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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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Seymour Lowman prohibition scrapbook, 1928-1933.Scrapbook0606
Lowman family scrapbook concerning the death of Seymour Lowman in 1940; Jack Schwab sports clippings, 1940s; Lowman family during the 1940s.Scrapbook0607
Book - The Practice of Religion: A Short Manual of Instructions and Devotions by Rev. Archibald campbell Knowles, 1926.Book 0701
Book - Bridal Souvenir from the marriage of Seymour Lowman and Kate Harding Smith, September 7, 1893.Book0702
Book - Social Register for Washington D.C., 1933.Book0703
Book - Friendship by Henry D. Thoreau and Golden Thoughts by Notable Authors, ca. 1900.Book0704
Book - Aviators Flight Log Book kept by Lt. A. Marshall Lowman, U. S. Navy, April 4-July 18, 1918.Book0705
Book - Sketches by Kate Harding Smith, March 9, 1889 - August 8, 1892.Book0706
Resolution of the Empire State Society, Sons of the American Revelution, honoring the late Seymour Lowman, April 4, 1940.Document0707
Manuscript - The Governor Goes Inspecting: An Account and Impressions of a Tour of Inspection by the Senior Assistant Secretery of the Treasury (Seymour Lowman) and his Commissioner of Customs of the Gulf & Pacific Coast ports and Mexican Border, April 1931. Concerns prohibition enforcement. Manuscript0708
Press Notices of the Port Of Boston Inspection Trip by Assistant Secretery of the Treasury Seymour Lowman, October 10-19, 1931. Concerns prohibition enforcement.Scrapbook0709
Manuscript - Memorial for William Shepard Bryan Jr. (December 23, 1859-April 3, 1914) with speeches from Judge Niles, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Packard, A. Der. Sappington, Mr. William L. Marbury, Mr. Gaither, Edward H. Gans, and Chief Judge Morris A. Soper.Manuscript0710
Press Clippings To Accompany "The Governor Goes Inspecting," Seymour Lowman's account of a prohibition inspection tour of Gulf & Pacific Coast ports and the Mexican border, April 13-23, 1931. Scrapbook0711
Newspaper - The Sunday Telegram, June 12, 1927. Article "Seymour Lowman's Prohibition Appointment Called Victory For Coolidge."Newspaper 0712
Lieutenant Governor Seymour Lowman scrapbook, January-April 1926. Includes newspaper clippings, programs and photographs concerning social and political functions in Albany. Scrapbook0713
Invitation, The Dedication Committee request the your presence at The Newtown Battlefield Monument Dedication, August twentyninth nineteen hundred and twelve, at Elmira, New York at the site known aS Sullivan Monument.Invitation080101
Document, Sullivan Monument Dedication, August Twenty-Eight and Twenty-ninth, acceptance to Dr. Henry Flood.Decument080102
Photo, Babe Fildore? Marshall Lowman at Tillou's? on Hillcrest Road August 1968.Photo080103
Envelope, To Mr. A. Marshall Lowman, Colony Apt. W. Water Street, Elmira, New York 14905. May 24, 1986. From Mrs. Asaph E. Hall, College Aprs Apt A-1, 6th & College Avenue, Elmira, New York. Envelope080104
Photo, Flora Lowman, November 8, 1872. Life Member of the Wellsburg Methodist Episcopal Church. Payment of three dollars.Photo080105
Letter. to unidentified person from Bill.Letter080107
Receipt December 14, 1850, From William Lowman to Fairman & Baldwin, Dr.Receipt080108
Letter, November 30, 1972. My Association With Abner Marshall Lowman from unidentified person.Letter080109
Document, Lydia July 28, 1842, Samuel Bixby died July 23, 1851 83 years 5months 28days, Wife Lois died April 2, 1852 75years. Document080201
Envelope, Lowman Construction Company, Elmira, New York.(Salisbury)Envelope080202
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