Williams Family Papers,1809-1952.

Collection Number: 1148

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Williams family papers, 1809-1952.
Collection Number:
1148
Creator:
Quantity:
102.6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Legal Documents, Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers of Josiah Butler Williams, banker, businessman, and New York State Senator, contain business, political, and personal papers, accounts, legal documents and correspondence, 1809-1883. Subjects include banking, canals, the lumber business, railroads, and real estate; also, Cornell University, Ovid Academy, the New York and Erie Telegraph Company, the Ithaca and Owego Railroad Company, the Ithaca Cotton Mills, the Merchants and Farmers' Bank, Ithaca, and the Sodus Canal.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Henry Shaler Williams (1847-1918) was a paleontologist, professor of paleontology and geology at Cornell 1879-1892, 1904-1912, and Yale University, 1892-1904; founder of Sigma Xi Society.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers of Josiah Butler Williams, banker, businessman, and New York State Senator, contain business, political, and personal papers, accounts, legal documents and correspondence, 1809-1883. Subjects include banking, canals, the lumber business, railroads, and real estate; also, Cornell University, Ovid Academy, the New York and Erie Telegraph Company, the Ithaca and Owego Railroad Company, the Ithaca Cotton Mills, the Merchants and Farmers' Bank, Ithaca, and the Sodus Canal.
Papers of Mary Hardy Williams, wife of Josiah B., contain personal correspondence, a diary, social notes, clippings, and family accounts, 1824-1905.
Papers of Augusta H. Williams, daughter of Josiah B., contain personal correspondence, accounts, and business papers, 1879-1948.
Papers of Henry Shaler Williams, son of Josiah B., geologist, containg lecture and research notes used at Cornell and Yale Universities; professional correspondence and scrapbooks of photographs and clippings; articles and manuscripts for publication; photographs, maps, and plates; and miscellaneous printed matter, ca. 1864-1917. Also includes H. S. Williams' personal and household bills (1900-1911). Subjects include geology and politics. Includes Ithaca to Owego geological observations, July 21, 1885, and miscellaneous H. S. Williams items.
The collection also includes miscellaneous papers of Charlotte, Jane, Ella, and Otis Williams and Louisa, Jane, and Charles Elias Hardy, and contains photographs of the Williams family as well as genealogical information.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Williams family.
Hardy, Charles Elias.
Hardy, Jane L.
Hardy, Louisa.
Williams, Augusta H., 1852-1952.
Williams, Charlotte.
Williams, Ella.
Williams, Henry Shaler, 1847-1918.
Williams, Jane.
Williams, Josiah B.(Josiah Butler), 1810-1883.
Williams, Mary Hardy, 1824-1911.
Williams, Otis, fl.1869-1892.
Cornell University.
Cornell University.Dept. of Geology.
Ithaca and Owego Rail Road Company.
Ithaca Cotton Mills (N.Y.)
Merchants and Farmers' Bank.
New York and Erie Telegraph Company.
Ovid Academy (N.Y.)
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
Yale University.

Subjects:
Banks and banking.
Canals.
Cotton manufacture.
Geology--Study and teaching.
Paleontology--Study and teaching.
Lumber trade.
Politics, Practical.
Railroads.
Real property, Exchange of.
Telegraph.
Women
Bankers.
College teachers.
Geologists.
Politicians.

Places:
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Commerce.
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
New York (State)--Politics and government.
New York (State)--Transportation.
Sodus Canal (N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Accounts.
Diaries.
Genealogies.
Bills of lading.
Lecture notes.
Manuscripts for publication.
Maps.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Williams family papers, #1148. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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