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   Container / Location    Title
 
Series I, 1839-1925, 1969. [series]:
Consists of the letters and papers of the Nathaniel Horton Fordyce family of Monroe County, New York, and of a few friends and relatives. Many of the letters are to Nathaniel and Henrietta Fordyce's daughter, Cornelia, a schoolteacher, from sisters Helen, Frances, and Mary, and brother Horton, and from Henrietta.

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1839-1851
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1853-1856
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1857-1859
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1860-1865
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1866-1869
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1870
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1871
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1872, 1873
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1874
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1875
  2  
1876
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1878, 1879
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1880
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1881
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1882, 1884, 1885
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1886, 1887
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1888, 1889
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1890-1899
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1901-1922, 1969
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n.d.
 
Series II, 1846-1919. [series]:
Mostly the courtship letters of Horton (Nathaniel Horton, Jr.) to Julia Heusner of Rochester, whom he married in 1896. In them he discusses the progress of the rooms he is adding to the farmhouse at Scipio for their own use. (Julia died in 1898 in childbirth.) Other letters are from Heusner and Fordyce friends and relatives.

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1846, 1871, 1877-1887
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1888-1892
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1893-1895
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Jan.-Apr. 1896
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May 1896
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June-July 1896
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Aug.-Sept. 1896
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Oct.-Dec. 1896
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Jan.-June 1897
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July-Dec. 1897
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Jan.-Mar. 1898
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Apr. 1898-1919
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n.d.
 
Series III, 1851-1913. [series]:
These letters are from more than fifty friends and relatives to Cornelia Fordyce. A few letters, 1861-1864, are written by cousins at the battlefront. The transcripts of these letters are alphabetically arranged by sender.

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1851-1854
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1855-1859
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1860, 1861
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1862, 1863
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1864-1866
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1867-1869
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1870-1873
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1874-1879
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1880-1886
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1887-1888
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1889-1899
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1900-1904
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1905-1913
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n.d.
 
Series IV, 1877-1907. [series]:
Addie Gilson is the author of this extensive correspondnce--she wrote at least weekly to Cornelia--filled with thoughts on religion, her infirmities, and news of various family members and friends. Addie apparently was confined to a wheelchair much of the time. Beside writing many letters, she used her time in bottling and distributing "Dr. Hammond's Great Remedy."

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1877-1878
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1879
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1880
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1881
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1882-1886
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1887
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1888
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1889
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1890
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1891-1892
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1893-1894, 1898, 1900, 1907
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Daguerreotypes, portraits, photographs of family members and friends.
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Two paragraph albums, photos, portraits, newspaper clippings of family members and friends.
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Letter transcriptions. Five looseleaf notebooks: Part I, Part II, Part III, Parts IV and V, Appendix.
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Envelopes, temporarily housed with the collection. (See Accession Sheet)
 
Series V, ca. 1890 and later. [series]:
Transcriptions only and concerns the "Ohio Fordyces." It includes photocopies of papers and letters and newsclippings, and narratives by the donor about family members; also articles by and about George L. Fordyce, businessman and noted Cleveland naturalist.

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Mr. & Mrs. O.F. Gayton's travel literature and itineraries, c. 1950's.
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George L. Fordyce's ornithological files: corres. and observations, corres. With Ernest T. Seton and photographs.
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O.F.G. travel material, stock certificates, clippings re Fordyce Dept. Store, c. 1930's, other clippings include L.G. Coulson, wallpaper samples from Fordyce house, file of David Scollan's on N.Y.S. sugar beet growing.
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G.L.F.'s ornithological papers include field diary, 1903-1905; corres. Of O.F. and D.C. Gayton and typescripts (3 paper boxes), c. 1904-1929, include Alvord, Cooper and Fischer relatives, and travel postcards.
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Mr. & Mrs. O.F.G's letters and typescripts (Part IV), c. 1895-1959; printed items, slate blackboard, items of Louise Coulson.
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G.L.F.'s photographs, glass slides and colored printed pictures of birds.
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Case of glass slides of birds.
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G.L.F.'s ornithological corres. And observations, corres. With E.T. Seton, and scrapbook of sports clippings.
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Glass slides [foldered, box only partly full]
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O.F.G. corres. And typescripts, photograph albums. [Box mostly foldered].
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Black case containing a Bell and Howell Standard Cinemachinery (has plug for use in an electric outlet).
 
Series VI. Additional papers. Louise G. Coulson material. [series]:
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Cayuga County Local History
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Local History Binders
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Family Local History
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Cayuga county local history
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Cayuga county local history binders
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Cayuga county local history
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Louise Coulson, Cayuga county local history, correspondence
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Local history binders, Cayuga county
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Files-House Benjamin Built
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Family files, genealogy files
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Genealogy
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Genealogy, correspondence
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Louise Coulson correspondence, etc.
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House Benjamin Built, and other typescripts
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Fordyce family - all typescripts
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Gayton Family - letters, 1920's and later; clippings, anniversary cards.
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Fordyce family
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Fordyce, Coulson family and personal
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Fordyce, et al photos
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Fordyce, family papers and miscellaneous
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Photos
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Fordyce/Gayton
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Fordyce, genealogy, miscellaneous
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Unlabled
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Fordyce, family, miscellaneous
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(3"leg.)