William Pierrepont White Collection, 1728-1939.

Collection Number: 399

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Pierrepont White collection, 1728-1939.
Collection Number:
399
Creator:
White, William Pierrepont.
Quantity:
63.6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, financial and legal documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, diaries, deeds, accounts, maps, surveys, pamphlets, statements, registers, bills, land contracts, inventories, cashbooks, indentures, minutes, and other records and papers reflecting the westward and southward movement of members of the White and related families.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, diaries, deeds, accounts, maps, surveys, pamphlets, statements, registers, bills, land contracts, inventories, cashbooks, indentures, minutes, and other records and papers reflecting the westward and southward movement of members of the White and related families, concerning their activities in the development of land, canals, railroads, cotton manufacturing, mining, banking, and highways, chiefly in New York State. The early papers relate to the White family of Middletown, Connecticut, and the development after 1783 of Whitestown, New York, and include the town books (1807-1823) for Richland, New York, church records, early election returns, deeds, documents on the Brothertown Indians, grist mills, civil and criminal cases, slave sales, the War of 1812, the Bank of Utica, and the Pierrepont Land Office. Includes the diary of William Pierrepont White. One group of papers relates to the disposal of the Constable lands and the development of Pierrepont Manor, and contains statements of land contracts (1801-1810) given by William Constable, an inventory of the Constable estate (1829), a memorandum of journeys made by William Constable Pierrepont to the Constable tract, lists of bonds for Ellisburgh, New York (1834-1841), and a series of letters from Franklin B. Hough relating to life boats for Ellisburgh and Oswego, and to other matters.
Also, correspondence, accounts, and other documents of Hugh White, son of the Whitestown proprietor and early concrete manufacturer.
Other papers concern Canvass White, an engineer for the Erie Canal, construction superintendent for the Union Canal of Pennsylvania, the Delaware and Raritan Canal of New Jersey, and the New York Water Works Company, and promoter of the Cohoes Company. Includes the papers of William N. White, vice-president of the Utica Pipe Foundry Company, director of the Utica and Mohawk Railroad Company, of the Jefferson County National Bank, the Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg Railroad Company, and other companies; he was the manager of the estate of his father-in-law, William Constable Pierrepont, and an active figure in political, church, and educational affairs. Also the papers of William Pierrepont White, lawyer and businessman of New York and Utica, president of the Oneida Historical Society, and a pioneer in the development of modern highways. Includes papers of the Wheeler, Constable, and Van Wagenen papers, as well as other families; also, Walcott family correspondence beginning with a series of letters (1825-1827) from Walnut Hills, Mississippi, and other series relating to real estate speculation in Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Nebraska, to banking in North Dakota, to the management of cotton mills in Georgia and New York, and to oil and mining interests.
SUBJECTS

Names:
White, William Pierrepont.
Constable family.
Constable, William.
Hough, Franklin B.
Pierrepont, William Constable.
Van Wagner family
Walcott family.
Wheeler family.
White family.
White, Canvass
White, Hugh
White, William N.
Bank of Utica (Utica, N.Y.)
Cohoes Company.
Delaware and Raritan Canal (N.J.)
Erie Canal.
Jefferson County National Bank (Jefferson County, N.Y.)
New York (State). Legislature.
New-York Water Works Company
Oneida Historical Society at Utica
Pierrepont Land Office.
Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg Railroad Company.
Union Canal (Penn.)
Utica and Mohawk Railroad Company.

Subjects:
Real property -- New York (State)
Land titles -- New York (State)
Real property -- Kansas.
Real property -- Missouri.
Real property -- Indiana.
Real property -- Nebraska.
Canals -- New York (State)
Canals -- New Jersey.
Canals -- Pennsylvania.
Railroads -- New York (State)
Cotton manufacture -- New York (State)
Cotton manufacture -- Georgia.
Textile factories -- New York (State) -- Oneida County.
Textile factories -- Georgia.
Mineral industries -- New York (State)
Banks and banking -- New York (State) -- Oneida County.
Banks and banking -- North Dakota.
Roads -- Design and construction -- New York (State)
Elections -- New York (State) -- Oneida County.
Brotherton Indians.
Grist mills -- New York (State) -- Oneida County.
Slavery -- New York (State)
Life-boats -- New York (State) -- Lake Ontario.
Concrete.
Woolen goods.
Education -- New York (State) -- Oneida County.
Oil industries -- New York (State)
Emigration and immigration.
Families -- New York (State) -- Oneida County.
Migration, Internal -- United States.
Engineers.
Bankers.
Bankers
Banks and banking
Brotherton Indians
Canals
Commerce
Concrete
Cotton manufacture
Economics
Education
Elections
Emigration and immigration
Engineers
Families
Gristmills
Industries
Land titles
Lifeboats
Migration, Internal
Mineral industries
Oil industries
Political science
Railroads
Real property
Roads -- Design and construction
Slavery
Textile factories
Woolen goods

Places:
Oneida County (N.Y.) -- Commerce.
Oneida County (N.Y.) -- Economic aspects.
Oneida County (N.Y.) -- Industries.
Oneida County (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Oneida County (N.Y.) -- Religious life and customs.
New York (State) -- Commerce.
Whitestown (N.Y.) -- History, Local.
Georgia
Indiana
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Oneida County
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Deeds.
Maps.
Surveys.
Inventories.
Cashbooks.
Account books.
Inventories.
Local history


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
William Pierrepont White collection. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Consists of collections #399, #565, #586, and #944.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Walcott Papers
Series III. Newspaper Clippings
Series IV. Assorted Materials
Series V. Unprocessed Materials

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 399
1728-1827 correspondence
1728-1827
Box 1 399
Letter from E.D. and Charlotte Walcott to Hugh White
1820-02-05
Creator: Walcott, E.D.
Creator: Walcott, Charlotte
Brother
White, Hugh
Walnut Hills, Mississippi
Whitesboro, New York
Box 1 399
Letter from E.D. and Charlotte Walcott to Hugh White
1825-01-28
Creator: Walcott, E.D.
Creator: Walcott, Charlotte
Father
White, Hugh
Walnut Hills, Mississippi
Utica
Box 1 399
Letter from E.D. Walcott to Hugh White
1826-02-28
Creator: Walcott, E.D.
White, Hugh
Walnut Hills, Mississippi
Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Box 1 399
Letter from E.D. Walcott to Hugh White
1829-12-22
Creator: Walcott, E.D.
White, Hugh
Walnut Hills, Mississippi
Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Box 1 399
Letter from E.D. Walcott to Hugh White
1827-08-07
Creator: Walcott, E.D.
Brother
White, Hugh
Walnut Hills, Mississippi
Chittenango, New York
Box 1 399
Letter from E.D. Walcott to Hugh White
1827-09-11
Creator: Walcott, E.D.
Brother
White, Hugh
Walnut Hills, Mississippi
Chittenango, New York
Box 1 399
Letter from E.D. Walcott to Hugh White
1827-10-30
Creator: Walcott, E.D.
Brother
White, Hugh
Walnut Hills, Mississippi
Chittenango, New York
Box 1 399
Letter from E.D. Walcott to Hugh White
1827-11-28
Creator: Walcott, E.D.
White, Hugh
Walnut Hills, Mississippi
Chittenango, New York
Box 1 399
Letter from Sofia Duston to Hugh White
1825-01-24
Creator: Duston, Sofia
Father
White, Hugh
Petit Saw Bluff, Missouri
Utica
Box 1 399
Letter from John Duston to Canvass White
1827-08-24
Creator: Duston, John
White, Canvass
Petit Saw Bluff, Missouri
Box 1 399
Letter from John Duston to Hugh White and Susan Porter
1827-08-25
Creator: Duston, John
Brother
White, Hugh
Porter, Susan
Petit Saw Bluff, Missouri
Utica
Box 1 399
Letter from John Duston to Hugh White
1818-07-16
Creator: Duston, John
Father
White, Hugh
Duston, Sofia
Franklin, Missouri
Whitestown, New York
Box 1 399
Letter from John Duston to Hugh White
1819-07-26
Creator: Duston, John
Father
White, Hugh
Franklin, Missouri
Whitestown, New York
Box 1 399
Two letters from Rufus Easton to Hugh White
1805-07
Creator: Easton, Rufus
White, Hugh
St. Louis
Box 2 399
1828-1869 correspondence
1828-1869
Box 2 399
Letter from Robert White to Hugh White
1829-09-04
Creator: White, Robert
White, Hugh
Dustin, Sofia
Petit Saw Bluff, Missouri
Chittenango
Box 2 399
Letter from Robert White to Hugh White
1830-06-20
Creator: White, Robert
White, Hugh
Petit Saw Bluff, Missouri
Chittenango
Box 65 399
Good Roads correspondence
1903, 1926-1928
Box 69 399
Correspondence
1910-1912, 1915
Box 3 399
Walcott papers
1896-1898
Box 4 399
Walcott papers
1902-1903
Box 5 399
Walcott papers
1899-1901
Box 6 399
Walcott papers
1904-1929
Box 66 399
Walcott papers
1892-1893-05
Box 67 399
Walcott papers
1894-1895-05
Box 7 399
Newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 8 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 9 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 10 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 11 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 12 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 13 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 14 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 15 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
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Box 16 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
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Box 17 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 18 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
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Box 19 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
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Box 20 399
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Box 21 399
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Box 22 399
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Box 23 399
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Box 24 399
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Box 25 399
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Box 26 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
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Box 27 399
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Box 28 399
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Box 29 399
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Box 30 399
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Box 31 399
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Box 32 399
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Box 33 399
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Box 34 399
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Box 35 399
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Box 36 399
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Box 37 399
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Box 38 399
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Box 39 399
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Box 40 399
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Box 41 399
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Box 42 399
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Box 43 399
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Box 44 399
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Box 46 399
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Box 47 399
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Box 48 399
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Box 49 399
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Box 50 399
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Box 51 399
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Box 52 399
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Box 53 399
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Box 54 399
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Box 55 399
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Box 56 399
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Box 57 399
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Box 58 399
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Box 59 399
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Box 60 399
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Box 61 399
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Date Unknown
Box 62 399
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Date Unknown
Box 63 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 64 399
Mostly newspaper clippings
Date Unknown
Box 1 399
Receipt for $1985 received by E.D. White
1827-08-07
Box 68 399
1902
1902
Box 70 399
1913-1914
1913-1914
Box 71 399
1922-1923
1922-1923
Box 72 399
1928-1934
1928-1934
Box 73 399
1925
1925
Box 74 399
Utica Tool
1903-1915
Box 75 399
Utica Tool
1921-1927
Box 76 399
Utica Tool
1916-1920
Box 77 399
Crow Holl
1900-1913
Box 78 399
Invitations
Date Unknown
Box 79 399
Crow Holl
1914-1915, 1922-1923
Box 80 399
Cash and Securities, C.A. Van Waganen
1895-1968
Box 81 399
Printed Matter
Date Unknown
Box 82 399
W.P. White's societies
Date Unknown
Box 1 944 Folder 1
Copy of 1792 Indenture No. 3
1815
Box 1 944 Folder 2
Copy of 1792 Indenture No. 4
1815
Box 1 944 Folder 3
Copy of 1794 Indenture No. 5
1815
Box 1 944 Folder 4
Copy of 1794 Indenture No. 6
1815
Box 1 944 Folder 5
Copy of 1794 Indenture No. 7
1815
Box 1 944 Folder 6
Copy of 1796 Indenture No. 8
1815
Box 1 944 Folder 7
Copies of 1795 Field Books
Undated
Box 1 944 Folder 8
Woodhull and Scriba's Patents
1801, 1807, 1817
Box 1 944 Folder 9
Fonda's Patent
1801, 1814, 1818
Box 1 944 Folder 10
Surveys
Undated
Box 2 944
Field Books (19 Envelopes)
1793-1831
19 envelopes
Box 2 944
Miscellany (1 Envelope)
1819
Box 2 944
Register of Notes and Due Bills belonging to William Constable Pierrepont (1 Volume)
1840
Box 3 944
Surveys and Maps
Undated
Box 4 944
Charles H. Cross' "D" Daily Journal
1863
Creator: Cross, Charles H.
Box 4 944
Alphabetical Index
1863
Box 4 944
Workbook "No. 7" Mr. Thompsons evening lessons
1818
Box 4 944
Workbook "No. 7"
1819
Box 4 944
Traverse Tables
Undated
Box 4 944
Traverse Tables (mss.)
1821
Box 5 944
Report of the Different Routes and Estimates of the Sacketts Harbor and Saratoga Railroad Co. Members
1852
Box 5 944
Benjamin Wright's original (?) book of Lorraine No. 1
1815
Creator: Wright, Benjamin
Box 5 944
Orwell No. 11
1829
Box 5 944
Township No. 10
1805-1822
Box 5 944
Township No. 9
1814-1819
Box 5 944
A Survey of Town No. 10 Boyleston Tract
1797
Box 5 944
Field Book of Resurvey of Lot Lines in Township No. 1 of Lorraine by Benjamin Hadley in 1832 and 1833
Undated
Box 5 944
Cash Book
1878-1887
Various plans and maps
Undated
Box 83 399
Unprocessed materials
Date Unknown
Box 84 399
Unprocessed materials
Date Unknown
Box 85 399
Unprocessed materials
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Box 86 399
Unprocessed materials
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Box 87 399
Unprocessed materials
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Box 88 399
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Box 89 399
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Box 90 399
Unprocessed materials
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Box 91 399
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Box 92 399
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Box 93 399
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Box 94 399
Unprocessed materials
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Box 95 399
Unprocessed materials
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Box 96 399
Unprocessed materials
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Box 97 399
Unprocessed materials
Date Unknown