Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Scott mss. II, 1854-1906, are papers of Emmet Hoyt Scott, 1842-1924, railroadman, lumberman, manufacturer, and mayor of LaPorte, Indiana, and his brother, Arthur Lee Scott, 1845-1878, businessman.

Career of Emmet Hoyt Scott: For information see the description in Scott mss.

Career of Arthur Lee Scott: Born Nineveh, New York, August 17, 1845; son of Wiley Huntington Scott and Aseneth (Locke) Scott; served in 27th New York Regiment, 1861-1863; attended Cooperstown Seminary, Cooperstown, New York, August 1865-March 1866; messenger and agent of American Express Company, Chicago and Pana, Illinois, 1866-1871; partner in Scott Brothers brewing firm, 1871-1872; served in 5th U.S. Artillery, Company C, 1872-1877; employee of Saginaw Copper Company, 1877-1878.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Accounts; III. Printed; and, IV. Miscellaneous.

The collection consists of business, personal, and family correspondence of Emmet Hoyt Scott and Arthur Lee Scott; contracts and statements of accounts between tenants and Mary Relief Scott, wife of Emmet Hoyt Scott; maps of Fulton County, Indiana; an autograph book of Arthur Lee Scott while at Cooperstown Seminary; compositions written by Arthur Lee Scott while at Cooperstown Seminary; and a messenger's log book, diary, and receipt book of Arthur Lee Scott. Letters from Maria Amelia Scott, 1834-1889, who kept her father's hotel at Nineveh, New York, to her brothers Emmet Hoyt and Arthur Lee Scott comment extensively on contemporary social events as well as family matters. Correspondents represented in the collection include: W.C. Attix, C.H. Board, Charles Printy Drummond, Robert Holland Duell, John S. Gaylord, John W. Houghton, Samuel Franklin Miller, William B. Niles, Arthur Lee Scott, Edwin Wiley Scott, Emmet Hoyt Scott, Maria Amelia Scott, Jefferson Shafer, Milo R. Smith, and Horatio Governeur Wright. Consult the Manuscripts Index in the Library for dates of letters of individual correspondents.

Printed matter in the collection includes programs from the Artillery School, U.S.A., 1873 and 1874; miscellaneous brochures and advertisements dealing with the brewing industry. Miscellaneous items include pieces about ditches, fencing and knitting.

An inventory is available.

Gift. 1981

Collection size: 1,521 items

Related manuscripts: Scott mss.

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