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Business, Literary, and Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Notable authors, artists, and historical businesses

Chiefly 19th-century New York and New England local history manuscripts and business records, primarily for craftsmen and railroads; papers of children's book writer and illustrator Marcia J. Brown and two original manuscripts by Maud and Miska Petersham; papers of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy; papers of Anthony Ashley Cooper, the 19th century social reformer; and papers of Benito Perez Galdos, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Evengi Zamyatin, and other writers.


Abbe Family

Papers, 1773-1896

Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

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 General Store

Account Book, 1784-1786

Quantity: 1 vol.

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.

Quantity: 2.03 cubic ft. (about 2.03 boxes)

The Jewish Community of the Albany, New York area is featured in the Collection which was brought together to show community involvement in the region by the Greater Albany Jewish Federation and the University Libraries of the University at Albany, SUNY. This collection contains photographs, meeting minutes, commemoration papers, local area newspapers, academic articles, community reports, and a prayer book.

Quantity: 1.25 cubic ft. (about 1.25 boxes)

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts which reflect Irina Aleksander's association with a number of literary notables such as Anaïs Nin, Miroslav Krlea, Marijan and Zora Matkovi, Lon Pierre-Quint, Claude Aveline, and Evgenii Zamiatin.

Amoskeag Manufacturing Company

Reports, 1934-1937

Quantity: 10 cubic ft. (about 10 boxes)

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, 1820-1859

Quantity: 1 vol.

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.

Anonymous

Manuscript, 1779

Quantity: 1 vol.

"Description d'un Instrument de nouvelle invention, aussi vari dans ses effets, que necessaire pour dterminer les parfaits rapports entre les diffrens mobiles, agissans par Leviers & par Engrenages; construit d'aprs la nouvelle rgle de proportion dont ce Mmoire fait le principal objet." In a note on page 18 of this 23-page French scientific manuscript, "Ph. Robin, Secretaire" indicates that it was presented to the "Comit des Arts."

Auburn Woolen Company

Stock Certificate Book, 1847-1851

Quantity: 1 vol.

Records 120 certificates of capital stock in this company located in Auburn, New York.

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

Writings on regional political affairs of Siberia and China in 1920s by U.S. Department of War representative.

Quantity: 22 cubic ft. (about 22 boxes)

The collection consists of 157 volumes of business books and three boxes of financial materials, correspondence, books, scrapbooks and diaries relating to the Bell Family and the Abraham Bell and Son Company.

Benedict, Edward H.

Account Book, 1832-1853

Quantity: 1 vol.

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

Quantity: 1 vol.

Records income and expenses for a Vermont stage company. Also includes "an account of articles sold or carried from Northboro pauper establishment," 1841.

Blakeslee, D. Ayers

Commonplace Book, 1861-1867

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by a native of Wellsville, New York, as a student at Alfred Academy and University and as a member of its Orophilian Lyceum. Includes poetry, lists of students, and programs.

Boston and Maine Railroad Company

Accident Reports, 1889-1899, 1903-1904

Quantity: 4 vol.

Reports of injuries to passengers and employees, which were submitted to the superintendent of the Concord Division, Concord, New Hampshire.

Bostwick, Gilbert

Account Book, 1834-1848

Quantity: 1 vol.

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.

Day book, 1828-1836

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by a bookbinder in Albany, New York; includes a list of moveable property, 1832.

Braden, Forrest D.

Scrapbook, 1922-1925

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept as police chief in Louisville, Kentucky, and Terre Haute, Indiana. Contains letters from Robert Baden Powell and J. Edgar Hoover; and newspaper clippings and photographs about the enforcement of prohibition in Louisville.

Quantity: 8.5 cubic ft. (about 8.5 boxes)

The collection consist of the Bridge Line Historical Society's newsletter, as well as original maps, drawings, and related material documenting the Delaware & Hudson Railway, a railroad that operated in the northeastern United States.

Quantity: 8 cubic ft. (about 8 boxes)

Methodist missionary and science teacher in the Kiansi Province of China from 1910 to 1931. He and his wife, a fellow missionary, later settled in DeWitt, New York.

Quantity: 82.55 cubic ft. (about 82.55 boxes)

A 1940 graduate of the New York State College for Teachers, Brown was a respected children's book writer and illustrator, and a three-time Caldecott Medal winner.

Bruyn, Severyn

Notebook, ca. 1800

Quantity: 1 vol.

Notes and citations on legal principles, kept as a student reading law in New York City.

Carrara, Dolores L.

Papers, 1946

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

Scripts from programs broadcast on radio station WGY and television station WRGB based in Schenectady, NY.

Chadwick, Captain C. W.

Papers, 1873-1888

Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. (about 0.1 boxes)

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

Quantity: 1 vol.

Includes financial accounts, 1774-89; and a work register, 1775-89. Kept for the lumber mill of Phineas Chapin, Joel Day, and John Ely in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Charles I, King of England

Warrant, 1642

Quantity: 1 vol.

Signed royal warrant to Lt. John Hasell giving him permission to raise a company of dragoons, given at Reading on November 7, 1642. The volume also contains a copy of a letter from Dr. Robert Hooke dated June 4, 1678, and copper engravings of King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell in Parliament, 1640s.

Chase, Henry M. and William L.

Records, 1877-1901

Quantity: 4 vol.

Includes two letterpress copybooks, 1877-97; ledger, 1880-81; and a cash book, 1901-3. 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.

Clark, David M.

Account Book, 1804-1812

Quantity: 1 vol.

Account book kept by a saddle- and harness-maker in the vicinity of Temple and Lyndeborough, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire.

Cleavland, L.E.

Daybooks, 1844-1849

Quantity: 3 vol.

Day books kept by the proprietor of a general store in Oak Hill, Greene County, New York.

Clove Branch Railroad Company

Records, 1869-1893

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

Includes correspondence, balance sheets, and other records of a railroad company based in Dutchess County, New York.

Cogswell, John H.

Daybooks, 1866-1873

Quantity: 14 vol.

Day books kept by a lumber dealer in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Colfax, James

Record Book, 1808-1813

Quantity: 1 vol.

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.

Coloney, Thomas D.

Account Book, 1827-1852

Quantity: 1 vol.

Account book kept by a farmer in Farmington, Connecticut.

Cooper, Anthony Ashley

Letters, 1877-1884

Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

A series of 125 letters written to a Miss Marsh between January 3, 1877, and December 16, 1884, by Anthony Ashley Cooper, seventh earl of Shaftesbury, in which he discusses his religious and social-reform interests, as well as his health and travels. Cooper was a British social reformer and philanthropist. Miss Marsh may have been Catherine M. Marsh, a contemporary British writer on religious and social-welfare themes.

Cooper, George

Account Book, 1876-1880

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by a saddle- and harness-maker in Burrillville, Rhode Island.

Crounse, Johannes

Manuscript, 1796

Quantity: 1 vol.

"Pferdts Arzney Buchlein," a manuscript including 78 treatments for ailments of horses, written in German by Johannes Crounse, a farmer living west of Albany, New York.

David, Meginnei

Manuscript, Undated

Quantity: 1 vol.

Late-nineteenth-century Hebrew manuscript commentary on the Book of Psalms, including an explanation of the Mogen David symbol. From the Mordecai Kosover Collection.

De Gress, Francis

Letterpress Copybook, 1874

Quantity: 1 vol.

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.

De Grey, Thomas

Record Book, 1809-1813

Quantity: 1 vol.

"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 Norfolk, England, kept from July 9, 1809, to June 27, 1813."

Quantity: 1 Volume

The collection consists of a journal kept by Richard Varick DeWitt on a journey across England and western Europe, May 15-June 26, 1862, by a resident of Albany, New York.

Dey, Pierson

Papers, 1810-1816

Quantity: 1 vol.

Includes a diary kept by Pierson Dey, a farmer and rural laborer in Passaic County, New Jersey, 1810-16; day book entries, 1812-16; an account of money expended on building, 1816. Later entries in the volume record purchases by H. K. Dey, 1864.

Dickinson, John Dean

Papers, 1796-1834

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

Letters, deeds, and retained copies of legal documents kept as an attorney and landowner. Dickinson practiced law in Lansingburg and Troy, New York, from the 1790s; was president of the Farmers Bank of Troy, 1801-41; served in the NYS Assembly, 1816-17; and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as a Federalist, 1819-23, and a Whig, 1827-31.

Dietze, Max

Papers, 1907

Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. (about 0.1 boxes)

Includes manuscript writings on the life and works of Johann W. von Goethe (1749-1832) by Max Dietze of Bitterfeld.

Duxbury and Cohasset Railroad Company

Freight Receipts, 1871-1872

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

Includes ticket reports and freight receipts for this southeastern Massachusetts railroad company.

Quantity: 1 Volume

The collection consists of railroad freight records from the East Freetown, New York station.

Eastman, Cora

Scrapbook, 1877-1886

Quantity: 1 vol.

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

Account Book, 1834-1859

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

Kept by a wagon maker, probably from the vicinity of Adamsville (now in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island).

Eden, William

Journal, 1828

Quantity: 2.65 cubic ft. (about 2.65 boxes)

Kept on a North American journey, May 16-July 11, 1828. The binding title is: "1828. Canada and the United States. Sir William Eden, Bt."

Edwin Adams et al v. William Rockefeller

Records, 1889-1921

Quantity: 2.75 cubic ft. (about 2.75 boxes)

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.

Falk, Richard

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 13 cubic ft. (about 13 boxes)

Richard Falk was a conductor from Albany, NY who worked in New York City.

Fane, John

Patents, 1801-1808

Quantity: 9 vol.

Docquets for inventions, submitted to John Fane, tenth earl of Westmorland, as lord privy seal of Great Britain.

Farrar and Boardman

Account Book, 1862-1870

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by the proprietors of a general store in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Fisher, Charles

Account Book, 1831-1841

Quantity: 1 vol.

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, 184263.

Fitch, Ebenezer

Record Book, 1812-1846

Quantity: 1 vol.

Includes a docket of cases handled as a justice of the peace in Oneida County, New York, 181213; a copy of a letter to his sister, Elizabeth Warner, 1819; accounts for the town of Westmoreland, 182846; personal accounts, undated; "A Dialogue between Inquisitive & Spectator," undated; "A Dialogue between a Christian and a Trinitarian," undated.

Freligh Family

Papers, 1770-1959

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

Includes correspondence of Dr. Michael Freligh (17701853) about family matters, agriculture, the War of 1812 in Plattsburgh, New York, and the Watervliet Lyceum, 17991853; land transactions and legal documents, 17731959; and rent receipts signed by Stephen Van Rensselaer, 180430. The Freligh family resided in Niskayuna, Watervliet, and Cohoes, New York.

Gansevoort, Leonard, Jr.

Register, 1780-1801

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by an Albany attorney for cases handled by him in the NYS Supreme Court, Albany Mayor's Court, and various county courts.

Gardner, Charles K.

Papers, 1835-1860

Quantity: 35 vol.

Correspondence of Charles K. Gardner, a U.S. Post Office Department auditor in Washington, D.C.; Absalom Bull, Black Rock, New York; and John T. Butterworth, New York City. Concerns a dispute over land, taxes, and railroad damages in Black Rock, Erie County, New York.

Gay, G.F., and A.E.

Account Book, 1883-1896

Quantity: 1 vol.

Business records kept by building contractors in Killingly, Connecticut.

Great Britain. Commissioners of Excise

Abstract, 1684-1764

Quantity: 1 vol.

An abstract of the Gross and Net-produce of the several Branches of his Majesty's Revenues under the Receipt & Management of the Commissioners of Excise from the respective Times of the Commencement thereof together with Their respective Appropriations.The volume covers tax revenues through November 6, 1762, and bears the bookplate of William Dowdeswell (172175), of Pull Court in Bushley, Worcestershire, who served in the ministry of Lord Rockingham as chancellor of the Exchequer from July 1765 to July 1766. Dowdeswell was a Whig leader in the House of Commons with a special interest in taxation and trade.

Great Britain. Common Law

Case Book, 1701-1706

Quantity: 1 vol.

Several Cases concerning the Publick revenues Referred by the Treasury to the Attorney General & His opinion & orders thereon. Chiefly revenues cases from the reign of Queen Anne (16651714), with legal opinions rendered in reports by Sir Edward Northey (16521723), attorney general, to Lord High Treasurer Sidney Godolphin (16451712). Includes "a state of proceedings against the Goods Seized upon Capt. Kidd the Pirate in the High Court of Admiralty of England," 1705.

Great Western Railway

Registers, Undated

Quantity: 6 vol.

Records railroad locomotive engines built in the 18611921 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.

Hallowell, Caleb S.

Journal, 1843

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept on a journey from Washington, D.C., to Niagara Falls, New York, with an itinerary and summary of expenses. Includes a description of traveling on the Erie Canal. Hallowell was an educator from Alexandria, Virginia.

Harlow Estate

Record Book, 1685-1694

Quantity: 1 vol.

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

Account Book, 1825-1870

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by a shoemaker and leather dealer in business near Taunton, Massachusetts.

Quantity: 1.5 cubic ft. (about 1.5 boxes)

The collection contains records of the International Oil-Gas Corporation, incorporated in Delaware but located in New York City.

Quantity: 2 Vol.

This collection consist of records from the proprietors of a saddle and harness making shop in Paris, New York.

Hendricks, Frederick

Collection, 1709-1891

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

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 184890 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.

Quantity: 1 Volume

Letters kept by William Higbie, a resident of Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York, concerning local land transaction, 1854-1858.

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

Letters, financial accounts, deeds, and other legal documents from John G. Hurtin, an attorney from Cortland Village, Cortland County, New York.

Quantity: 60.7 cubic ft. (about 60.7 boxes)

The majority of these papers focus on Geof Huth's artistic activities: his creation of artworks, his involvement in the fields of visual and experimental poetry, his productions as a micropublisher, and his work as an active blogger in the worldwide network of online poets. They also document his personal life and professional career in archives and records management.

Quantity: 1.5 cubic ft. (about 1.5 boxes)

The collection contains records of the International Oil-Gas Corporation, incorporated in Delaware but located in New York City.

Quantity: 1 Daybook

The collection consists of a daybook, 1881-1882, kept by the proprietor of a general store in Derby, Connecticut.

Kendall and Hamlin School District No. 8

Record Book, 1838-1920

Quantity: 1 vol.

Includes board minutes and reports for the Kendall and Hamlin School District No. 8, which was formerly the Clarkson (or Union) and Kendall School District No. 12, in the area of Morton, Monroe County, New York.

Quantity: 41.2 cubic ft. (about 41.2 boxes)

The William Kennedy Papers document nearly a half century of research, writing, and publishing efforts of the internationally recognized, Pulitzer Prize winning author, playwright, essayist, journalist, script writer, professor, and champion of the arts. The collection consists of records related to all of Kennedy’s fiction and nonfiction books through 2002, including his "Albany Cycle" of novels, film scripts, essays, and newspaper articles from the Albany

Kessler, Herbert

Manuscript, Undated

Quantity: 1 vol.

Hand-corrected typescript of a novel later published, Tdische Anstsse (Mannheim: Socrates Press, 1983). Kessler is an attorney and writer who lives in Mannheim, West Germany.

Lane, Edward E.

Record Book, 1889-1890

Quantity: 1 vol.

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.

Lang, Andrew

Scrapbook, 1898-1912

Quantity: 1 vol.

Assembled by an unknown compiler, the scrapbook includes printed materials and clippings pertaining to the life and work of Andrew Lang, the English writer and folklorist.

Lebanon Springs, New York Post Office

Account Book, 1893-1895

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by C. T. Hemenway, U.S. postmaster at Lebanon Springs, in Columbia County.

Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)

The Jennie D. Lindquist papers document the professional life of Lindquist, an editor, author, lecturer, and librarian. The collection is cheifly composed of copies of personal correspondances, printed materials, transcripts from her radio program, and an advanced publisher's copy of her book.

Liturgical Music

Manuscript, Undated

Quantity: 1 vol.

Anonymous manuscript masses and other liturgical music dating from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. A manuscript note in the volume records that Cardinal Philip Thomas Howard (162994) took formal possession of Bornhem, & the Province was re-founded from Holland in 1685. This book is a relic of Bornhem days. In the late seventeenth century, Cardinal Howard was prior of the nunnery at Tempsche, located near Bornem (formerly Bornhem), a town twelve miles southwest of Antwerp, Belgium.

Lovell and Nichols Lumber Mill

Records, 1869-1882

Quantity: 7 vol.

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, 1872-1886

Quantity: 1 vol.

Includes register of deeds granted by the executors of L. R. Lyon, 187084; register of bark peeled by H. J. Botchford and Company and C. J. Lyon and Company, 187183; register of Lyon Estate lands, 1873; register of lumber shipments, 188386; and personnel records, 187475. The Lyon family wood lots were located near Port Lynden, Lewis County, New York.

Quantity: 12 cubic ft. (about 12 boxes)

The Gregory Maguire Papers are a collection of materials from the American novelist. He is the author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and several dozen other novels for adults and children.

Quantity: 0.67 cubic ft. (about 0.67 boxes)

The majority of the Menands Book Club Records consists of meeting and treasurer notes and program schedules. There also is correspondence, club histories and an information packet of the village of Menands, NY Anniversary.

Meriam, George and Charles

Papers, 1833-1863

Quantity: 68 vol.

Letters, publisher's catalogs, and stationer's circulars received by George and Charles Merriam, booksellers in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Mesnil, Francoise Madelaine

Inventory, 1756

Quantity: 1 vol.

A notarial document done for Thomas Maurice Bronod, an attorney in Paris.

Miller, E. Melton

Journal, 1904-1910

Quantity: 1 vol.

Journal kept in 1904 describing a trip in 1901 to Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru by E. Merton Miller of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The volume also includes an essay, "The Socialist Party in the U.S. of America in 10 articles," written by Miller around 1910.

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Collection, Undated

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

Includes autograph letters and signed documents of John Jacob Astor, Erskine Caldwell, Richard Cobden, Charles Cornwallis, DeWitt Clinton, Jefferson Davis, Albert Einstein, Richard J. Gatling, Horace Greeley, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Eugne Ionesco, Andrew Jackson, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Amy Lowell, Arthur Pinero, Ezra Pound, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Sir Walter Scott, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Sumner, Horatio Seymour, Edwin M. Stanton, William Howard Taft, Daniel D. Tompkins, William B. Yeats, and others.

Muzzey General Store

Records, 1833-1903

Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)

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, 1833-1903

Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)

Records minutes of stockholders meetings of a railroad company based in West Haven, Connecticut.

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company

Inventory, 1849-1926

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

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 Company. Old Colony System

Records, 1882-1990

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

Includes a register for the South Duxbury Station, 188283; four freight registers, 188390; 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, 1854-1967

Quantity: 1 vol.

Minutes of meetings of this New York City company's "corporators," including Peter Cooper, Cyrus W. Field, Frederick N. Gisborne, Moses Taylor, and others.

Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad

Records, 1887-1890

Quantity: 32 vol.

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.

Nichols, Humphry

Account Book, 1844-1847

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by a farmer from the vicinity of Waterbury, Connecticut.

Nine Partners General Store

Day Books, 1767-1776

Quantity: 2 vol.

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.

Day Books, 1866-1880

Quantity: 2 vol.

Kept by physicians in Preston Hollow, New York.

Oseola (Ship)

Log Book, 1842-1843

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by Arthur Child, master of this merchant ship, on voyages between New Orleans, Liverpool, and Le Havre.

Perez, Galdos Benito

Papers, 1887-1898

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

Includes a series of fifty letters written by the Spanish writer Benito Prez Galds to Manuel Tolosa Latour (18571919), a physician and writer; also a photograph of the exterior and a pencil sketch of the interior of Prez Galds's Villa San Quintin at Santander. The letters were published in Ruth Schmidt, ed. Cartas entre dos amigos del teatro: Manuel Tolosa Latour y Benito Prez Galds (Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria, 1969).

Petersham, Maud Sylvia Fuller and Miska

Manuscripts, 1932-1945

Quantity: 1 vol.

Manuscripts of two children's books by New York State writers and illustrators: (1) Partial manuscript of "Auntie and Celia Jane and Miki," published by Doubleday, Doran and Company in 1932; handwritten on blank pages in the back of a copy of Maud and Miska Petersham, The Ark of Father Noah and Mother Noah (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1930); and (2) "The Rooster Crows." Dummy paste-up with original color illustrations of "American Rhymes and Jingles," published in 1945 as The Rooster Crows.

Phoenix Insurance Company of New York

Record Book, 1807-1838

Quantity: 1 vol.

Includes minutes of board meetings, lists of stockholders, inventory of property, and other records of a New York City company specializing in maritime insurance.

Prospect Hill Cemetery

Record Book, 1854

Quantity: 1 vol.

Records burial plots in a cemetery located in Guilderland, New York.

Rand, E.C.M.

Report, 1909

Quantity: 1 vol.

Report on Investigation of Books and Records of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company from 1870 to 1899 inclusive Showing Value to it of the Leases of the Albany & Susquehanna and Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroads, a 510page typescript report, including a 22page subject index and numerous manuscript corrections and emendations. The author was a New York City authority on the railroad business.

Reynolds, Thomas

Manuscript, 1858

Quantity: 1 vol.

An account addressed to Robert Gill, president of the Great Western Railway Company of Canada (London, Ontario), dated September 20, 1858, from Hamilton, Ontario.

Quantity: 2.78 cubic ft. (about 2.78 boxes)

This collection documents Leona Train Rienow's professional career as a writer. The papers contain a significant number of drafts of Leona Train Rienow's manuscripts, papers concerning her research for her books and articles, and correspondence files.

Robinson, John H.

Papers, 1912-1919

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

Includes correspondence with Sen. Jonathan Bourne, Jr. (chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads) and A. S. Burleson (U.S. Postmaster General), maps, and other materials pertaining to the establishment of the U.S. Postal Service parcel post zoning areas.

Rochester Central Power Corporation

Record Book, 1928

Quantity: 1 vol.

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

Quantity: 1 vol.

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

Quantity: 2 vol.

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.

Sangerfield and Marshall Agricultural Society

Record Book, 1857-1883

Quantity: 1 vol.

Includes board minutes and bylaws of the agricultural society of the Central New York towns of Sangerfield and Marshall; the group usually met in the neighboring town of Waterville.

Sartori, Herbert

Papers, 1915-1969

Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)

Manuscript and typescript volumes of poetry and several letters written in German by a writer in New York State.

Schanz, Ludwig

Dissertation, Undated

Quantity: 1 vol.

"Die wirtschaftlichen Anschauungen des nationalen Sozialismus: Ein Beitrag zur Darstellung und Kritik der wirtschaftlichen und sozialpolitischen Ideen der Gegenwart." Hand-corrected carbon copy of a dissertation the economic philosophy of National Socialism, which was written, probably in the late 1920s, for a doctorate at the Law and Economics Faculty of Eberhard-Karl University at Tbingen.

Scheider, George

Collection, 1940-1947

Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. (about 0.1 boxes)

Copies of Nazi documents with translations, 19401947, and photographs (with personal information) of 63 inmates at the Dachau and Ravensbruck concentration camps. Retained by George Scheider, a refugee from Czechoslovakia who served as a translator at the Nuremberg tribunals.

Schultze, John S.

Papers, 1872-1901

Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

Business correspondence, 18751901; financial accounts of the Sylvan Lake Ore and Iron Company, 188184; and printed materials, 187273. 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.

Quantity: 10.5 cubic ft. (about 10.5 boxes)

The Alexander Semmler Papers contain music written by Alexander Semmler, both published and unpublished, as well as some of his notes and correspondence.

Sharon Springs, New York Union Free School District No. 1

Record Book, 1884-1899

Quantity: 1 vol.

Includes minutes and other records of the trustees of the Board of Education of the Union Free School No. 1, town of Sharon Springs, New York.

Smith, Thomas

Manuscript, Undated

Quantity: 1 vol.

"A Discourse of the Common welthe of England." One of five known early manuscripts of a political treatise completed in 1549 in response to socio-economic problems in Tudor England at the time and first published in 1581. Sir Thomas Smith served in official positions during the reigns of Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth. On the first page is a note written ca. 1607: I think it not fit that this Treatize be printed, except it be authorized by some of the Lordes of the Consayle. Tho: London. For an analysis of this manuscript see A Discourse of the Commonweal of This Realm of England, attributed to Sir Thomas Smith, ed. Mary Dewar (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1969), 15762.

Quantity: 0.20 cubic ft. (about 0.20 boxes)

The Socialist Party of the United States of America Dover, New Hampshire Local Records contain records that document the range of activities of the Local. Records include correspondence that highlight the contacts of the local and its place within the broader Socialist Party movement in the United States.

Stuart, Henri L.

Scrapbook, 1869

Quantity: 1 vol.

Contains clippings documenting the Thirty-eighth National Industrial Exhibition of the American Institute, which took place in New York City from August to October 1869. The volume bears the stationer's label of W. Reid Gould, New York City.

Sullivan, James

Photograph Album, Undated

Quantity: 1 vol.

Contains photographs compiled by Sullivan of the interiors of high school libraries in Albany, Buffalo, and New York City, 191629. In 1940 the Department of Librarianship at the New York State College for Teachers (a predecessor of School of Information Science and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY) added photographs of high school libraries in Albany, Elmira, Glens Falls, and Malverne, as well as several school libraries in Detroit, Michigan. Sullivan was the principal of the Boy's High School, Brooklyn, New York, 190716.

Sweeney, Dorothy L.

Papers, 1941-2004

Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

Dorothy (nee Langley) Sweeney graduated from St. Mary's Institute in Amsterdam, New York in 1941. After graduation Sweeney accepted an office position at General Electric in Schenectady. In her off hours she spent time at WGY, GE's AM radio station, where her brother Edward Langley acted and wrote for the station's dramatic productions. Sweeney provided sound effects for several programs and her scripts from this work form the bulk of this collection.

Tash, Thomas J.

Ledgers, 1857-1886

Quantity: 2 vol.

Kept by a real-estate investor in Pittsburgh.

Quantity: 0.40 cubic ft. (about 0.40 boxes)

The Terwilliger Family Collection contains numerous letters written by Harvey Beebe, an American soldier from southwestern New York during World War I.

Thayer, Littlejohn and Company

Shipping Register, 1827

Quantity: 1 vol.

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

Day Book, 1800-1810

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by the proprietor of a general store in Stonington, Vermont.

Quantity: 0.20 cubic ft. (about 0.20 boxes)

The William Titus Papers collection contains a wide range of activities generally focusing on Titus' personal businesses including land ownership and his representation of clients before the US War Department's Pension Office. The collection also contains personal correspondence as well as some records from his role as warden of the Auburn Prison.

Tomlinson, Daniel

Day Book, 1842

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by the proprietor of a general store.

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

This collection contains manuscripts and a journal written by the Spanish novelist Gonzalo Torrente Balleste.

Quantity: 1.8 cubic ft. (about 1.8 boxes)

The Troy & Rutland Rail Road Company Records contain legal and financial papers, board member correspondence, as well as voting certificates, ballot slips, & engineering drawings.

Van Kleeck, Edwin Robert

Papers, 1946-1965

Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)

Correspondence concerning the Van Kleeck genealogy, 1946-65; correspondence with Kenneth Hasbrouck on history and education, 195156; and printed materials on New York State and Albany history, 1950-65.

Vought, Sabra W.

Papers, 1924

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

Manuscripts of "The Story of the Mohawk Valley" (1924); addresses on history, undated; and two articles on school libraries, undated Vought was supervisor of school libraries in Albany, New York.

Quantity: 6.98 cubic ft. (about 6.98 boxes)

This collection contains television and film scripts, movie posters, still photographs, lobby cards, and pressbooks collected by Joseph Walders.

Webb, Sidney

Letters, 1890-1929

Quantity: 1 folder

Includes sixteen letters from Sidney Webb, Baron Passfield, about the publication of his work, economic measures being considered for enactment in Parliament, and the Fabian Society's support of political candidates; one letter from his wife, Beatrice Webb, dated January 12, 1913. Sidney and Beatrice Webb were leading British economists.

Williams, Ezra

Record Book, 1798-1804

Quantity: 1 vol.

Financial records kept by a merchant seaman from East Hartford, Connecticut, who served on schooners trading with the West Indies and Spain.

Quantity: 23.64 cubic ft. (about 23.64 boxes)

The Woman's Club of Albany Records document the day-to-day operations of the first 100 years of this community organization founded in 1910.

Woodbury, Mark

Account Book, 1818-1843

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by the proprietor of a general store in Antrim, New Hampshire.

Woodhull, Richard

Account Book, 1806-1819

Quantity: 1 vol.

Kept by Nathan H. White in the vicinity of Newburgh, New York.

Zenner, Walter, Family

Papers, 1938-1990

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

Consists of correspondence and transcripts of interviews which Walter Zenner conducted with his family concerning their life in Germany and the United States and other materials pertaining to the life and work of the Zenner Family.