Anna Elsbree Papers,1788-1953

Collection Number: 1600

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Anna Elsbree papers, 1788-1953.
Collection Number:
1600
Creator:
Anna Elsbree.
Quantity:
4.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, an autograph album, an account book, a recipe book, a photograph album, photographs, broadsides, pamphlets, and other materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes genealogical correspondence, 1922-53; mimeographed Elsbree family letters and other papers; letters and other papers of Jabez and Lewis Beers relating to the New Jerusalem Church of Danby, 1815-74, and to the Ithaca and Owego Turnpike Company, 1810-20; attendance records and other papers of the Tornado Hook and Ladder Company, No. 3, Ithaca, 1843-1928; notes and clippings on history of Ithaca and Tompkins County; commencement ball in New Haven; invitations; cemetery records from Tompkins County; autograph album, account and recipe book, and photograph album of Llewellyn Elsbree; many family and other photographs; broadsides and pamphlets; and much miscellaneous material on local history and genealogy.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes genealogical correspondence, 1922-53; mimeographed Elsbree family letters and other papers; letters and other papers of Jabez and Lewis Beers relating to the New Jerusalem Church of Danby, 1815-74, and to the Ithaca and Owego Turnpike Company, 1810-20; attendance records and other papers of the Tornado Hook and Ladder Company, No. 3, Ithaca, 1843-1928; notes and clippings on history of Ithaca and Tompkins County; commencement ball in New Haven; invitations; cemetery records from Tompkins County; autograph album, account and recipe book, and photograph album of Llewellyn Elsbree; many family and other photographs; broadsides and pamphlets; and much miscellaneous material on local history and genealogy.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Elsbree, Anna, collector.
Beers, Jabez.
Beers, Lewis.
Elsbree family.
Elsbree, Llewellyn.
Ithaca and Owego Turnpike Company.
New Jerusalem Church (Danby, N.Y.)
Tornado Hook and Ladder Company, No. 3 (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Cemeteries--New York (State)--Tompkins County.
Fire departments.
Fire stations.
Toll roads--New York (State)

Places:
Danby (N.Y.)
Ithaca (N.Y.)
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Genealogies.

Form and Genre Terms:
Accounts.
Autographs.
Genealogies.
Photographs.
Recipes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Anna Elsbree papers, #1600. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Photograph album of Llewellyn Elsbree - members of Cornell '71-'75 and others
1871-1875
Box 1
Autograph album of Mary Belle Sherman, Galesburg, IIlinois
Mar. 11, 1873
Box 1
Notebook - bibliography, Curtis-Elsbree genealogy A-L
Box 1
Notebook - genealogy Elsbree A-L
Box 1
Notebook - genealogy Elsbree M-Z
Box 1
Notebook - copy of mms. from Lewis Beers papers in Tompkins County Historical Rooms copied by Anna Elsbree
Box 1
Account book of amounts owed various people for services rendered apparently on farm
1813
Box 1
Notebook - genealogy A-K
Box 1
Notebook - notes on early settlers of Ithaca and miscellaneous genealogies
Box 1
Account book, recipe book
1833-1846
Box 2
Jabez and Lewis Beers: New Jerusalem Society of the County of Tioga Church, Danby (Tioga County) papers; Ithaca & Owego Turnpike items
1788-1874
1788-1874, n.d.: bills, receipts and IOU's etc.; 1769-1849: Lewis Beers, president of Ithaca & Owego Turnpike Co.; physician and preacher, 1810-1820; 1788: Jabez Beers certified by Dr. Joseph Poor as unfit for military duty; 1815: May 30, announcement of election of trustees (recorded May 31); 1817, March 16, agreement "to associate in Church Order" signed by Lewis and Jabez Beers, Moses Tyler and others at Danby; 1817, March 23, adoption of 2 articles as "sole bonds of Church Association;" 1819, May 29, baptismal certificate
Box 2
Jabez and Lewis Beers: New Jerusalem Church papers; Ithaca & Owego Turnpike item
1788-1874
1824, Dec. 20, New Jerusalem Society - announcement of annual meeting, signed by Elbert Curtis, Sec'y; 1822, April 21, Danby - copy of letter "Dear Sister" on religion and work of the society, unsigned (Jabez Beers?); 1822, May 21, Danby, copy of letter sent to Annual Convention, Philadelphia regarding "present unhappy division of sentiments which prevail respecting the pastoral relation of the Minister to his Society;" 1824, Jan. 10, record of resolution to build church and to start a subscription; 1825, Jan. 19, list of subscribers to building fund; 1831, July 25, copy of agreement signed by members to subscribe specified sums of money for erecting a public library "to consist of book in which the Doctrines of the New Jerusalem Church are contained and taught, and also books in which those doctrines are questioned or disputed;" 1843, Oct. 10, deed, Lewis Beers to the First New Jerusalem Church of the County of Tioga (now Tompkins) land on which church was erected; undated, list of subscribers to purchase organ
Box 2
Jabez and Lewis Beers: New Jerusalem Church papers
n.d.
Box 2
Newspaper clippings: History of Ithaca and environs
Box 2
Tornado Hook & Ladder Co. #3 papers (probably originally collected by Dr. Coville)
1843-1928
Lists of members and attendance records, menus, announcements of meetings, a few letters of resignation, etc., record of men in Service, June 1, 1918, annual report for 1928, broadside (in broadside collection); 1843,Feb. 21, lady's ticket - First Annual Ball - Fire Co. #3; booklets: Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Rules of Order and Membership, Ithaca, 1887; photograph of painting of bucket brigade fighting blaze; copies of photographs of old fire engines
Box 2
Tornado Hook and Ladder Company papers
n.d.
Box 2
Elsbree Family papers
1761-1951
Mimeographed family letters (1941-1951); typescript copy of statement of Nov. 15, 1933 regarding Ithaca Trust Co. as Trustee v. Ernest Blaker and Cascadilla School Association, and resultant payment of $8.04 to Estate of Phebe C. Elsbree, as bondholder; children's letters: Nathan Elsbree to Mother, July 4, 1887, one signed "Thomas," n.d. and another Llewelyn, both to their grandmother, n.d.; 2 postcards and letter to Anna E. from John? (cousin) (1942); typescript copy of will of Ephraim Elsbree, Jan. 3, 1761; 1872-1927 invitations
Box 2
Miscellaneous Papers
1897-1941, n.d.
Letter to Miss Curtis, June 7, 1926, from Adelaide Curtis Gunther; 2 undated and unsigned poems written longhand on fashions; Oct. 18, 1897, card to Prof. E. Hitchcock, Jr.; letter (March 2, 1932) and 4 postcards (1941) to a Mrs. Harry G. Morgan, Ithaca, from her daughter; typescript copy of letter of Oct. 1828 from Betsy Curtis to her aunt (?) describing ball at the (Yale?) commencement exercises, and commenting on family matters
Box 2
Tornado Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3, Ithaca, New York 1831-1931
1931
Box 2
Tornado Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3, Ithaca, New York
1887
Box 2
Tornado Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3, Ithaca, New York, 1831-1916
1916
Box 2
Outward Bound - A Journal and Note-Book for Ocean Voyages, kept by Elizabeth T. Curtis, S.S. Barbarossa, June 12, 1902
1893
Box 2
The Prime Ancient Society of Fairfield, Conn. 1639-1889
1889
Box 2
News Boy's Greetings Ithaca Dailly News
1909
Box 2
History of the Ely Re-union, held at Lyme, Conn., July 10th, 1878
1878
Box 2
"Act of Incorporation and Rules & Regulations of the Cornell Library Association, Ithaca, N.Y."
1876
Box 2
"Sermon on the Occasion of the Last Sunday in the Old (Christ) Church, Towanda, Penna., by Rev. Percy J. Robottom, M.A."
1889
Box 2
Reunion of the Descendants of Daniel Shelton, at Birmingham, Conn., June 14th, 1877
1877
Box 2
leaflet: The Little Chapel on the Mount
1931
Box 2
The Congregational Church of Danby, N.Y. Services to Commemorate the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of the Church and the Thirty-eighth Year of the Pastorate of the Rev. B. F. Tobey, Oct. 2, 1932
1932
Box 3
Genealogical data - printed matter
Box 3
Genealogical notes - A-B
Box 3
Genealogical notes - C
Box 3
Genealogical notes - D-F
Box 3
Genealogical notes - G-Hall
Box 3
Genealogical notes - Hawes
Box 3
Genealogical notes - Hawkins-Hyatt
Box 3
Genealogical notes - J-K
Box 3
Genealogical notes - L-M
Box 3
Genealogical notes - P-S
Box 3
Genealogical notes - T-Z
Box 3
Genealogical notes - miscellaneous
Box 3
Scrapbook - newspaper clippings, c. 1872-1924; manuscript poems