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LYMAN, Joseph Bardwell, agriculturist, born in Chester, Massachusetts, 6 October, 1829; died in Richmond Hill, L. I., 28 January, 1872. He was graduated at Yale in 1850, taught three years, and studied law. He was graduated from the law-school of the University of Louisiana in 1856, practised his profession in New Orleans until 1861, and then removed to Stamford, Connecticut There he engaged in horticulture, also writing for the "Agriculturist" and other journals. Subsequently he removed to New York city, and in 1867 became agricultural editor of the "World." In 1868 he was managing editor of "Hearth and Home," and a few months later joined the editorial staff of the "Tribune," on which he served until his death. He was an active member of the Farmers' and Rural clubs, one of the managers of the American institute, and connected in an honorary capacity with numerous horticultural and agricultural associations. Mr. Lvman had a thorough acquaintance with the improved agriculture of New England, the more extensive tillage of the west, and the less diversified system of the south. He was an easy and forcible speaker. During his residence at Stamford he wrote, with his wife, " The Philosophy of Housekeeping" (Hartford, 1867). He also published "Resources of the Pacific States" (Hartford, 1865); " Women of the War" (1866) ; and '" Cotton Culture " (New York, 1867); and left several unfinished works on agriculture.-His wife. Laura Elizabeth Baker, journalist, born in Kent's Hill, Kennebec County, Maine, 2 April, 1831, was graduated at the Wesleyan academy, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, in 1849. She married Mr. Lyman on 14 July, 1858, and in 1870 became known by a series of articles that were published in " Hearth and Home" under the pen-name of " Kate Hunnibee." In 1875 she was president of the Woman's physiological society of Brooklyn, New York She edited the "Home Interest" department in the New York "Tribune" in 1869-'87, and the "Dining-Room Magazine," in 1876-'7.
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