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Collection TitleCL 55 Lowman Family PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button

Lowman Family - Jacob Lowman, his wife, Hilda, and and his younger brother, Martin, first came to Chemung County in 1788. 

Seymour Lowman - Seymour Lowman, son of John and Fanny Lowman, was born October 7, 1868 in the town of Chemung.  On September 7, 1893, he married Katherine Harding Smith.  Their children include Caroline (b. May 31, 1904) and A. Marshall.  Lowman served in the New York State Assembly from 1909 to 1910 and the State Senate from 1918 to 1924.  He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1925 until 1927 when he became Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury.  During prohibition, he was in charge of enforcement until he was forced to resign in 1933.  He retired to Elmira and became president of the Elmira Savings Bank until his death in 1940. 


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Letter, Written by my dear mother to her children to be read after she went away.Letter040603
Card, To Kittie November 11, 1888 from Papa.Card040604
Letter, To Mrs. Smith From Seymour Lowman July 27, 1819.Letter040605
Letter, To Mrs. A. M. Smith July 31, 1819 from Seymour Lowman.Letter040606
Letter, To Kittie December 1892 from Seymour.Letter040607
Letter, To Kittie, Elmira, New York, October 7, 1892 from Seymour.Letter040608
Letter, Camp 14 near Buffalo, New York, August 22, 1892. From Seymour Lowman, Care 30th Sep. Company, Buffalo, New York.Letter040609
Letter,To Kittie, From Seymour, Elmira, New York, February 5, 1893.Letter04 0610
Letter, To Kittie From Seymour, Elmira, New York, February 26, 1893.Letter040611
Letter, June 14, 1894, At home, to Mother, Baby went this A. M. to night at six we will lay to rest in beautiful Woodlawn, from Seymour and Kittie.Letter040612
Letter, to Kate, June 17, 1927, From Seymour. General Andrews has left, Iam in this office alone, but the button would bring a flock of Clerks in any time.Letter040613
Letters, to Fanny August 4, 1827 to December 28, 1828 from Dad.Letters040614
Schedule, Seymour Lowman, Janary 19 - 25, 1930.Schedule040615
Tally, Paid on house 1890. (Henis)?. November 6, 1890 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, paid in full all bills by Rhoby H. Smith to Gratia E.Bowman. November 24, 1890 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Rhoby H. Smith paid in full to Gratia E. Bowman from Legacy left by his Grandfather. November 29, 1890, Pittsfield, Massachusetts Rhoby H. Smith paid in full to Carrie H. Smith from the legacy left by his grandfather. November 29, 1890 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Rhoby H. Smith paid in full to ? Mary Smith from legacy left by his grandfather.Tally040616
Letter, The Homestead, Sunday 19, 1890?, To J. Beeby from Mamee.Letter040617
Letter, unidentified letter from Lulu.Letter040618
Letter, unidentified letter from Dad.Letter040619
Letter, To her Children from Mother.Letter040620
Letter, Unidentified letter.Letter040621
Letter, The Homestead, Bainbridge, New York, to ?? from Kittie, January 12, 1893.Letter040622
Letter, Unidentified letter, from Mather.Letter040623
Letter, Unidentified from Mother.Letter040624
Letter, UnidentifiedLetter040625
Letter, unidentified letter, to Childern from Mother.Letter040626
Letter, Unidentified letter to Children from Mother.Letter040627
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