Noyes, Frank Wright
Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.,
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
1.0 cu. ft. (2 boxes, incl. 8 v.; 1 oversize item).
Contents: Box 1. Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers, 1802-1964 -- Box 2. Genealogical data, Noyes family chronicle, Volumes 1-8 (diaries and account books). Letters, financial papers, personal memorabilia, genealogical data, and miscellany of St. Paul hardware company employee Frank Wright Noyes, his father-in-law Lucien Warner, his son Albert Lucien Noyes, and other members of their families. They provide information on several St. Paul hardware firms (1870s-1910s); on life in early Minneapolis (1869); on family businesses and activities in Alabama and travels elsewhere in the South; on Lucien's travel to Paris, France (1886); and on the invention and production of the Murphy Reversible Ladder Bracket (1895). Letters (1895-1910) by various people contain comments on travels in Pennsylvania, conditions in the Philippine Islands, and the business of the Northwestern Life and Savings Company (Des Moines, Iowa). Frank's correspondence (1918) with Franklin D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy, discusses the "Eyes for the Navy" campaign to obtain the use of private citizens' binoculars for the navy.