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Business and personal papers of the North and related families of Walton and Unadilla, New York; included are correspondence and accounts of Mary North (1814-66) and her first husband, Roswell Wright (1816-30); estate and guardianship papers; and personal correspondence (1833-56). Papers of Dr. Henry E. Bartlett, Mary North's second husband, a physician and Democratic politician, include letters, resolutions, and reports concerning his chairmanship of the New York State Senate railroad committee; correspondence, notices, reports, monthly statements, landing permits, immigrants' bonds, quarantine instructions, and other papers relating to his appointment as Health Officer of the Port of New York (1854-55); reminiscences of Bartlett's early life in Massachusetts and Stanstead, Quebec, and his early years of medical study; his notes of Dr. Valentine Mott's medical lectures (1826); papers concerning business ventures in which the Wrights or Bartletts were interested; and numerous bills, accounts, and related items.

Also, one volume of farm accounts, inventory, and property appraisal of the Casper Metzgar (Metzger) estate; correspondence, legal documents, specifications, and accounts pertaining to the financing , construction, and subsequent ownership of a bridge built across the Susquehanna by the Sidney Bridge Company (1823-53); papers concerning the sale of Delaware and Otsego County butter by Camp and Welles, New York City produce commission merchants; correspondence, right-of-way contracts, and other legal papers of the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad (1868-71); and miscellaneous pamphlets, broadsides, and other printed materials.

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