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Barry family papers, 1793-1956.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1859
  • Size: .3 cubic ft. Account books, correspondence, deeds, a justice dockett, trade cards, and other papers.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Papers of the Charles H. Barry family of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York, include family, store, and blacksmith account books, 1806-79; a few personal letters and deeds; justice dockett, 1841-63; report on the condition of the Troy Turnpike, ca.1867; trade cards; and miscellaneous papers.

Birnbach, David New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene Oral History record

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6821
  • Size: 3.2 cubic feet. Audio tapes, correspondence, transcripts
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Audio recordings and transcriptions of interviews David Birnbach conducted with former staff of New York State mental hospitals

Boardman, Douglass papers, 1839-1891

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1622
  • Size: 8.3 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Letters concerning the appointment of the original faculty of the Cornell Law School. Correspondents include Henry Williams Sage, Charles Kendall Adams, Charles Avery Collin, Francis Miles Finch, Harry Burns Hutchins, Robert Henry Thurston, Daniel L. Follett, Lucien A. Wait, Herbert Tuttle, Arthur M. Curtis, Alfred C. Coxe, and H. J. Heath. Also, an Introductory lecture by Boardman, 1890

Breckenridge-Bates family papers, 1861-190

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3352
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft Correspondence, financial records, business records, accounts, photographs
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Correspondence, financial records, business records, accounts, photographs, and other items deriving from the families of Fred E. Bates and Juanita Breckenridge of Ithaca, New York

Cautley, Marjorie Sewell papers, 1847-1995.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4908
  • Size: 2 cubic ft. Family papers, including correspondence, photographs, biographical materials and 16mm.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Family papers, including correspondence and photographs from members of the Moore and Sewell families. Also, photographs, notes, and plans relating to her landscape projects including plans of Wadleigh Park (Sutton, N.H.) and Dorr's Pond (Kingston Park, Manchester, N.H.); correspondence about her hospitalization; unpublished writings by Marjorie Sewell; articles and book by her; biographical materials; and 16mm. movie films of Radburn, Sunnyside, and other projects.

Cook family papers, 1795-1898

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4409
  • Size: .4 cubic ft. Indentures, bonds, mortgage notes, farm survey maps, stock and financial reports, wills, newspapers, photographs, military records, political items, genealogical items, obituaries, and other papers.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Indentures, bonds, mortgage notes, farm survey maps, stock and financial reports, wills, newspapers, and family photographs of various members of the Cook family of Kirkland, Oneida County, N.Y. Other documents are Chauncy Cook's army appointment and discharge papers and other personal papers including his mss. will; Constable Curtiss' expense list for serving warrants and subpoenas; political items; Cook family genealogical items; and obituaries for Cook and Hart family members.

Deceased Alumni files, 1868-1990.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0877
  • Size: 424 cubic ft. Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and biographical data
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and biographical data concerning Cornell University alumni

Denissoff family papers, 1739-199

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3866
  • Size: 1.8 cubic ft Mansuscripts, photographs, maps, bound volumes, broadside, architectural plan.
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: The collection includes letters from Russian Czars and noblemen, records of sales and purchases, wills and legal documents, letters from serfs and peasants, and various documents pertaining to Russian history. Also Denissoff family genealogical chart

Elsbree, Anna papers, 1788-1953.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1600
  • Size: 4.5 cubic ft. Correspondence, an autograph album, an account book, a recipe book, a photograph album, photographs, broadsides, pamphlets, and other materials.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Includes genealogical correspondence, 1922-53; mimeographed Elsbree family letters and other papers; letters and other papers of Jabez and Lewis Beers relating to the New Jerusalem Church of Danby, 1815-74, and to the Ithaca and Owego Turnpike Company, 1810-20; attendance records and other papers of the Tornado Hook and Ladder Company, No. 3, Ithaca, 1843-1928; notes and clippings on history of Ithaca and Tompkins County; commencement ball in New Haven; invitations; cemetery records from Tompkins County; autograph album, account and recipe book, and photograph album of Llewellyn Elsbree; many family and other photographs; broadsides and pamphlets; and much miscellaneous material on local history and genealogy

Enfield Methodist Episcopal Church record

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6811
  • Size: 2 cubic feet Correspondence, Diaries, Financial Records, Publication
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Church Record, 1867-1891,1882-1904, 1897-1926; Recording Steward's Book, 1901-1910; Sunday School records, 1896-1897, 1905; financial records, 1927-1965; membership register, 1965, publications, 1970s; and correspondence and newsletters, 1970s-1987

Engeln, Oscar Diedrich von papers, 1896-1964.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0856
  • Size: 6.9 cubic ft. Correspondence, notebooks, exams, manuscripts, clippings, scrapbooks, diaries, certificates, diplomas, family genealogy.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Abstract: Correspondence pertaining to von Engeln's years at Cornell as a student and professor and to his writings on geology and Cornell history.

Field family papers, 1851-1881.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1547
  • Size: .8 cubic ft. Correspondence, a diary, photographs, other papers, and assorted memorabilia.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence of William R. Field, Pittstown, New York, and Mary Hyde (Field) of New York; diary of Mary Hyde; letter from James A. Garfield, Ohio, to Mary Maxon Hyde Field, acknowledging her recent letter and recalling his graduation from Williams College; autographed photograph of Garfield (1880); F.W. Field's notes on his family's acquaintance with President Garfield and on the Hyde and Field genealogies; daguerreotype (ca. 1860) of Mrs. William Field holding her infant daughter, Addie Hyde Field (later Mrs. Blinn); tintypes of Mary and William Hyde; and letter and sketch by A.B. Frost to Miss Blinn.

Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0097
  • Size: .9 cubic ft. Correspondence, Photographs, Printed Materials.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Correspondence, articles, lectures, photos, printed matter, and other papers relating to the practice of phrenology by various members of the Fowler and Wells families, including Orson and Lorenzo N. Fowler, Samuel Roberts Wells, and Charlotte Fowler Wells. Includes material relating to "The Phrenological Journal" and "The Practical Phrenologist," periodicals with which the family was associated. Also includes a small number of Civil War letters. Also, originals and transcribed copies of the wills of Charlotte Fowler Howe and Charlotte Fowler Wells, and other letters.

Gee family papers, 1777-1973

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4176
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft. Orderly book, correspondence, photographs, a genealogy, a commission, a discharge, a land grant, and other materials.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Papers of the family of Thomas E. Gee, d.1796, who was quartermaster sergeant in Col. John Lamb's regiment of artillery, a detachment from which, commanded by Capt. Wool, was attached to Clinton's brigade during the Sullivan expedition.

Green, Seymour L. (compiler, genealogy), 1955-1968.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1946
  • Size: .4 cubic ft. Genealogies, memoranda, biographical sketches, obituaries, a photograph, and other materials.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: "Genealogy of Descendants of William Green (1754-1835) and Temperence (Heatley) Green (1760-1822)"; typescript copies of memoranda written by Henry Green, son of William and Temperance, concerning the lives of various members of the Heatley family and their relatives in America, the British Isles, and India; and biographical sketches and obituaries of John Arbuthnot Green, Jr., William Wilkinson Green, and Morris Miller Green. Also, a typescript copy of the Valedictory Oration of Morris S. Miller at Union College in 1798; photograph of Heatley Green; Miller family genealogy by Blandina Dudley Miller; and other genealogical materials on members of the related Miller, Green, and Heatley families.

Halsey family papers, 1870-1975.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2966
  • Size: 3.2 cubic ft. Scrapbooks, notebooks, stock certificates, blueprints, articles, books, correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, and a genealogy.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Personal and professional papers of Francis W. Halsey (Cornell University Class of 1873), a newspaper editor and writer, and of his brother, Frederick A. Halsey (Cornell University M.E. 1878), an engineer and author of a number of articles and books about engineering.

Haynes, Myrte Rice genealogical papers, 1909-1954.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1805
  • Size: .8 cubic ft. Correspondence, notes, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Correspondence about genealogical matters, undated notes and notebooks on genealogy of the Rice and related families, heraldry, genealogical methodology and bibliography; newspaper clippings, and eight pamphlets on genealogy and history.

Herrick, Glenn Washington papers, 1972-1963.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0844
  • Size: 5.2 cubic ft. Scientific addresses, lecture notes, articles, bulletins, drawing and illustrations.
  • Subject: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Subject: Entomology
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Scientific addresses; lecture notes on spiders; articles and bulletins; page proofs and original drawings and illustrations for Insect Enemies of Shade Trees; bibliographies; lists of students and alumni; scientific drawings and photographs; diaries; correspondence concerning the Cornell Department of Entomology; travel papers; personal accounts; newspaper clippings; outline talks and short manuscript writings on politics, education, the Cornell campus, and the Cornell Entomology Department; an oral history; photograph of Jugatae members; personal letters written to Glenn and Nannie Herrick; and genealogical material and family correspondence

Hobbs family papers,[ca. 1850-1935

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1641
  • Size: 30 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correpondence, letter books, order books, accounts, sales catalogs, and other business records of the Ninevah carriage factory established in 1844 by Joseph W. Hobbs and operated by his two sons, George and Charles; daybook of George W. Hobbs (1908-1909); personal accounts and diaries kept by Joseph W. Hobbs (1875-1903) and George W. Hobbs (1868-1894); papers pertaining to Joseph W. Hobbs' law practice, his local political activities (ca. 1868-1900), and his investments, and to the Hobbs brothers' later activities as area real estate brokers and general insurance agents (ca. 1910-1929); and family correspondence. Other papers consist of records of the Afton School District No. 15 (ca. 1850-1930), the Ninevah Sons of Temperance (ca. 1867), the New York Road Hone Company (ca. 1910-1917), the Susquehanna Valley Telephone Company (ca. 1905-1917); and personal, financial, and business papers of Mrs. S.F. Humphreys, who was associated with the Hobbs brothers in their insurance service and other local enterprises

Howe, Marion papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6858
  • Size: 1.7 cubic feet Correspondence, Newspaper
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence, newspapers clippings and memoranda pertaining to Howe's work with the Cornell United Religious Work (CURW) and family

Hoyt family papers, 1828-1956.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1812
  • Size: 2.1 cubic ft.; volumes; map case items. Papers of the Hoyt family, including Civil War documentation and Jean Broughton Hoyt Smith's papers relating to her training as a nurse and her career as an interior decorator.
  • Subject: Civil War
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Scrapbooks, diaries, account books, address books, and other notebooks (40 volumes); correspondence, typescripts, notes, photographs and albums, diplomas and commissions, bills and receipts, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers of Charles S. Hoyt of Potter, his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Burroughs Smith of New York City, Clinton, and Utica, New York, and letters and scrapbooks of his other children, Charles S. Hoyt, Jr. and Agnes Barnum Hoyt; the correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and other papers of Charles S. Hoyt, Sr., relate to his activities as surgeon with the 126th and 39th Regiments, New York Volunteers, with whom he served in Maryland and Virginia during the Civil War; as New York State Assemblyman from Yates County (1853, 1867); and as secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities (1869+)

Hubbell, Henry Salem papers, 1800-1975.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1955
  • Size: 5 cubic ft. Correspondence, research and lecture notes, catalogs, newspaper clippings, scripts, theatrical programs, photographs, audiotapes, manuscripts, and other papers.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Correspondence and other papers of Henry Salem Hubbell, a portrait artist and educator.

Hunt, Violet papers, 1858-1962.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4607
  • Size: 9.7 c.f. Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, estate records and documents, financial records and account books, drawings, photographs, research notes, publishing correspondence, clippings.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, estate records and documents, financial records and account books, drawings, photographs, research notes, publishing correspondence, clippings, book reviews, and other papers of Violet Hunt, with particular reference to her family and social relations, her publishing career, and to her book The Wife of Rossetti. Includes genealogies and others records relating to the Hunt and Hueffer families, three diaries (1914, 1918, 1919), and an address book.

Hyde family papers, 1863-1957.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1670
  • Size: 3.6 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Largely correspondence and other papers of Florence Elise Hyde of Ithaca, New York, relating to her literary activities, her support of the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment (1926-32), and her interest in national politics and American foreign policy (1932-53). The remainder of the collection consists of clippings of reviews of her books, brochures used in advertising hem, and printed or typescript copies of her plays and novels; scattered correspondence and other papers of Miss Hyde's father, Orange Percy Hyde, chiefly concerning Ithaca social and civic life, and various public issues; and family correspondence of her brother, Walter Woodburn Hyde (Cornell Class of 1893), much of it from the years he taught at Northampton High School (Massachusetts) and Princeton University, travelled in Great Britain, or studied in Athens, Rome, Halle, and other European cities. Correspondents include George Lincoln Burr, George Washington Cable, A. Stanley Copeland, Luigi Criscuolo, George De Grassi, Lewis E. Dofflemeyer, John S. Fine, Frederick Treman Johnson, Alfred M. Landon, Clark S. Northrup, Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, Pauline Morton Sabin, Grace Alvana Seeley, Sao-Ke Alfred Sze, Stanley Shaw, Jouett Shouse, John Taber, Robert A. Taft, Jessie M. Thilly, James W. Wadsworth, Jr., Andrew D. White, and William Allen White

Ledyard family papers, 1793-1916

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1912
  • Size: 15 reels microfilm
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Abstract: Microfilm of correspondence and other papers of the Ledyard family of Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, especially of Jonathan D. Ledyard. Includes account books, maps, correspondence with agents of the Holland Land Company, tenants and mortgagors of the Cazenovia lands and the Cazenove family in France; business and personal letters; journal of a visit to Cuba and Mexico (1850); an incomplete typewritten autobiography of Judge George Strawbridge; wills and agreements, accounts, inventories, assessments, deeds, abstracts, and other miscellaneous papers. Also includes a microfiche copy of the CALENDAR AND INDEX OF THE LINCKLAEN/LEDYARD PAPERS in the collection of the Lorenzo State Historic Site

Luther, Leslie L. (collector and compiler) Moravia Area Items, 1882-1966

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1934
  • Size: .4 cubic ft.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Alphabetized tombstone inscriptions for cemeteries in the Towns of Locke, Genoa, Moravia, Niles, Scipio, Sempronius, Summer Hill, and Venice in Cayuga County and for the Van Etten Cemetery in the Town of Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York; scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1921-58), sketches, and notes concerning people, events, and churches and other institutions in central New York (1794); genealogical data on the Alley (Allee), Luther, Spafford, Sparks, Youngs, Thayer, and Sawyer families; and a copy of a journal (1824) kept by William Slade during a journey from Sempronius to Swansea, Massachusetts

McCormick family papers, 1900-1941.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1312
  • Size: 8.6 cubic ft. Prime prints, tear sheets, sketches, lecture slides, linoleum blocks, glass plate negatives, photonegatives, correspondence.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Consists mostly of graphic arts materials of Howard McCormick and correspondence of family and friends.

McCray, Elizabeth family papers, 1810-1944

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1935
  • Size: .4 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence, deeds and other legal documents, accounts, certificates, printed material, and miscellaneous papers of the Chatfield, Foster, and McCray families, mainly concerning the sale of land and lumber

Merritt family papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0039J
  • Size: 94 letters (approximately 0.6 cubic feet) Correspondence
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Letters and ledgers from various members of the Merritt family.

Metzger, Herbert and Dorothy (collectors) family papers, 1814-1883

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1822
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Business and personal papers of the North and related families of Walton and Unadilla, New York; included are correspondence and accounts of Mary North (1814-66) and her first husband, Roswell Wright (1816-30); estate and guardianship papers; and personal correspondence (1833-56). Papers of Dr. Henry E. Bartlett, Mary North's second husband, a physician and Democratic politician, include letters, resolutions, and reports concerning his chairmanship of the New York State Senate railroad committee; correspondence, notices, reports, monthly statements, landing permits, immigrants' bonds, quarantine instructions, and other papers relating to his appointment as Health Officer of the Port of New York (1854-55); reminiscences of Bartlett's early life in Massachusetts and Stanstead, Quebec, and his early years of medical study; his notes of Dr. Valentine Mott's medical lectures (1826); papers concerning business ventures in which the Wrights or Bartletts were interested; and numerous bills, accounts, and related items

Perrine family papers, 1793-1908

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3946
  • Size: .5 cubic ft. Letters, legal documents, broadsides
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Material concerning the Perrine and Frost families, including diplomas of George Gustavus Perrine and Nesbit F. Frost; marriage certificate of W. D. Perrine and Lucinda S. Kendig, June 30, 1985; genealogical charts of the Perrine family; cypher book, receipt, military appointment and discharge and last will of Peter Perrine; and correspondence of the Perrine family.

Price family papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4082
  • Size: 15.5 cubic ft Audio Recordings, Correspondence, Diaries, Manuscripts, Photographs, Research Material
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Published and unpublished stories and articles by Edgar Price and genealogical material concerning the Price family. Correspondence from between family members. Typescript field notes by David Price on Nambiquara (Satones) Indian groups in Brazil. Notes, tape recordings, memos, published and unpublished reports used to prepare book about Nambicuara Indians of Brazil; and autobiographical writing by David Price

Pruyn, Olivia S. T. (collector) Family papers, 1604-1856, 1787-1856 (bulk

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2087
  • Size: .5 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Abstract: Journal-account book (1823) kept by George Talcott, U.S. Army Ordnance Department, while on an official surveying trip through Ohio, Kentucky,. and Tennessee; one letter to Talcott from Winfield Scott (1842) concerning a recently invented machine for throwing shot; thirty-six Mexican War letters, chiefly to Talcott at Washington, D.C. from Benjamin Huger, Scott's chief of ordnance, concerning the capture of Vera Cruz, the march on Mexico City, the storming of Chapultepec, and the numerous difficulties encountered on this campaign, but also from Alexander Brydie Dyer, describing the action taken to quell the Taos uprising and other events, and from Josiah Gorgas, George Douglas Ramsay, and other officers; one diary (1841-1842) of Talcott's son, Sebastian Visscher Talcott, kept during the official survey of the Northeastern boundary of the United States. Also, personal and business correspondence and accounts, estate settlement papers, deeds, bills, and miscellaneous papers of the related Talcott, Shearman (Sherman), Bogard, and Gibson families; fair copies of 17th and 18th century wills and inventories. Places represented include Braintree, Essex County, England; Glastonbury, Wethersfield, Connecticut; Albany, Canandaigua, New York City, Rochester, and Utica, New York; and Danville, Illinois

Reed, Harry Clifford papers, 1948-1952

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1580
  • Size: .9 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts of articles, genealogical notes, clippings, and photographs pertaining to Reed's secretaryship of the Hobasco Masonic Lodge in Ithaca, New York; other correspondence pertains to the early history of Cornell University, and the city of Ithaca; also, genealogical material pertaining to the Stevenson and Dumont families

Rice family genealogy, 1600-1918.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1072
  • Size: 2.8 cubic ft. Notebooks of data containing detailed genealogies, family letters, notes, bibles, public records.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Genealogies for the Rice family and several other families, as well as correspondence and other writings.

Robinson family papers, 1868-1950

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1960
  • Size: 2 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Papers include correspondence, legal documents, and related papers dealing with the law practice of James Richards Robinson (1885-1953); letters from constituents and special interest groups, copies of bills and hearings, and miscellaneous items pertaining to his service as a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, 1923-1936; scattered letters and pamphlets relating to his early Pesbyterian pastorate at Weston, Schuyler County. A stock ledger, subscribers' list, and advertising cuts of the Danby Telephone Co., ca.1912-1926, and broadsides, trade cards, pamphlets, and photographs from Ithaca, New York and elsewhere. Also papers, 1868-1881, of Mr. Robinson's father, James, Sr., principal of Southold Academy, Suffolk County, which include letters, a roll book, a student petition, school announcements and bills, manuscript orations and essays; personal and household accounts, 1868-1880; a scrapbook and estate settlement papers of Douglass Boardman, a distant relative of James Robinson; and blueprints (1922-1926) of the Masonic Temple in Ithaca

Rudd family papers, 1777-1952.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1636
  • Size: 1 cubic ft. Correspondence, notes and notebooks, printed material, and other documents.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence, notes and notebooks, printed material, and miscellany concerning the family affairs and genealogy of the Rudd, Porter, DeForest, and other related families and including information on the history of Norwich, Connecticut, where the family originated. Of particular interest are a copy of a letter (August 26, 1777) from Joseph Rudd, describing the battle at Bennington, Vermont; two letters (1827) about a religious revival in Huntington, Connecticut; and B. Rudd's book of sketches made in Italy (1891-1894)

Scott family papers, 1861-1895.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1737
  • Size: .8 cubic ft. Correspondence, Financial Records
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence (1862-1872), legal papers (1861-1875), memorandum books (1870-1875), and account books of Wiley H. Scott and family of Ninevah and Unadilla, N.Y. pertaining to business ventures such as the "Scott House," a hotel in Ninevah N.Y. and the Scott Brewery in Unadilla, N.Y.

Selden family papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1655
  • Size: .3 cubic ft Correspondence, Printed Material
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Subject: Anti-Slavery
  • Abstract: Personal correspondence of Selden family mambers and additional letters and other papers of members of the related Gale, Hitchcock, and Selden families

Skilton Family papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1273
  • Size: 30 cubic ft. Correspondence, Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Materials, Publications, Report
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: These papers, which consist of correspondence, reports, legal papers, accounts, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials, pertaining to the Skilton Family. This guide combines the Julius A. Skilton papers, the Frank A. Skilton papers, and the Cayuga County cemetery records collections

Smelzer Family papers, 1811-1941.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1184
  • Size: 12 cubic ft. Diaries, account books, broadsides, notes, legal documents
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Family and business correspondence; diaries, bills, notes, receipts; deeds and other legal documents; farm, general store, personal. church, and other accounts of various members of the Crisfield, Gulick, Hall, Halsey, Lott, Marsh, Miller, Mount, Sanford, Smelzer, Teeter, and Townsend families, chiefly of Seneca and Tompkins Counties; also included are a substantial compilation of genealogical data concerning the above families, numerous photographs, recipes, pamphlets, programs for church and social activities, broadsides, newspaper obituaries of Cornell professors and area residents, and other printed materials. Included are papers of and about E.P. Bodine, George Bristol, Ann Crisfield, John Crisfield, D.H. Denton, A.H. Dunbar, S.A. Elmore, Samuel Gulick, Calista Marsh Hall, Darius Hall, Martha Hall, Pliny Hall, Chauncey Halsey, J.H. Halsey, Emeline Marsh,J.W. Osgood, William Riley, Sanford O. Root, Emily Russell, Philip Smelzer, J.H. Stover, Gilbert Townsend, Jedediah Townsend

Snell family papers, 1766-1942.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1170
  • Size: 1.8 cubic ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Montgomery County indentures and other legal papers (1766-1876); correspondence concerning the Civil War and other matters (1860-1868); general store accounts (1881-1905); diaries and weather records of Jacob G. Snell, Ephrata, New York (1810-1916); and Snell genealogical data

Stevens family papers, [ca. 1775-2010

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1210
  • Size: 51.9 cubic ft Scrapbooks, correspondence, letterbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, depositions, ledgers, diaries, family history and genealogical materials, abstracts, maps and regional history, audio/visual materials, transcripts, and other papers
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Materials collected by Robert Croll Stevens documenting the personal and professional lives of five generations of the Stevens family

Taber, Louis John papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2307
  • Size: 33 linear ft Correspondence, Diaries, Photographs, Printed Material
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Papers of Louis John Taber, dealing mainly with his interest in the Grange and in politics, and including correspondence, speeches, and various publications

Treman family papers, 1838-1954.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1303
  • Size: 19 cubic ft.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Papers of the Treman family of Tompkins County, New York, contain business and family material, including correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and printed matter of Elias Treman and his wife Elizabeth Lovejoy Treman, Robert H. Treman, Charles E. Treman, Robert E. Treman, and Allan H. Treman. Papers of Robert H. (Cornell University Class of 1878) and Robert E. (Cornell University Class of 1909) Treman concerning Cornell, collected during their years as University Trustees, 1891-1953); also, Class of 1878 programs, correspondence, and other items. Account books of Treman Brothers Hardware, Trumansburg, 1838-1839, and miscellaneous business papers of Treman and King Hardware, Ithaca, 1845-1900; Renney family material, 1855-1869; Ithaca, New York memorabilia; Tornado Hook and Ladder Company items; diaries and scrapbooks of travel in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States; Presbyterian Church material; and Ithaca architect William Henry Miller's blueprints and specifications, ca. 1901, for the residence of Robert H. Treman

Van Cleef Family papers, 1841-1935

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3088
  • Size: 34.6 cubic ft. Correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Business and personal correspondence, briefs, legal materials, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, daybooks and a variety of documentation

Van Santvoord and Olcott family papers, 1802-1954

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2373
  • Size: 2 linear ft
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Abstract: Miscellaneous business, financial, and legal records of Alfred Van Santvoord; his wife, Anna Van Santvoord; Mrs. Van Santvoord's maternal grandparents, Jacob and Anna Lansing; her father, Absalom Townsend; the Van Sanvoord's son-in-law, Eben Erskine Olcott; their great-grandson, Alfred Van Sanvoord Olcott. The papers of the Lansings include deeds to property in Montgomery County and court briefs (ca. 1819-1829); the Van Santvoord and Olcott records include administrative, fiscal, and legal papers and photographs relating to Alfred Van Sanvoord's investments in the Hudson River Line and several railroads in eastern New York

Wheeler family papers, 1811-1934

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3878
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft. Financial and legal documents, accounts, genealogies, correspondence, writing drafts.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Includes family Bible and genealogical records, financial and legal records and drafts of George Downs Wheeler's autobiography.

White, Ernest Ingersoll papers, 1820-1960

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1298
  • Size: 14.2 cubic ft.; 33 v
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Papers of E.I. White and his family consist largely of correspondence, leases and other legal agreements, accounts, receipts, inventories, surveys, and other items pertaining to the acquisition of property for the Onondaga Golf and Country Club and to such business matters as purchases of additional land, lease renewals, water supply, railroad right-of-way, and insurance (1899-1919); papers pertaining to the management of the White Farm at Fayetteville (1905-1942); correspondence and other items relating to the Memorial Prize in Oratory established at Syracuse University in honor of Horace Keep White (1916); newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other printed material

White family papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1831
  • Size: 17.1 cubic ft Correspondence, Legal Document
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence and papers of Hugh White, William Pierrepont White, William Mansfield White, and William Constable Pierrepont

White, Hugh papers, 1750-1933.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0610
  • Size: 8.3 cubic ft.; 39 v. Correspondence, letters, diaries, account books, tax receipts, deeds, inventories, contracts, surveys, land records, maps, photographs, church records, genealogical data, political papers, and other materials.
  • Subject: Commerce
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence, letters, diaries, account books, tax receipts, deeds, inventories, contracts, surveys, land records, maps, photographs, church records, genealogical data and other papers pertaining chiefly to White's involvement in land in northern New York, particularly the counties of Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, and St. Lawrence; material concerning the cement business at Chittenango and Greenkills, New York. Also, political papers (1840-1867), which include material on the Whig Party, patronage, and national and local issues.

Wickham, Robert S. and Eloise C. papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8408
  • Size: 3 cubic feet. Bound manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, publications
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: 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

Wilkinson, Jemima papers,1772-1849.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0357
  • Size: 1 reel positive, 1 reel negative microfilm. Correspondence
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Includes papers of the "Universal Friend," her followers, and their descendants, relating largely to the migration of Wilkinson and her followers from Rhode Island to what is now Yates County, New York, the development of their settlements, their conflict and litigation over land, and their religious life. Included are minutes of meetings, deeds, the last will of the "Universal Friend" and others, journals, sermons, accounts, documents covering the Boston and Massachusetts Pre-emptions, the Gore Land Case, the Yates County Bank, the Second National Bank, President Jackson, temperance, and other subjects; and letters to and from Jemima Wilkinson, Sarah Richards, Ruth Richards, Rachel Malin, the Malin family, Alice Hazzard, James Parker, Arnold Potter, Thomas Hathaway, William Carter, Ruth Spencer, William Turpin, and others.

Wilkinson, Jemima papers,1772-1849.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0621
  • Size: .2 cubic ft., Correspondence
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Abstract: Papers of the "Publick Universal Friend," her followers, and their descendants, including letters, wills, deeds, accounts, and other items; correspondents include James Brown, William Carter, Thomas R. Gold, Giles Kinney, Rachel Malin, Christopher Marshall, William Oliver, Sarah Richards, and Ruth Spencer.

Young, Adelaide Taber papers, 1887-1911.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0820
  • Size: 1.8 cubic ft. Correspondance, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings.
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Papers of Adelaide Taber Young include letters written to her mother during her studies at Cornell, largely concerning student life, sorority affairs, and social activities; student notebooks; scrapbooks of photographs, programs, clippings, and other memorabilia from Cornell and Elmira College, including items concerning her sister, Sara Louise (Elmira Class of 1904).