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Guide to the Lucy Maynard Salmon Historical Materials Collection, 1690-1982, bulk 1790-1899

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Salmon, Lucy Maynard, 1853-1927
Title: Lucy Maynard Salmon Historical Materials Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1690-1982
Bulk Dates: 1790-1899
Quantity: 8.0 cubic ft (20 boxes)
Abstract: An artificial collection of letters, diaries, account books, land grants, deeds, wills, and other historical materials originally established by the History Dept. at Vassar College.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, account books, land grants, deeds, wills

Historical Note

The Vassar College History Department founded the Lucy Maynard Salmon Historical Materials Collection in honor of Lucy Maynard Salmon, a professor in the History Department shortly after her death in 1927. The History Department asked students and alumnae to find historical materials among their families' papers to donate to the collection. Articles were published in The Vassar Quarterly to advertise the creation of the collection and to appeal to students and alumnae for historical items. This collection was proposed as a source for students in Vassar's history classes, as a safe repository for documents, and to increase a "historical sense" among students who donated the documents and objects. This collection was originally proposed as an American history project and excluded all material since 1880, but several documents and objects come from Europe and have been from the period after 1880.

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Scope and Content Note

An artificial collection of letters, diaries, account books, land grants, deeds, wills, and other historical materials originally established by the History Dept. at Vassar College. Includes the Bullard Papers containing letters, charter, petition, bills, receipts, and maps (Dedham, Mass.) relating to the Charles River Meadows Corporation in Massachusetts, 1763-1876; letters of Charles Hawley, 1857-1866, concerning the life of a student at Hamilton College and of a young lawyer in upper New York State; journal of Francis E. Pyle concerning the life of a small shopkeeper in a Pennsylvania village, 1860-1861; typescript copy of the account book of the Rowley family; letters, accounts, and other records of the Williams family of Ithaca, N.Y., 1838-1898; photocopies of letters of Samuel Sawyer, a lawyer of Missouri, 1836-1846; letters of William Galbreath, 1861-1865; and public records of Elizabeth, N.J., 1774-1778.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Galbreath, William.
  • Hawley, Charles.
  • Pyle, Francis E.
  • Rowley family.
  • Sawyer, Samuel.
  • Williams family.

Organizations:

  • Vassar College. History Dept.
  • Charles River Meadows Corporation (Dedham, Mass.)
  • Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.)--Students.

Subjects:

  • Family--New York (State)--Ithaca.
  • Lawyers--Missouri.
  • Lawyers--New York (State)
  • Real property--Massachusetts--Dedham.
  • Real property--New York (State)
  • Stores, Retail--Pennsylvania.

Places:

  • Dedham (Mass.)--Maps.
  • Elizabeth (N.J.)--Politics and government--18th century.
  • Ithaca (N.Y.)--Social life and customs--19th century.

Document Types:

  • Account books.
  • Diaries.
  • Land grants.
  • Maps.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, August 2008.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucy Maynard Salmon Historical Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown. Updated by Elizabeth Clarke, August 2007.

Acquisition Information

Collection given by Vassar College History Department and various donors in honor of Lucy Maynard Salmon.

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Series List

Series I. Atwater Photographs and Daguerreotypes

Series II. Blanchard Family Papers

Series III. Bleecker Family Papers

Series IV. Bullard Family Papers

Series V. Civil War Materials

Series VI. Cook Family Papers

Series VII. Hallock Family Letters

Series VIII. Henking Papers

Series IX. Hoge Papers

Series X. Lee Papers

Series XI. Miller Papers

Series XII. Scottish Immigrant Family

Series XIII. Williams Family Papers

Series XIV. Poughkeepsie Materials

Series XV. Correspondence

Series XVI. Notebooks, Diaries, Journals, Scrapbooks, and Account books

Series XVII. Land Documents and Deeds

Series XVIII. Government materials

Series XIX. Wills, Legal Documents and Business Papers

Series XX. Miscellaneous Items and Realia

Container List

SERIES I. Atwater Photographs and Daguerreotypes

Folder 4.1 List of photos and daguerreotypes
Folder 4.2 Photographs - Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater, n.d.
Folder 4.2 Photographs - Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater, n.d.
Folder 4.2 Photographs - Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater, n.d.
Folder 4.2 Photographs - Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater, n.d.
Folder 4.2 Photographs - Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater, 1880s?
Folder 4.3 Photographs - Evelyn Atwater Cummins, 1894
Folder 4.4 Photographs - Empress Eugenie (?)
Folder 4.4 Photographs - Queen Victoria
Folder 4.4 Photographs - Jennie Lind and Goldsmith
Folder 4.4 Photographs - Jessie Fremont
Folder 4.4 Photographs - William Cullen Bryant
Folder 4.5 Photographs - Edward Storrs Atwater, age 10, 1863
Folder 4.5 Photographs - Edward Storrs Atwater, standing, n.d.
Folder 4.5 Photographs - Edward Storrs Atwater, seated, n.d.
Folder 4.5 Photographs - Edward Storrs Atwater, when a student at Andover, 1870 (2 copies)
Folder 4.5 Photographs - Edward Storrs Atwater, sophomore at Yale, 1873? (2 copies)
Folder 4.5 Photographs - Edward Storrs Atwater, senior at Yale, 1875 (2 copies)
Folder 4.5 Photographs - Edward Storrs Atwater, just before his marriage, Apr 1879 (2 copies)
Folder 4.6 Photographs - John Phelps Atwater daguerreotype, 1840
Folder 4.6 Photographs - John Phelps Atwater, March 1863 (2 copies)
Folder 4.6 Photographs - John Phelps Atwater, n.d.
Folder 4.6 Photographs - John Phelps Atwater, 1871
Folder 4.6 Photographs - John Phelps Atwater, 1886
Folder 4.6 Photographs - John Phelps Atwater, ca. 1890s
Folder 4.7 Photographs - John Phelps Atwater, Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater, and Edward Storrs Atwater in frame, ca. 1856?
Folder 4.8 Photographs - Branch
Folder 4.9 Photographs - Alphonso Taft
Folder 4.10 Photographs - Fanny Phelps Taft from an earlier daguerreotype
Folder 4.11 Photographs - Evelyn A. Cummins' notes on the subjects of the pictures
Folder 5.1 Daguerreotypes - Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater , age 17 before her marriage, 1845
Folder 5.2 Daguerreotypes - Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater, n.d.
Folder 5.3 Daguerreotypes - Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater with her son, Edward Storrs Atwater, ca. 1954
Folder 5.4 Daguerreotypes - John Phelps Atwater, Lucy Jane Phelps Atwater, Ethan Stone, ca. 1851
Folder 5.5 Daguerreotypes - John Phelps Atwater, ca. 1840s
Folder 5.6 Daguerreotypes - John Phelps Atwater, ca. 1840
Folder 5.7 Daguerreotypes - John Phelps Atwater, ca. 1855
Folder 5.8 Daguerreotypes - John Phelps Atwater, n.d.
Folder 5.9 Daguerreotypes - John Phelps Atwater, n.d.
Folder 5.10 Daguerreotypes - John Phelps Atwater, ca. 1954
Folder 5.11 Daguerreotypes - Edward Storrs Atwater, n.d.
Folder 5.12 Daguerreotypes - Fanny Phelps Taft, n.d.
Folder 5.13 Daguerreotypes - Frances Swift, Elma Swift, Caroline Swift (Atwater), Charles W. Swift, 2nd, n.d.
Box 6 Envelopes from Atwater photographs and daguerreotypes

SERIES II. Blanchard Family Papers

Box 10 Miscellaneous
Box 10 Abbie S. Blanchard Diary, 1879

SERIES III. Bleeker Papers, Albany, NY, 1695-1813

Box 1 Account (1) "Our chgs. Oct. 20 Lucas 995," n.d.
Box 1 Account (2) "Dr. Jacob Bleecker Jr. with Beeckman and Ten Eyck," 10 July 1788?
Box 1 Account (3) Interest, 1790
Box 1 Account (4) Interest, 1791-1794
Box 1 Account (5) Interest - William Foster's (?) Interest account, 30 May 1793-23 June 1795
Box 1 Account (6) Butcher? 6 Nov1801-31 Dec 1802
Box 1 "Advertisement" concerning patriotism, n.d.
Box 1 Assessment List (?) 11 Jan 1732/1733
Box 1 Bill of Sale, 20 March 1792
Box 1 Bleecker, Harmanus - Portrait, n.d.
Box 1 Deed, 9 n.m. 1770
Box 1 Deed, 1772
Box 1 Deed, 15 June 1772
Box 1 Deed - registered 6 July 1772
Box 1 Deed, 23 Dec 1775
Box 1 Deed, 7 Dec 1784
Box 1 Deed, 3 June 1790
Box 1 Deed, Aug 1792?
Box 1 Document on Indian Affairs (fragment)
Box 1 Invoices, etc. , 1773 (or earlier?)-1806 (22)
Box 1 [Concerning] lands, 5 Jan 1739
Box 1 Lease, 11 Feb 1791
Box 1 Letter - addressed "Sir" "I am informed that you are riding away my logs…" unsigned, 28 Feb 1789 (AL)
Box 1 Letter - addressed "Sir" signed "JBJ (Jr.?)" 23 Sep 1790 (ALS)
Box 1 Marriage License, 27 May 1796
Box 1 Memoranda, 23 Aug 1774, n.d.
Box 1 Military List, n.d.
Box 1 Note, n.d., 7 June 1803 (ALS)
Box 1 Promissory Note, 16 June 1772
Box 1 Promissory Notes, 30 Oct 1784, 18 Apr 1797, 1 Nov 1813 (3 items)
Box 1 Promissory Note, 25 Apr 1789
Box 1 Promissory Note, 1 Oct 1795
Box 1 Receipts, 1772-1806 (14 items)
Box 1 Statement, 19 Feb 1778
Box 1 Statement (concerning house in Albany), 1741
Box 17 Deed, n.d.
Box 17 Deed, 23 Oct 1695
Box 17 Deed, 27 Oct 1695
Box 17 Deed, 8 Oct 1787
Box 17 Lease, 28 July 1789
Box 17 Deed, 29 July 1789

SERIES IV. Bullard Family Papers

Folder 3.1 Account book, 1814-1826
Folder 3.1 County papers and orders, 1768-1835, n.d.
Folder 3.2 County papers and orders, 1767-1809, n.d.
Folder 3.3 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1786-1869, n.d.
Folder 3.4 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1798-1807, n.d.
Folder 3.5 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1827-1841, n.d.
Folder 3.6 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1790-1804, n.d.
Folder 3.7 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1795-1810, n.d.
Folder 3.8 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1792-1811, n.d.
Folder 3.9 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1820-1845, n.d.
Folder 3.10 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1799-1851, n.d.
Folder 3.11 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1824-1829, n.d.
Folder 3.12 Old papers pertaining to the County of Norfolk, 1784-1809, n.d.
Folder 3.13 Bills A-E of Bullard Family, 1809-1829, n.d.
Folder 3.14 Bills F-Z of Bullard Family, 1786-1804, n.d.
Folder 3.15 Certificate of Fines with fees paid by Justice of the Peace, 1850-1851, n.d.
Folder 3.16 Bills F-Z of Bullard Family, 1809-1829
Folder 3.17 Payments received by Bullard Family, 1794-1805
Folder 3.18 Payments received by Bullard family, 1795-1796, n.d.
Folder 3.19 Bills and received payment notices Bullard Family, 1816-1837
Folder 3.20 Debts owed to Bullard family 1790-1807
Folder 3.21 Bills paid toward the town lands, 1829-1830
Folder 3.22 Accounts settled, 1790-1808
Folder 3.23 Accounts settled, 1773-1807
Folder 3.24 Church accounts, accounts settled, 1796-1808
Box 17 Plan of Dedham Village
Box 17 Photostat of map of Dedham, 18 June 1794
Box 18 Photostat of document about Meadow land upon Charles River (part of Bullard papers?) 15 Sep 1766

SERIES V. Civil War Materials

Box 1 Confederate States Documents (10 pieces)
Box 1 Confederate Notes
Box 14 Message Book - Headquarters of the Confederate Army, Dept of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, 1864
Number of pp. from Civil War diary, 1863-1864 [MISSING as of August 2007]
Box 19 William Erving Champlain to family, 1862 (3 letters, 3 typescripts, obituary)
Box 19 William Galbraith to Mother, 22 July 1861
Box 19 Robert ? to Mother, 1 May 1865
Box 19 C.S. Jenkins to Ned, 2 July 1864 (Photostat, typescript)
Box 19 Edward L. Parker to Brigadier General S.R. Gist, 9 Apr 1862 (Photostat, typescript)
Box 19 Lewis B. Parsons to Thomas Lough Esquire, 2 Feb 186? (typescript only)
Box 19 Richard C. Pope to Madam, 6 Sep 1864 (typescript, Photostat)
Box 14 Letter Book - Headquarters of the Confederate Army, Dept of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, n.d.
Box 12 Lincoln, civil war material including pins, civil war songs, campaign ribbon, funeral badge, cartoons, buttons, portraits, medal
Box 19 E.B. Bigelow-Company "B" 5th Michigan Regiment list, n.d.

SERIES VI. Cook Family Papers

Box 1 Account Book (American) from Cook Family Papers
Box 19 Georgie Cook to Carrie Cook, 26 June 1885
Box 19 W.F. Jones to William Cook, 19 Oct 1857
Box 19 M. Montgomery to Mr. Bissell, 15 June 1850
Box 19 Dr. M.J. Moore to Mrs. Cook, n.d.

SERIES VII. Hallock Family Letters

Box 19 Hannah Conant Letters, 1851, 1885, 1894 (3 letters)
Box 19 Martha Hallock Falconer to Elizabeth Foote, 25 Apr 1881
Box 19 Annie Jean Bailey Fletcher correspondence, 1863, 1869-1872
Box 19 Warren Fletcher to Elizabeth Foote, 1867, 1872 (2 letters)
Box 19 Elizabeth L. Foote to niece Lizzie, 1905 (2 letters)
Box 19 Elizabeth Hallock-obituary and letter about her death, n.d.
Box 19 Samuel T. Hallock correspondence, 1872, 1880 (2 letters)
Box 19 Sarah Crosby Bailey Hallock correspondence, 1838, 1851, 1881 (3 letters)
Box 19 Mary Bailey Peterson to Sarah C.B. Hallock, 4 Dec 1858
Box 15 Scrapbook and account book of Samuel T. Hallock and family, ca. 1836

SERIES VIII. Henking Papers

Box 1 Henking Papers - 1
Box 1 Henking Papers - 2
Box 1 Henking Papers - 3

SERIES IX. Hoge Papers

Box 18 Photostat of Letter of General Lafayette to Colonel Paul Bentadon, 27 Apr 1825
Box 18 Photostat of Letter of L.H. Girandin to Maximilian Godfrey Esquire, 30 Jan 1825
Box 18 Photostat of letter of James Monroe to Colonel Paul Bentadon, 21 March 1825
Box 18 Photostat of letter of James Monroe to unknown, 12 March 1825
Box 18 Photostat of letter of James Monroe to unknown, 7 March 1825
Box 18 Photostat of letter of James Monroe to unknown, 1 July 1812
Box 18 Photostat of letter of James Monroe to unknown, 31 Dec 1822
Box 18 Photostat of letter of James Monroe to unknown, 23 May 1818
Box 18 Photostat of letter of James Monroe to unknown, 16 July 1825
Box 18 Photostat of note and envelope addressed to the Comte de Rochenbeau n.d.
Box 18 Photostat of letter of Guibeuf? to unknown, 1788
Box 18 Photostat of letter of Guibeuf?, n.d.
Box 18 Photostat of letter of Guibeuf? To unknown, n.d.

SERIES X. Lee Papers

Box 1 Civil War - Draft form, checks 1863
Box 1 Civil War Document - Draft form 1863
Box 1 Charters - Old Colony Account, Sheet from Account Book, note 1840
Box 2 Passport (Lee papers), 1843
Box 19 S. Austin Jr. to Henry Lee Jr., 11 Sep 1838
Box 19 Brian and Humphreys to Henry Lee Jr., 31 Oct 1838
Box 19 Henry Hall to Henry Lee Jr., 10 Sep 1838
Box 19 C. Higginson to Henry Lee Jr., 28 Sep 1838
Box 19 Henry Lee Letters, Sep-Oct 1838 (6 letters)
Box 19 Henry Lee Jr. Letter, 11 Sep 1838
Box 19 Miller, LeCocq and Co. to Henry Lee Jr., 1839-1840 (3 letters)
Box 19 Robert G. Shaw and Co. to Henry Lee Jr., 8 Sep 1838
Box 19 C. Stetson to Henry Lee Jr., 29 May 1839
Box 19 T.W. Ward to Henry Lee Jr., 5 Oct 1838

SERIES XI. Miller Papers

Box 10 Correspondence of Charles Benjamin Miller, Jefferson Davis, Thomas Porter Miller
Box 10 Confederate money
Box 10 Letter book of Mercy Miller
Box 10 Prescription
Box 19 J.R. Abrams letters, 1880 (3 letters)

SERIES XII. Scottish Immigrant Family

Box 19 Thomas H. Clark to Mrs. Sarah Galbraith, 4 July 1862
Box 19 Elizabeth Gillies to sister; to Thomas Galbraith, 1851, 1859, 1864 (3 letters)
Box 19 James McDivet to sister, 1851 (2 letters)
Box 19 Robert McGowan to Sarah Gillies Galbraith, 1862
Box 19 Mary Robison to Mrs. Waddle, 15 Oct 1860
Box 19 Margaret Stewart to sister and note, 1860, 1864 (2 letters)

SERIES XIII. Williams Family Papers

Box 19 Genealogy of Williams Family, n.d.
Box 19 Humphrey Bell to parents, 16 June 1852
Box 19 E.A. Ingersoll to Cynthia Whiton, 1855-1857 (2 letters)
Box 19 J.W. Ingersoll to Cynthia Whiton?, 1861, 1871, 1877 (3 letters)
Box 19 Mary Ingersoll to Cynthia Whiton, 1848-1857, 1870-1872, n.d. (12 letters)
Box 19 Emanuel Russell to Mrs. Charity Williams, 2 June 1860
Box 19 Cynthia Whiton to Mother, cousins, 1855 (2 letters)
Box 19 Charity Williams letter, 12 Sep 1898
Box 19 T.S. Williams to parents, 22 Nov 1838

SERIES XIV. Poughkeepsie Materials

Box 2 Whaling Companies Poughkeepsie
Box 8 Poughkeepsie City and Wappingers Falls Electric Railway Company Bond, signed by James William Hinkley President, biography and other information included
Box 18 Second Bounty Loan, signed by E. White, mayor, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1884
Box 18 Water Loan $1000 4 per cent, signed by Charles Auden, mayor, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2 March 1896
Box 18 Certificate of Indebtness, signed by Isaac Sherrill, mayor, Poughkeepsie, NY, 25 May 1900
Box 18 Letter to Isaac Sherrill when he was City Chamberlain, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2 May 1885
Box 18 $1000 7 per cent Water Stock, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1 May 1871
Box 18 City loan $700 6 per cent signed by George Innis, mayor, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1 March 1865
Box 18 Sale of $700 City Loan, Poughkeepsie, NY, 8 Sep 1876
Box 18 Sewerage Debt $1000 7 per cent, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1 Feb 1873
Box 18 Transfer of sewerage debts #33, 24, 35, 36, 37, Poughkeepsie, NY, 26 Feb 1884
Box 18 Sewerage Debt $1000 7 per cent, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1 Aug 1872
Box 18 $1000 Water Loan 3 ½ per cent, signed by J. Frankhurt, mayor, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1 May 1897
Box 18 $1000 Water Loan 3 ½ per cent, signed by N.M. Ketcham, mayor, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1 May 1893
Box 18 City of Poughkeepsie Bonded Debt, 1 March 1901
Box 18 City of Poughkeepsie Certificate appointing Inspectors of roads in Dutchess County, 17 Apr 1830

SERIES XV. Correspondence

Box 1 Friends, Society of - Devonshire Meeting 5 Apr 1803
Box 2 Mexico Revolution - copy of part of a letter sent by Miss V. Gurney from a Mexican civil engineer of high social position, July 1915
Box 2 Letters - Griggs, Emily M. (VC Faculty 1866/1867-music teacher), 9 Feb 1864-9 July 1869 (19 letters)
Box 2 Letters - Reynolds Family, 1864, 1882 (6 letters)
Box 2 Whiting Papers
Box 2 Whitley, Sir Edward, M.P. - letters to Lewis Dennison Bement, 10 Dec 1952-22 Aug 1963 (36 letters)
Box 8 One folder with miscellaneous correspondence, newspaper clippings, ledger pages,
Box 8 List of letters given by Theodora M. Carrell
Folder 11.4 Letter - Eliza Campten to Mrs. Medford, 21 Jan 1830
Folder 11.5 Letter - Joseph Blunt to Mrs. Hynson, 1836
Folder 11.6 Letter - unknown, 21 July 1873
Folder 11.16 Le Bomirer - letter, 25 Apr 1898
Folder 11.17 Letter - Robert Galbraith to mother, 21 Jan 1863
Folder 11.18 Letter to mother, n.d.
Folder 11.18 Letter - Mrs. Frederick J. Fist to Annie, n.d.
Folder 11.20 Letter to Emily Ogden, 19 Jan 1834
Box 11 Folding file with miscellaneous letters, newspaper clippings
Box 16 Letters from Europe, 1865-1866 by Amy Grinell Smith and Mary Ermina Smith, edited by David Sanders Clark, 1948
Box 16 Photostat of letter to "Sir" from G. Washenphor, 27 Oct 1799
Box 17 Letter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Sir J. Curtis, 2 Oct? 1818
Box 17 Letter of Amos Steele to his uncle, 1 March 1866
Box 17 Letter to Caroline Arnold, 9 Jan 1845
Box 17 Letter of Levi Arnold to Benjamin Arnold, 17 May 1808
Box 17 Letter of Levi Arnold to Benjamin Arnold, 10May 1808
Box 17 Photostats of Calk Papers
Box 17 Matted photograph and letter of unknown subject and autograph
Box 18 Letters of A. L. Ballard, 1837-1838
Box 18 Letter of Dan Williams, 1836
Box 18 Photostat of letter of John Quincy Adams, 1837
Box 18 Photostat of Letters of Samuel Sawyer and Henry Callaway of Elm Forest and Lexington, MO, 1846, 1849
Box 18 Letter unknown to Bill, relating to secession, 4 March 1861
Box 18 Letter of John Brown, written during his imprisonment, 1859 (facsimile)
Box 19 Charles J. Baldwin letters, 1872 (typescripts only)
Box 19 Letter of Widow Ballantine from Gibraltar, 1805
Box 19 C.P. Benton to Sophronie Baldwin, 9 June 1840 (Photostat, typescript)
Box 19 William Berrian to Major Lawrence Lewis, 29 July 1819
Box 19 Charles H. Berry to C.N. Waterman, 1852 (typescript)
Box 19 Charles H. Berry to Kate Berry, 1874-1875 (8 letters)
Box 19 Mrs. Charles H. Berry to Darling Kate, n.d. (2 letters)
Box 19 Emily Bliss to Miss Dulana Botsford, 9 Dec 1836 (typescript)
Box 19 Isaac Bliss to Aunts and Cousins, 22 Apr 1837 (typescript)
Box 19 S. Victor Constant to Willard L. Dean, 1885 (3 letters)
Box 19 Simeon R. Curtis to Dulana Botsford, 12 Dec 1835 (typescript)
Box 19 W.I. Cutter Correspondence, 1852-1854
Box 19 Alan Dimmick to Mother, 1848
Box 19 Alan Dimmick to Wife, 1862
Box 19 William Easton to Mr. West, 1862 (2 letters)
Box 19 John Fowler to Samuel Fowler (brother), 31 Aug 1814
Box 19 Betty Hey to parents, 18 Sep 1820 (typescript)
Box 19 George Hogg Correspondence, 1863
Box 19 P.P. Hubbell to Loving Kate, 18 Jan 1875
Box 19 Alex Hunter to proprietors of Overland Monthly, 30 Nov 1870
Box 19 Letter of Ipswich Academy student to Kate Berry, 1836
Box 19 Letter of Ipswich Academy student to Nancy Everett, 1836 (typescript)
Box 19 James A. Kirby to Lawrence Lewis, 18 July 1828
Box 19 Amos A. Lawrence - print of photograph of John Brown, n.d.
Box 19 Robert P. MacCauley Correspondence, 1867-1870 (23 letters, 1 clippings)
Box 19 "Old Rouse," n.d. (2 typescripts)
Box 19 Phil to My "Own Darling," 1851?
Box 19 Franklin D. Roosevelt to Professor James Baldwin, 23 Sep 1938
Box 19 Harriet Beecher Stowe to Mrs. Follen, 16 Dec 1852
Box 19 Paul Allen Towne Correspondence, including material on defense of slavery, and political, military, social, and business situations during the Civil War with one response from his brother-in-law Dr. David Ransom on issue of state's rights and secession, 1860-1865 (14 letters, 2 typescripts)
Box 19 Elizabeth J. Wood to Sister, 1847 (typescript only)
Box 19 J.H. Wood to Mr. George Wright, 1842, 1844 (2 letters)
Box 19 Margaret Young to Mrs. Henrietta Walker, 22 July 1899 (Photostat, typescript)
Map case Drawer 35 Letter of transmittal from Charles Wilson, the Secretary of the United States Legation, in Trinidad. Includes envelope, Oct 1861
Map case Drawer 35 Letter commissioned by Queen Victoria, approving George Hogg as Consul to Trinidad, written and signed by Lord John Russell, 1861
Papers of Rowley Family [MISSING as of August 2007]
Letter of Mary Robinson 1872 [MISSING as of August 2007]
Letters of Charles Hawley, 1857-1866 [MISSING as of August 2007]
Letter from Michigan State Prison, n.d. [MISSING as of August 2007]
Letter of George Washington to Mr. William Hartshorne, 27 Oct 1799 (Photostat) [MISSING as of August 2007]

SERIES XVI. Notebooks, Diaries, Journals, Scrapbooks, and Account books

Box 1 Account Book, English - tithe book of collections from Glebe lands in English Parish, County Kent, 1732
Box 1 Album - Sarah Pope 1834-
Box 1 Diary of "Yankee Physician" 1831-1832
Box 1 Hadwen, Eliza A. - art in Rome (2 MS)
Box 1 Laundry List, Various dates
Box 2 Notebook of Daniel Moore, ca. 1819
Box 6 Self Indexing Scrap-Book
Box 6 Scrapbook - green with picture of woman in bonnet on front
Box 6 Copies of Charles Dickens journal entries
Box 6 Commonplace Book - Jane Hood
Box 7 Scrapbook of Mrs. Upton, wife to U.S. Consul in Geneva, Switzerland, 1863-1877
Box 7 Records of Central Committee of NY Yearly Meeting, 1870
Box 7 Journal of Bernard Mallon, 1848-1852
Box 7 Manuscript Sermons?, ca. 1820
Box 7 Records of Missions Auxiliary, 1897-1901
Box 8 Notebook of Samuel Conklin (Poughkeepsie Justice of the Peace), ca. 1773-1786
Box 8 Hattie, factory-operative in Franklin, New Hampshire - Diary, 1866
Box 8 'What Can't be Cured Must be Endured': The Diary of a Mill Girl by Maureen O'Toole, a paper for History 367, 17 Nov 1982
Box 8 Copy of Extracts from Vassar diary of Elizabeth (Vinton) Pierce, ex-'76, Sep 1871-June 1872
Box 9 Botanical catalogue kept by F. Whittlesey, 1821-1825
Box 9 Two Old Account Books of Samuel C.T. Dodd (father of Marjorie Dodd MacCracken)
Box 9 Sketch Album belonging to William Sewell, 1824
Box 9 Account book belonging to United States government?, 1824-1828
Box 10 Details re Bankrupts in Gloucester Journal and Farley's Bristol Journal 1774-1775, and small account of data in 1773-1775 questionnaire of emigrants
Box 10 Envelope from Mallon Diary
Box 10 Photocopy of A Brief History of the Dealings of God with Me in my Family from my Settlement to this day, 1824
Box 14 Through the Great West by G. Willis Morse, private journal, 1881?-1883
Box 14 Capen Account Ledger, 1813-1820
Box 15 Scrapbook of the Presidential Election, Nov 1920
Box 16 A True Record of Mortality in the Town of Woodbury [Conn.], 1783-1853
Box 16 Scrapbook with comic clippings, 1880?
Box 16 Ledger of accounts, Cleveland Nov 1865-Apr 1867
Box 18 Household Accounts of Sarah Camden, 1800-1803
Box 19 Account Book of Job Rowley, n.d.
The Journal of Francis E. Pyle, 1860-1861 [MISSING as of August 2007]

SERIES XVII. Land Documents and Deeds

Box 1 Charter - a manorial charter supposed to have been made in the 9th year of Edward IV (with transcription by Professor James Baldwin)
Box 1 Deed - Copy of deed 14 June 1864 property deeded to "Creator and God of Heaven
Box 1 Deed
Box 1 Deed - William Penn, typed copy 1676
Box 1 Deed 1806
Box 1 Deed 1822
Box 1 Deed 1845
Box 1 Land Patent - Louisiana (found among VC archival material in 1966) 24 Feb 1857
Box 1 Land Patent - Deed of Sale of confiscated estate New York City, 1785
Box 1 Land Patent - Granted by King George III to Neil McKinnin, New York City, Seal attached, 31 May 1771
Box 1 Land Patent - Release of Land at Hackensack, New Jersey 1785
Box 1 Land Patent - Grant of land by Act of New York legislation to James Sherwood, signed by Governor Clinton, seal attached, 1790
Box 2 Letters patent to George Harrison, 20 July 1750
Box 2 Survey, 1812
Box 2 Survey - Milledgeville, GA
Box 17 Land Grant to Thomas Brumfield by President Andrew Jackson and others, certificate no. 16.382, 1834
Box 18 Handwritten Deed, 1598
Box 18 Resolution drawn up by the Newark Mountain Society to protect the land owned by members of the society against trespassers and the like, 19 Nov 1739
Box 18 Federal Land Grant signed by Martin Van Buren, 1820
Box 18 Photostat of transcript of land grant by William III to Thomas and Richard Willits, 10 Oct 1695
Box 18 Photostat of letter conveying the information of the purchase of Manhattan Island from the Indians by the Dutch. The original is in the Royal Archives at the Hague. It is the oldest known manuscript that relates to the local history of Manhattan, n.d.
Box 18 Deed of Sale, Massachusetts Bay, n.d.
Box 18 Land document, Massachusetts Bay, 14 June 1721
Box 18 Certificate of Clearance, Massachusetts Bay, 17 Apr 1783
Box 18 Land document, Massachusetts Bay, 1752
Box 20 Land document, Pelham, New York, 1821
Deed signed by Daniel Boone, 13 Oct 1795 (Photostat, 2 copies) [MISSING as of August 2007]

SERIES XVIII. Government materials

Box 1 Commission (positive Photostat)
Box 1 Commissions - Postmaster
Box 1 Constitution - Constitution of the United States of America, accompanied by certificate of W.A. Gresham, Secretary of State of the United States, that the document is a true copy from the archives of the Department, Washington, 1895. Seal of Dept of State is attached
Box 1 Contract - Facsimile of the original Civil Compact [Providence, 1637]
Box 2 Proclamation - call for volunteers - Spain, Washington, 1898
Box 2 Proclamation - Blackade of Cuban ports, Washington, 1898
Box 16 Parchment, ms, legal document, carta de poder, time of Don Carlos, Emperor and king of Germany and Donna Juan "Kings of Castille" written in Villalobrar with names Rodrigo Mateos and Alvaro Mateos, 1537-1547
Box 17 Conferral of naval rank of Lieutenant on Richard Forrest by John Tyler, 25 Feb 1841
Box 17 The pardon of Neal McElwee signed by President James Buchanan, 1858
Box 17 Pardon of Humphrey Morrow signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, 1869
Box 17 Photostat of President George Washington's Farewell Address, 1796
Box 17 Photostat of Massachusetts documents including General Court: An Assessment of Rates, A Brief asking for contributions.
Box 17 Photostat of Pope Alexander VI Copia dela bul a de la concession ghizo U papa Alexandre selte
Box 18 Treaty of Versailles
Box 18 Jugement de M. le lieutenant generale de police de la ville de Soissons, 6 Nov 1769
Box 18 Extrait des minutes de le Secretaire D'Etat from palais le Milan, 21 Apr 1805?
Box 18 The Pardon of Robert Rambo signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward, 1862
Box 18 Dutch document commissioning C.F. Frank as captain, 30 Nov 1795
Box 18 Commission Surgeon's Mate in the Essex Brigade of the New Jersey Militia presented to Isaac Pierson… signed by Governor Joseph Bloomfield, 12 May 1807
Box 18 Commission of Sheriff of Essex County presented to Isaac Pierson, Signed by Joseph Bloomfield, 27 Oct 1808
Box 18 Document bestowing the rank of Ensign in the third company of foot in the second battalion of militia in the county of Northhampton, Pennsylvania, 1 May 1786
Box 18 City of New York Common Council document, 28 Apr 1800
Box 18 Facsimile of King Charles I's Proclamation regarding tobacco trade, 6 Jan 1630-1631
Box 18 Photostat of Rhode Island General Assembly Act, 17 Sep 1787
Box 18 Photostat of Rhode Island Bill of Rights and Amendments to the Constitution, 1790
Box 18 Photostat of Newport, Rhode Island town-meeting minutes, 12 Jan 1774
Box 18 Photostat of Scheme of Lottery to enable funding a house for the Baptist Society in Providence, Rhode Island, 25 June 1774
Box 18 Photostat of notice "To the Freemen of the Colony…" Providence, Rhode Island, 19 Apr 1763
Box 18 Photostat of notice about election, Providence, Rhode Island, 31 March 1790
Box 18 Photostat of Ratification of United States Constitution by Rhode Island 29 May 1790
Box 18 Photostat of notice to Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, 31 May 1790
Box 18 Photostat of Proclamation by Arthur Fenner, Esquire, Governor of Rhode Island, 14 June 1790
Box 18 Photostat of Rhode Island General Assembly Vote, Sep 1790
Box 18 Photostat of Rhode Island General Assembly Act, June 1790
Box 18 Photostat of Constitution of Bank established at Providence Rhode Island, 3 Oct 1791
Box 18 Photostat of notice about electricity, Newport, Rhode Island, 16 March 1752
Box 18 Photostat of Catalogue of Books belonging to the town of Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, 24 Nov 1784
Box 18 Photostat of Proposals for printing a new weekly paper, Providence, Rhode Island, 26 Nov 1783
Box 18 Photostat of Rhode Island General Assembly Act, Providence, Rhode Island, Feb 1788
Box 18 Photostat of Rhode Island General Assembly, Oct 1788
Box 18 Photostat of Rhode Island Almanac, 1787
Box 18 Photostat of Wand, Samuel [Letter] to the Freemen of the Colony of Rhode Island, 1758?
Box 18 Photostat of Governor of Rhode Island Proclamation, n.d.
Box 18 Photostat of Rhode Island General Assembly Act, Sep 1789
Box 18 Photostat of Newspaper notice of Rhode Island Act, 9 Oct 1786
Box 18 Photostats of U.S. Constitution from originals in Rhode Island Historical Society and Brown University, n.d.
Box 18 Notice to sheriff concerning the estate and body of Peter Vinning (notice in the name of King George III), Massachusetts Bay, 17 May 1775
Box 18 Notice to sheriff concerning the estate and body of John Lambert (notice in the name of the government and people of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, all references to king have been crossed out), 5 Aug 1776
Box 18 Proclamation by Lieutenant Governor Francis Nicholson, Virginia, 20 Feb 1690 (slightly damaged on upper left hand corner, has been repaired)
Box 19 Ship's pass signed by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, 1830
Map case Drawer 35 Note of leave for Alexander Smith, master of the brig named the Dauphin of Portsmouth. Signed by President George Washington, 27 May 1796
Map case Drawer 35 Commission of the Honorable George Hogg, consul to Trinidad. Signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward, 1861
Map case Drawer 35 Decret de la Convention Nationtale, No. 1505, Sep 1793
Map case Drawer 35 Decret de la Convention Nationtale, No. 1555. Sep 1793
Map case Drawer 35 Decret de la Convention Nationtale, No. 1622, Oct 1793
Map case Drawer 35 Ordannance de Police, June 1757
Ordinances and other records of the town or borough of Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1774-1778 [MISSING as of August 2007]
Proclamation of royal governor, Massachusetts, 17 June 1763 (Photostat) [MISSING as of August 2007]

SERIES XIX. Wills, Legal Documents and Business Papers

Box 1 Bills
Box 1 Business Records
Box 1 Business Records (estate of Strong Hayden)
Box 1 Documents, Legal - Old German legal document dated Marbury 27 Dec 1706
Box 1 Farm Records
Box 1 Inventory
Box 1 Inventory (English) - of Mrs. Temple 1690-1710
Box 2 Note (promissory), 21 Dec 1782
Box 2 Randall, Phillip (New England Farmer) - inventory of goods, 1662
Box 2 Share - Speculation Oil Co., sample of shares sold by "Sandy River Petroleum Prize Co." (evidently a speculation enterprise) and state-bank bill of 1857 - Massachusetts - Worcester Co. - See Money, Paper, 1868
Box 2 Slave Receipts
Box 2 Slave Receipt (slave bill of sale) Poughkeepsie, 1803
Box 2 Will of Richard Chamberlain, 1727
Box 2 Will of Jacob Kip, 21 Feb 1731 (typescript only)
Folder 11.13 The Estate of Mary Reid
Box 17 Translation of Dutch of Will of Jacob Kip
Box 17 Article of Indenture of Joseph Willis to Daniel Willis, 8 May 1788
Box 17 Marriage Certificate of Arnold Greene and Caroline Austin
Box 17 Indenture Papers, 1676
Box 17 Indenture Papers, 1695
Box 17 Document, 1629
Box 18 Receipt for £26-2-6 signed by Richard Moore, Charleston, 6 Sep 1796
Box 18 Draft on the Newark Bank for $1050.00, 10 July 1809
Box 18 Certificate of Stock-holder in Orange Library Association, 10 March 1858
Box 18 Tailor's Bill itemized and receipted, 14 July 1827
Box 18 Demand Note, for $31.58, receipted on back for part payment, 1811
Box 18 Torn part of note for $126. (?), receipted on back, 1811
Box 18 Note of John Condit to Betsy Condit for £8-2-9, 9 Jan 1796
Box 18 $20.00 Reward for runaway slave named Caesar by John Halsey, 23 Apr 1808
Box 18 First payment in the purchase of one share of stock in the Newark and Mount Pleasant Turnpike Co., 21 March 1806
Box 18 Receipt of twelve shillings from Isaac Pierson to Henry Taylor, 1803
Box 18 Subscription for Newspaper to Henry Van Winkle from Isaac Purfon, 1 Jan 1809
Box 18 Receipt of $30.00 for Riding Chair, 24 Aug 1805
Box 18 Receipt for four dollars signed by William L ?, 20 Feb 1809
Box 18 Memorandum of payment due Samuel Bell from Mathias Pierson, 28 May 1810
Box 18 Document admitting John Morrison, a merchant of Dumferling, to the Gild Council of the city of Glasgow, 13 Apr 1750
Box 18 A court document settling some technical difficulty between and owner and his slave, 28 Sep 1827
Box 18 Legal Document outlining the decision in a case founded on a debt of four dollars and some few cents, 14 May 1810
Box 18 Contract between John Blanchard and Isaac Pierson involving the sale of a negro slave, 10 June 1802
Box 18 Manumission paper releasing a slave at the beginning of the next year, 9 Aug 1813
Box 18 Contract between Isaac Van Saun and Isaac Pierson, 1 Jan 1814
Box 18 A Receipted Grocer's bill, Feb-Aug 1810
Box 18 Surrogate's certificate of last will and testament of Matthias Pierson and authorization for administration of estate, 19 Sep 1809
Box 18 Last Will and Testament of Matthias Pierson, transcript from court record, 9 Apr 1799
Box 18 Matthew Vassar's bills, letters, drafts, 1822, 1825
Box 18 Photostats of 3 indenture papers, one Photostat of document related to Charles II, n.d.
Box 18 Documents relating to Hays family, including later obituary of one member, 1828-1841, n.d.
Articles of agreement between George Washington and Philip Bater, 23 Apr 1789 (Photostat) [MISSING as of August 2007]
Inventory of Justin Loomis, a lunatic, NY Supreme Court, 12 March 1849 [MISSING as of August 2007]

SERIES XX. Miscellaneous Items and Realia

Box 1 Advertisements
Box 1 Broadsides
Box 1 Dutchess County
Box 1 Education, Secondary
Box 1 Handbills - "Ploughs, Ploughs" 1 March 1849
Box 2 Local history of Elmira, New York, illustrated by photographs, maps, Indian arrowheads, beads and other relics together with an account of the same by H.C. Neef of the class of 1897
Box 2 Manuscript - BM Sloan, (Negative Photostat)
Box 2 Money, paper,
Box 2 Olive Branch Petition, (facsimile)
Box 2 Patent (plow), 1871
Box 2 Pemaquid Beach, ME
Box 2 Signatures - facsimiles of signatures to the preliminary articles of Peace with the Senecas, 14 Apr 1754 (2 copies)
Box 2 Tracts, Religious
Box 2 Roster, 1812
Box 6 A piece of drapery of the bed of Napoleon I at Longwood, St. Helena, (framed)
Box 6 Flower sketches
Box 6 Photograph of Helen Kenyon?
Box 6 Camera accessory, function unknown
Box 6 Paper furniture of Hannah S. Hallock. Furniture for three rooms, with some pieces missing, ca. 1855
Box 6 2 boxes of Medals and plaques
Box 6 Graduation certificate Vassar College - Elizabeth Josephine Schieblick
Box 6 Coe's New Drawing Cards for Schools no. 9
Box 6 Receipt books for gifts to the collection, 1939-1942, 1951-1952
Box 6 Package of color prints of mosses, flowers, etc said to have been printed by Prang before 1869, (in box labeled Schrafft's)
Box 6 The History of Little Goody Twoshoes, 1969
Box 6 Child's toys, bellows and ottoman made of small shells brought from Italy by Matthew Vassar and given by him to a child friend, Frederica Davis (in box labeled Guth)
Box 8 Miss 'Prentiss' Wedding (An Account by Mrs. John H. Raymond, Wife of President Raymond, formerly Cornelia E. Morse)
Box 8 The Old House…Cutchoque, NY with notes
Box 9 Seal of unknown commission
Box 9 Indian arrowhead
Box 9 Indian Relics
Box 10 Daboll poems, essay, ca. 1820s
Folder 11.1 A Journey by Annie Ogden, 10 Jan 1872
Folder 11.1 The Picnic by Annie Ogden, 28 June 1870
Folder 11.2 Books by Annie Ogden, 19 Feb 1875
Folder 11.2 Coral by Annie Ogden, 6 Feb 1872
Folder 11.2 A Journey from Chicago to San Francisco by Annie Ogden, 16 Jan 1872
Folder 11.2 Orion by Annie Ogden, 27 March 1874
Folder 11.2 Penelope by Annie Ogden, 8 March 1874
Folder 11.2 Coffee by Annie Ogden, 1871
Folder 11.3 The Rock and the Reel by Annie Ogden, 24 Jan 1872
Folder 11.7 Translation and transcript of decree
Folder 11.8 Ornaments by Annie Ogden, 19 March 1872
Folder 11.8 Grace by Annie Ogden, 3 May 1873
Folder 11.8 Something about Pearls by Annie Ogden, 1Feb 1873
Folder 11.8 Oranges by Annie Ogden, 24 March 1875
Folder 11.8 Two unknown works
Folder 11.8 A Story by Annie Ogden, 30 Dec 1871
Folder 11.8 Laughter by Annie Ogden, 19 Dec 1876
Folder 11.9 John Ogden Memorial Committee, 24 June 1913
Folder 11.10 Work by Annie Ogden, 29 Oct 1873
Folder 11.11 Daedalus by Annie Ogden, 8 May 1874
Folder 11.12 Hercules by Annie Ogden, 24 Apr 1874
Folder 11.14 The Great Clock of Strashing by Annie Ogden, 12 Aug 1871
Folder 11.15 Spartan Education by Annie Ogden, 5 Oct 1876
Folder 11.16 A Visit to the Academy of Sciences by Annie Ogden , 28 Nov 1870
Folder 11.16 Diamonds by Annie Ogden, 18 Apr 1871
Folder 11.19 A Description of the Fire by Annie Ogden, 28 Nov 1871
Folder 11.19 Tea by Annie Ogden, 1871
Folder 11.19 Watches by Annie Ogden, 12 Dec 1871
Folder 11.19 Pearls by Annie Ogden, 20 Feb 1872
Folder 11.19 Balloons by Annie Ogden, 10 Apr 1872
Folder 11.21 Water by Annie Ogden, 22 Dec 1874
Folder 11.21 The Automaton Chessplayer by Annie Ogden, 8 May 1872
Folder 11.21 Flowers by Annie Ogden, 4 Dec 1871
Folder 11.21 Cotton by Annie Ogden, 18 Apr 1872
Folder 11.21 Salt by Annie Ogden, 14 May 1872
Folder 11.22 Slang by Annie Ogden, 21 Oct 1876
Folder 11.22 Feminine Occupations by Annie Ogden, 17 June 1875
Box 13 Unidentified material on children's books
Box 16 Manuscript sermon written by Rev. Ebenezer Gay, Sr. and delivered in Suffield, Conn., 31 May 1775
Box 17 Photostats of material relating to Brown University
Box 17 Photostat of proposals for printing by subscriptions, two sermons preached on Sunday 29 December 1799-
Box 17 Photostat of George Whitfield materials including: a Funeral Sermon, A Funeral Elegy on George Whitfield, The Dying Speech of William Linsey, Phillis's Poem on the death of Mr. Whitfield, The Columbian Tragedy: Verses on the Sudden Death of 6 Young Women and One Boy
Box 17 Photostat of Siege de Nameur print
Box 17 Recipe for medicine
Box 18 List of documents
Box 18 One dollar bill of State of North Carolina, 1 Jan 1866
Box 18 Two dollar bill of Confederate States of America, 17 Feb 1864 (2 items)
Box 18 Three dollar bill of The Orange Bank of Orange New Jersey, 1 Jan 1856
Box 18 Visiting card of Wilham Ingraham Kip 1822
Box 18 Diploma, 1789
Box 18 Proclamation by William Lyon MacKenzie, 13 Dec 1837
Box 18 Commercial Advertiser, New York, 2 Oct 1797
Box 18 Dunlap and Claypoole's American Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia 19 Dec 1793
Box 18 Centennial Number Irish World, 1876
Box 18 Ulster County Gazette, Kingston, NY, 4 Jan 1800
Box 18 Albany Evening Journal, Albany, NY, 21 Jan 1838
Box 18 Cortland County Whig, Homer, NY, 15 Oct 1846
Map Case Drawer 23 Three French Broadsides relating to the Dreyfus Affair, 1899
A facsimile copy of the Boston Gazette, 12 March 1770 [MISSING as of August 2007]
Carte de Kentucke, par John Tilson, Dediee a l'Honorable Congres des Etats-Unis de l'amerique et a son excellence George Washington, Commandant en chef de ses armees, n.d. (Photostat) [MISSING as of August 2007]
Coin Collection, [MISSING as of August 2007]

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