Samuel Livingston Mather family papers, 1850-1960.


Samuel Livingston Mather family papers, 1850-1960.

Consists of financial records, business records, records of farm operations, records of contracts with Yale University and Holden Arboretum, estate records, genealogical notes, and ledgers. The collection pertains primarily to the business activities of Samuel Livingston Mather and the operations of his farm in Geauga County. Also included are estate records of his father, Samuel Mather, and other relatives. Some of the material illuminates the early history of the iron ore industry in Cleveland, Ohio. Other business files reflect upon smaller, Geauga and Lake County enterprises, including the Mentro Harbor Yacht Club, the Mentor Harbor Company, the Mentor Marsh Company, and the Mentone Company. Also included are materials concerning Samuel Livingston Mather's philanthropic activities, particularly for Yale University and the Holden Arboretum.

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