Guide to the Willers Family Papers,
1820-1908

Collection Number: 652

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Willers family papers, 1820-1908.
Collection Number:
652
Creator:
Quantity:
2.8 cubic ft.; 2 v.; 1 folder.
Forms of Material:
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters and other material relating to patronage and machine politics of the Democratic Party in Seneca County; other topics include draft exemptions, laws relating to the hiring of substitutes in the Civil War, pardons, Poor House investigations, canals and canal appointments, letters concerning Governor Tilden's policies, Horatio Seymour's stand on the subject of bounties, and actions taken by the Romulus Convention (1875). Also, papers relating to the German Reformed Church at Bearytown, Seneca County, New York.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Diedrich Willers Sr. was born in Germany and came to the United States after having served with the Hanoverian forces at the Battle of Waterloo. Diedrich Willers Jr. (1833-1908) was secretary of New York State (1878), and a Democratic assemblyman from Seneca County.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters and other material relating to patronage and machine politics of the Democratic Party in Seneca County; other topics include draft exemptions, laws relating to the hiring of substitutes in the Civil War, pardons, Poor House investigations, canals and canal appointments, letters concerning Governor Tilden's policies, Horatio Seymour's stand on the subject of bounties, and actions taken by the Romulus Convention (1875). Also, papers relating to the German Reformed Church at Bearytown, Seneca County, New York.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Willers family.
Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886.
Tilden, Samuel J.(Samuel Jones), 1814-1886.
Willers, Diedrich
Willers, Diedrich, 1833-1908.
Democratic Party (N.Y.)

Subjects:
Bounties--Military.
Patronage, Political--New York (State)--Seneca County.
Politics, Practical--New York (State)--Seneca County.
Political parties--New York (State)
Political clubs--New York (State)
Draft--United States.
Romulus Convention (1875).
Canals--New York (State)
Politicians.

Places:
New York (State)--Politics and government.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--Politics and government.
Seneca County (N.Y.)Religious life and customs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Recruiting.


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Willers family papers, #652. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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