This collection is composed of letters written by brothers Albert and Garrett Vander Veer to family members. Garrett and Albert were the fifth and seventh children, respectively, of Abraham Harris and Sarah (Martin) Vander Veer and were officers in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The majority of the letters are addressed to the Vander Veer’s sister and brother-in-law, Esther and John Craig.
Banks Family Papers, 1798-1973 3 boxes
The Banks Family Papers collection consists of personal and legal papers of Robert Lenox Banks and his family, primarily his daughter, Mary Decamp Banks Moore. These include correspondence to and from the Banks Family by local businessmen, politicians, such as New York Governor, John T. Hoffman, and William Vanderbilt, President of the Hudson River Railroad. The documents are mostly personal in nature, describing the private life of a prominent local family of the 19th Century. Also in this collection are photographs, genealogical information, and other items relating to the Banks, Lenox, and Corning families.
This collection includes family papers for the Bedlow, Corpron, and McRae families, who were related through marriage and adoption. The Bedlow family was originally from Massachusetts before settling in Plattsburgh, then Champlain, New York. The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, personal papers, ephemera, and photographs.
Boyd Family Papers, 1835-1978 6 boxes
Ehrmann, Emma Boyd
James Boyd (1742-1832) and Jane MacMaster Boyd (1751-1831) arrived in Albany, New York, from Scotland in 1774. In 1796, James founded the Arch Street Brewery, which would later become the Albany Brewing Company. This collection contains correspondence, personal papers, and photographs.
Burdick, Joel Wakeman, 1853-
Joel W. Burdick accepted a position as a clerk with the D & H (Delaware and Hudson) Railroad Company in 1879, and moved with his wife to Albany, New York. He eventually rose to the position of passenger agent, and he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Clinton, C. A. (Charles Alexander), 1798-1861
The collection is composed of seven bound volumes compiled and written by Charles Alexander Clinton, the son of former New York Governor, DeWitt Clinton. Included in the collection is a copybook of letters drafted soon after his father’s death, a commonplace book, a volume of notes from a law class and four volumes called Flim Flams that contain newspaper clippings mostly dealing with his father’s political career.
Papers of several families related to John and Abigail Adams, including the families of Reverend William Smith, Richard Cranch, William Cranch, Christopher Pearse Cranch, Daniel Greenleaf, and John Greenleaf. This collection contains correspondence, bills of sale, maps, estate records, and property records.
Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999
This collection is comprised of facsimiles of portions of the Cyril Clemens Collection owned by the Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, Connecticut. The collection contains correspondence between Mark Twain and family, friends and contemporaries. The collection also contains the correspondence of Cyril Clemens, primarily in regard to his interest in Mark Twain and his position as founder and president of the International Mark Twain Society and editor of the Mark Twain Quarterly/Mark Twain Journal.
Daniel E. Button Papers, 1952-2009 14 boxes
Button, Daniel E. (Daniel Evan), 1917-2009
Daniel Evan Button (1917-2009) was a Republican politician elected as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. After his landslide win for the 1966 election, Button once again ran and was re-elected to his seat on the House of Representatives as a representative of New York. He ran for a third term in 1970, but was ultimately defeated. This collection contains newspaper articles, letters, speeches, documents, photographs, and published works in his memory.
O'Connell, Daniel Peter, 1885-1977
Daniel P. O'Connell (1885-1977) was a leader of the Albany County Democratic party for over fifty years. This collection contains documents relating to his personal and family life, such as correspondence, invoices and receipts, and other miscellaneous documents.