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Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum

5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326, United States
The Research Library supplements the diverse and world renowned collections at Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. Our broad focus includes New York State with an emphasis on Otsego and nearby counties, American, and Native American history, art, and material culture. The Library’s Special Collections include rare books, manuscripts and archival collections, trade catalogs, pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera.

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Adams Brothers and Company, (Utica, Oneida County, NY)

The Adams Ropewalk collection contains a typescript history of the company up until 1932, a 1957 6-page Insurance Survey of [the] Property of Mr. Guy P. Adams with photographs of the Ropeworks and office building, newspaper clippings that document a roof collapse in 1958, and 22 b&w photos that document the exterior and interior of the ropeworks, its machinery, and employees.

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Averell, William Holt, 1794-1873.

The Averell Family Papers consist primarily of the personal, business, and legal papers of William Holt Averell of Cooperstown, New York. The collection also includes a substantial number of papers relating to or written by James Averell, Jr., William Holt Averell's father. In addition, the collection includes papers relating to other members of the Averell family and genealogical information regarding the Averell, Carter, Slayton, and Waldby families. The date range is mostly from 1790 to 1880.

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Winner, Julia Hull, 1904-1980

This collection contains about 500 manuscript pages of Lockwood's various lectures, including some from the time of her campaign for president; newspaper clippings about her; an 1879 diploma presented to Lockwood when she was allowed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court; and an 1889 passport.

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Fenimore Art Museum Research Library

The Burr - Hamilton Duel Collection contains correspondence between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr and their seconds, Van Ness, and Pendleton, before the duel (June 18 - July 9, 1804); and correspondence and statements made after the duel, by Burr, Van Ness, and Pendleton including eye-witness accounts of the duel by Van Ness and Pendleton, the only living witnesses besides Burr himself (July 11, 1804 to Mar. 5, 1805). Also included are letters by Aaron Burr and documents pertaining to Burr (1793-1828). These items do not concern the duel.

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The Campbell Family Collection, 1790s -1870s, covers four generations and documents the history of the family in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY in the earlier part of the nineteenth century. The main focus of the collection is the correspondence of Judge William W. Campbell and his manuscript "Annals of Tryon County." Also included are papers of Cleveland J. Campbell, Helen S. Campbell, Douglas Campbell, William A. Campbell, Henry J. Campbell, Samuel Campbell, Samuel Starkweather, Harriet Bowers Paige Campbell, James S. Campbell, and other family members. Also included an early nineteenth century manuscript music book, survey maps of Cherry Valley and Belvedere, and the correspondence, medical observations, and financial records of William B. Campbell.

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Delany, Captain John N., 1822-1870.

Contains documents relating to the military career of Captain John Delany in Company H, 60th New York Infantry during the Civil War including Muster Rolls for 1863 listing names of 57 soldiers and 1864 listing names of 40 soldiers, their ranks, where and when they joined and mustered, and remarks (e.g. promoted, absent, sick, “stoped,” detailed, wounded, killed). In 1863, a large majority of soldiers mustered from Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, NY, in 1864, from Wanhatchie; and a 90-page memorandum book containing daily entries documenting life during wartime, 1862-1864, and occasionally, verses; his commission paper; and receipts.

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Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976

Contains Carl Carmer's literary manuscripts and other writings with related correspondence and research notes. This includes undated and unpublished manuscripts, school essays, speeches, early poems, CBS broadcast scripts, published articles, galleys, notebooks, publicity, reviews, and fan mail. The collection also contains financial records, newspaper clippings, writings of other authors, autobiography, pamphlets, family and other photographs, biographical data, greeting cards, songs and music, art books, sketch pads, illustrations in various stages for Carmer's manuscripts, and some family papers.

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Christman family

Contains correspondence, unpublished poems, and essays by William W. Christman, as well as pamphlets, scrapbooks, and photographs. Also includes research notes, final typescript, and galley proofs for Henry Christman's book.