Starrett Family Papers,1790-1933

Collection Number: 142

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Starrett family papers, 1790-1933.
Collection Number:
142
Creator:
Starrett family.
Quantity:
575 pieces.
Forms of Material:
Personal and business papers and letters, including patent rights, wills, notes, bills and receipts, land deed, school lists, land surveys, Civil War and War of 1812 material, indentures, account books, almanac, newspapers, broadsides, maps, material on local Democratic politics, items on estate management, recipes, and formulas.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Personal and business papers and letters, including patent rights, wills, notes, bills and receipts, land deed, school lists, land surveys, Civil War and War of 1812 material, indentures, account books, almanac, newspapers, broadsides, maps, material on local Democratic politics, items on estate management, recipes, and formulas.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

The Starrett family lived in Ovid, Seneca County, N.Y.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Personal and business papers and letters, including patent rights, wills, notes, bills and receipts, land deed, school lists, land surveys, Civil War and War of 1812 material, indentures, account books, almanac, newspapers, broadsides, maps, material on local Democratic politics, items on estate management, recipes, and formulas.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Starrett family.

Subjects:
Family--New York (State)--Seneca County.

Places:
Ovid (N.Y.)--History.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--History, Local.
United States--History--War of 1812.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--Politics and government.

Form and Genre Terms:
Account books.
Broadsides.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Starrett family papers, #142. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Letters and business papers of Charles and Rachel Caywood Starrett, 1799-Oct. 9, 1839
Box 1
School bill, 1826
Box 1
Public auction papers of James Van Lieuw, 1832
Box 1
Public auction papers of John Caywood, 1834
Box 1
Fire Insurance policy, 1839
Box 1
Letters and papers concerning Mrs. Hallett
Box 1
Letters and business papers of Charles Starrett, James Starrett, William Starrett, John Starrett, Joseph Covert, 1840-1900
Box 1
List of properties (1842) of Charles Starrett, deceased
Box 1
Whig Almanac, 1844
Box 1
Bee Hive Patent Rights, 1844
Box 1
The Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad bank note for $5.00, 1853
Box 1
Fire Insurance policy, 1854
Box 1
Letters, 1863-1865: Rachel Starrett's letters home while visiting her sister in New York City in 1863 - a little about the Draft Riots; letters from Sarah "Aunt Sally" Pinkerton to her mother and sister at Starrett's Corners - many references to Lincoln, Civil War, Draft; letters from Charles Starrett to his mother Rachel Starrett - references to Civil War, Lincoln, and Western Lands (Charles Starrett was a dealer in Western Real Estate, hence the trips he describes.)
Box 1
New York Herald (copy), Apr. 16, 1865 - death of Lincoln
Box 1
Widow's Pension claim for War of 1812, 1874, Rachel Starrett
Box 1
George W. Eylenbergh drug store papers, 1882, Seneca County, Farmer Village (Mrs. Gage's father worked for Mr. Eylenbergh)
Box 1
White Sewing Maching sale agreements, 1886
Box 1
J. J. Palmer & Co. sale agreements, 1894, for Japan Roofing Paint
Box 1
Pocket maps, shipper's guides - North Carolina and New York, 1900
Box 2
Sheriff's notice, 1902, to William Starrett Covert
Box 2
Souvenir program "Old Home Week," 1906, Seneca County
Box 2
Programme - Centennial of Townsendville, 1810-1910
Box 2
17 booklets: Enrolled Votes, Electors, County and Town Officers - Seneca County, Covert, 1918-1933
Miscellaneous undated:
Box 2
Allentown Military Collegiate Academy poem and reward for merit to Willie Starrett
Box 2
School bills
Box 2
Survey land bills
Box 2
Lamson Sperry Clock Regulating Directions
Box 2
J. J. Palmer Elastic Japan Roofing Paint papers
Box 2
Recipes, formulas, remedies
Box 2
Broadsides and clippings
Box 2
7 account books and work books, 1899-1912, 1 undated, all on shelves
Box 3
1 land deed of Oliver Lozier signed by George Clinton, Governor of New York, Montgomery - Ovid, Lot 31, July 9, 1790