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Lathem General Store


Arthur Latham, a carpenter by trade, came from Massachusetts and settled in Lyme in the late 1700s. In 1782, he married Mary Post and settled on a farm where he built a house and a carpenter shop. He went into business with Rufus Conant but the partnership resolved in 1800, after which Latham opened his own store. In 1810, he expanded and in 1824, his sons Arthur Jr. and Bezer joined him in the business. When Latham retired in 1828, the sons continued the store until 1847. Latham died in 1843. Bezer moved to Missouri where he died in 1863. Arthur Jr. moved to White River Junction, VT and died in 1889.

Arthur Latham Jr. (1802-1889). He attended Dartmouth College from 1820-1822 and Middlebury College from 1822-1824.

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Lathem General Store records

Identifier: ML-11
Overview Latham family of Lyme, NH. The collection consists of records of a general store operated by Arthur Latham and his sons, Arthur and Bezer, in Lyme, N.H., together with correspondence, legal papers, post office records and notebooks relating to the family and town of Lyme. Includes also material on Thomas Perkins, town treasurer and builder of the Perkins Hotel