Kernan Family Papers,1776-1922.

Collection Number: 772

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Kernan family papers, 1776-1922.
Collection Number:
772
Creator:
Quantity:
517 boxes.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Financial Records, Legal Documents, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters, clippings, speeches, and miscellaneous items relating to the activities of the Kernan family of Utica. Also, included are genealogical records of the Hyde, Butler, Avery, and Clapp families.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters, clippings, speeches, and miscellaneous items relating to the activities of the Kernan family of Utica, including letters to Francis Kernan referring to his election as U.S. representative (1862), as Democratic candidate for governor (1872), U.S. Senator (1875-1881), to the presidential campaigns (1864-1892), the currency question (1877-1878), the tariff (1888-1889), state and national Democratic party politics (1862-1892). Papers on the development of transportation include correspondence of John D. Kernan, Railroad Commissioner (1883-1887); miscellaneous material relating to the Utica & Black River R.R. (1883-1890); Flint & Pere Marquette R.R. Company (1883); Guatemala R.R. (1885); Denver & Rio Grande Railway Company (1886); Gloversville Railroad plan (1889); Utica, Clinton, Binghamton R.R. Company (1901); the proposed improvement of the Erie, Oswego, and Champlain canals (1900); and the plan to build canals on the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers (1905). Miscellaneous correspondence relates to the effects of the Embargo (1808-1809); political and military events during the War of 1812 (1812-1815); Democratic party politics (1832-1834), account of draft riots, (1863); and manners and morals during the Civil War. Also, included are genealogical records of the Hyde, Butler, Avery, and Clapp families.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kernan family.
Avery family.
Butler family.
Clapp family.
Hyde family.
Kernan, Francis.
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company.
Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Company.
Gloversville Railroad.
Guatemala Railroad.
New York (State).Governor.
United States.Congress.House.
United States.Congress.Senate.
Utica and Black River Railroad Company.
Utica, Clinton and Binghamton Railroad.

Subjects:
Railroads--United States.
Canals--New York (State)
Presidents--United States--Election.
Embargo, 1807-1809.

Places:
Erie Canal (N.Y.)
Oswego Canal (N.Y.)
Champlain Canal (N.Y.)
United States--History--War of 1812.
United States--Politics and government.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--Social life and customs.
New York (State)--Politics and government.

Form and Genre Terms:
Genealogies.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Kernan family papers, #772. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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