley
1847 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1847? Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
  Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Susan Lyman Lesley
1847? Box 3
Wandel, Franz.
to J. Peter Lesley
1848 Jan. 7 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1848 Jan. 12 Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1848 Jan. 14 Box 3
Perston, Jessie.
to J. Peter Lesley
1848 Feb. 1 Box 3
Charles Sedgwick to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1848 1848 Mar. 11 Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1848 July 7 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Susan Lyman Lesley
1848 Aug. 7 Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1848 Aug. 24 Box 3
Bost, A..
to J. Peter Lesley
1848 Sept. 14 Box 3
Mrs. Elizabeth Gay to Peter Lesley
1848 Oct. 19 Box 3
Mrs. Elizabeth Gay to Susan I. Lyman
1848 Oct. 19 Box 3
Hopper, John.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1848 Oct. 20 Box 3
Davis, William A..
to Mrs. Susan Inches Lyman Lesley
1848 Oct. 22 Box 3
Martha Cochrane to Susan Inches Lyman
1848 Oct. Box 3
Hopper, John.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1848 Dec. 24 Box 3
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
Study on increase in U.S. population
1848? Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Susan Lyman Lesley
1849 Jan. 4 Box 3
Bost, A..
to J. Peter Lesley
1849 Jan. 6 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1849 Jan. 28 Box 3
E. B. Inches to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1849 Feb. 2 Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1849 Mar. 29 Box 3
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
Concerning the intellect and the heart
1849 Apr. 8 Box 3
Hall, James.
to J. Peter Lesley
1849 Apr. 29 Box 3
Howe, S. L..
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 Jan. 16 Box 3
Wandel, Franz.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Feb. 20 Box 3
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 Mar. 28 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Apr. 4 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 Apr. 4 Box 3
Trumbull, David.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 May 3 Box 3
Robie, Edward.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 May 7 Box 3
Trumbull, David.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 May 20 Box 3
Whelpley, J. D..
to Peter Lesley
1850 May 29 Box 3
Trumbull, David.
to J. Peter Lesley?
1850 July 18 Box 3
Francis, Convers.
to Mrs. Peter Lesley
1850 July 19 Box 3
Russell, Ida.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 July 31 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Aug. 1 Box 3
Johnson, Samuel.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Aug. 2 Box 3
Trumbull, David.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Aug. 20 Box 3
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859.
to J. P. Lesley
1850 Aug. 23 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Aug. Box 3
Bushnell, George.
to Peter Lesley
1850 Sept. 2 Box 3
Robie, Edward.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Sept. 12 Box 3
Head, Mary.
o Susie I. Lesley
1850? Sept. 14 Box 3
Bushnell, Horace, 1802-1876.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Sept. 16 Box 3
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859.
to J. P. Lesley
1850 Sept. 16 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 Sept. Box 3
Ware, Lizzie.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 Sept. Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 Oct. 13 Box 3
Seeley, R. H..
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Oct. 22 Box 3
Hannah C. Stearns to Mrs. Susan Leslie [sic]
1850 Oct. 23 Box 3
Quincy, Edmund.
to J. P. Lesley
1850 Nov. 6 Box 3
James Munroe to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Nov. 8 Box 3
Ida Russell to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 Nov. 13 Box 3
Warren Loring to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Nov. 14 Box 3
Mrs. Mary H. Head to Susie Mrs. Susan I. Lesley
1850 Nov. 17 Box 3
Seeley, R. H..
to J. P. Lesley
1850 Nov. 22 Box 3
Loring, Warren.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Nov. 26 Box 3
Hopper, John.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Dec. 3 Box 3
Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888.
to Peter Lesley
1850 Dec. 9 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1850 Dec. 10 Box 3
Loring, Louisa.
to Mrs. Lesley
1850 Dec. 29 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1850 Box 3
Head, Mary.
to Susan I. Lesley
1851 Jan. 2 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Jan. 3 Box 3
Rogers, William B..
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Jan. 22 Box 3
Emma Rogers to Mrs. Susan I. Leslie [sic]
1851 Jan. 23 Box 3
Henry Harbaugh to Peter Lesley
1851 Jan. 24 Box 3
Trumbull, David.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Jan. 24 Box 3
Rogers, William B..
to J. P. Lesley
1851 Jan. 26 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Jan. 27 Box 3
Edwards A. Parke to J. P. Lesley
1851 Feb. 3 Box 3
Trumbull, David.
to J. P. Lesley
1851 Feb. 14 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to J. Peter Lesley and Mrs. Susan Lesley
1851 Feb. 17 Box 3
Trumbull, David.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Feb. 22 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Mar. 5 Box 3
Francis Jackson to J. P. Lesley
1851 Mar. 29 Box 3
Octavius Frothingham to Peter Lesley?
1851 1851? Mar. Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Apr. 3 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Apr. 9 Box 3
Francis Jackson to J. P. Lesley
1851 Apr. 18 Box 3
Loring, Ellis Gray.
to J. P. Lesley
1851 Apr. 22 Box 3
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Apr. 29 Box 3
Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880 .
to J. P. Lesley
1851 May 13 Box 3
Jackson, R. M. S..
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 May 14 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 May 15 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 May 17 Box 3
Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880 .
to J. P. Lesley
1851 May 30 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. P. Lesley
1851 May Box 3
Thayer, W. S..
to J. P. Lesley
1851 June 7 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Lesley
1851 June 22 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 June 27 Box 3
Desor, Edouard.
to Comte Gorousky
1851 June 28 Box 3
Desor, Edouard.
to J. P. Lesley
1851 July 20 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 July 20 Box 3
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Henry D. Rogers
1851 July 25 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Lesley
1851 July 28 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 July 29 Box 3
Rogers, William B..
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Aug. 2 Box 3
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Lesley
1851 Aug. 5 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. P. Lesley
1851 Aug. 9 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Lesley
1851 Sept. 1 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1851 Oct. 24 Box 3
Bost, Marie.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1851 Oct. 24 Box 3
Porter, John W..
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Oct. 28 Box 3
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H. D. Rogers
1851 Nov. 3 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. P. Lesley
1851 Nov. 4 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. PL Lesley
1851 Nov. 5 Box 3
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Nov. 21 Box 3
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H. D. Rogers
1851 Dec. 3 Box 3
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H.D. Rogers
1851 Dec. 11 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Dec. 26 Box 3
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909.
to Susie Mrs. Susan I. Lesley
ca. 1851 Box 3
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. Peter Lesley
1851 Wed. night Box 3
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to Peter Lesley
1852 Jan. 9 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to E. Horsford
1852 Jan. 14 Box 4
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859.
to J. P. Lesley
1852 Feb. 16 Box 4
Elizabeth Lesley to Peter Lesley
1852 Feb. 2 Box 4
Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888.
to Peter Lesley
1852 Feb. 11 Box 4
Rogers, William B..
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Feb. 22 Box 4
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. P. Lesley
1852 Feb. 25 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 March 1 Box 4
Whelpley, J. D..
to Peter Lesley
1852 March 12 Box 4
Whelpley, J. D..
to Peter Lesley
1852 March 17 Box 4
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H. D. Rogers
1852 March25 Box 4
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. P. Lesley
1852 March 26 Box 4
Whelpley, J. D..
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 March 27 Box 4
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to H. D. Rogers
1852 March 28 Box 4
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Busay Lesley
1852 March 29 Box 4
Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866.
to J. P. Lesley
1852 March 30 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 April 12 Box 4
Miller, Edward.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 May 1 Box 4
Washburn, Emory.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 May 3 Box 4
Miller, Edward.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 May 7 Box 4
Washburn, Emory.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 May 8 Box 4
Washburn, Emory.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 May 14 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 May 16 Box 4
Trumbull, David.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 May 28 Box 4
Rudolph Barrigue to J. P. Lesley
1852 June 14 Box 4
William Sydney Thayer to J. Peter Lesley
1852 June 17 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 June 21 Box 4
Watson, B. M..
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 June 29 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 July 4 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to Peter Leslesy
1852 July 25 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 August 14 Box 4
Lizzia ware to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1852 August 22 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 August 28 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 September 28 Box 4
Barnes, Oliver W..
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Oct. 1 Box 4
Carrie Morgan to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1852 Oct. 21 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Oct. 24 Box 4
Bost, Marie.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1852 Oct. 27 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Nov. 7 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Nov. 21 Box 4
Misses Osgood to Mrs. Lesley
1852 Nov. 30 Box 4
Quincy, Edmund.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Nov. 30 Box 4
Ware, Lizzie.
to Mrs. J. P. Susan Lesley
1852 Dec. 14 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Dec. 18 Box 4
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Dec. 22 Box 4
Quincy, Edmund.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Dec. 28 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1852 Wed. Morning Box 4
Frothingham, Octavius Brooks.
to Peter Lesley
1853 Jan. 5 Box 4
Lyman, Joseph.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 Jan. 5 Box 4
Guyot, A., (Arnold), 1807-1884.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 Feb. 5 Box 4
Ware, Lizzie.
to Mrs. Susan Leslsy
1853 Feb. 13 Box 4
Delano, Warren.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Feb. 28 Box 4
Charles Summer to J. P. Lesley
1853 March 6 Box 4
Bost, Marie.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 March 7 Box 4
Whelpley, Mrs. A. M..
to Peter Lesley
1853 March 12 Box 4
Wattson, L. T..
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 March 15 Box 4
Silliman, Benjamin, Jr..
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 March 17 Box 4
Bost, Timothy.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 April 8 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 April 16 Box 4
Thayer, W. S..
to J. P. Lesley
1853 April 18 Box 4
George Stone. Receipt to W. W. Long for payment for a table once owned by Benjamin Franklin...
1853 May 10 Box 4
Tracy, Samuel F..
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 May 10 Box 4
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to C. Sherman
1853 May 11 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 May 18 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 May 31 Box 4
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia..
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 June 28 Box 4
Carrie Morgan to Mrs. Susie Lesley
1853 June 29 Box 4
Lyman, Joseph.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 July 2 Box 4
T. V. Moore to J. Peter Lesley
1853 July 2 Box 4
Wilkeson, William.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 July 7 Box 4
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to William Wilkeson.
1853 July 12 Box 4
T. V. Moore to J. Peter Lesley
1853 July 14 Box 4
Swan, Martha L..
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 July 24 Box 4
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 August 1 Box 4
Pennsylvania Railroad..
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Aug. 1 Box 4
Swan, Martha L..
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 August 19 Box 4
C. M. Furness to "My dear friend" Mrs. Susan I. Lesley
1853 August 28 Box 4
Bost, Marie.
to Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Lesley
1853 August 31 Box 4
Miller, Edward.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Aug. 31 Box 4
Carrie Morgan to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 Sept. 5 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Sept. 9 Box 4
M. W. F. to Mrs. Susie I. Lesley
1853 Sept. 29 Box 4
Gatiss, Henry.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Oct. 12 Box 4
Gatiss, Henry.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Oct. 20 Box 4
Ware, Lizzie.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 Oct. 25 Box 4
Tracy, Samuel F..
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Oct. 26 Box 4
Sarah H. Palmer to Mrs. Lesley
1853 Oct. 31 Box 4
From Joseph P. Moore..
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Nov. 9 Box 4
Gatiss, Henry.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Nov. 17 Box 4
Gatiss, Henry.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Nov. 18 Box 4
Gatiss, Henry.
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Nov. 22 Box 4
J. H. Morison to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Dec. 7 Box 4
Tracy, Samuel F..
to J. Peter Lesley
1853 Dec. 7 Box 4
Child, Lydia Maria , 1802-1880 .
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 Dec. 9 Box 4
Bost, Marie.
to Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Lesley
1853 Dec. 19 Box 4
Hopper, Rosa.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 Dec. 29 Box 4
Sarah H. Palmer to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1853 Dec. Box 4
Miller, Edward.
to J. Peter Lesley
[1853] Box 4
Head, Mary.
to Susie Mrs. Susan I. Lesley
1854 Jan. 1 Box 4
Swan, Martha L..
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1854 Jan. 8 Box 4
Peelor, David.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 Jan. 25 Box 4
Garnett, Charles F. M..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 Feb. 2 Box 4
Garnett, Charles F. M..
to the Engineer Corps
1854 Feb. 2 Box 4
Swan, Martha L..
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1854 Feb. 5 Box 4
Reston, William B..
to...
1854 Feb. 8 Box 4
McDaniel, John Robert.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 Feb. 9 Box 4
Smith, Edmund J..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 Feb. 17 Box 4
Peelor, David.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 Feb. 21 Box 4
Swan, Martha L..
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1854 Feb. 26 Box 4
Hall, James.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 March 18 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 March 20 Box 4
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 March 29 Box 4
Leuffer, George W..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 March 31 Box 4
Swan, Martha L..
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1854 April 3 Box 4
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 April 9 Box 4
Leuffer, George W..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 April 10 Box 4
Silliman, Benjamin, Jr..
to Peter Lesley
1854 April 13 Box 4
Hall, James.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 April 15 Box 4
Perkins, Robert R..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 April 20 Box 4
Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903.
to Meredith Clymer
1854 May 8 Box 4
Desor, Edouard.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 May 13 Box 4
Hotchkiss, William B..
to Benjamin Silliman, Jr.
1854 May 15 Box 4
Silliman, Benjamin, Jr..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 May 16 Box 4
Hotchkiss, William B..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 May 19 Box 4
Hotchkiss, William B..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 May 26 Box 4
Newton, S. M..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 [ca. May 28] Box 4
Perkins, Robert R..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 June 3 Box 4
Russell, Ida.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1854 June 8 Box 4
Delano, Warren.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 June 14 Box 4
Hopper, John.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 June 17 Box 4
Hopper, John.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 June 21 Box 4
Colquhoun, James.
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 June 22 Box 4
Silliman, Benjamin, Jr..
to J. P. Lesley
1854 June 24 Box 4
Moore, Ira..
to J. P. Lesley
1854 July 3 Box 5
Moore, Ira..
to J. P. Lesley
1854 July 10 Box 5
Bost, Marie.
to Mrs. Susan Lesley
1854 July 10 Box 5
Bost, Marie.
to Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Lesley
1854 July 11 Box 5
McKim, J. Miller.
nd James Mott to J. P. Lesley
1854 July 19 Box 5
Whitney, A. J..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 July 29 Box 5
Peabody, A. S..
to B. Silliman, Jr.
1854 Aug. 4 Box 5
Silliman, Benjamin, Jr..
to J. Peter Lesley
1854 Aug. 5 Box 5