Floyd Family Papers,

Collection Number: 777

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Floyd family papers, 1790-1910, 1855-1873 (bulk).
Collection Number:
777
Creator:
Floyd family.
Quantity:
2.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Maps, correspondence, printed materials, manuscripts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers concerned with the interrelated Floyd, Ireland, and Sicard families.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers concerned with the interrelated Floyd, Ireland, and Sicard families. The Floyd items include the militia records (1824-1829) of Captain David Floyd, 157th Regiment, Rome, Oneida County, New York. The Ireland items include a plat book of the lands owned in New York City by the John Ireland Estate (1837). The bulk of the collection (1855-1873) relates to the activities of Montgomery Sicard, a U.S. Naval Officer, and includes notes, pamphlets, and other materials on navigation, naval discipline, and the care and use of naval guns; letters relating to the shipwreck of the U.S.S. Saginaw in the Pacific, November 1870; and letters relating to Sicard's duties at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (1870s). Signatures on documents include those of Presidents Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, James Garfield, Chester A. Arthur and Grover Cleveland.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Floyd family.
Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886.
Buchanan, James.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Floyd, David.
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929.
Ireland family.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1744-1786.
Pierce, Franklin.
Sicard family.
Sicard, Montgomery.
New York (State). Militia.
Saginaw (Ship).
United States. Navy.

Subjects:
Navigation.
Navy-yards and naval stations.
Naval discipline.
Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean.
Shipwrecks

Places:
Oneida County (N.Y.)
Rome (N.Y.).
New York (State) -- Oneida County
New York (State) -- Rome
Pacific Ocean

Form and Genre Terms:
Plats (maps).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Floyd family papers, #777. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

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