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Wheatland records. Contains 35 volumes of records relating to the Town of Wheatland for
various years, mainly from the 1800s. Includes school records, tax records,
town audits, election records, Town Supervisors' records and various other
1827-1852 / Charles Strang. This volume contains a mostly chronological
accounting of the financial affairs of farmer and carpenter Charles Strang of
Caledonia, including daily expenses of farm and household. The latter part also
contains medicinal recipes to treat various ailments.
Diaries and memoranda of the
Genesee Country, by Howard L. Osgood. The collection has been
arranged into three series. The first two each contain miscellaneous notes,
while the last is an alphabetical index of names, along with some miscellaneous
matter and a mimeographed sheet titled Partial List of Indian Traders in
Western New York.
papers of Peter McNaughton : a Wheatland soldier in the Civil War, by George
Skivington. 1906-1941? This collection consists of one fitted
container; contents include a photograph of Peter McNaughton, a foreword by
George J. Skivington, a chronology of Peter McNaughton's diary, the diary of
Peter McNaughton written in the form of a letter to his brother Jamison dated
February 17, 1906, miscellaneous documents and pictures, extracted pages from
Chronicles of the 151st Volunteers by Helena Adelaide Howell and a letter dated
December 14, 1941 to George J. Skivington from Chas. Wilkinson.
Minutes and records of the Scottsville Literary Society, 1871-1937. This
collection consists of 10 series, and contains meeting minutes, the Scottsville
Literary Society's constitution and roll of members and several printed inserts
of general programs, along with a handful of newspaper clippings. The minutes
are arranged chronologically.
Papers of Morley B. Turpin.
1783-1954. The collection consists of
handwritten and typescript letters and notes to Morley B. Turpin and local
historian Howard L. Osgood from various individuals ; as well as copies of
documentation received from organizations such as the Canadian Archives,
Pennsylvania Archives, the Massachusetts Historical Society, various libraries
and other historical associations; genealogical information pertaining to
Ebenezer Allan, Walter Butler, Anson Colman and Joseph Bull ; several hand
drawn maps and photographs; a typescript copy of an address given by Morley
Turpin at Delaware, Ontario on June 22, 1939 ; newspaper clippings including
columns on the naming of Rochester streets and obituaries of Morley Turpin ;
copies of letters from Charles Williamson to a Mr. Harrison from 1793;
transcripts of proceedings with the Six Nations Confederacy in July 1783 ;
copies of Sayenqueraghta, King of the Senecas, by Geo. S. Conover, supplement
November 1886 ; transcript of Edwin Scrantom's The Old Red Mill (Old citizen's
letter No. 85) ; several manuscripts including one titled Indian Affairs at the
Close of Revolution, with Particular Reference to Land Matters, another titled
Indian Affairs in New York in 1783, an untitled manuscript pertaining to the
history of Western New York and the Phelps and Gorham Purchase; and a copy of
the divorce decree of Morley Turpin and Theresa Turpin dated 1904 from the
State of South Dakota.Copies of Sayenqueraghta, King of the Senecas, by Geo. S.
Conover, supplement November 1886 found in Turpin papers.Transcript of Old
citizen's letter No. 85, manuscript of Indian Affairs at the Close of
Revolution, manuscript, U. S. Indian Affairs in New York in 1783 found in
Records of Ebenezer Allan 3.
William Wilkinson. 1938-1948. This collection is arranged in 11 scrapbook
volumes. It does not include volumes 4, 5 and 6. No. 1 is a handwritten and
illustrated history of Clarkson N.Y. Numbers 2 and 3 contain sketches of the
Rochester N.Y. area, as well as of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Boston and New York
City. The rest of the volumes consist of a mix of handwritten and illustrated
pages with some newspaper clippings: Number 7 One Hundred Great and Near-Great
Events, Persons and Places in Rochester History ; Number 8 Rochester Past and
Present ; Number 9 Right Round Rochester; Number 10 Wake Up Rochester; Number
11 This is Rochester ; Number 12 Rochester Bulleave it or Not ; Number 13
Rochester Your Town and Mine ; Number 14 Rochester Strange but True. Number 13
also contains handwritten transcriptions of the Civil War letters of soldier
John B. McNaughton and genealogical information about the McNaughton family.
Wheatland, Monroe County New York: a brief sketch of its history, by
George Skivington. This collection is organized according to the chapters of
George E. Slocum's 1908 book on the history of Wheatland. Volume 1 includes
much information about George E. Slocum and Ebenezer Allan, along with copies
of The Genesee Tract by George S. Conover (November, 1889), Rochester History
Volume I No. 1 (1939), Ebenezer Allan in the Genesee Country by Morley Beebe
Turpin and a typescript about Ebenezer Allan's title to land in Wheatland.
Volume 2 contains information and ephemera on early Wheatland settlers,
businesses and infrastructure. Volume 3 contains more information on businesses
and infrastructure, with an insert of the Pioneer Railroad Centennial
Celebration, 1838-1938 (presentation edition) by the Big Springs Historical
Society, plus The First Houses in Scottsville by George Slocum (1908). Volume 4
contains more information about villages and schools and town organization.
Volume 5 contains information about local soldiers, plus an insert on Notes on
the Visits of American and British Naval Vessels to the Genesee River,
1809-1814, a typescript by F. X. Beckwith titled Memorandum of Incidents of
Journeys Made by Me to the Far West in 1845 and another typescript on the
corporate history of the Village of Scottsville. Volume 6 contains a typescript
on Reminiscences of John W. Carson, another typescript concerning the Twiman
Affair, the enrollment list for the Town of Wheatland 1938-39, a transcription
of Charles Williamson's View of the Present Situation of the Western Parts of
the State of New York (1804), as well as subject and name indexes.
masonic almanac, for the year 1831: / by Edward Giddins.
Anti-masonic almanac, for the year of the Christian era, 1829 : Calculated for
the horizon of Rochester, N.Y. but will serve without essential variation, for
any place within one hundred miles north or south, and two hundred east or west
of that village. ... / By Edward Giddins.
of the settlement of the Genesee country, in the state of New-York. : In a
series of letters from a gentleman to his friend, by Charles Williamson. 1799.
narrative of the life of Mrs. Mary Jemison, who was taken by the Indians, in
the year 1775, when only about twelve years of age, and has continued to reside
amongst them to the present time : containing an account of the murder of her
father and his family : her sufferings : her marriage to two Indians : her
troubles with her children : barbarities of the Indians in the French and
revolutionary wars : the life of her last husband, &c. : and many historical
facts never before published : carefully taken from her own words, Nov. 29th,
1823 : to which is added, an appendix, containing an account of the tragedy at
the Devil's Hole, in 1763, and of Sullivan's expedition : the traditions,
manners, customers, &c., of the Indians, as believed and practised at the
present day, and since Mrs. Jemison's captivity : together with some anecdotes,
and other entertaining matter / by James E. Seaver. 1824.
of James Lackey, Isaac Evertson, Chauncy H. Coe, Holloway Howard, Hiram
Hubbard, John Butterfield, James Ganson, Asa Knowlen, Harris Seymour, Henry
Howard, and Moses Roberts : for kidnapping Capt. William Morgan at the Ontario
General Sessions held at Canandaigua, Ontario County, Aug. 22, 1827.
Monroe County, New York : a brief sketch of its history, by George E. Slocum. 1908.