Simon Newton Dexter Papers,1785-1862

Collection Number: 753

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Simon Newton Dexter papers, 1785-1862.
Collection Number:
753
Creator:
Simon Newton Dexter.
Quantity:
12.8 cubic ft; 9 v.; 4 rolls microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, accounts, orders, receipts, notes, contracts, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, accounts, orders, receipts, notes, contracts, and other papers relating to Dexter's business and political activities.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Merchant, banker, Erie Canal commissioner, and cotton and woolen manufacturer.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, accounts, orders, receipts, notes, contracts, and other papers relating to Dexter's business and political activities. Many of the papers relate to the Oriskany Manufacturing Company, a woolen manufacturing firm. Other papers relate to Dexter's activities as commissioner of the Erie Canal, to local and New York State politics, and to various businesses and industries such as dry goods, cotton manufacturing, sheep raising, ironmongery, a distillery, a tannery, wholesale and retail merchants, railroads, and banks. Includes material concerning Thomas R. Gold and his family; Porteus B. Root as a contractor for the Black River Canal and a builder of plank roads; Black River Woolen Company; Detroit Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank; Dexter Manufacturing Company; Dexter Village Society; Elgin Manufacturing Company; Galena and Chicago Rail Road Company; Oneida Manufacturing Company; Rock Bottom Factory of Stowe, Mass.; and Williams Woolen Company. Correspondents include E. Bacon, Edward Bates, Francis Bicknell, John Brinckerhoff, E. Capron, Seth Capron, A. J. Center, William M. Cheever, James Cooper, Oliver Culver, John Devereux, Nicholas Devereux, J. W. Doolittle, William Durer, Guy Foote, James Goss, Francis Granger, P. L. Green, Ephraim and Roswell Hart, Hiram Holcomb, C. L. Holley, Myron Holley, Alfred Hovey, O. Hungerford, Benjamin S. Huntington, S. P. Germain, Alexander B. Johnson, Hiram Ketchum, E. Kirby, G. A. Lansing, William M. Larrabee, Sam Lawrence, Daniel Lee, and Edwin C. Litchfield
Correspondents also include, T. W. Lockwood, E. T. Throop Martin, Simon Matteson, Charles Moseley, Isaac Northrup, George W. Patterson, John B. Pease, George T. Perry, Jonas Pratt, Thadeus Pomeroy, Benjamin Poor, Josiah Porter, Henry S. Randall, B. W. Raymond, R. J. Renwick, P. V. Rogers, James Satterlee, Peter B. Schenck, Alexander Seward, Charles and Henry Seymour, C. S. Shurman, Derick Sibley, Theodore Sill, John Slade, Ambrose Spencer, J. A. Spencer, Theodore Spencer, J. D. Steele, B. F. Stillman, William M. Tallman, Comfort Tyler, Stephen Van Rensselaer, Abraham Varick, Charles D. and William Walcott, A. J. Waldron, Ezra Weeks, John A. and W. B. Welles, Edward A. Wetmore, Andrew White, John Williams, Samuel Woodsworth, and R. L. Yarwood.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Dexter, Simon Newton.
Bacon, E.
Bates, Edward.
Bicknell, Francis.
Brinckerhoff, John.
Capron, E.
Capron, Seth.
Center, A. J.
Cheever, William M.
Cooper, James.
Culver, Oliver.
Devereux, John.
Devereux, Nicholas.
Doolittle, J. W.
Durer, William.
Foote, Guy.
Germain, S. P.
Gold family.
Gold, Thomas R.
Goss, J. W.(James W.)
Granger, Francis.
Green, P. L.
Hart, Ephraim.
Hart, Roswell.
Holcomb, Hiram.
Holley, C. L.
Holley, Myron, 1779-1841.
Hovey, Alfred.
Hungerford, O.
Huntington. Benjamin S.
Johnson, Alexander B.
Ketchum, Hiram.
Kirby, E.
Lansing, G. A.
Larrabee, William M.
Lawrence, Samuel.
Lee, Daniel.
Litchfield, Edwin C.
Lockwood, T. W.
Martin, E. T. Throop.
Matteson, Simon.
Moseley, C. W. R. D.(Charles W. R. D)
Northrup, Isaac.
Patterson, George W.
Pease, John B.
Perry, George T.
Pomeroy, Thadeus.
Poor, Benjamin.
Porter, Josiah.
Pratt, Jonas.
Randall, Henry S.
Renwick, R. J.
Rogers, P. V.
Root, Porteus B.
Satterlee, James.
Schenck, Peter B.
Seward, Alexander.
Seymour, Charles.
Seymour, Henry.
Shurman, C. S.
Sibley, Derick.
Sill, Theodore.
Slade, John.
Spencer, Ambrose.
Spencer, J. A.
Spencer, Theodore.
Steele, J. D.
Stillman, B. F.
Tallman, William M.
Taymond, B. W.
Tyler, Comfort.
Van Rensselaer, Stephen.
Varick, Abraham.
Walcott, Charles D.
Walcott, William.
Waldron, A. J.
Weeks, Ezra.
Welles, John A.
Welles, W. B.
Wetmore, Edward A.
White, Andrew.
Williams, John.
Woodsworth, Samuel.
Yarwood, R. L.
Birmingham Manufacturing Company.
Black River Canal.
Black River Woolen Company.
Detroit Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank.
Dexter Manufacturing Company.
Dexter Village Society.
Elgin Manufacturing Company.
Erie Canal.
Galen and Chicago Rail Road Company.
Oneida Manufacturing Company.
Oriskany Manufacturing Company.
Rock Bottom Factory (Stowe, Mass.)
Williams Woolen Company.

Subjects:
Politics, practical--New York (State)
Iron mines and mining--New York (State)
Wool industry--New York (State)
Banks and banking--New York (State)--Utica.
Dry-goods--New York (State)
Sheep industry--New York (State)
Distilleries--New York (State)
Tanneries--New York (State)
Railroads--New York (State)
Plank roads--New York (State)
Industries--New York (State)
Bankers.
Industrialists.

Places:
Jefferson County (N.Y.)--Commerce.
Whitestown (N.Y.)--Commerce.
New York (State)--Economic conditions.
Oneida County (N.Y.)--Politics and government.

Form and Genre Terms:
Account books.
Accounts.
Receipts.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Simon Newton Dexter papers, #753. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.
Box 1
1793-1807
Box 2
1808-1818
Box 3
1819-1820
Box 5
1821
Box 4
1822-Oct. 1823
Box 23
1841-1870 , printed material (see list in accession folder)
Box 6
Nov. 1823-1824
Box 7
1825-1826
Box 8
1827-1828
Box 9
1828-1831
Box 10
1832-1838
Box 11
1839
Box 12
1840
Box 13
1841
Box 14
1842-1845
Box 15
1846-1848
Box 16
1849-1850
Box 17
1851-1853
Box 18
1854
Box 19
1855-1856
Box 20
1857-1859
Box 21
1860-1905 , incomplete
Box 22
Undated
Box 24
Periodicals
Box 25
Pamphlets
Box 26
Account books, bank books, two receipt books for contracts in connection with work on the enlargement of the Erie Canal, Feb.1-June 7, 1841 and June 7-Sept. 17, 1841 (see accession folder for detailed list)
Box 27
Newspapers and periodicals
Box 28
Newspapers and printed material
Box 29
Broadsides, maps, music, etc. (see list in accession folder)
Box 30
Family photos, news clippings in scrapbook
Box 31
Bills, receipts
Box 32
7 volumes (see list in accession folder)
Reel 1
Correspondence, 1800-1860 , on microfilm (see list in accession folder)
Reel 2
Correspondence, 1800-1860 , on microfilm (see list in accession folder)