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Rowland S. Gifford Letters [series]: (Item 1)
 
Bill of sale, March 13, 1833 (Letter 1)
Aaron C. Gifford and Sylvester W. Conant for sale of Conant's farm in Wilton, Saratoga County, N.Y. Witnessed by two others, one is Rowland S. Gifford.

 
Deed, May 2, 1831. (Letter 2)
William Baker to Rowland S. Gifford for part of Lot #11, Wilton, Saratoga County, N.Y.

 
Statement, May 3, 1831 (Letter 3)
by Commissioner of Saratoga County that Anna, widow of William Baker, is legally able to sell her deceased husband's land.

 
Irene Gifford (?) to Rowland, Cady, Betsey and Mahala. [April 1833]. (Letter 4)
Talk of cholera.

 
Irene Gifford (?) to Mahala and Betsey. A ugust 17, 1834. (Letter 5)
More cholera news.

 
Irene Gifford (Chatham, N.Y.) to Rowland S. and Aaron C. Gifford. March 9, 1835. (Letter 6)
Family news, health, etc.

 
Jesse and Irene Gifford (North Chatham, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. August 28, 1835. (Letter 7)
Bridge accident involving travelling family members.

 
Merritt J. Cornell (Wilton, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. September 6, 1836. (Letter 8)
Gifford family moves to Newark or Phelps area.

 
Rowland S. Gifford (Phelps, N.Y.) to Merritt J. Cornell. October 26, 1836. (Letter 9)
Copy of reply to previous letter.

 
Merritt J. Cornell (Wilton, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. December 28 , 1836. (Letter 10)
Reply to previous letter N.B. Letters #'s 8, 9, and 10 concern the sale, bond, and mortgage of Rowland S. Gifford's new home in Phelps. Merritt Cornell is transacting the business.

 
Henry and Carolin Jones (Valatie, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. September 10, 1843. (Letter 11)
Jones' plan to buy a farm near the Giffords in Phelps, and a trip to New York City.

 
Henry and Carolin Jones (New York, N.Y.) to Rowland S. and Mahala Gifford. March 24, 1844. (Letter 12)
News of the Jones' travels.

 
Henry Jones (New York, N.Y.) to Rowland S. and Mahala Gifford. May 21, 1844. (Letter 13)
Reply to a letter from the Giffords.

 
[B.] Conant (Valatie, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. October 25, 1844. (Letter 14)
Business and family news. #6028

 
Henry Jones (New York, N.Y.) to Rowland S. and Mahala Gifford. February 24, 1845. (Letter 15)
Requests that the Giffords send furniture and belongings.

 
Carolin Jones (New York, N.Y.) to Rowland S. and Mahala Gifford. February [?], 1845. (Letter 16)
Same as above.

 
Henry Jones (New York, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. March 26, 1845. (Letter 17)
More talk of furniture and moving plans.

 
Philander S. Gifford (Chatham, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. August 10, 1845. (Letter 18)
Almost entirely illegible. Talk of a dry season and poor crops.

 
Jesse Gifford (Chatham, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. August 29, 1845. (Letter 19)
Dry season; poor crops expected; stock expected to die due to lack of winter grains for feed.

 
B. Conant (Valatie, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. November 18, 1844. (Letter 20)
Mentions Polk and the proposed annexation of Texas, the implications for North and South.

 
Henry and Carolin Jones (Valatie, N.Y.) to Rowland S. and Mahala Gifford. November l6, 1844. (Letter 21)
Winter shipping on canals, moving to Nassau, looking for land.

 
[B.] Conant (Valatie, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. December 26, 1845. (Letter 22)
Re: payments, land speculation.

 
[B.] Conant (Valatie, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. January 14, 1846. (Letter 23)
Looking for a farm near Newark.

 
Henry Jones (Valatie, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. January 2, 1846. (Letter 24)
Shipping furniture on canals.

 
Philander S. Gifford (Chatham, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. January 12, 1846. (Letter 25)
Prices of grain, wheat, flour, oats, corn.

 
[B.] Conant (Valatie, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. February 9, 1346. (Letter 26)
Prices of land, the coming of the railroad.

 
Affidavit. [n.d.] (Letter 27)
Rowland S. Gifford released from serving jury duty because of deafness.

 
Henry Jones (Newark, N.Y.) to Rowland S. and Mahala Gifford. August 14, 1849. (Letter 28)
Carolin's death.

 
Philander S. Gifford (Chatham, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. May 15, 1853. (Letter 29)
World's Fair mentioned.

 
Philander S. Gifford (Chatham, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. January 5, 1857 (Letter 30)
Asks for money.

 
Polly Pritt (Maiden Bridge, N.Y.) to Rowland S. Gifford. n.d. (Letter 31)
Discusses cholera in Albany, from J.W. Pritt mentions Martin Van Buren in New York; a political dispute over tariffs, dissolution of the Union; Henry Clay mentioned as the compromiser.

 
Phelps Deed [series]: (Item 2)
 
Deed, May 14, 1811
Sale of 132 acres in Phelps, Ontario County, Lot #53, part of township #11. Sir Johnstone to Robert Rhea.