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   Container / Location    Title
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Back Log Camp, Sabael, N.Y.
Pamphlets, 1946-50 and n.d. Includes a history, 1896-1946, a map, 1950 greetings, 1950 general information and rules, and two copies of a much earlier pamphlet, The Back Log Idea.

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Carpenter, Alice.
Letter, n.d., to "papa."

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Carpenter, Alonzo B., Schuylerville.
Cabinet photograph.

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Carpenter, Alvin R. I.
Estate papers, 1914

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Carpenter, Alvin R. I.
Letter sent, 1914.

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Carpenter, Alvin R. II.
Letters received, 1914-16 and 1995. Most of the early letters were set by his mother, Mary (Hendy) Carpenter, or his sister, Alice Carpenter, while they were apart due to his parents' separation.

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Carpenter, Alvin R. II.
Letters sent, 1917 and n.d. A letter to "Mrs. Landon" written at Oak Street School, 1917, apparently a class exercise; and an undated note to "papa" while he was still with his mother, opening with "I am verry lonesome with out you."

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Carpenter, Betty, Tulsa, Okla
Letter sent, 1964, to Eloise (Carpenter) Wickham; family news.

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Carpenter family.
Photograph, unmounted, of Alice and Alvin Carpenter.

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Carpenter, Mary (Hendy).
Letters received, 1914, on insurance matters.

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DeRidder family.
Genealogical notes; a memo, "Who is Who," by C[atherine] S. DeRidder, Memorial Day, 1905; and a letter, George W. DeRidder, Ballston Spa, to Eloise (Carpenter) Wickham, Binghamton, 15 November 1905.

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Hendy family.
Letter, N.F. McClure, Washington, D.C., to Alvin R. Carpenter, Binghamton, 26 May 1941, enclosing a typescript of a genealogical supplement of the Hendy family of Kentucky.

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Mayhew, Charles W.
Engraving of his residence, Schuylerville, N.Y. It appears, without the full margins, facing p. 260 of Nathaniel B. Sylvester, History of Saratoga County, N.Y. (Philadelphia: Everts and Ensign, 1878).

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Mayhew, Charles W.
Cabinet photograph , inscribed by the sitter to "my dear neice Alice," 1901.

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Mayhew, Charles W.
Resolution in memory of CMM, late president, Saratoga Victory Manufacturing Company.

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Mayhew family.
Correspondence about the family plot in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Schuylerville, 1956-67, including a plot plan and inscriptions.

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Saturday Study Club, Schuylerville, N.Y.
Minutes

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Shakespeare Dramatic Club, Binghamton, N.Y.
Miscellaneous materials, including "Constitution and By-laws / 19567-1957," along with other materials accumulated by Eloise (Carpenter) Wickham, including a newspaper photograph of her as a founding member on its 45th anniversary.

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Wickham, Alan R.
Letters sent, 1963-67, to Eloise (Carpenter) Wickham, except for one of 1967 sent to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin R. Carpenter; family news.

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Wickham, Carolyn.
Letter sent to Ruth Everett, 1965.

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Mayhew family.
An issue of The Genealogical Advertiser, vol. 4, no. 1 (March 1901), containing an article, "English Ancestry of Governor Thomas Mayhew."

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).Business papers
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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Cards received.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Estate papers, 1966-67. Includes legal papers; an exchange of letters between Conrad and Lucy Meinecke, Springville, N.Y. with Alvin and Betty Carpenter, Binghamton, N,Y, 1967, in reference to Alan Wickham's financial irresponsibility; with a 1961 appraisal of the family residence at 129 Murray Street, including a Polaroid photograph.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
"Hospital mail," 1966.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Letters received, 1914-41.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Letters received, 1963-65.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Medical documents, 1951-66.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Newspaper clippings, 1946-64, relating to the Monday Afternoon Club, the Shakespeare Dramatic Club and other theatrical events, politics, etc.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
School exercises, Schuylerville Union Free School, 1882-89.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
School reports, Schuylerville Union Free School, 1882-89.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Papers prepared for the Saturday Study Club, Schuylerville, 1901-02

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Wickham family, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Photograph marked "Bob Wickham's baby sister."

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Wickham, Robert Sloane.
"Biographical Sketch of the National Progressive Party's nominee for Broome County Judge and Surrogate." Pamphlet, n.d. [?1912] 2 pp. Contains a biography of the subject along with useful biographical data on his father, Charles H. Wickham.

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Wickham, Robert Sloane.
Financial papers, 1917-58; includes record of income, 1917-25; status, 1956; and utility recapitulation, 1957-58.

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Wickham, Robert Sloane.
Law licenses.

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Wickham, Robert Sloane.
Medical papers.

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Wickham, Robert Sloane.
Pre-academic certificates, Saratoga Springs Union School, 1893-96.

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Wickham, Robert Sloane.
Woodcraft materials, clipped from newspapers and magazines.

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Wickham, Robert Sloane and Eloise (Carpenter).
Ephemera, 1928-70. Includes church bulletins from Trinity Memorial Church (Episcopal), Binghamton; insurance policies; junk mail; and unclassifiable material. An important item is "My constant prayer," in the hand of RSW.

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Wickham, Robert Sloane and Eloise (Carpenter).
Photographs.

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Business
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Personal
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Personal
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Personal
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Business
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Personal
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Business
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Personal
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Business
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Personal
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Business
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Personal
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Business
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Bankbooks and other records
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Allaben Drawings
"Original Sketches of Miss Anne E. Allaben for 'A Saratoga Boyhood' by Robert S. Wickham. (Final proofs of all plates made therefrom opposite.)" Scrapbook with pencil drawings and photo prints pasted in. A 2 pp. carbon copy of a review by Arthur C. Parker of Naples, N,Y. [a prominent Seneca and archaeologist retired from the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences] is laid in.

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Adirondack League Club
Constitution, by-laws, rules, membership list, annual report, list of allotments with surveys and floor plans. No Carpenter or Mayhew is listed, nor any resident of Saratoga Springs; the club was three years old,

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An Act, to Organize the Militia of the State of New-York, Passed April 21, 1818. Albany: J.W. Clark


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Amendments to the Militia Law, Passed March 13, 1821. Albany: Websters and Skinners, n,d,
Marked in ink "Simon DeRidder," along with pp. 7-10 of another copy marked "Walter DeRidder."

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Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. 1875-76. Washington: Government Printing Office


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Laws of New-York: viz. An Act, to amend an Act, entitled "an Act to organize the Militia of this State" . . . Albany: J. Buel, [1814]
Incomplete.

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Official Register of the Officers and Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy. Newport, Rhode Island. Nov. 1st, 1864. Newport: Frederick A. Pratt
The list of midshipmen forming the fourth class of 1864 (p. 23) includes Alvin R. Carpenter from "Texas." He initialed inside front cover, and made notes about the fate of his classmates. A pamphlet, "Regulations Governing the Admission of Candidates into the Naval Academy," is inside the front cover.

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To the Republican Electors of the State of New-York
Pamphlet, uncut

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The Book of Common Prayer. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode
Pocket format. Inscribed on flyleaf: "Robert S. Wickham / Binghamton / N.Y."

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Wickham, Robert S., Binghamton, N.Y.
A Saratoga Boyhood, wrapped and tied for mailing.

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Wickham, Robert S.
Class of 1928 75th Reunion paperweight for Most Cornell Descendants

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Wickham, Robert S.
Class of 1928 65th Reunion medal

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Ansco Company, Binghamton, N.Y.
Blueprints, two sheets, 1915.

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Carpenter, Alvin R. II.
Certificates, 1928-42 and n.d. Includes a swimming certificate from Cornell, diplomas and certifications, and a tribute upon retirement.

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DeRidder family.
Papers. Included are two slave indentures, 1827; commencement program, Union College, 1818; two commissions, Walter DeRidder, 1818, and another, 1819; "An Oration on Noses," n,d,; several documents on the division of WDR's estate, 1832; letter, E.H. Dixon, House of Refuge, to Jacob Deridder, "Opposite Schuylervile, "1832, on the occasion of Walter's death; deed, Jesse Chatfield to Kilian DeRidder, 1776; officers' roll of Col. Walter DeRidder's Regiment, New York State Militia; and a small receipt for eggs and silk hose.

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Mayhew, Abiel W.
Commission, Columbia County Light Infantry, 1809.

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Schuylerville Standard.
Issue of June 11, 1914 with front-page obituary of Alvin R, Carpenter; four copies.

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Wickham, Alan R.
Diploma, Binghamton Junior High Schools, 1929.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Diploma, Schuylerville Union School, 1889.

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Wickham, Robert Sloane.
Diploma, Saratoga Springs Union Free School, 1896.

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Carpenter, Charles Mayhew.
Builder's Estimate and Time Book, 1912. Only one week was used, for 11 March 1912 at 1134 West 37 Drive, apparently in greater Los Angeles. Seven workers' hours are recorded including "CMC" and "Hirashima."

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DeRidder, C[atherine] S.
Diary of her European travels "with brother" from December 25, 1877 to July 16, 1878. Slipped in are clipped engravings and clippings, apparently of sites visited: Eaton Hall, Hotel and Pension de l'Ours at Grindelwald, Grand Hotel Pension Bellevue au Lac Zurich, Hotel du Nord, Coeln, and Hotel Monet, Vevey.

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DeRidder, C[atherine] S.
Partial copy of the previous item.

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DeRidder, Walter [?].
Commonplace book, 1835, with transaction entries of a farmer. Difficult to decipher; commodities include eggs, apples, pork, ham; there is a reference to "Troy and Champlain ofice" and another to "wish to draw wood Cambrge."

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Mayhew, Ida C., Victory Mills, N.Y.
Exercise book, Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, Mass., 9 October 1862, later used as a clipping book, with newspaper items dated 1862 to 1873. Inside cover is a photograph inscribed "Maplewood Hotel / Pittsfield / Mass / Formerly Maplewood Institute."

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Account book, 1932-37, of household and personal expenditures at item level. Inside cover is a membership list of a professional women's organization, the "New York Epsilon Athenians - Binghamton, N.Y."

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Wickham, Robert S.,
Physics notebook, n.d., probably used at Saratoga Springs High School, but possibly at Cornell.

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Wickham, Robert S.
Book of reviews, letters, etc. of A Saratoga Boyhood (1948), including a short errata (p. 4) and a fine letter (p. 5) from Frances Steloff in which she comments that she was the "official flower girl" in Saratoga until she left for Boston in 1900. A press release and an order blank are slipped in.

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"Aunt Fanny." Night Cap Stories. Boston: Estes and Lauriat
Inscribed inside front cover: "To Alvin / From / Georgina / Merry Xmas / 1914."

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An Impartial Narrative of the Most Important Engagements Which Took Place Between His Majesty's Forces and the Rebels, During the Irish Rebellion
First American Edition. Cambridge, N,Y: Tennery and Stockwell, n.d. Inscribed "Simon DeRidder" on p. 3.

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Luce. S.B. Seamanship. New York: D. Van Nostrand
Inscribed in ink on flyleaf: "A.R. Carpenter / Midshipman / U.S.N. / 1864." Covers missing

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Redfield, Henry S. Civil Procedure. Selected Pleadings. No. I. Cornell University College of Law
Inscribed on cover: "Robert Sloane Wickham."

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Class 1864-1868 / United States Naval Academy / The Fiftieth Anniversary
Pamphlet, two copies.

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Album
Mounted in traditional oblong albums with black pages, these photos document half a century of hiking, tenting, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, along with some domestic views in Schuylerville, and some vacation shots. There is considerable identification: year of shot, place, some people. Some other items such as obituaries are tipped in. The fourth album is primarily of family members.

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Album
Mounted in traditional oblong albums with black pages, these photos document half a century of hiking, tenting, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, along with some domestic views in Schuylerville, and some vacation shots. There is considerable identification: year of shot, place, some people. Some other items such as obituaries are tipped in. The fourth album is primarily of family members.

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Album
Mounted in traditional oblong albums with black pages, these photos document half a century of hiking, tenting, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, along with some domestic views in Schuylerville, and some vacation shots. There is considerable identification: year of shot, place, some people. Some other items such as obituaries are tipped in. The fourth album is primarily of family members.

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Album
Mounted in traditional oblong albums with black pages, these photos document half a century of hiking, tenting, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, along with some domestic views in Schuylerville, and some vacation shots. There is considerable identification: year of shot, place, some people. Some other items such as obituaries are tipped in. The fourth album is primarily of family members.

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Karl B Stickley
Negatives for albums in boxes 9-10. "Karl B. Stickley" [hereafter KBS], 59 Carroll Street Marked in pencil "1916" 1-5 prints 6-38 negatives

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"Camp Roosevelt / Oteyokwa Lake, Pa."
Marked in pencil "Best East Inlet hunting trip 1919 films - McComb, etc." 1-6 negatives

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"Austin S. Bump" [hereafter ASB], 180 Washington Street
Rubber stamped "AUG 6 1920" 1-5 prints 6-11 negatives

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Photo envelope with no identification
1-2 prints 3-13 negatives Notes: 5, curious wooden church; 8, automobile

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1922
Marked in pencil "Niagara et al 1922" 1-67 negatives Notes: 18, curious wooden church; 57-58, "Spirit of Life," Saratoga Springs

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KBS, 47 Carroll Street
Marked in pencil "1923"' 1-11 negatives

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KBS, 47 Carroll Street
Marked in pencil "1923" 1-8 negatives

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KBS, 47 Carroll Street
Marked in pencil "1923"' 1-38 negatives

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KBS, 47 Carroll Street
Marked in pencil "1923" 1-33 negatives

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KBS, 47 Carroll Street
Marked In pencil "Limekiln Falls / 1926" 1-6 negatives

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Robert S. Wickham, U.S. District Court, Binghamton
1-29 negatives Notes: 29, dog

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Plain envelope
1-27 negatives

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Robert S. Wickham, U.S. District Court, Binghamton
Marked in pencil "Otter Brook trip 1932" 1-3 prints 4-13 negatives

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KBS, art deco envelope
Marked in pencil "1938" "A. Wickham" and rubber stamped "AUG 3 193[ ]" 1-2 prints 3-24 negatives Notes: 1, marked "Beaver Lake" and stamped "SEP 1 1938"; 2, stamped same

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"Randall's Photo Finishing Service / Binghamton Savings Bank"
No markings 1-13 negatives Notes: 7-12 seem to be on a cruise; 10 bears signs "Ferry to Inverrurie - Belmont" and "Apothecaries Hall" [perhaps in Aberdeen, Scotland]

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Stickley's Certified Art Prints
1-9 negatives

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ASB
Marked on reverse "Ford / Knickerbocker / 19 St. Charles Place" 1-25 prints 26-28 negatives Notes: 13, 3 copies with marking from negative, Doc"; 14, marking from negative "Boom" (shows a cannon); 15-17, caricatures identified of immediate family; 20, "A Dead Dog"

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ASB
Stamped "SEP 15 1920" 1-10 prints 11 negative Notes: 1-2, curious church; 11, negative of same

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ASB
No markings 1-10 negatives

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ASB
Marked on reverse "Moses Lake / Quaker Lake" and stamped JUL 20 1920" 1-6 prints 7-11 negatives

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ASB
No markings, but license plate on automobile reads 1920 1-28 prints 29-34 negatives

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Plain envelope
No markings 1-11 prints

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Envelope printed "Mrs. Robert S. Wickham"
No markings 1-5 prints 6-8 negatives Notes: 1, marked on reverse "Helen Colclazer" (appears to be a c.1890 print); 2, marked "Eloise Cameron Carpenter" with photographer imprint "George W. Conkey / Glens Falls" (baby photo); 36, Saratoga Monument

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KBS, 59 Carroll Street
Marked in pencil "Discards" 1 print 2-61 negatives Notes: 1, man with backpack; 2, Ondawa Hotel [Schroon Lake]; 3, motor stage; 4, building with sign "Homemade Candy"

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KBS, Art Deco envelope
1 print 2-30 negatives

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KBS, 59 Carroll Street
No markings, but license plate on automobile reads 1917 1-93 negatives Notes: 4, abovementioned auto; 46, interior of cabin; 50, hotel, perhaps AuSable Club; 64, cabin; 68, house; 81, interior; 86, five women on a porch; 88-89, dog portrait; 90,93, boy on city street; 91, girl on city street

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KBS, 47 Carroll Street
No markings 1-5 prints 6-46 negatives Notes: 12, auto; 13, David Henderson monument near Tahawus; 19-20, hiking with packs; 29, city street; 34, building with sign "Trading Post"

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Plain brown envelope
Marked in ink with RSW's print order 1-11 negatives

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RSW, 47 Carroll Street
No markings 1-9 prints 10-19 negatives

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RSW, 47 Carroll Street
No markings 1-26 negatives

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RSW, Art Deco envelope
Rubber stamped "SEP 1 1938" 1-2 negatives

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Carpenter and Symmes Coalyard
Unmounted prints taken by a competent amateur, with a few mounted and/or professional photographs, as follows:

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Carpenter family. 14 items.
Mary (Hendy), Alvin R. II, and Alice Carpenter.

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Churches. 6 items.
Mostly American Gothic stone buildings.vvvvvvvvvvv

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Houses. 11 items.
Some are family homes, some historic houses.

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Outdoor scenes and genre. 19 items.
Includes baseball and football games, Asian circus performers, vehicles, and several interiors.

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Overseas. 8 items.
Views probably in Great Britain.

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People. 32 items.
Chiefly groups; unidentified.

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Scenery. 24 items.
Probably unidentifiable, many with water, possibly the Hudson.

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Street views. 6 items
Includes Congress Park, streetcar, overturned railroad car, village from above, and a substantial school building.

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Carte-de-Visite Album
Carte de Visite Album, probably of Alvin R. and Alida (Mayhew) Carpenter of Schuylerville, N.Y. Many photographs were identified on the reverse, and these markings have been copied in pencil to the pages themselves, where there were already some captions. See especially four-year-old girl with rifle (p. 13), man with flute (p. 15), boy in Western Union messenger uniform (p.18). Carpenter family members: Meliza (Rich) Carpenter, Alida (Mayhew) Carpenter, Eloise Carpenter, Alvin R. Carpenter, Frank W. Rich Mayhew family members: Emily W. of Detroit, Portia of Detroit DeRidder family members: J.H. DeRidder of Springfield Friends: "son of Enoch Mudge of Boston"; Walter Edward Houghton (b. 1871) of Brooklyn; Howard Russell (b, 1876) of New Bedford; Charles Abram Russell (b, 1877); Benjamin D. Benson of New York City Faculty of Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, Mass.: Mr. and Mrs. Spear, L.M. Johnson, Miss Gibbs, Mr. Feeder, Mr. Davenport Students of Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, Mass.: Cora Coulter, Kitty Van Valkenburg, Hannah Durye/Burge, Mary Pettee, Oillie Allston (Chillicothe, O.), Lillie Whitman, Libbie H. Tupper (Hardwick, Mass.), Maggie Cook (Middletown, Conn.), Bell Stowe (Brooklyn), Millie Whitcomb (North Bridgewater, Mass.), Emily Nash (Troy), Sarah Edwards, Bell Morrison, Sarah Edwards (New York City), Emma W. Hubbard (Northampton, Mass.), Fanne Mather, Minnie Dayton, Georgie Masters, Mary Davis, Dotti DeFreest Students at the Naval Academy: S.D. Ames, John P. Wallis, Pat McAllister, C.M. Harris, R. Mitchell, Lieut. Bishop (instructor), E.C. Bartlett, L.S. Shook, H.C. [?Stinson], Clark Smith, Babe Doty, W.C. Strang/Strong.

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
School exercises, Schuylerville Union Free School, 1 of 2

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
School exercises, Schuylerville Union Free School, 2 of 2

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Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
Papers read before the Shakespeare Club

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DeRidder, Simon
Regimental record book, 1812. Contains orders, muster rolls, and returns. The book had been "Sloop Pollys Account Book," 1792, but only the records inside the front cover remain.

  Retained by Donor  
Photographic Scrapbook
Retained by donor Wickham, Robert S. Family photograph album, c. 1860-1956. A fine collection of family photos, many of them identified. This album was assembled using rubber cement which has entirely dried up.