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Letters of Amos Brown (Rev.)
Brown was an educator, administrator, President of People's College at Havana, New York, for several years, lobbyist for the 2nd Morrill Bill, and assisted in groundwork for the establishment of Cornell University. May 30, 1857-Apr. 23, 1865. Concerned mainly with affairs of the People's College at Havana, New York, and with progress of Morrill Act. (12 items)

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Report on the trends in education and events leading up to the founding of Cornell in 1865 .
Much material on Rev. Amos Brown and his efforts with the agricultural college at Ovid. Written by W.H. Brewer, Mar. 11, 1894, and Apr. 3, 1894. (80 pages)

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Secret Societies
  1. 1. Dates of the Establishment of the Various Secret Societies at Cornell (Fraternities)
  2. 2. Lists of Charter Members of Fraternities
  3. 3. Correspondence: letters from Cornell fraternities giving data on their founding and charter members in answer to an inquiry by Hewett, 1904; also postcards on the same subject, 1898
  4. 4. Newspaper clipping concerned with the controversy at Princeton about the abolition of Secret Societies - all are opposed


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University Fellowships, Scholarships and Prizes
  1. 1. Statute establishing Scholarships and Fellowships at Cornell
  2. 2. Lists of Scholarships and Fellowships, data on examination and announcements of Scholarships and Fellowships
  3. 3. Newspaper clippings
  4. 4. List of Law Prizes, 1889-1899; Fuertes Medals; Sands Medals in Architecture, etc.


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Woodford Prizes - The 1886 Memorial Prize Speakers; The 1894 Memorial Prize Debators
  1. 1. Woodford - June 19, 1871-May 6, 1904
  2. 2. 1886 Prize - May 7, 1887-May 31, 1904
  3. 3. 1884 Prize - Jan. 10, 1895-Jan. 9, 1904


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Copy of The Cornell Era, vol. XXVI, NO. 10, Dec. 2, 1893
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Clubs - Notes on founding and activities of clubs at Cornell
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Musical and Drama Organizations
  1. 1. History of the Glee Club, Cornell Symphony and various choral groups from foundation to 1904
  2. 2. Pages from 1896-1904 catalogues on music courses available
  3. 3. History of Dramatic Clubs, mainly lists of yearly productions and their costs to 1904


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Two Envelopes, The Cornell Navy
  1. First Envelope: 1. Speech about Cornell's crew team
  2. 2. Printed pages about the crew
  3. 3. Photographs of Charles E. Courtney, coach of crew
  4. 4. Printed explanation of the "Country Stroke" with photo
  5. 5. Newspaper clipping, Troy Daily Times, Jan. 12, 1895 - Cornell's crew goes to England


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Second Envelope
  1. 1. Newspaper clippings
    1. a. Troy Daily Times, June 20, 1892, deploring fact that neither Yale nor Harvard will row against Cornell
    2. b. Elmira Daily Advertiser, July 4, 1901, Hanlan Rebuke
    3. 1891 - John Francis wins scull race in record time
    4. Daily Journal - Cornell Steamer burns
  2. 2. History of the Cornell Navy
  3. 3. Lists of Varsity Crews, 1872-1904; Freshman Crews, 1875-1904; Four-oared Crews, 1899-1904
  4. 4. Correspondence, mainly from John N. Ostrom to Prof. Hewett about sketch on Navy which he wrote for H.


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Illustrations
  1. Lists of pictures to be used and their sizes


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Tennis, Basketball, Golf, etc.
  1. Histories of Tennis, Basketball, Statistics on the Cross-Country Club and a paragraph each on Golf and Cricket


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Football
  1. 1. Newspaper clippings; 1891 photo of team; Ithaca Daily Journal, Nov. 28, 1894, Thanksgiving Football Supplement; 1897 Summary of College Football; Ithaca D.J., Dec. 6, 1894, Is Intercolligate Football to Continue at Cornell?
  2. Pages of statistics, members of teams, captains, etc.
  3. Printed pages of arguments against football, 1894-1895
  4. Printed pages of Cornell Student Activities on Football


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Histories of Fencing and Chess
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A Short sketch (typed) of Lacrosse at Cornell and lists of teams; also letter from Walter Finlay who wrote a sketch for Hewett
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Baseball
  1. 1. Clipping from Alumni News, Apr. 5, 1899 about team's games in the South
  2. 2. Lists of statistics - captains, teams, games played


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Handwritten Preface to Hewett's History of Cornell
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Handwritten Introduction
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Handwritten table of Contents
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Statement of fundamental ideas behind Cornell's organization
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Athletic Contests - statistics (dates of races, winners, and their times); Athletic Council - statistics and short history
  1. Letters: 1. To Hewett from John L. Senior, Graduate Manager of Cornell University Athletic Association - declines request to write histpry of Cornell athletics because of lack of time. Dec. 21, 1903
  2. 2. To Hewett with suggested bibliography on college athletics. Jan. 1, 1904
  3. 3. To Hewett from editor on The Illustrated Sporting News - reply to a request from H.--has referred his request to the Athletic Editor. Jan. 2, 19904
  4. 4. To Hewett from John L. Senior sending lists of members of Ahletic Council (1902-1903; 1896-1898). These lists are included with letter. May 12, 1904
  5. Newspaper clippings: 1. Report of the committee set up to arrange inter-colligate athletic competition
  6. 2. Dec. 27, 1904Ithaca Daily Journal description by Wallis Schutt, former Cornell student and then Rhodes Scholar, of a cross-country race at Oxford
  7. 3. Jan. 2, 1905. Same as above


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Military Instruction and Manual Labor
  1. 1. Circular on the conditions for substituting courses for drillwork. Mar. 10, 1876
  2. 2. Pamphlet from War Department - laws and regulations about training of Army officers at educational institutions. Apr. 6, 1904
  3. 3. Copy of Federal Act empowering President to set up military training programs at Colleges and Universities
  4. 4. Military histories of several students at Cornell
  5. 5. Letter from Office of Secretary of War concerning authority for detailing of Army officers as Military Instructors at colleges, particularly about one Major Wittlesey. Feb. 9, 1894
  6. 6. Extract from order to Major W. to Familiarize colleges with system of military instruction. Apr. 4, 1894
  7. 7. Extract from a letter of Mr. Cornell's in N.Y. Tribune dated Aug. 10, 1868 concerning validity of manual labor
  8. 8. Letter to Hewett from WIlliam R. Brown containing reminescences of his about White's fostering self-help in students. Nov. 25, 1904


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Bibliography - two envelopes (first envelope)
  1. An 18 page list (with cover letter from G.W. Harris) of all the books and documents in University Library pertaining to Cornell. Page 19 contains list of books est. of the People's College. Feb. 26, 1904


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Second Envelope
  1. 1. Article in Ithaca Daily Journal taken from the Canadian Monthly on the founding and development of Cornell University. Aug. 6, 1873
  2. 2. Bibliography from topic


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Copy of proceedings in the House of Represntatives over Morrill Act
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Statistics
  1. 1. Sheets entitled "Tables Complied from the First Editions of the Cornell University Registers for the Years 1886-1887 to 1890-1891"
  2. 2. Sheet entitled "Table Showing by Years the Number and Kinds of Degrees Granted by Cornell University"


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Pages from The History of Cornell University by Hewett in Landmarks of Tompkins County with photos of Henry W. Sage and Hiram Corson
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The Precursors of Cornell University
  1. 1. Pages from Public Acts of the State of Conn. on the establishment of the Storrs Agricultural College
  2. 2. A Prospectus of the People's College (typewritten)
  3. 3. Digest of an article in the Tribune by Horace Greeley (June 1850)
  4. 4. Notes on founding of People's College
  5. 5. List of members of the College Association
  6. 6. Copies of letters:
    1. a. To Rev. Amos from Senator Daniel Clark of New Hampshire praising B. for his role in obtaining passage of Morrill Bill
    2. b. To E.B. Morgan from Senator Morrill from Vermont - subject same as above


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The National Land Grant
  1. 1. Letter to Hewett from Sen. Morrill relating short history of his bill
  2. 2. A printed act from New York State Legislature concerning a settlement between New York and Ezra Cornell in reference to the sale and location of the college land scrip
  3. 3. A circular letter promoting the Morrill Bill of 1873 for further financial aid to agricultural colleges
  4. 4. Proposed resolution accepting the act mentioned in No. 2 above
  5. 5. An act from the records of the General Assembly of Conn. appropriating the scrip for public lands for that stated granted by Congress in the Morrill Act of 1862. With cover letter to Hewett from John J. Phelan, Secretary of Conn., Apr. 21, 1894
  6. 6. Printed speech of Jeremiah McGuire in New York State Assembly advocating proposed resolution (no. 2)
  7. 7. Newspaper clipping, Ithaca Daily Journal: "Report of the Commission to Into the College Land Grant at Cornell University"
  8. 8. Short piece on inadequacy of original grant of 1862
  9. 9. Governor Andros' address to state legislature in 1863 against cutting up grant into several pieces
  10. 10. Statistics of the vote on the first passage of the Land Grant Act in 1858


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The United States Government and Higher Education - a short handwritten account by Hewett
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The Fiske Will Suit
  1. 1. Newspaper Clippings
  1. a. Excerpt on toast at Fiske's wedding reception
  2. b. 4 copies of article from The Ithaca Daily Journal containing Judge Lyons' decision in the Fiske Will Case - May 27, 1886
  3. c. Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 1890, piece on decision of Supreme Court and background of case charging a conspiracy between Boardman and White
  4. d. July 23, 1890, summation of lawyers fees involved in case
  1. 2. Incomplete history of case and notes
  2. 3. Correspondence


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Miscellaneous - 3 Envelopes
  1. First Envelope: 1. Schedule of lectures of 1870, 1871, 1875, 1877
  2. 2. Skeleton outlines of growth of University
  3. 3. Many pages of assorted statistics on the trustees, sports, etc.
  4. Second Envelope: 1. Pamphlet, "Some Statements and Estimates of Immediate Wants Laid Before the Trustees of Cornell University by the Scientific Professors..."
  5. 2. A printed except from General Statutes - "Instruction in College"
  6. 3. Programs of memorial services and exercises, 1879, 1883, 1885
  7. 4. Statute of Organization of the University Senate, 1890
  8. 5. Book of Cornell Songs
  9. 6. Programs for the Woodford Prize Contests, 1871, 1874, 1885, and 1886
  10. 7. Act Amending Cornell's Charter, 1883
  11. 8. Announcement of Student Gov't Panel
  12. 9. Announcement of Cornell Co-operative Society
  13. 10. Acceptance lettter of Prof. Nathaniel Schmidt to Democratic nomination for alderman, 1901
  14. 11. Programs of debates, class day exercises, intercolligate contests, commencements, 1871-1898
  15. 12. Copy of diploma
  16. 13. Report on memorial for A.D. White, 1886
  17. 14. Newspaper clippings:
  1. a. Women faculty members
  2. b. Professors emeritus
  3. c. Death of John F. Rathbone, editor of N.Y. Telegram
  4. d. Against a C. professor who is all for killing of the weak people
  5. e. H.B. Lord, Cashier of 1st National Bank of Ithaca, retired
  6. f. Celebration on Centennial of John Marshall
  7. g. White's daughter divorces her husband
  8. h. War in the Philippines
  9. i. Student Self-Gov't. Council Report
  10. j. Student Pranks at Cornell
  11. k. President Shurman's speech at opening of University, 1904
  12. l. Charles S. Francis nominated for Minister to Greece
  13. m. Explanation of Student self-government by president of Cornell University, Oct. 27, 1894
  14. n. Cornell men in Spanish American War, Oct. 28, 1898
  15. o. President Schurman's speech on the Philippines, Boston Evening Transcript, Jan. 21, 1902
  1. Third Envelope: 1. Newspaper clippings
  1. a. Andrews, Pres. of Brown Univ. has unacceptable ideas on free silver
  2. b. The Church Standard, article condemning Brown, Aug. 28, 1897
  3. c. Catskill and Ithaca Turnpike
  4. d. Instructors of German at Cornell
  5. e. Copy of Cornell Daily Sun, Feb. 20, 1885
  1. 2. Reprint of an article from The American Naturalist about Louis Agassiz, Mar. 1898
  2. 3. Report of the Committee of Trustees, Feb. 13, 1868
  3. 4. Letter to President Gilman of Johns Hopkins concerning establishment of Mechanical College, 1851
  4. 5. Table of statistics re students at Cornell


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The University Library
  1. 1. Pamphlet - "Twenty-Five Years of the Annals of Cornell University Library, 1868-1893"
  2. 2. Statistics on Library Staff, assistants, cataloguers, etc.
  3. 3. Historical sketch of library


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Biographies - Benefactors and Professors - 2 Envelopes
  1. First Envelope: Newspaper clippings
  1. a. Death of Prof. H. Tuttle of History
  2. b. New appointemnt - Alexander B. Trowbridge
  3. c. Resignation of Prof. Durand, Director of Sibley College
  4. d. Resignation of Miss L.S. Brownell because teaching job not ratified by Board of Trustees
  5. e. Newspaper article on Moses Coit Tyler - sketch of his work at Cornell as head of the History Department
  6. f. William Channing Russel, news clipping announcing his death; 2 letters to Hewett in reference to an autobiographical sketch; sketch of Russel's life.
  7. g. Geyer's Stationer, Mar. 1, 1888, death notice for Alfred Barnes and a sketch of his life
  8. h. Printed pages on Robert Henry Thurston, Cornell Daily Sun, Oct. 26-27, 1903, containng notice of Thurston's death, information on his funeral and addresses given at it
  1. 2. Biography of Hiram Corson, Professor of English Literature. Newpaper article on Hiram Corson


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Biographies - Benefactors and Professors (con't)
  1. Envelope 1 (con't): 3. Biography (printed) of Hiram Sibley; also letter to Hewett from Sibley's son about material for his father's biography, Jan. 11, 1904
  2. 4. Material for a biography of F.W. Griteau
  1. a. Letter to Hewett from Griteau's sister about material
  2. b. Copy of clauses in his will concerning Cornell
  3. c. Letter from G's attorney, Fisher A. Baker, telling G's motives for endowing Cornell, Aug. 22, 1904
  4. d. Sketch of G's life
  5. e. G's death article in The Terrytown Argus, Oct. 10, 1903
  6. f. To Hewett from A.D. White about arrangements for bequest
  1. Second Envelope: 1. Biog. statistics on Samuel Garder Williams, including list of his publications
  2. 2. Pamphlet by Andrew Carnegie,
  3. 3. Brief for Supreme Court Case (1904) in connection with Fayerweather will
  4. 4. Letter to Hewett from Rockefeller's secretary about biographical sketch of Russel
  5. 5. Letter to H. from Clark S. Northrup about description of Sage Chapel
  6. 6. Bibliography of Charles S. Prosser
  7. 7. Biographical sketch of Charles M. Tyler
  8. 8. Material on the Fiske case - letters, newspaper clippings,; auction list; biographical sketch of F. in Nation, Sept. 22, 1904
  9. 9. Newspaper clippings:
  1. a. Appointment of Professors Prevot and H.W. Hardon
  2. b. Resignation of Charles A. Collin of Law School
  3. c. Tribute to Bayard Taylor
  4. d. Resignation of President Adams and others
  5. e. Appointment of H.M. Stephens to History Department, William Struck to English, etc.
  6. f. Article about Goldwin Smith, speech at dedication of new building - G.S.
  7. Articles about Fayerweather will


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Sibley College Photographs - 7 line drawings, 4 photographs
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Notes and Statistics on the Debating and Literary Societies and on the Cornell University Christian Association
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Department - 3 Envelopes
  1. First Envelope: 1. Semitic Languages
  2. 2. German - news clipping
  3. 3. Latin - sketch
  4. 4. Mathematics - sketch
  5. Second Envelope: 1. History - sketch
  6. 2. Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - very short sketch
  7. 3. Veterinary Medicine - sketch
  8. 4. Agriculture - sketch and news clippings
  9. 5. History and Embryology - sketch
  10. 6. Medical School
  11. Third Envelope: 1. Law School - printed sketch
  12. 2. Civil Engineering - letters and notes
  13. 3. Medical Engineering - Bulletin of Sibley College, also sketch
  14. 4. Forestry - an historical sketch
  15. 5. Architecture - notes


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Letters from various professors relating to the different departments and colleges
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The Daily Times, Troy: devoted entirely to article about Cornell with pictures (pp. 7 and 8), Oct. 14, 1893
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J.G. Schurman
  1. 1. News clippings - his electiom to presidency; speech at crew dinner; as a brilliant scholar; as holder of Sage Chair of Ethics and Philosophy
  2. 2. Presdient S.'s address to student body in The Cornell Era, Sept. 28, 1895
  3. 3. Pamphlet - speech of S.'s at the Board of Filipino Commissioners, June 17, 1904
  4. 4. Cornell Daily Sun, Oct. 1, 1904 - President S.'s speech to student body


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Henry W. Sage
  1. 1. Newspaper clippings - Death of Sage, Sept. 23, 1897; tributes to Sage from Trustees; surprise party on 80th birthday
  2. 2. Short sketch of his life


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Andrew D. White
  1. 1. Letters to Hewett from White about propsed history, Oct. 17, 1895 and Oct. 30, 1895 (typed)
  2. 2. Speech in Senate, Mar. 1895, on question of where funds from Morrill Act are to go
  3. 3. Sketch of White's Life
  4. 4. Letter from State Department to Hewett about White's diplomatic assignments
  5. 5. Letters from White to Hewett, Mar. 7, 1894 and July 10, 1894 about Hewett's proposed history
  6. 6. Copy of a newspaper clipping from New York Daily Tribune, Aug. 15, 1872, derogatory remarks about White's political career
  7. 7. Newspaper clipping, Apr. 2, 1898, Article (really a letter) by White about his part in the founding and first years of Cornell University


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Campus and University Buildings
  1. 1. Clipping ( Troy Daily Times, Sept. 12, 1898) about Cornell Medical School
  2. 2. Typed sheet on Morrill, Cascadilla, and White Halls
  3. 3. Printed sheet on Goldwin Smith


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The Summer School
  1. 1. Printed information for summer school students
  2. 2. Statistics of attendance


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Notes and coorespondence concerning Hewitt's research on Goldwin Smith, ca. 1912-1919
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Letter to Cornell University Comptroller Bostwick re Hewitt's donation for the German Prize, June 21, 1920
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Notebooks and classbooks, 1870-1905 (67 small volumes)
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History of Cornell, manuscript, 1894
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Cornell University: A History, manuscript, 1904 , vol. 1
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Cornell University: A History, manuscript, 1904 , vol. 2
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Cornell University: A History, manuscript, 1904 , vol. 3
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"The History of Cornell University," annotated typescript from The Landmarks of Tompkins County, n.d.
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Hermann and Dorothea, manuscript, 1891
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Letter from A.D. White on his role in the founding of Cornell University, 1894
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Upland's Poems, manuscript, 1896
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The History of Goethe's Printed Text and Hermann and Dorothea, manuscript, 1899
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A German Reader, manuscript, 1899
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Cornell University: A History, manuscript, 1904
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A Bibliography of the Writings of Goldwin Smith, 1913
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Index to Era and Sun, also Journal of N.Y. Legislature, n.d.