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Benedict, A. L. (Arthur Lincoln), 1865-1950

General family correspondence, 1859-1929, mostly to A.L. Benedict; correspondence of A.L. Benedict as superintendent of the Division of Ethnology and Archaeology of the Pan-American Exposition, 1900-1902, as well as a map of the exposition grounds and notes on exhibits and concessions. Other papers of A.L. Benedict include writings on archaeology by Benedict and others, 1886-1909, medical and military certificates, and miscellaneous receipts and notes. Papers of N.G. and Gracia S. Benedict include estate papers, real estate records, and receipts for house construction, 1875-1912; estate papers of the Smith family, 1849- 1911, including papers of Lucy S., Sara M. and Kate M. Smith and others, and records of real estate in Buffalo and Clinton, N.Y. Also, notebooks of Charles W. Dobbins concerning archaeological and geological discoveries in Western New York, 1882-1886.

Stewart, Charles, 1729-1800

Collection contains materials from Stewart's war career including letters, documents, reports, and returns with many references to the difficulties of obtaining, transporting, and paying for Army supplies. Also, materials from Stewart's pre- and post-war career including letters, memos, deeds, receipts, genealogical data, and accounts of land investments and surveys in NJ and PA, and the expulsion of Connecticut settlers from the Wyoming Valley, PA and their resettlement after the war. Correspondents include James Tilghman, Amos Ogden, John Penn, Alexander Patterson, family members, and many notable military figures.


Papers of Judge William Cooper, the founder of Cooperstown, and of his children, Hannah, Isaac, James Fenimore, Samuel, and William. A large part of the collection concerns the land and financial transactions conducted by Judge Cooper and his direct descendants. Of particular interest are deeds, leases, bonds, and mortgages that document his involvement in the settling of Cooperstown and Otsego County, N.Y. His papers also include correspondence, land books, and bankbooks. Isaac Cooper's papers include the contract for building his home, Edgewater. James Fenimore Cooper's papers include correspondence and fragments of literary manuscripts. The collection also contains scattered letters from a few in-laws and grandchildren of Judge Cooper, such as Susan Fenimore Cooper, as well as three photograph albums.

Glen, Jacob S., 1777-1859

Collection consists of correspondence and business documents relating to the extensive land holdings and agricultural business of Jacob S. Glen, 1773-1859, Town of Glen, Montgomery County, NY. Included are materials relating to leases, farms, land, real estate, and hired labor: business invoices, bills and invoices for personal and household goods, labor agreements, and assorted legal documents relating to his land holdings. Many of the items in this collection are written or docketed in Glen’s hand. Of note is a detailed 1857 auction notice that lists Glen’s farm property and goods.

Fonda, Jellis, 1729-1791

Letters, invoices, accounts, and land, legal, and military papers of Jellis/Jelles Fonda of Montgomery County, N.Y. Also contains two ledgers of his general store in Caughnawaga (Fonda), Montogmery County, N.Y. Subjects of note include Fonda's trade with London markets and with Native Americans, many of whom were customers in the ledgers. Includes some photocopies.

New York State Historic Trust
This Moore Brothers Collection is comprised mostly of documents pertaining to the sale of Lorenzo in 1969 to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. This collection also includes genealogical research and personal correspondence, but it makes up a very small part of the collection.
Zabriskie Family

Family correspondence, deeds, wills, genealogical data, travel mementos, patents, clippings,and scrapbooks of Charles F. Zabriskie (CFZ) and his son Charles Lemaire Zabriskie (CLZ) of Cooperstown. Also documents of Jean LeMaire, an immigrant from France.