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1Title:  Samuel Livingston Mather Family Papers     
 Creator:  Mather, Samuel Livingston Family 
 Dates:  1850-1860 
 Abstract:  The Samuel Livingston Mather family of Cleveland, Ohio, descends from Samuel Mather (1745-1809), a shareholder and member of the first board of directors of the Connecticut Land Company. His son, also named Samuel Mather (1771-1854), was also a shareholder of the Connecticut Land Company. One of his sons, Samuel Livingston Mather (1817-1890), settled in Cleveland in 1843. In 1847, he was one of the founders of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company (later the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company). His youngest son, William Gwinn Mather (1857-1951) later became president of the company. Samuel Livingston Mather's oldest son, Samuel Mather (1851-1931) helped found a rival iron ore firm, Pickands, Mather, and Company. He married Flora Stone, by whom he had four children, the oldest of which was Samuel Livingston Mather (1882-1960). Named for his grandfather, he graduated from Yale University in 1905, and began working for Cleveland-Cliffs. He also served on the boards of the Otis Steel Company, Cleveland Trust Company, the Bessemer Limestone and Cement Company, and the Lamson and Sessions Company. He was an active philanthropist, particularly interested in his alma mater, Yale, and the Holden Arboretum in Geauga County, Ohio. He oversaw the operation of his farm located near Mentor, Ohio, known as Mountain Glen Farm. He was first married to Grace Harman, and secondly to Alice Keith. He had two daughters, Flora Stone (husband Robert C. Hosmer Jr.) and Elizabeth (husband S. Sterling McMillan). The collection consists of financial records, business records, records of farm operations, records of contracts with Yale University and Holden Arboretum, estate records, genealogical notes, and ledgers. The collection pertains primarily to the business activities of Samuel Livingston Mather and the operations of his farm in Geauga County. Also included are estate records of his father, Samuel Mather, and other relatives. Some of the material illuminates the early history of the iron ore industry in Cleveland, Ohio. Other business files reflect upon smaller, Geauga and Lake County enterprises, including the Mentro Harbor Yacht Club, the Mentor Harbor Company, the Mentor Marsh Company, and the Mentone Company. Also included are materials concerning Samuel Livingston Mather's philanthropic activities, particularly for Yale University and the Holden Arboretum. 
 Call #:  MS 4613 
 Extent:  8.01 linear feet (8 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Mather, Samuel Livingston, 1882-1960. | Mather family. | Hosmer, Flora Stone Mather. | McMillan, Elizabeth Mather. | Mather, Flora Stone, 1852-1909. | Mather, Samuel, 1771-1854. | Mather, Samuel, 1851-1931. | Mather, Samuel Livingston, 1817-1890. | Mather, William Gwinn, 1857-1951. | Bessemer Limestone and Cement Company. | Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. | Cleveland Trust Company. | Lake Erie Bolt and Nut Company. | Lake Shore Realty Company. | Lamson and Sessions Company. | Mentone Company. | Mentor Harbor Company. | Mentor Harbor Yacht Club Company. | Mentor Marsh Company. | Munising Paper Company. | Thompson Products, inc. | Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. | Mountain Glen Farm. | Yale University. | Holden Arboretum. | Iron industry and trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Farms -- Ohio -- Lake County. | Family farms -- Ohio -- Lake County. | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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