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Business, land and family papers of eight generations of the George Hyde Clarke family. Business papers include correspondence, drafts, promissory notes, rent collection accounts, tax documents, legal papers pertaining to court cases, papers about railroad construction and funding, insurance policies, hops accounts, farm commodity documents, accounts, bills and receipts, account books, business diaries and checkbooks. Land papers include 18th and 19th century parchment and paper patents (royal land grants), leases, and releases; leases and deeds for individual farms and lots in the Clarke family holdings; bound tax assesment books, bound rent books, pamphlets of notes on various farms and transcribed deeds; land surveys; papers concerning family holdings in Wisconsin and St. Lawrence County, New York. Family papers include correspondence, primarily 1850-1920; invitations and calling cards; school papers; a scrapbook; photographs, wills, address books, poetry, prescriptions, recipes, and games; and papers concerning Mary Gale Clarke's involvement in the Springfield, New York D.A.R. Also, photocopies and transcripts of papers relating to the Swanswick and Hyde estates in Jamaica. Includes An Historic Structure Report prepared for the Friends of Hyde Hall by Kimberly Konrad and Stephanie Reinert in 1993.

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