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ABBE FAMILY
Papers, 1773–1896, .5 ft. (MSS–034)
Deeds and other legal documents, 1773–87; correspondence, 1857–78; business records, 1854–92; and other papers of the Abbe (or Abbey) family––primarily Richard T. Abbe, his wife Helen Woods Abbe and daughter Olive Abbe Jones––of Hartford, Connecticut. Also papers of relatives, including letters between the Lomis family in Connecticut and the Roberts family in Cazenovia, New York, 1808–18, and letters of the Higby family, 1827–48. Richard T. Abbe corresponded with his agent, William A. Jones, in Pike County, Ohio, about the Civil War, land speculation, and family matters.

ALBANY, NEW YORK, GENERAL STORE
Account Book, 1784–1887, 1 vol. (MSS–036)
Business records kept by the unidentified proprietor of a general store, probably located in Albany, which sold dry goods, rum, and other merchandise to customers from Albany to Schaghticoke (north of the Troy, New York), and westward to Stone Arabia and other Mohawk Valley settlements. The volume also includes day book entries from Oneida, New York, 1877–78, and notes on English grammar and physical geography taken by a student at the Oswego Normal School, 1878.

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION, CAPITAL DISTRICT CHAPTER
Papers, 1 cubic ft. (APAP–207)

The American Marketing Association, Capital District Chapter works for the advancement of business and management in the region. The collection includes publications concerning programs sponsored by the organization as well as administrative records. Also included are descriptions and handouts from businesses in the Capital District.

AMOSKEAG MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Reports, 1934–1937, .10 ft (MSS–038)
Reports on the finances and employment at the Amoskeag textile mills in New Hampshire during the 1930s. Files retained by A. F. Hinrichs of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE COMPANY OF FELLMONGERS
Records Book, 1820–1859, 1 vol. (MSS–001)
Includes minutes of annual meetings, membership lists, and financial accounts of a trade guild located in Richmond, Yorkshire, England. Fellmongers remove wool from hides in preparation for leather making.

AUBURN WOOLEN COMPANY
Stock Certificate Book, 1847–1851, 1 vol. (MSS–039)
Records 120 certificates of capital stock in this company located in Auburn, New York.

BELL, ABRAHAM, AND SON
Records, 1809–1917, 22 ft. (MSS–035)
Includes thirty-one letterpress copybooks kept daily by Abraham Bell and Son, a New York City merchant shipping firm specializing in the export of Southern cotton to the British Isles, 1837–54; thirty-nine volumes of account books, journals, correspondence, and other business records, 1809–88; a record book of Irish immigrants (mostly young women) and other passengers to the United States from Derry and Belfast, 1832–57. There are also correspondence, diaries, and financial records of other members of this Quaker family, James W. Bell and James C. Bell, 1832–1917; record books of Elizabeth Bell, 1858; and records of Bell Brothers, a money-lending business in Yonkers, New York, 1889–95.

BENEDICT, EDWARD H., artisan
Account Book, 1832–1853 (MSS–040)
Kept by a textile dyer in Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut. The volume include a copy of Constance Fenimore Woolson's poem "Kentucky Belle."

BERLIN AND EAST SUDBURY STAGE COMPANY
Account Book, 1828–1832, 1 vol. (MSS–041)
Records income and expenses for a Vermont stage company. Also includes "an account of articles sold or carried from Northboro pauper establishment," 1841.

BLACK STUDIO COLLECTION
Records, ca. 1960–1987, approximately 63,000 photographic negatives (APAP-308)
The Black Studio Collection of photographic negatives represents the photographs taken by the Black Studio, Inc., a commercial photography studio located in Schenectady, New York. Black Studio was founded in 1942 by Gene Black and purchased by Joseph Ianniello in 1975. The negatives are from 1960-1987 and include aerial shots, local businesses, passport portraits, weddings, advertising, and on-sight photography.

BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD COMPANY
Accident Reports, 1889–1899, 1903–4, 4 vols. (MSS–043)
Reports of injuries to passengers and employees, which were submitted to the superintendent of the Concord Division, Concord, New Hampshire.

BOSTWICK, GILBERT, farmer
Account Book, 1834–1848, 1 vol. (MSS–044)
Kept by a farmer from the vicinity of Port Henry (on Lake Champlain), New York, who operated a sawmill producing pine boards and mined ore for the local iron industry.

BOYNTON, JONAH C., bookbinder
Day Book, 1828–1836, 1 vol. (MSS–045)
Kept by a bookbinder in Albany, New York; includes a list of moveable property, 1832.

BUSINESS, SCHOOL OF
Records, 1948–86, 6 ft. (UA–630)
Includes MBA proposals, 1962–69; reports and budgets, 1968–86; and minutes of faculty meetings, 1977–78.  The School of Business was created in 1964 as a successor to the former Department of Business Education to provide analytical training for students interested in careers in business and in business education.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB OF ALBANY, NEW YORK
Records, 1934–1988, 2 cubic ft. (APAP-064)

Minutes of board of directors' meetings, constitution and by–laws, publications, photographs, news clippings, and other materials pertaining to the Albany, New York chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club of New York State, Inc., founded in 1919. The Albany club was founded in 1934 "to elevate the standards for women in business and in the professions" and "extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along lines of industrial, scientific, and vocational activities."

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB OF NEW YORK STATE, INC.
Records, 1921–2001, 3.99 cubic ft. (APAP-117)

These records document the history of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York State, Inc. (BPWNYS). The collection includes the records of the state board meeting, annual legislative conference, annual convention, and publications produced by the Club. There are also a few photographs. The records and related materials concerning the annual legislative conferences and the annual state and national conventions are extensive. The publications series includes many issues of the BPWNYS's official magazine The Nike.

CHADWICK, C. W., ship captain
Papers, 1873–1888, .10 ft. (MSS–048)
Business records and correspondence kept by C. W. Chadwick of Cushing, Maine, as captain of the schooners Jennie F. Willey and Carrie Walker.

CHAPIN, DAY, AND ELY
Record Book, 1774–1789, 1 vol. (MSS–049)
Includes financial accounts, 1774–1789; and a work register, 1775–1789. Kept for the lumber mill of Phineas Chapin, Joel Day, and John Ely in Springfield, Massachusetts.

CHASE, HENRY M. and WILLIAM L., businessmen
Records, 1877–1901, 4 vols. (MSS–050)
Includes two letterpress copybooks, 1877–1897; ledger, 1880–1881; and a cash book, 1901–1903. Kept by Henry M. and William L. Chase for a company in Pascoag and Woonsocket, Rhode Island, which specialized in the manufacture of windows, doors, blinds, and mouldings. In one of the copybooks is an 1891 report of a committee charged with determining the cost of installing electric street lights in Pascoag.

CITIZENS BUDGET COMMISSION (CBC)
Records, 1932–1999 (APAP–201)
The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic organization devoted to influencing constructive change in the finances and services of New York City and New York State government. CBC was founded in 1932, when a group of distinguished civic leaders decided to start a research organization that would analyze the City's finances, evaluate the management of City government, report on these matters to its members, and recommend improvements to municipal officials. In 1984, CBC expanded this analysis to the fiscal affairs of State government. The collection includes: reports and press releases, 1932- 1999; Board of Trustee minutes, 1932-1974; annual reports, 1932-1993; clippings, 1930-1973; and photographs, 1955-1975.

CLARK, DAVID M., artisan
Account Book, 1804–1812, 1 vol. (MSS–051)
Kept by a saddle– and harness–maker in the vicinity of Temple and Lyndeborough, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire.

CLEAVLAND, L. E., merchant
Day Books, 1844–1849, 3 vols. (MSS–052)
Kept by the proprietor of a general store in Oak Hill, Greene County, New York.

CLOVE BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY
Records, 1869–1893, .25 ft. (MSS–053)
Includes correspondence, balance sheets, and other records of a railroad company based in Dutchess County, New York.

COGSWELL, JOHN H., businessman
Day Books, 1866–1873, 14 vols. (MSS–054)
Kept by a lumber dealer in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

COLFAX, JAMES, wharfmaster
Record Book, 1808–1813, 1 vol. (MSS–055)
Daily record of vessels using a New York City dock operated by Colfax. Includes tonnage, place of origin, and wharf fees and arrears for sloops, schooners, and other merchant vessels shipping between New York City and places in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

COOPER, GEORGE, artisan
Account Book, 1876–1880, 1 vol. (MSS–057)
Kept by a saddle– and harness–maker in Burrillville, Rhode Island.

DE GREY, THOMAS (1748–1818), British landowner
Record Book, 1809–1813, 1 vol. (MSS–009)
"Expenses of Workmen Employed on the Merton Estate," a weekly record of day laborers' compensation and services (chiefly, carpentry, gardening, bricklaying, and blacksmithing) on the Merton estate of Thomas de Grey, Baron Walsingham, in Norfork, England, kept from July 9, 1809, to June 27, 1813.

DE GRESS, FRANCIS, businessman
Letterpress Copybook, 1874, 1 vol. (MSS–060)
Contains copies of correspondence of Francis De Gress on a business trip through Chile, Peru, and Mexico, where he was selling weapons and other goods, May 11–October 3, 1874. He was a member of the import-export firm of Wexel and De Gress, with offices in New York City and Mexico City. There is a letter to Gen. William T. Sherman in Washington, D.C., discussing which countries control shipping in South America and how a canal would benefit American interests.

DeWITT, RICHARD VARICK (b. 1832), businessman
Journal, 1862, 1 vol.
Kept on a journey across England and western Europe, May 15–June 26, 1862, by a resident of Albany, New York.

DUXBURY AND COHASSET RAILROAD COMPANY
Freight Receipts, 1871–1872, .25 ft. (MSS–063)
Includes ticket reports and freight receipts for this southeastern Massachusetts railroad company.

EAST FREETOWN, NEW YORK
Railroad Freight Records, 1891–1901, 1 vol. (MSS-133)
 Includes date of shipment, destination (place and individual), description of articles, weight, rate, and cost from the East Freetown, New York station.

EASTMAN, CORA
Scrapbook, 1877–86, 1 vol. (MSS–064)
Includes clippings, letters received by Cora Eastman, and printed materials documenting the life of her father Harvey G. Eastman (1833–78), the mayor of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, and founder of Eastman Business College (1859).

EDDY, JESSE, artisan
Account Book, 1834–1859, 1 vol. (MSS–066)
Kept by a wagon maker, probably from the vicinity of Adamsville (now in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island).

EDWIN ADAMS et al. v. WILLIAM ROCKEFELLER et al.
Records, 1889–1921, 2.75 ft. (MSS-067)
Includes trial evidence, topical indexes to testimony, transcriptions of business records, legal briefs, and other materials compiled by V. N. Roadstrum of New York City, attorney for the J. P. Morgan Estate, in a 1915–18 lawsuit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against William Rockefeller, the Executors of the J. P. Morgan Estate, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company for "conspiracy to monopolize" railroad, streetcar, and water transportation of the "common–carrier business of transporting passengers and property" in New York, New Jersey, and New England.

FARRAR AND BOARDMAN, merchants
Account Book, 1862–70, 1 vol. (MSS–068)
Kept by the proprietors of a general store in Manchester, New Hampshire.

FISHER, CHARLES, blacksmith
Account Book, 1831–1841, 1 vol. (MSS–069)
Kept by a blacksmith in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Found in the volume are tax assessments and petitions pertaining to School District No. 6 of Cumberland, 1842–1863.

GAY, G. F. and A. E., businessmen
Account Book, 1883–1896, 1 vol. (MSS–074)
Business records kept by building contractors in Killingly, Connecticut.

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
Registers, undated, 6 vols. (MSS–075)
Records railroad locomotive engines built in the 1861–1921 period and used in Great Britain by the Great Western Railway.  Owned or compiled in part by William L. Kenning, Lodge Hill, Sussex, Great Britain.

HARLOW ESTATE
Record Book, 1685–1694, 1 vol. (MSS–015)
Includes proceedings of manorial courts and records of quit rents, tithes, and other income received by estate managers William Janes and James Taylor for Harlow Estate (including Lindsell and Beamond), Essex, England.

HATHAWAY, ABRAHAM, artisan
Account Book, 1825–1870, 1 vol. (MSS–077)
Kept by a shoemaker and leather dealer in business near Taunton, Massachusetts.

HAWLEY SADDLE AND HARNESS SHOP
Account Books, 1803–1846, 2 vols. (MSS–079)
Kept by Stephen Conant and Ezekiel Hawley, 1803–1806, and by the latter, 1830–1846, as proprietors of a saddle– and harness–making shop in Paris, New York.

HENDRIKS, FREDERICK, statistician
Collection, 1709–1891, .25 ft. (MSS–016)
Includes letters, manuscripts, printed materials, and portraits pertaining primarily to eighteen British insurance companies and to the Institute of Actuaries. The 164 items were either collected or received in the period 1848–1890 by Frederick Hendriks, of the Globe Insurance Company of London. Hendriks collected autograph letters and holographic manuscripts of eighteenth– and nineteenth–century British actuaries, some of whom were also astronomers and mathematicians: Francis Baily, David Erskine Baker, William Chappell, Francis A. Engelbach, William Farr, William Frend, Thomas Galloway, Benjamin Gompertz, Charles Jellicoe, William Morgan, John Playfair, John F. Twisden, and S. B. Woolhouse. Also includes a 1653 engraving of a mathematician, and letters of French writer Antoine J. B. Robert Auget, Baron de Montyon, 1815; Dutch mathematician Jan Hendrik van Swinden, 1816; German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, 1832, 1834; Italian mathematician Count Guglielmo Libri Carrucci dalla Sommaia, 1858; and British historian/archivist William Hardy, 1879.

HIGBIE, WILLIAM, businessman
Letter–copy Book, 1854–1858, 1 vol. (MSS–080)
Kept concerning local land transactions by a resident of Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York.

INTERNATIONAL OIL-GAS CORPORATION
Records, 1930–1951, 1.5 ft. (MSS–082)
Minutes of Board of Directors, 1930–1951, with bylaws and articles of incorporation; correspondence, memoranda, patents, contracts, tax records, survey maps, and geological reports on properties in Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia. Includes correspondence of Peyton B. Locker concerning Mexican iron ore, 1946–1951. The company was incorporated in Delaware but located in New York City.

JACKSON, F. D., merchant
Day Book, 1881–1882, 1 vol. (MSS–083)
Kept by the proprietor of a general store in Derby, Connecticut. Bears the stationer's label "A. E. Gould, Traveling Stationery Dealer, New Haven, Connecticut."

LANE, EDWARD E., businessman
Record Book, 1889–1890, 1 vol. (MSS–085)
Kept in Concord, New Hampshire, to record the technical specifications and dimensions of wagons, carriages, fire engines, and other horse-drawn vehicles from places in New England and New York. Bears the stationer's label of Temple and Farrington Company, Manchester, New Hampshire.

LOVELL AND NICHOLS LUMBER MILL
Records, 1869–1882, 7 vols. (MSS–087)
Ledgers and day books kept by George W. Lovell and William H. Nichols for a lumber mill in Pascoag, Rhode Island.

LYON FAMILY
Record Book, 1872–86, 1 vol. (MSS–088)
Includes register of deeds granted by the executors of L. R. Lyon, 1870–84; register of bark peeled by H. J. Botchford and Company and C. J. Lyon and Company, 1871–83; register of Lyon Estate lands, 1873; register of lumber shipments, 1883–86; and personnel records, 1874–75. The Lyon family wood lots were located near Port Lynden, Lewis County, New York.

MERIAM, GEORGE and CHARLES, booksellers
Papers, 1833–1863, 68 items (MSS–089)
Letters, publisher's catalogs, and stationer's circulars received by George and Charles Merriam, booksellers in Springfield, Massachusetts.

MATHERS, JOHN J.
Papers, 1967-1996, 14 cubic ft. (APAP–107)

John L. Mathers was Assistant to the Chancellor of the SUNY System in the 1960s and 1970s, later becoming Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education, and retiring as Chair of the SUNY Small Business Development Council in the early 1990s. As Assistant to the Chancellor, Mathers was assigned special projects to spearhead. In the late 1960s he was heavily involved in efforts to document, understand, and stem unrest in the SUNY System caused by the anti-war movement, the stresses involved in introducing large numbers of persons of color into the System, and the stresses caused by a rapidly expanding SUNY System and student involvement in governance. He retained most of his day file correspondence from his service, as well as copies of much of the record relating to the controversies at Stony Brook, New Paltz, Buffalo State, UB, and Albany. In 1971 his position was elevated to Executive Assistant to the Chancellor where he was lead liaison with the staff of the governor and chief legislative leaders for developing the System's priorities. In the 1970s Mathers was point person for studies of the economic impact of the System (1971-73), the transformation of the D & H Building into SUNY Central Headquarters (1973-74), and was involved in much of the negotiations for the establishment of the Empire State Youth Theatre (1974-81) and the SUNY Russian Student Exchange Program (1977). In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education he was also involved in overseeing the NYNET, the SUNY television system. In the 1980s and 1990s, Mathers'primary focus was on developing the NYS Small Business Development Center, voluminously documented in his papers.

MUZZEY GENERAL STORE
Records, 1833–1903, 3 ft. (MSS–091)
Includes 32 volumes of day books and ledgers kept by J. A. Muzzey for his general store in Jamaica, Vermont.

NEW HAVEN AND WEST HAVEN HORSE RAILROAD COMPANY
Minute Book, 1865–1894, 1 vol. (MSS–092)
Records minutes of stockholders meetings of a railroad company based in West Haven, Connecticut.

NEW YORK CANALS
Collection, 1828–1883 (MSS–093)
Includes a stock certificate from the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, 1828; receipts and checks for the Erie and Chenango canals from William C. Bouck, commissioner of the Canal Fund, 1835–1838; letters and petitions received by William W. Wight, clerk of the Canal Contracting Board, Albany, 1854–1858; letters received by Nathaniel S. Benton, auditor of the NYS Canal Department, Albany, 1858–1865; and a NYS Canal Department stock certificate, October 6, 1881.

NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY
Inventory, ca. 1894-1926, .25 ft. (MSS–094)
Records names, builders, repairs, renumbering, and dates of service of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company locomotive engines since 1845.

NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD. OLD COLONY SYSTEM
Records, 1882–1890, 1 ft. (MSS–095)
Includes a register for the South Duxbury Station, 1882–1883; four freight registers, 1883–1890; and a record book with description of locomotive engines and a register of employees, undated, for this Massachusetts railroad company.

NEW YORK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LONDON TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Minute Book, 1854–1867, 1 vol. (MSS–096)
Minutes of meetings of this New York City company's "corporators," including Peter Cooper, Cyrus W. Field, Frederick N. Gilbourne, Moses Taylor, and others.

NEWBURGH, DUTCHESS AND CONNECTICUT RAILROAD
Records, 1887–1890, 32 items (MSS–097)
Monthly statements of passengers and tons of freight carried over the railroad by the New York and New England Railroad. Kept by W. H. Moore, the railroad's general passenger agent, in Matteawan, New York.

NINE PARTNERS GENERAL STORE
Day Books, 1767–1768, 1774–1776, 2 vols. (MSS–099)
Kept by the proprietor(s) of a general store selling dry goods (including European imports) and products from the West Indies (sugar, molasses, and rum) in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. The first volume includes page headings labeled "Nine Partners," and the second volume includes the name Neeson on the spine and front cover. The store may have been located in the Nine Partners Tract, in the vicinity of what is now Hyde Park, New York.

NORWOOD, J. H. and J. B., physicians
Day Books, 1866–1880, 2 vols. (MSS–100)
Kept by physicians in Preston Hollow, New York.

OSEOLA (SHIP)
Log Book, 1842–1843, 1 vol. (MSS–101)
Kept by Arthur Child, master of this merchant ship, on voyages between New Orleans, Liverpool, and Le Havre.

PARSONS, HINSDILL, businessman
Papers, 1890-1912, 2 cu. ft.. (APAP-293)
Parsons was appointed the General Counsel for the General Electric Company in 1894 and in May, 1901, he was was elected a vice-president of the company and given control of General Electric’s legal affairs. At this time, Parsons was also elected President of the Schenectady Railroad Company. During his tenure with General Electric, Parsons was involved with various company anti-trust legal issues. The papers cover the years 1890 and 1912 and contain records from Parson’s employment at General Electric, as well as personal and financial papers. The majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence between Parsons and various professional and personal contacts.

PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK
Record Book, 1807–1838, 1 vol. (MSS–102)
Includes minutes of board meetings, lists of stockholders, inventory of property, and other records of a New York City company specializing in maritime insurance.

REYNOLDS, THOMAS, businessman
Manuscript, 1858, 1 vol. (MSS–105)
An account addressed to Robert Gill, president of the Great Western Railway Company of Canada (London, Ontario), dated September 20, 1858, from Hamilton, Ontario. A PDF file of a transcript of the hand-written manuscript is available for viewing online using Adobe Reader. It is unclear who created the transcript.

ROCHESTER CENTRAL POWER CORPORATION
Record Book, 1928, 1 vol. (MSS–107)
Includes bylaws, stock certificates, and other documents pertaining to the Rochester Central Power Corporation. The New York Central Railroad is described in the volume as the principal owner of the Mohawk Valley Company, which in turn owned all "outstanding common stock" of the Rochester Gas and Electric Company.

S. J. SALISBURY AND COMPANY
Day Book, 1861–1863, 1 vol. (MSS–108)
Kept by S. A. Kelsey as agent for a dry-goods firm in the vicinity of Hartford, Connecticut.

SALTUS AND COMPANY
Day Book, 1825–1835, 2 vols. (MSS–109)
Kept by a New York City firm selling varieties of iron and steel bars; nails, hoops, and other iron products; and coal and salt to customers around New York State. Includes many entries for Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, the Troy Iron and Nail Factory, and companies in Albany and Syracuse.

SCHULTZE, JOHN S. (b. 1837), businessman
Papers, 1872–1901, .5 ft. items (MSS–111)
Business correspondence, 1875–1901; financial accounts of the Sylvan Lake Ore and Iron Company, 1881–1884; and printed materials, 1872–1873. Schultze had a New York City office and was secretary of the New York, Boston, and Montreal Railway Company and president of the Sylvan Lake Ore and Iron Company, the Freehold and New York Railway Company, and the Clove Branch Railroad Company.

TASH, THOMAS J., businessman
Ledgers, 1857–1862, 1877–1886, 2 vols. (MSS–116)
Kept by a real-estate investor in Pittsburgh.

THAYER, LITTLEJOHN AND COMPANY
Shipping Register, 1827, 1 vol. (MSS–117)
Records goods received from the firm of Thayer, Littlejohn and Company in Albany, New York, for shipping aboard Erie Canal boats. The volume bears the stationer's label "Packard & Van Benthuysen, Printers and Blank Book-Binders."

THOMPSON, ISRAEL, merchant
Day Book, 1800–1810, 1 vol. (MSS–119)
Kept by the proprietor of a general store in Stonington, Vermont.

TITUS, WILLIAM, prison warden
Papers, 1832–1888, .5 ft. (MSS–120)
Includes land transactions of Titus as a resident of Locke, Cayuga County, New York, 1832–1850; correspondence kept as warden of Auburn State Prison, including letters from the office of Gov. Horatio Seymour and an undated list of officers and guards at the prison, 1852–1854; and personal and business papers, 1854–1888.

TOMLINSON, DANIEL, merchant
Day Book, 1842, 1 vol. (MSS–121)
Kept by the proprietor of a general store.

TROY AND RUTLAND RAILROAD COMPANY
Records, 1849–1860, 1 ft. (MSS–122)
Letters, financial statements, proxies, and other business records retained by William Law of Troy, New York, as secretary of the Troy and Rutland Railroad Company, 1849–1860; and engineering drawings for four Troy and Rutland Railroad bridges in northeastern New York State, 1850–1851.

WILLIAMS, EZRA, seaman
Record Book, 1798–1804, 1 vol. (MSS–125)
Financial records kept by a merchant seaman from East Hartford, Connecticut, who served on schooners trading with the West Indies and Spain.

WISE, GEORGE
Papers, ca. 1989, .17 cubic ft. (APAP–095)
The collection is composed solely of General Electric's Century: A History of General Electric from its Origins to 1986, an unpublished manuscript. The manuscript will be helpful to researchers seeking background information about General Electric, which was founded in Schenectady, New York. The manuscript's chapter titles include: "The Old General Electric and the New GE;" "Edison and General Electric;" "Shoemakers;" "Schenectady, Strikes and Socialists;" "Virtous Cycles;" "Progressivism to Prgoress;" "How the Robots Didn't Devour Schenectady;" "Plastic Edicson;" and "Second Century."

WOODBURY, MARK, businessman
Account Book, 1818–1843, 1 vol. (MSS–126)
Kept by the proprietor of a general store in Antrim, New Hampshire.

WOODHULL, RICHARD, ESTATE OF
Account Book, 1806–1819, 1 vol. (MSS–127)
Kept by Nathan H. White in the vicinity of Newburgh, New York.