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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #10746

Title: Lyman N. and Anne A. (Clark) Cary

Dates: 1807-1997

Collection Number:  MSS 10746

Quantity: 7 feet + oversize

Abstract: The papers include land and business records in Morton County, papers associated with membership in social, fraternal, religious organizations and associations, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Lyman and Anne Cary Papers in March 1998 from Iris Shorge.        

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.   

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Lyman Northup Cary was born May 5, 1856 at Hoboken, New Jersey to Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cary. He had one brother, Lewis.  L. N. Cary arrived in Mandan in 1881, and on December 12, 1894, was married to Anne Alison Clark and they had the following children: Ethelind (Mrs. William Little), Milwaukee, WI; Dr. W. S. Cary, San Francisco, CA; Dr. J. Alison Cary, Morgan Hill, CA; and Colin R. Cary, Mandan, ND. Cary was a surveyor, land agent for the Northern Pacific Railroad, abstractor and a realtor. He died April 15, 1929 in Mandan.

Anne Alison Clark was born in Pennsylvania in 1872 to James R. and Laura Reed Clark. Mr. Clark was a pharmacist at Clark's Drug Store, Mandan’s second drug store, which included a lending library that was a forerunner of the Mandan Public Library.  Mr. Clark arrived in Mandan first, followed by Anne, her mother, brother, and sister, arriving October12, 1883. The Clarks had two other children: Colin, a physician, and Isabel, a school teacher in Pennsylvania and Mandan. Anne Clark attended elementary and high school in Mandan and college in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She returned to Mandan to be a schoolteacher. Mrs. Cary was a teacher, homemaker, and club woman. She belonged to the First Presbyterian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.,) North Dakota Pioneer Daughters, Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter H, Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood, was past President of the ND Federation of Women's Clubs, the Fortnightly Club, and the Civic Improvement League. She died in 1969 in Mandan.


Box 1:
1 Correspondence 1883, 1896, 1901
2 Correspondence 1906-1916
3 Correspondence 1918
4 Correspondence 1919-1923
5 Correspondence 1926-1959, sc.
6 Correspondence 1960-1962
7 Correspondence 1963-1966
8 Correspondence n.d.
9 Isabel Clark – birthday cards and memorial bookmark (with obituary)
10 Ann Reed writing
11 Home remedies/recipes
12 Notes and addresses
13 Receipts
14 Funeral program, Cora May Swanson, Feb. 13, 1964
15 Newspaper Clippings 1807-1959
16 Obituaries - James Reed, Jane Allison Reed, Dr. Matthew H. Clark
17 Nametags/placards/business cards
18 Lt. William S. Cary       1953-1954
19 Erie Railroad Company, Aug. 1959
20 Wedding Announcement, Lyman Northup Cary and Anne Alison Clark
21 Wedding announcements (Marjorie Hyslop-Dr. John William Thompson Jr.; Marion Goodman-Colin Reed Cary; Alison Cary-Kyle Daymon Corson) 1920s
22 Washington and Jefferson College calendar   1941
23 Blank (holiday) cards
24 Macalester College    1946, 1965
25 Ford Hall Meetings performance program, Boston, MA 1912-1913
26 Broken necklace
27 Reception and Dance program, the Bachelor Club at the Opera House, Nov. 6, 1896
28 L. N. Cary Company memoranda (blank)
29 Quotations and writings
30 North Dakota War Chest receipt for donation
31 Musical performance program
32 Airplane tickets 1961-1962
33 American Telephone Company 1945-1962
34 Inter Ocean Hotel, Mandan, North Dakota, menu, Aug. 26, 1883
35 “Pictorial Souvenir of Mandan, North Dakota” compliments of L. N. Cary, Mandan, ND (2) 1905?
36 Mandan Town and Country Club membership list 1916
37 50th Anniversary of the Organization of School District No. 1, Morton Co. – program, Apr. 23, 1931
38 “Some of Mandan’s Residences” pages from book (including L. N. Cary home)
39 Stamps
40 “The Ten Leading Women of North Dakota” The Gist of It, page 6 includes Mrs. Lyman Cary n.d.
41 Dedication of Sakakawea statue on North Dakota Capitol grounds program, Oct. 9, 1916
42 “Ode to an Old House” (George Custer’s home) signed by author 1988
43 Miscellaneous images
44 Guest book – Mrs. L. N. Cary 94th Birthday, Jan. 19, 1962
45 “Old Timer” Certificates, Mandan Diamond Jubilee Celebration, July 31, 1964
46 Reed family reunion, Washington, Pennsylvania (with photographs), May 19-20, 1962
47 Anne Alison Cary 1942 desk diary        1942
48 Loose material from scrapbook
49 Queen Victoria scrapbook, Anne Alison Clark
50 Second Winter Sequoia (Dances) booklet, March 10, 1922
51 James R. Clark: Muster-In Roll form, certificate of appointment to Corporal, discharge forms, special orders, envelope, leave permission 1862-1865
52 James R. Clark written agreement for shares in East Hickory Oil Company 1871
53 James R. Clark homestead application, March 1883
54 First in America Aviation Meet program, Jan. 11, 1910
55 Mandan Pioneer Immigration Edition 1884
56 Lyman Northup Cary education: attendance certificate, October 13, 1865
57 Anne Alison Clark education: certificates, report cards, Albert Lea College (Albert Lea, MN) 1890-1892
58 Contract between Anne Alison Clark and the Board of Education of the City of Mandan, Sept. 5, 1892
59 Sheet music

Box 2:
1 Abstract of title: SW ¼ Sect. 12; NE ¼ and S ½ NW ¼, E ½ SW ¼ Sect. 14; S ½ Sect.15; Twp 139, R 84, L. N. Cary, official abstractor Mandan, ND
2 L. N. Cary, Treasurer with Presbyterian Church Society, account listing 1883-1884
3 L. N. Cary ink sketch, Feb. 24, 1895
4 Major Bingheimer – Standing Rock Indian Agency (facsimile- originals removed)
5 Ethelind Cary (Mrs. William Little) ink drawing n.d.
6 Mrs. Colin Cary (Marion): nomination material and certificate of merit, State Mother of Mandan, ND; writings; funeral speech “In Remembrance of Marion Cary”; obituary; Hour of Remembrance program North Dakota PEO Sisterhood 1967, 1997
7 Colin Cary: music book, school (music class) work book, receipt, newspaper clipping 1911-1963
8 Alison Cary, report card, Los Angeles City Schools, June 1910
9 Genealogical information and research (1)
10 Genealogical information and research (2)
11 Genealogical information and research (3)
12 Genealogical information and research (4)
13 Genealogical information and research (5)
14 Genealogical information and research (6)
15 Cary Memorials (Cary family genealogy), published June 1874
16 Publications  1897-1955
17 Publications: Colin McFarquhar…and his Descendants and Alexander Reed…and his Descendants, compiled by Alexander Preston Reed 1960
18 Publications – “Trail West”     1950s-1961
19 Tourism: brochures, maps, etc.
20 Advertisements, L. N. Cary

Box 3:
1 Association of Presbyterian Women/United Presbyterian Women’s Association 1931-1964
2 Council of National Defense (and U.S. Student Nurse Reserve)    1918-1919
3 Fortnightly Club             1945-1958
4 Mandan Art Association            1963      
5 Mandan Chamber of Commerce 1958
6 Mandan Hospital Association 1960s
7 National Society Daughters of the American Regulation/North Dakota D.A.R.   1918-1962           
8 North Dakota Federation of Women’s Clubs    1920-1963
9 North Dakota State Library Commission 1917-1951
10 Order of the Eastern Star, Queen Ester Chapter, no. 9      1952    
11 Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood     1963
12 United Church Women of the National Council of Churches of Christ 1964
13 Lyman N. Cary scrapbook       1873-1881
14 Anne A. Clark scrapbook (poetry and newspaper clippings)    1870s
(loose)  Cassette tape – Blue Danube Waltz, piano, RCA Demonstration Record

Box 4:
(loose)  Charles D. Rhodes muster-in roll form    1864?
(loose)  Certificate – appointment of James R. Clark to First Lieutenant of Company B of the 5th Regiment Artillery, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Sept. 16, 1864
(loose)  Invitation – Thomas Jefferson’s Gig from Monticello to Philadelphia, Jefferson Day, June 1926
(loose)  Bound booklet - Northern Pacific Railroad Company List of lands in Dakota Territory 1886
(loose)  Colin Cary Grade I music instruction book 1906
(loose)  Copy of report of the Pinkerton Detective Agency to Gov. John Miller on the effort to legalize the Louisiana Lottery during the session of the first legislative assembly in North Dakota (orig. 1890) 1955
(loose)  Certificate - Mrs. L. N. Cary member, State Council of Citizenship Training, Nov. 6, 1923
(loose)  Certificate, Anne Alison Cary served on the U.S. Government committee in promoting the sale of Victory Liberty Loan notes, and has received recognition on the roll of honor n.d.
(loose)  Certificate, Mrs. L. N. Cary, National Education Association, appointment of delegate to represent the State of ND in National Illiteracy Conference, Washington, D.C., Jan. 11-14, 1924

Box 5:

Box 6:

Box 7:
Boxed photographs, slides, Garrison Dam commercial photographs, post cards
Box 8:
Two negative albums (3 1/4 x 5 1/2")

Box 9:
Two negative albums (3 1/4 x 5 ½")
Box 10:
Negative album (3 1/4 x 5 ½")

Box 11:
Box 12:
Photograph album

Box 13:

Box 14:

Box 15:

Box 16:

Photo Album
Photo Album
Genealogical scrapbook
Account ledger, 1944-1975
Account ledger, 1970-1976

Maps, certificates


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