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Lorenzo State Historic Site

Lorenzo State Historic Site

South Cottage
17 Rippleton Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035, United States
Over decades, Friends of Lorenzo has played a key role in the preservation and promotion of Lorenzo's treasures. Its archives and collections, covering 160 years of history as seen through one family, consists of more than 200,000 documents and 50,000 objects. The documents and objects at Lorenzo comprise the most extensive collection held within the NY State Historic Site System.

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Aaron White Papers, 1820s-1930s, bulk 1840s-1890s

0.4 linear feet
The Aaron White Papers consist of land documents such as land surveys, assessment rolls, maps, notes, and description of lands, lists of the sections of the Delphi Cemetery, a photograph of an aerial view of Cazenovia, educational documents such as calculation examples and a geometry lesson, floor plans, and administrative records, such as annual records from the M.E. Church in Cazenovia.

Pringle Symonds Photograph Collection, 1890s-1940s, bulk 1890s-1920s

1 manuscript box
The Pringle Symonds Photograph Collection is comprise of loose photographs and scrapbooks of the Burden, Ledyard, and Krumbhaar Family. From this collection, it's assumed that the Burden Family were close friends with the Ledyard's, although, little is known about the relationship.

Henry H. Potter Papers, 1887, 1920, bulk 1887, 1900

5.42 linear feet
This collection is made up of business documents and papers that were kept by Henry H. Potter. These documents and papers include bank notes, bills and receipts, checkbooks, checks and cancelled checks, miscellaneous materials, daybooks, and ledgers.

Charlotte Kreuger Papers, 1803-1880

1 manuscript box
The Charlotte Kreuger Papers contain meeting minutes and papers pertaining to The Third Great Western Turnpike.

Moore Brothers Collection, 1870s-1970s; undated, bulk 1960s-1970s

3 manuscript boxes
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.

Samuel S. Forman Papers, 1750s-1900s, bulk 1770s-1820s

46.04 linear feet
The Samuel S. Forman Papers contain administrative records, books, cattle and livestock papers, papers pertaining to the Cazenovia Post Office, certificates, correspondence, estate records, genealogy, Jonathan Denise Ledyard, government records, land documents, legal documents, lists, papers pertaining to the Madison County Court, John H. Oley, Richard Button Patent, slave documents, store documents, speeches and addresses, writings, and miscellaneous papers. Although the Samuel S. Forman Papers are primarily made up of business documents and papers from Forman's time as a shop owner of general stores for the Holland Land Company, and a store in Middletown Point, New Jersey. These business documents and papers include: account books and statements, ashes, bills and receipts, calculations, cashbooks, correspondence, daybooks, invoice books, ledgers, memorandums, orders for payment, petty lists, receipt books, registers, scratch books, and suppliers for Forman's stores. Some business documents and papers pertain to business dealings with specific people and organizations such as Jonathan and Samuel Forman Sr., Oneida Turnpike Road Co., the Cazenovia Establishment, the Sloop Monmouth, Jacob H. Ten Eyck, Sweet and Lovejoy, the Third Great Western Turnpike, S. Van Rensselaer, and Isaac Van Vleck.

Jane Kennard Gilman Collection, 1820s-1900s, bulk c.1850s-1900s

1.25 linear feet
This collection contains advertisements, business documents, correspondence, lists, petitions, photographs, printed materials, stamps, and writings. All materials within this collection are from the ancestors of Jane Kennard Gilmore's grandmother, Helen L. Stebbins (nee Kennard). These ancestors include members of the Childs, Fairchilds, Ledyards, and Stebbins families.

Fairchild Family Papers, 1810s-1930s; undated, bulk 1810s-1890s

2 manuscript boxes
The Fairchid Family Papers are comprised of materials that were assumed to have been compiled by members of the Fairchild Family, although it's unknown as to who compiled them.

Lincklaen/Ledyard Collection, 1740-1970, bulk 1780-1960

Dating from the 1790s through 1970, the Lincklaen/Ledyard collection in the Lorenzo archive contains correspondence, land records, wills, maps, store and personal account ledgers, photographs, ephemera, and more created, collected or relating to the family members, enslaved, servants, and business and personal associates.

deClercq Family Papers, 1779-1959, bulk 1801-1906

1 manuscript box
The deClercq Family Papers contain correspondence, land papers, documents, and photographs of the deClercq Family and their direct descendants, The Kingsbury and The Mather Families.