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Carpenter-Mayhew papers include correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, legal and estate
papers, photographs, and clippings relating to Alvin R. Carpenter, Alice Carpenter, Charles
Mayhew, Eloise Carpenter Wickham, and Robert Sloane Wickham. Charles Mayhew Carpenter papers
include personal and business correspondence, 1910-1918, including letters from his
estranged wife Mary.
Oversized items include DeRidder family slave indentures, commissions, officers' roll of
Col. Walter DeRidder's Regiment, New York State Militia; Abiel W. Mayhew commission,
Columbia Light Infantry, 1809; certificates and diplomas.
Bound volumes include Catherine S. DeRidder travel diary, 1877; Eloise Wickham account
books, 1932-1937; Robert S. Wickham physics notebook, n.d.; album of original drawings by
Anne E. Allaben for Robert S. Wickham's book, A Saratoga Boyhood, with final proofs.and book
of reviews of A Saratoga Boyhood. Robert Wickham's photograph albums depicting hiking,
camping, hunting, and fishing in the Adirondacks, 4 volumes, 1905-1949, with negatives.
Another Robert Wickham album depicting family photos, ca. 1860-1956. Also Charles Mayhew
Carpenter photographs of family members, houses, and scenes, ca. 1900-1914; a carte-de-visit
album, probably Alvin and Alida Carpenter; Eloise Wickham school exercises, n.d.; Regimental
record book with orders, muster rolls, and returns, Simon DeRidder, 1812; and various
published books and pamphlets.