New York State Pamphlet Collection,circa 1800-1946 [(bulk 1820-1900).]

Collection Number: 1439

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
New York State pamphlet collection, circa 1800-1946 (bulk 1820-1900).
Collection Number:
1439
Creator:
Quantity:
1.2 cubic feet (approximately 220 items).
Forms of Material:
Pamphlets
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Pamphlets mainly about or issued in New York State, on political, historical, religious, and engineering topics.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Pamphlets mainly about or issued in New York State, on political, historical, religious, and engineering topics. Includes reprints of historical documents from the early settlement of New York State by the Dutch and the English, covering a period from about 1621-1800; polemical pamphlets, speeches, reports, and legislation concerning canals and railroads in the state, 1800s; pamphlets on social issues including temperance, the condition of the poor, and women's rights; speeches and reports on the state of New York State's finances; reprints of two speeches by 1940 Presidential candidate Wendell Willkie (1941); and pamphlets on religious issues, mainly concerning the Episcopalian and Presbyterian churches.
Titles of note include: Investigation of the charges of mismanagement and cruelty, at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Bath, N.Y. (1883); Long Island illustrated (a guidebook published by the Long Island Railroad Company, 1900); Robert Munro (pseudonym of Charles Williamson), A description of the Genesee Country (that is, the Finger Lakes region; 1804); Report of the Special Committee on Railroads, appointed ... to investigate alleged abuses in the management of railroads chartered by the State of New York (1880); and Andrew Carnegie's college lectures (1896; the second lecture was given at Cornell University).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808.
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
Long Island Rail Road.
New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Special Committee on Railroads.

Subjects:
Canals -- New York (State)
Railroads -- New York (State)
Finance, Public -- New York (State)
Canals
Finance, Public
Political science
Railroads
Social history
Travel

Places:
New York (State) -- History.
New York (State) -- Politics and government.
New York (State) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Finger Lakes (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Finger Lakes
New York (State) -- Long Island

Form and Genre Terms:
History


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
New York State Pamphlet Collection, #1439. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
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All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.