The papers of Charles E. Lawrence of Hauppauge, a breeder of trotting horses on Long Island in the late 1800s and early 1900s, are available for research.
Correspondence, flyers, brochures, receipts, and advertisements are represented in the collection. The papers also include materials on the Smiths, a locally prominent family.
According to Smithtown historian Bradley Harris, Lawrence (1852-1923) was “labeled an ‘old horseman’ in his obituary for his skillful training of horses as well as his breeding and raising of champion race thoroughbreds such as Baronward. Simultaneously, Lawrence ran a prosperous farm in Hauppauge.”
All are welcome to schedule an appointment to access the collection. Please visit the department’s website or research guide for more information. -Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist
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